“In a burst of inspiration, I took Mark’s computer with me as we walked down the block, figuring the recipient of the message might see us prowling the area with an open laptop and realize we meant business. I kept refreshing; the circle kept hovering; but it still stretched across the entire block, and worse, this included a big apartment building.”—Three guys track down a stolen iPhone with the power of MobileMe. The Intermittent Kevin - Find My iPhone works, and it is awesome.
“Cook said he remembers going to the Plaza on Saturdays because that was the day reserved for children. He saw Godzilla movies there. But unlike today where a movie stays in a theater at least a week, back then, ‘‘the movie changed every two days,” he said. In 1988, the Plaza caught fire and the whole row of structures was torn down for redevelopment. The Lexington Park Post Office sits on part of the land today.”—St. Mary’s used to have more movie houses - I wonder how many towns have a similar tale to tell about the little theaters they had before the multiplexes came. I remember the Plaza fondly from my childhood.
"Everyone says having your show cancelled is like a death but I’ve been dead before and at least when you’re dead you don’t get thrown off the Warner Bros. lot for haunting your old parking space." - The Executive Producer of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, on what it’s like to have the show canceled.
“Every week, the teams have two meetings. One in which to brainstorm, to forget about constraints and think freely. As Lopp put it: to “go crazy”. Then they also hold a production meeting, an entirely separate but equally regular meeting which is the other’s antithesis. Here, the designers and engineers are required to nail everything down, to work out how this crazy idea might actually work.”—Apple’s design process - BusinessWeek
“Usually, writers will do anything to avoid writing. For instance, the previous sentence was written at one o’clock this afternoon. It is now a quarter to four. I have spent the past two hours and forty-five minutes sorting my neckties by width, looking up the word “paisly” in three dictionaries, attempting to find the town of that name on The New York Times Atlas of the World map of Scotland…”—On Avoiding Writing | Michael Hyatt
“The right used to point to the “folksy antics” of George W. Bush as an asset. They argued his inability to put coherent sentences together and his refusal to read the newspaper were because he was “an average guy”, someone Americans wanted to “have a beer with”. Yet when Obama tosses a football in his own home he’s denigrating the country and his office. How times have changed.”—gedblog » To Thine Own Self