Archive for the 'Rant' Category


Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

It’s common to observe in retrospect that a popular band, television show, clothing style, or even a country has outlived its popularity. We internet hipsters refer to this as jumping the shark, in homage to the popular American television series “Happy Days.” It’s less common to know when some focus of celebrity is at a […]

The Harder They Fall

Friday, July 20th, 2012

MarsEdit has featured support for connecting to Tumblr blogs since February 27th, 2009. Since that time, it has always lacked a few features such as support for editing video and audio posts, but with the exception of some particularly flakey periods in Tumblr’s network availability, the feature has been solid, and appreciated by mutual customers […]

The End Of Advertising

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Dave Winer writes about the intermingling of of tech and advertising (via Brent Simmons): The tech industry has been absorbed by the ad industry, and vice versa. However, there is, imho, still room for a tech industry that is not merged with the ad industry. I’ll take this a step further: advertising is on the […]

Fix The Sandbox

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Apple’s getting a lot of press this week about their forthcoming 10.8 “Mountain Lion” update to Mac OS X. One of its key features will be a security feature called “Gatekeeper” that will allow users to avoid launching apps from developers who are not registered with Apple. If you are not already familiar with Gatekeeper, […]