ios9: ads, content-blocking and the mobile economy

It’s being called “a blow for mobile advertising.” It’s a start. 

read
Maple-Bacon Goodness Spoiled by PayPal

Maple-Bacon Goodness Spoiled by PayPal

When there is a confluence of links — when not one, but two sites I visit every day features links to the very same interesting new thing — I can’t resist. And so I learned of Lollyphile, and their Maple-Bacon Lollypop. With the exception of...
Espresso Cocktail

Espresso Cocktail

Sometimes you want coffee. Sometimes you want a cocktail. Why not have both? It should be made abundantly clear this cocktail calls for a freshly pulled shot of espresso… and no, there really isn’t a substitute. Sorry.

You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.

Albert Freakin' Einstein

Meet Me In St. Louis

Barack Obama meets over 100,000 of his close, personal friends under the gateway arch in St. Louis, Missouri. The candidate was, himself, clearly impressed by the sheer mass of the crowd: “All I can say is… wow.” This is Obama’s largest crowd...

Joe the Speed-Bump

“Do you believe in the American Dream?” That’s what Sam “Joe” Wurzelbacher — Joe the Plumber, to his legion of fans — asked Barack Obama on the campaign trail in Ohio. The story goes that Joe, an uncommitted voter, quizzed...

Sweet Potato Pie

I like pie. I do. I like pie as much as the next guy. Probably more. Matter of fact, my birthday cake today was not cake at all. It was pie. Pumpkin pie. It’s the season, after all. On a scale of one to, well… pi1, I think I like pumpkin the best. Much as...

Scripta Est Fabula, Plaudite

As someone who *also* translated Ceaser’s Battle for Gaul1 in high school2 I’m rather smitten with Maureen Dowd’s Lipstick-on-a-Pig-Latin send-up — The Battle of Gall — in Saturday’s NYTimes. A sampler: Cum Quirites Americani ad...

Tasting Square Mile Coffees

Let’s face it. Right now the folks at Square Mile — Stephen Morrissey, James Hoffmann and Annette Moldvaer1  — could phone it in. They could source dubious coffees, call them edgy, describe them cryptically while lavishing them with praise… and...

On a Personal Note

Today marks my 21st day without a cigarette. That’s some 525 cigarettes I haven’t smoked in the last three weeks, and — if the online gizmo I’ve found is correct — that’s nearly four days added back to my lifeline, provided I...

The Reason for the Season

Caught a snatch of this on our local public radio station… and was delighted to find that Phil has posted the whole schmear at VDB: …once we’ve scammed everything conceivable from everybody conceivable, we return home, the girls dump their bags of...

We Will Party No More, Forever

You’ve surely heard the story by now: freshly flush with billions of taxpayer dollars1 AIG big shots treated themselves to a little executive-class R & R — a soiree, I presume, to take their minds off their troubles — and ran up a tab of more...

Coffee Notes from All Over

Despite my recent obsession with politics (I admit it… I’m pretty thoroughly tangled in the 2008 presidential race) I haven’t lost my bearings on the world of our favorite bean. Or, at least I hope I haven’t. Let’s get right to...

It’s All Over But the Voting

If you watched the “town-hall” version of the presidential debates last night, you saw the next President of the United States, and a tired old man trying gamely to keep up with him. While there was nothing especially new introduced into the contest...

Heckling Goes High Tech

Confronted by a candidate who refuses questions from voters and the media alike, Democrats take their queries to new heights with a high-tech heckling system [via Gizmodo] — At a Sarah Palin rally in LA on Saturday, the California Democratic party rented a...

Groupthink by Any Other Name

I’ll admit it: the usability geek in me is smitten with the coolest doodad of the political season, CNN’s live dial-testing of a focus group during the debates. There it is in real-time — the collective response of a group of undecided and presumably...

Playing Now on the Small Screen

I’d like to thank the Food Network Academy for this honor…  in particular Alton Brown and Mario Batali, both of whom have been such a great influence on me, and, of course, my family for all of their support. Move over,...

In so many words…

Giuliani: A noun, a verb and Nine-Eleven. McCain: A noun, a verb and P.O.W. Palin: A noun, a verb, a pause… an exclamation, an adverb, a folksy gesture and a blank stare. Update: Slate bravely goes where most grammarians fear to tread, tackling the task of...

A Schism at the Church of Wall Street

I’m not an economist. And, despite all evidence to the contrary – my mailbox stuffed with offers of shiny new credit cards and cutthroat rates for refinancing my home, the glossy ads in the newspaper begging me to buy a shiny HDTV today and wait two years to pay for...
Page 8 of 60« First...678910...203040...Last »

Pin It on Pinterest