Archived News for September 2008
Taking Things to their Logical Conclusion.
Anonymous/Legion, Auckland Chapter
Anonymous were back on the streets of Auckland today, sticking it to Scientology and to a bemused Kiwi public. One of them had a sign that read "we're from the internet". Fantastic.
I told one of them to ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWAH. He said "thanks".
Industry Best Practice
Ever notice that when somebody says "industry best practice" they often mean "standard practice", but they want you to think they mean "best practice"? There's often a large difference between the best way to do something and the way everybody else does it. Why pretend otherwise?
It's useless jargon, consultant talk. If the standard way to do something is preferable, that'll be easy to see; there's no need to sell it.
Gang Garrison 2
I'd like to draw your attention to Gang Garrison 2, a demake of, well, if you don't get it by now you're probably not going to.
Friends in high places
It's a little absurd. Nice to know she's thinking of me, I guess.
Someone on The Internet is Wrong
Here's an article. Here's my first thoughts. And here's where the real discussion begins.
Needless to say, it's an emotive subject. Bringing up Bayesian inference isn't really as effective as you might expect when you're talking about something people feel so strongly about. It's just a shame that people can be so secure in their conclusions, convictions and rhetoric that they won't examine their arguments for the same.
In this case, I think the author is broadly correct. But I don't think the author's arguments are. And I think to ignore that would be doing a disservice to the correct conclusions reached.
Something I Like
I like a trend I've noticed where an author elides “that is” or “it is” or “it’s” or “that’s” right the way down to just “’s”. ’s what I'm going to start doing.
This is gonna be big
Unfortunately, I can't embed. But you still heard it here first.
Brian Wilson's Lucky Old Sun
It's an amazing album. But just check out this awesome performance, in the back of a black cab!
Bound Stems are severely awesome. I got into them through their last album, Appreciation Night (2006), and especially the killer track "Wake Up, Ma and Pa Are Gone".
Their new album, The Family Afloat is really, really good. Highly recommended. Given that Amazon hasn't got their shit together for MP3 downloads yet*, your best bet to get your hands on a copy is emusic.com.
*: I hate regional lockout. It costs them no more to deliver an MP3 to New Zealand than it does to send it anywhere else in the world. The only reason they do it so that they can keep reaming us with $35 CDs.