The entire quote-unquote “pro blogging” industry — which exists as the sort of pimply teenage brother to the shirt-and-tie SEO industry — is predicated on the notion that blogging is a meaningful verb. It is not. The verb is writing. The format and medium are new, but the craft is ancient.
Somehow I missed this article from John Gruber about his SXSW talk with Merlin Mann. Worth re-re-reblogging.
And the other important verb in blogging: reading.
Dividing up your friends
I hope it doesn't hurt.
Take a look at the gallery. I was just commenting on the Yale Press logo yesterday. I assumed it was Rand because it's elegant and surprising modern look.
via @johnmaeda noting Rand's birth date.
The greatest concentration of Perseid meteors will hit Earth's atmosphere this afternoon, when they should be largely invisible in North America. But tonight should be just as good a show as last night (Perseids picture from 2008).
To watch, pack a blanket, bug spray, and snacks, then lie on your back away from city lights, with a view of as much of the sky as possible. The best viewing hours should be whenever skies are clear and whenever the moon isn't present. For example, the U.S. East Coast should have moonless skies between about 10:45 p.m. and 1 a.m. (check your local moonrise and moonset times).
I guess I know what I'll be watching after the debut of Hard Knocks: Bengals.
Of course, at 325 square feet per parking space, all these cars would need over 3.8 square miles of space to park, about 3 times the size of Central Park. At that point, who would want to go to Manhattan anyway?
I took a crowded, but pleasant Hudson train into NYC this morning. On top of the millions of other reasons cities should have car restrictions, both market and government driven, is the 4 miles of parking lots required to handle the inbound cars.
(link from stupidfool.org.)
Twitter said it suffered a denial-of-service attack, in which hackers command scores of computers toward a single site at the same time, preventing legitimate traffic from getting through.
That's too bad. Those poor kids.