18. The only thing that would make you happier than the demise of IE6 is world...– 25 MORE Reasons You Might Be A Hardcore Graphic/Web Designer | BittBox (via esquareda)
Salvage Love: The Story - dwell.com →
Salvage Love is the story Blake Dollahite’s raw talent, close nit family, and adroit home in Austin, Texas. Here’s how it came to be, in Blake’s own words: I came to Austin from a small town in East Texas about 9 or 10 years ago to come to school. I studied art and film with some concentration in photography. Shortly after finishing up with school, I started building this house.
For the first time in human history, the North... →
Open water now stretches all the way round the Arctic, making it possible for the first time in human history to circumnavigate the North Pole, The Independent on Sunday can reveal.
I will eat you alive.– Thom Yorke, “Where I End and You Begin”
iPods, Notebooks, and... iMacs before the...
iPods, Notebooks, and… iMacs before the Holidays? - Mac Rumors AppleInsider recaps many of the circulating rumors which expect both iPod and Mac notebook updates in the coming months. Some rumors have pegged September 9th as the possible day for at least some of the updates.
Obama's Design Discipline - dwell.com →
This is no accident: The entire look of the convention dovetails nicely with the much-heralded design of Barack Obama’s web presence and campaign literature. The uncredited designers are Scott Thomas for the website, and Sol Sender for the Obama logo, among others. (Details of the sleuthing that discovered their names can be foundhere.)
Internet Traffic Begins to Bypass the U.S. -... →
Engineers who help run the Internet said that it would have been impossible for the United States to maintain its hegemony over the long run because of the very nature of the Internet; it has no central point of control.
New TV! Just in time for football season.
We bought a big TV today. A 46 inch Samsung LCD. We actually bought it online, and are only at the store to pick it up. It was supposed to be waiting and ready, but the 15 minute wait says otherwise. I’ve noticed that retail workers have become zombies that cannot communicate.
Commentary: Is McCain out of his mind? - CNN.com →
For a man who is 72 years old and has had four bouts with cancer to have chosen someone so completely unqualified to become president is shockingly irresponsible. Suddenly, McCain’s age and health become central issues in the campaign, as does his judgment. In his first presidential decision, John McCain has shown he is willing to endanger his country, potentially leaving it in the hands of...
McCain Chooses Palin as Running Mate - NYTimes.com →
In a surprise move, Senator John McCain announced here on Friday that he chose Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska as his running mate, shaking up the political world at a time when his campaign has been trying to attract women, especially disaffected supporters of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.
McCain's Pick: Let the Second Guessing Begin!
Sen. John McCain picks Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate on GOP ticket for White House, CNN learns.
McCain Releases Statement about Obama's Speech
Interesting that every one of these points are untrue: “When the temple comes down, the fireworks end and the words are over, the facts remain: Sen. Obama still has no record of bipartisanship, still opposes offshore drilling, still voted to raise taxes on those making just $42,000 per year and still voted against funds for American troops in harm’s way.”
Speculation over McCain veep turns to Alaska gov.... →
WTF! A GOP strategist close to the McCain campaign said all indications pointed to Palin, 44, a self-styled ”hockey mom” and political reformer.
CNN Political Ticker: McCain to extend his... →
“Senator Obama, this is truly a good day for America,” McCain says in the ad. “Too often the achievements of our opponents go unnoticed. So I wanted to stop and say, congratulations.”
The start of the semester here in Austin has really swelled the bus population. It’s standing room only on the #22 today. Good! Rise little global warming warriors!
Mitt Romney Out?
Chuck Todd of NBC News thinks it’s not Mitt Romney. He will not be in Dayton today, where McCain is making his announcement.
NBC: Pawlenty told he won't be McCain's VP →
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has been told he won’t be Republican presidential hopeful John McCain’s running mate, NBC News’ David Gregory reported Friday.
A LITTLE EACH DAY: HOLDING FIRMLY →
My good friend, Rachel did a GREAT job covering Obama’s speech at her blog. Have a read.
John McCain likes to say that he’ll follow bin Laden to the Gates of Hell – but...– Barack Obama
11:30 p.m. | Clinton’s Statement:
“Barack Obama’s speech tonight laid out his specific, bold solutions and optimistic vision for our nation and our children’s future. “His speech crystallized the clear choice between he and Senator McCain. Four more years of the same failed policies or a leader who can tackle the great challenges we face: revitalizing our economy and restoring our standing in the world. I am proud to support...
Personal Thoughts on the Final Speech
I was moved and proud of Barack Obama’s speech. I hope many Republicans were watching this evening. There was much in the speech that I think Republicans can support. I hope they will. I was blown away by the size of the crowd, and the emotion on the faces of those listening to the speech. I felt like I was watching a historic moment unfold before us. I also saw a fire in Barack...
Barack Obama’s speech was change I can believe in!– Shane
Barack Obama’s Acceptance Speech - Text -... →
Tonight, I say to the American people, to Democrats and Republicans and Independents across this great land – enough! This moment – this election – is our chance to keep, in the 21st century, the American promise alive.
Sen. Dick Durbin
The night has fallen in Denver. After this speech, Obama will step out into the lights and cheers. The chant has gone up. “Yes we can. Yes we can.” The intro film has begun.
Joe Biden just took to the stage to announce that we will now hear from real Americans about why they are supporting Barack Obama. Can you imagine giving the first speech of your life in front of 75,000 people? A woman is now talking about an email she received last year that was filled with lies about Obama.
When you pray, move your feet!– Al Gore
Big Oil and Coal
Have a 50 year lease on the Republican Party. We must carry the message of Barack Obama to every family in America.
The status quo is extremely nervous about the kind of change Barack Obama will...– Al Gore
Gore Takes the Stage
“Will we seize this opportunity for change?”
Signed, Sealed, Delivered.– Stevie Wonder
John Kaine & Bill Richardson
Both gave good speeches. Kaine called on the faithful to move the mountain and elect Barack Obama. Richardson gave a blistering critique of John McCain and got the crowd screaming. That is 75,000 people!
Obama Speech to Cite Failures of Bush on the... →
Senator Barack Obama, poised to accept the Democratic presidential nomination tonight before tens of thousands gathering here, will portray the nation as standing at a “defining moment” and blame partisan gridlock and the “failed presidency of George W. Bush” for not halting the economic slide of many Americans.
DNC Night #4
The Democrat’s show has moved across the parking lot to the football stadium. The crowd is arriving, the music is playing, and our phones are out and ready to dial-in some dollars. Bill Richardson is on tap. He got bumped last night. Then Al Gore speaks. And finally, Barack Obama will take the stage at about 9:15. Stand by for an exciting night!
Obama Team Works With Hill Democrats -... →
Eager to avoid the missteps that plagued the first months of the Clinton administration, aides to Barack Obama have begun working in concert with top Democrats in Congress to craft a preliminary legislative agenda that would guide the senator from Illinois should he capture the White House in November.
Cult of Mac: Bloomberg Accidentally Sends Media... →
Nasty glitch today on the newswires. It seems Bloomberg updated its readymade obituary for Steve Jobs, which sent the article to all of the organization’s subscribers. Most prominent figures have their obits written up in advance, but they usually don’t get sent around unless they, you know, actually need to be used.