• Music rights are killing good TV shows

    Image via Wikipedia Mike Masnick at TechDirt has repeatedly identified cases where the difficulty of obtaining rights to music played in TV shows is either holding up or killing attempts to reissue those shows on DVD. WKRP in Cincinnati is probably the best-known example, but more recently this meant that the claimed “complete” release of […]

  • If I swing like this…

    http://www.youtube.com/get_player … you might think I actually knew what I was doing. Actually played a lot better than I thought I would, which made it a lot more fun. In all, we played 4 rounds of golf, playing the Fazio course, Arthur Hills course, Robber’s Row course, and Oyster Reef. Needless to say, these courses […]

  • “Golfing” for the next few days

    Image by Getty Images via Daylife Last summer, my brother and I told our Dad that we’d take him golfing for his 60th birthday. The weekend in which we actually deliver on that promise is upon us… and the reality that I will be soon defiling courses of incredible beauty is finally setting in. To […]

  • Posting to my blog via SMS is rather cool.

  • Nintendo DSi is a big hit

    Both boys had birthdays last month (nine and seven!), and they set their sights on the new Nintendo DSi. That was a bit pricey, so we gave the boys a chance to earn some money towards their gift through extra chores. When the DSi finally came out a month after their birthdays, we picked up […]

  • In case Google doesn’t work out…

    All I need to do is push “1”, and serious money awaits: https://clients4.google.com/voice/embed/embedPlayer

  • Twitter: Topical, Polemical and Short

    Pulitzer-prize winning historian Bernard Bailyn: Twitter is a one-man show. One has complete freedom of expression, including, if one chooses, the freedom to be scurrilous, abusive, and seditious; or, on the other hand, to be more detailed, serious and ‘high-brow’ than is ever possible in a newspaper or in most kinds of periodicals. At the […]

  • Eight Lessons Learned as a Brand on Twitter

    Back in January, we set up the official Blogger account on Twitter. We had a general idea of what we hoped to accomplish – better interaction with passionate users, quick communication of known issues, bug fixes, etc. – but this was not a long planned deliberate move by us. If anything, it was a bit […]

  • Re-reading The Dark Tower

    On my way out the door to SXSW, I walked past the bookshelf in our bedroom and took The Dark Tower off the shelf. I originally read the entire Dark Tower series in 2005, effectively back-to-back-to-back, and adored them. I can’t really recall a Stephen King book I haven’t enjoyed, but a few stand out: […]

  • Site design updates, take 2

    Took another crack at hacking my site’s template over the last few days, mainly to better understand what options are out there for Blogger users. I’d gotten pretty tired of the prior site’s design – too much padding between sections, very choppy presentation, and a general lack of consistency through the page. (Didn’t take long: […]