I'm still alive! And if I had time to blog, I might post stuff like this:
- Eddie is doing great. Two months old, super chubby. Loves eating and sleeping. Hates gas.
- Last month Machinist had a nice summary of How Comcast blocks your Internet traffic—another reason network neutrality should be set in legal stone.
- How about those Google coalitions of the willing? What happened to open standards? And when will we get open cell networks, already? Walt Mossburg nailed the reasons why we need this in Free My Phone. Google's entry into the cell world isn't disruptive at all.
- But hey, I dig Gmail's IMAP. I'm using it everywhere now—especially on my iPhone. And the Google can block spam like nobody's business.
- I was quoted in a Baseline article about Yahoo!: YaWho? (In the section Accentuate the Positive.) Basically I said that I liked Yahoo's REST-based Web APIs, and I was disappointed Google shut down their Web APIs. I do, and I am.
- I love this picture of an Alaskan lake with aurora.
- sk and I have been reading lots of parenting advice on Ask Metafilter. The following questions have been particularly helpful:
- And yeah, my work at MeFi is going well. Did a fun Twitter thing a while back to go along with the Flickr thing. Lots of behind-the-scenes stuff going on now.
- I want to be Neil Postman when I grow up. I'm loving his book Disappearance of Childhood. It's a crash course in media history, how media affects our concept of childhood, and how literary and visual cultures differ. And to go along with that, I'm reading The Victorian Internet about the history of electronic communication. The book opens talking about France's network of optical telegraphs in the early 1800's—fun!
- Next up on my to-read list is Norman Rockwell: The Underside of Innocence, Books on Fire, and The Plague.