As a full-time employee, you spend 1,700 hours a year working at your desk....– This was pointed out to us in a work-safety presentation that pulled out every single cliché possible. How… wonderful. Thanks for rubbing in how much of life we’re missing.
Why the Gawker Blog Family's RSS is Broken for... →
The main problem is that LifeHacker URLs now don’t map to actual content. Well, every URL references the LifeHacker homepage. Earlier I complained about how I couldn’t get any Gawker sites (Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Kotaku) to load when going through Google Reader on my iPhone. Now I know why.
I’m skeptical that the iPad would have two cameras, both front- and rear-facing....– a footnote from Daring Fireball’s article on a possible iPad 2.5/3. The answer? Yes. Does he not know people who own pets?
Two years into his tenure as AOL CEO, Tim Armstrong is stepping on the gas. By...– Leaked: The AOL Way - Business Insider So more SEO, more ads, lower quality, and lower readability. Here’s hoping Readability and Instapaper win this battle.
Web format changing online journalism →
Flipboard’s Mike McCue: Web format has ‘contaminated’ online journalism LA Times via Daring Fireball. John Gruber revisited this after AOL bought Huffington Post. I think this ties back to the new developments with Instapaper and Readability (via Techcrunch). Almost all major sites that publish content make any sort of long-form content ridiculously difficult to view (which...
Find someone, even a long-lost relative, who can refer you. There is nothing...– A tip from Mashable - Are Cover Letters Still Relevant for Social Media and Tech Jobs?
Born in 1965, a full eighteen years after India’s independence, Dalrymple...– Those writing about history can be interesting studies themselves. The Don of Delhi by Karan Mahajan from Bookforum (@Bookforum), on William Dalrymple. via Arts & Letters Daily (@aldaily)
Instapaper and Readability - paying for content →
Via Techcrunch (MG Siegler) I’ve never been much of one for using a service like Instapaper. Not that I don’t like saving articles for reading later, but I already have a system for that in Google Reader, which handles probably 99% of my regular reading material. If I want something saved for later, I usually use the “keep unread” link. And it’s worth noting how that...