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IE9, FF4 Beta In Real-World Use Face-Off

Stick_Fig Re:Fuck this shit (358 comments)

The only thing that makes the web so attractive is the barrier to entry : free, nothing to install, immediate access to the average brains of millions. Just like TV. No thanks for dumbing it down to this. And now you wanna make it faster? Piss off. Go write real code that does something, not just another abstraction layer.

Fun fact: Programmers don't choose the platform. Users do.

more than 4 years ago

Digg Backs Down On DiggBar

Stick_Fig I thought the bar was amazing. (180 comments)

It combined all the things I really liked about social networking into a simple format. Its existence was confirmation to me that you could keep a site's identity going beyond the site. Plus, it was a brilliant reaction to Twitter. What a shame they're scaling it back.

But then again, I apparently have an unhealthy mancrush on Kevin Rose, because I posted as much on my blog a couple weeks ago.

more than 5 years ago

OpenOffice Vs. Google Apps

Stick_Fig Oh, I know ... (336 comments)

... let's compare the full-fledged open-source app which I never use because it requires a download to the great-because-it's-simple Web app I can access on every computer I use without a problem.

Shove it, Bruce. You don't know what you're talking about.

My life has gotten easier since I started using Web apps for simple tasks and not downloading a bunch of stuff I never use. End users want less clutter, not more.

more than 6 years ago



The Printed Blog: Fatally flawed or just flawed?

Stick_Fig Stick_Fig writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Stick_Fig writes "Today saw the demise of an interesting experiment, The Printed Blog. Since I'm a newspaper guy into crazy approaches (including once working at another Web-to-print experiment, Bluffton Today) and it launched at the same time I launched my own experimental news site, I've kept close tabs on it. Some have called its basic idea fatally flawed, while the creator, Joshua Karp, claims that he had no venture capital support. I feel that the idea didn't go far enough — while it was a great start, it just printed blogs and Flickr photos wholesale instead of focusing on the traditional newspaper functions of editing and packaging content. With more time, it might've gone that way, but sadly, it didn't. Was the idea of printing blog posts on dead trees just plain stupid, or can something be salvaged from Karp's experiment?"
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Billboard's bad example: $100 a year for an e-mail

Stick_Fig Stick_Fig writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Stick_Fig writes "As part of a current trend towards charging for content online, Billboard Magazine has dropped an unbelievably bad idea onto the world in the form of a e-mail newsletter that costs $100 a year. This newsletter has been free for years and, until now, largely told you what was on the Web site. On my site, ShortFormBlog, I argue how this could have ramifications for big-media content at large."
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