ios9: ads, content-blocking and the mobile economy

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

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A bonus offline shopping story!

A bonus offline shopping story!

A bonus offline shopping story! On a recent trip to a real-world bookstore I found myself wandering in circles to find books related to typographic design. Books about Adobe Illustrator were in the “computers” section, on a shelf that was pretty much...
Vote and the Coffee’s On Us

Vote and the Coffee’s On Us

First, it’s worth noting that I’ve been known to give Starbucks grief from time to time… which only stands to reason as they frequently earn the griefing they get. On the other hand, sometimes the folks in Seattle get it dead to rights, and this is...

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

Thanks Blogger!

2001: A Coffee Odyssey has been named a ‘Blog of Note‘ this week by the kindly folks at Blogger.

Oh, Espresso

I’ve been making far more espresso than brewed coffee in the last week or so. I think there’s a couple of reasons for that… First, when you know you’ve got a *great* espresso blend on hand, you’re much more likely to flip the switch to...

Haptics, Feedback and Immersion

It’s look and feel, right? Try this: move your mouse cursor to any part of the white background of this page, and click. Feel that? What you just experienced is precisely the same tactile feedback you get when you click on buttons and hyperlinks… a reedy,...

Coffee Crack

Barry Jarrett’s Espresso Taliaferro is the coffee equivalent of crack. There. I said it. I’ve come clean. Now how do I treat this addiction, save for pulling another shot? I don’t know what he puts in this blend–I’m only just beginning to...

Roasting Update

Been consumed with other projects, so I’ve let a day or two go by without roasting new things. That’s something that the Hearthware roaster allows more than the Freshroast… its half-cup-of-green capacity makes for a surprisingly large difference in...

Converting

Meta.I’m converting Bloggle from SSI to PHP, with an eye toward a far more interactive experience. While I’ll make every effort to keep the build process behind the scenes, some bits might break. [There’s always something, isn’t there?]...

Cave News

Having recently delved into the mythos and methods of mediums [and toyed with the ambitions and abilities of Thug, our archetypical cave artist], I’ve immensely enjoyed the recent discovery of what appear to be the world’s oldest cave engravings. So what...

Buring the Midnite Coffee Oils

I should maybe add a bit of advice… progressive roasting on the dark side of the curve isn’t something you want to do late at night whilst other family members are nestled all snug in their beds. Tripping the smoke alarm in the middle of the night is bad...

The Hearthware Gourmet

I’ve spent quite a lot of time this weekend roasting with my new Hearthware Gourmet roaster. I’ve spent at least some of that time making coffee that I’m willing to drink–but much of what I roasted was completely awful. I can’t blame the...

Context Switching

Somewhere in Dante’s Hell there must be a room, a pit–perhaps even an entire level–for those who commit the atrocity of abusive context switching. You’re probably far more familiar with context switching — and its abuse — than you...

Uganda Bugisu A, Mbale, 2001 Crop

Rating: [rating:3.5/5] If Kenya is the elder statesman of East African coffees, Uganda is the uncle that nobody talks about. You know the guy… he got in some trouble a few years back, he’s got a history of hanging around with the wrong crowd… and if...

WaSP

I’ve found it difficult to line up behind the Web Standards Project [WaSP]. Not because I don’t support the call to standards, but because one of the legs the group stands on includes pressuring users to upgrade to standards-compliant browsers. I think...

Not Found

The discussion on MetaFilter about the end of Assembler raises some very interesting points on the transient nature of the web, and the role of the publisher/artist/designer/author. At the same time it rings the alarm bells. Some very good people–folks...

A Second Cupping

A Second Cupping of the Tarrazu Triple Play yielded notes enough for a formalized review. Formalized, in this case, means I scribbled down tick-marks and cobbled together some charts. What I don’t do is try to suggest an overall rating–a la Wine...

No Shortcuts

You don’t have to be obsessive to make great coffee, but it helps. Let me just get this over with right up front… I have a natural tendency towards laziness. [This comes as no surprise to those who know me well.] I view this not so much as the stuff of the...

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