August has been a tough month so far…this past week has been one of the worst of my life. Everyone I know is out of town and there’s not a whole lot happening online. Hopefully my loneliness hasn’t permeated my writing and bummed you all out. Now, on to what little has been going on around here.
I moved kottke.org to a new Web server. If you’re still not seeing this site at it’s new location, please send me an email. (Wasn’t funny the first time either…)
So many people, including many who should (or I wish would) know better, wrote really dumb things about the Google IPO. Me? I just want it to be over, one way or the other.
Advert-esque: kottke.org readers get $300 off their registrations to the Pop!Tech conference. If five of you sign up, I get in free…and then I’ll tell you all about it. It’s like we all get in free. Well, except for the five of you saps that paid. Suckers! I mean, sign up now!
Still haven’t been to Shopsin’s. And I may have mentioned that everyone I know is out of town?
For some stupid reason, I never opened up comments on the Gigli entry. Too late now. But I’m curious…if you’ve seen it, what did you think?
In case you missed them, a few gems from the remaindered links: aerial photography from Yann Bertrand (Eliot was inspired to post some of his own), Nicholas Nixon’s photos of the Brown sisters, and satellite photo of thousands of planes at the Oshkosh Airshow.
Lots of activity in the RSS advertising space. We discussed RSS ads here two years ago when very few companies were serving up RSS files. The fun part’s gonna be when RSS/Atom ad delivery becomes standardized, the feedreaders start offering ad blocking, and the content providers get all pissed off about it and complain to the folks that make the feedreaders. What will the newreader vendors do? Listen to the users or to the feed providers?
Last week was funny typos week. In the space of three days, I wrote about a giant Argentinian art colony threatening natural biodiversity in Australia and the Recall Toolbat.
Fair warning if you’re reading along: I’m gonna post about McSweeney’s #13 in a couple of weeks.
kottke.org readers are extreme sports enthusiasts.
Here I said, “a bigger house, the newest gadget, finer clothes, a shiny car…those things don’t appeal to me that much” while earlier in the week, I said, “I would buy this Marc Newson-designed mobile phone in a second”. Oops.
And in the Killers thread, kottke.org readers explore the age old issue of music coolness. Apparently, if you’re listening to the wrong type of music, you owe it to society to start listening to better music. “They” won’t tell you what the better music is because if you don’t know already, you’re obviously not cool. And if you’re not cool, you’re listening to the wrong type of music. It’s a vicious little circle. Me? I listen to what I like. And if you’re looking to me to provide you with the latest in musical hipness, you’re barking up the wrong weblog.
This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.