The song shuffle function on my new Galaxy Nexus (a whole other story) coughed up “Warning” by Baltimore’s Wye Oak. I had no idea what the tune was – it got onto my phone via a “song of the day” podcast that I signed up for years ago. Fantastic. I’m going to check out their other stuff.
All posts for the month April, 2012
Posted by Gillies on April 30, 2012
Posted by Gillies on April 29, 2012
Posted by Gillies on April 28, 2012
Posted by Gillies on April 27, 2012
From Guy Kawasaki’s What the Plus! (which I just finished):
So whether you’re writing for Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, a blog, or a website, personally or professionally, the only SEO advice you’ll ever need is:
Write. Good. Shit.
(This is one of those once-a-year times where profanity is ok.)
Posted by Gillies on April 26, 2012
Their product, called EcoCradle Mushroom Packaging, performs as well as polystyrene, its plastic counterpart, but is totally natural, non-toxic and 100 percent compostable, breaking down in 6-9 months. This is in stark contrast to polystyrene, which is so stable it may take decades to hundreds of years to deteriorate in the environment, making it a major component of plastic debris in the ocean where it becomes toxic to marine life.
Posted by Gillies on April 25, 2012
In 20 years, nearly everyone [in the District of Columbia] would get around by foot, bicycle, new streetcar lines, bus or Metro. Homes and apartment buildings would feature compost piles and adhere to more aggressive recycling standards. Roofs would be green, and the city government would monitor fossil fuel consumption. When residents [wanted] to eat, they wouldn’t have to walk more than a few blocks to find fresh fruits and vegetables. And if they [wanted] to catch their own food, residents would be able to wade into the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, throw out a line, and reel in a striped bass or white perch because waterways would be “swimmable and fishable.”
Always nice to have something to look forward to. To the list above, I’d like to add full voting rights and a Metro stop in Georgetown.
Posted by Gillies on April 24, 2012
I didn’t make it all the way through ‘Marley‘ last night, but I did enjoy what I watched of the movie. Lots of good anecdotes, like the one about an early manager of the Wailers who used to make the band go play at cemeteries in the middle of the night. If they could keep their cool and set aside their fear of “duppies,” the manager reasoned, they’d have no problem in front of any audience.
Posted by Gillies on April 23, 2012
Posted by Gillies on April 22, 2012
Posted by Gillies on April 21, 2012