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New Flickr set: After a long rainy spell, the sun came out, and so did the flowers, and walkers. (Flowrs, walkrs?) Permanent link to this item in the archive.

The Mac equivalent of the dreaded Blue Screen of Death.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Movie version of the Mac equiv of the BSOD. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named ellen.jpgAnother good Top Ten Lies Of list would be the Top Ten Lies of Apple Computer. They say in their TV ads that Macs work better with Japanese cameras. This is not true. Windows XP understands them every bit as well as Macs do. I wonder why Microsoft doesn't respond to Apple's ads. Apple is just regurgitating the (mistaken) conventional wisdom. They're kind of doing Microsoft a favor, because they're marketing against where Windows was ten years ago. (And actually Windows NT had already solved many of the problems they're talking about.) A Microsoft ad with a spinning color cursor would be pretty interesting. Love that user-friendly Mac. Sitting there waiting. And waiting. Hello Mac. Fair is fair. If Apple can say Windows is nerdy, MS can say Macs are stoners.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

BTW, they aren't kidding when they say you shouldn't use a MacBook on your lap. You could fry an egg on one of those babies. I bet the egg would actually cook. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Tomorrow I'm going to the Giants day game with Niall Kennedy. Should be pretty cool, we got field level box seats directly behind home plate. Section 115, Row K.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Niall and I are also co-hosting a pre-BloggerCon dinner in San Francisco next Wednesday, May 31.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Guy Kawasaki: The Top Ten Lies of Guy KawasakiPermanent link to this item in the archive.

Thanks to Matt Deatherage for the link.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named ibmpc.jpgBTW, when talking with Elisa this morning, I asked her who she thought I should ask to lead the discussion on making money with blogs. She brought up Guy's name. I said I didn't think Guy would make a good DL, but I do think he'd be an excellent contributor. I would love to have him at BloggerCon, and I mean it, and I hope he doesn't think that's hypocritical (one of the problems with calling unnamed people names on your blog is that everyone tends to think you're talking about them). And Guy, if I'm an A-lister, what does that make you? Your Technorati rank is much higher than mine. For the record I don't care what my rank is (or yours), and it's up to you to figure out if that's a lie.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Truth be told, it is a lie. Sort of.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

This morning, I had my pre-conference talk with Elisa Camahort, who will lead a discussion at BloggerCon IV. Over the next few weeks I'll talk with each of the discussion leaders at least once. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I'm going to a friend's birthday party on Saturday in SF, but if I weren't I'd certainly be at WineCamp, in Calaveras County. What a great idea. Get away from the city, the traffic, and hang out with some smart people and drink wine and camp out under the stars. Excellent! Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named wine.jpgMarshall Kirkpatrick writes that even if Feedburner dies, we'll live. Okay, I didn't say otherwise and it's hard to argue we'd all die if they did, so I won't (but sometimes people's lives do depend on technology working, more often than perhaps we'd like to admit). On the other hand, why should we give up anything for the convenience of some more statistics? Why can't we have it all? And if we're giving something up (of course we are, they aren't a charity) shouldn't we know what we're giving up?  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

My mother has a letter in today's NY Times. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

They need a new fact checker? Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Business 2.0: "In an ideal digital world, we'd be able to buy copyrighted music and videos wherever we wanted, not just on a designated store. But that's been the fate of iPod users, who can only buy content off of Apple's iTunes Music Store."

Not true. I've been using an iPod since they came out and I've never bought a song from their music store. Further, we would never have been able to develop podcasting if this were true.

Perhaps the mistake is in the use of the word "copyrighted," which is not the same thing as copy protected.

Either way, they need someone with a decent education to review their articles before they publish them.

I suppose it's possible that they're deliberately trying to conflate the two terms? If so, that's kind of corrupt.


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