söndag 13 april 2008
fredag 11 april 2008
A recently departed DoubleClicker tells us that Google managers asked employees at the online ad company it acquired last month to sign one-year noncompete agreements. Most agreed, thinking that it would spare their jobs — but then layoffs came a week later. They were "pretty pissed" over the bait-and-switch and were forced to find jobs outside their industry. The text of the noncompete is below.
Put up the shutters and hang out the garlic.
torsdag 10 april 2008
Mr Gunter is leading the call for the BBC to help pay for the rising costs.
"The question is about whether we invest in extra capacity or go to the consumer and ask them to pay a BBC tax," he said.
As the BBC is tax funded, the "consumer" is already paying. If the BBC isn't getting the "consumers" moneys worth they should negotiate a new deal.
Or have I got it wrong?
onsdag 9 april 2008
Everybody got pissed off and gave them what for. It's people like David Winer, Marc Andreessen having a go. Not just tech sweatshop bloggers.
Doc Searls started it: What comes after blogging.
Today the good Doc is blogging from hospital. Lesson: obey warning signs. After all that!
What are the odds?
tisdag 8 april 2008
söndag 6 april 2008
I went to the NYT's website to recheck some facts and hit the reg wall! Talk about stressful.
Lighten up, will you!
lördag 5 april 2008
torsdag 3 april 2008
Our Premier, Fredrik Rhinefeldt, wants Sweden to get into the action and we are not a people who readily go to war. That's why we only appear as supporting cast.
One way to get to play is jump on the peace wagon.
“And it ought to be continually emphasized, in light of Afghanistan and Iraq, that if there is to be peace on the ground, if development is to be improved, then it always starts with the military doing its job; but what’s really important is to lay the groundwork for civilian missions, that which builds a country in the long term; which creates better living conditions; and where Sweden plans to be very active.”
That means peace is all right but you have to have good war first.
Me, I always thought that peace was when the military wasn't doing their job. What do I know?
onsdag 2 april 2008
I can still get upset, though! Right now I get upset over the war against terrorism, file sharing and pornography.
Politicians say we should give up our freedom in order to preserve it. This is stupid!
Bloggers rights! Support the EFF.
tisdag 1 april 2008
2000 B.C. - Here, eat this root.
1000 A.D. - That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.
1850 A.D. - That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.
1940 A.D. - That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill.
1985 A.D. - That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic.
2000 A.D. - That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root