Monthly Archives: January 2010

Old People Don’t Like Change

This is a graph of people who liked a new, “crowdsourced”, design of myyearbook.com compared to the old one. I’ve never even been to their website, and I don’t really care a bit about their new design (besides being interested … Continue reading

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Do Yourself a Favor

Check out Seth Godin’s blog. Seth is a genius. Period. Subscribe to his blog and you’ll receive a daily bit of insight into how the world works and how people think . Read any three of his recent posts, and … Continue reading

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Hanoi Street Food Map

My friend Linh created a Google Map of great street food places in Hanoi. I saw it today for the first time, and its definitely an awesome resource for anyone living here; there are so many street food places, indistinguishable … Continue reading

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You Should Read the Comments

Today, approximately 42% of people in the U.S. report the internet as their primary news source. Obviously there are many benefits to getting your news online, including Speed: internet stories can be updated in near- real time, meaning the information … Continue reading

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Corporations as Citizens?

The Supreme Court just overturned a key component of the McCain-Feingold law that placed limits on the financing of campaigns. Basically, corporations are now allowed to contribute as much money to campaigns as they want. Congress has promised to react aggressively … Continue reading

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My Drive to Work in Hanoi

I got both a flip camera and a tripod for it with “wrap around” legs. Put them together, and I can make videos while driving my motorbike around. Below is a fast-forwarded view of my drive to work in Hanoi, … Continue reading

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Russian Hacker or Weirdo or Computer Program Messing with My Website

Around this time last year, I bought and created a website for www.ctrlv.org , pronounced “Control V dot org.” Its a relatively pointless and stupid site: you go to it, press the “Control” and “V” keys at the same time, … Continue reading

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Sickening Graph for Democrats: Martha Coakley’s Fall from Grace

This is a graph for Martha Coakley, the Democrat running for Ted Kennedy’s old seat. The graph is from Intrade, which allows you to bet on who will win a given race. A week ago, she was all but assured … Continue reading

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The Paranoid Style in American Politics

From an article titled “The Paranoid Style in American Politics” in Harper’s magazine by Richard Hofstadter… in 1964, but which still has relevance today: American politics has often been an arena for angry minds. In recent years we have seen … Continue reading

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Pump Yourself Up

My friend Dave showed me this video clip, of Micky Ward fighting Arturo Gatti in a fight that won “Fight of the Year” sometime in the 1990’s. As Dave points out, its a great clip to watch if you’re having … Continue reading

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