I learned later that the Omni automatically offers this sort of insta-check-in...– David Pogue, Check-In Done Right (NYT) Pogue makes a great observation: Why *don’t* hotels allow quick check-ins by credit card the same way airlines and trains do?
Amazing first-hand account of what happened on... →
moth: Roey Rosenblith, the passenger who wrote the piece, is the director of a company trying to create affordable solar power in rural Uganda, and he recounts the whole experience. One choice excerpt: It’s been less than two days since all of this has happened. We still have a lot to learn about who Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was and what made him into a human bomb. From what I know the story is...
How would you give away $100?
superamit: Say someone gave you $100 and asked you to do something nice for someone, anyone (or anyone) with it. What would you do? I’d like to do something today I want to find something I can do from anywhere (since I’m in Dubai for a few more days). Bonus points if it ripples. (The person or people who get it can pay it forward somehow.) Person with the best answer gets $10 from me. (Does...
This is why some people hate bloggers. →
soupsoup: youmightfindyourself: soupsoup: Quote an excerpt, link to the rest, add your commentary. Don’t copy and paste the entire fucking article to your blog and then have the balls to serve Google ads alongside it. Even though I linked the article as I do all my linked articles by clicking on the title, I’ll continue to post the entire thing wholesale as I see fit. Even if you have to...
I’m not too eloquent talking about these things…I was making payments, but I...– Vic Chesnutt Vic committed suicide and died on Christmas day in Athens, GA. Many close friends say it was a result of financial pressure from mounting medical bills (amongst other things of course). I saw Vic perform once when he opened for Wilco. At the time, I unfortunately didn’t really...
I promise you, one thing is never going to change. And that’s our mission....– Jim Lehrer’s rules of journalism (via Daring Fireball)
Clay Shirky’s talk, “Everything I Know About Social Networks, I Learned at ITP,” touches on openness, playfulness, incomplete contracts.
10. Santa knows when people have been naughty or nice. 9. Santa’s work...– Top 10 Reasons Santa is a Great Designer | User Interface Trends