6 years ago in Blog

imagine a web that is more than a marketing tool

Remember the idea that the user agent decides how to render a page? Accessibility is important, but it's not all: we already settled with and got used to making and consuming websites aimed at manipulating the user, either in a friendly, fun way, or in more sinister ways.

If the textures and fonts, the shape and colors of buttons (or "calls to action", as people who enjoy making me puke in my mouth a little call it) are really that essential to "the experience", what does that say about what people are actually writing?

I am not a writer, not even a bad one; but take the collection of quotes I keep accumulating: you may find them wise or tacky, but at any rate, it doesn't fucking matter what the colors or fonts are, as long as it's somewhat readable. Yet we are now in an age where a person can conceivably utter a phrase like "compelling use of fonts" and not even blush.
 6 years ago in Blog

immortality will be wasted on the immortal

Just like power, the people who want it the most are the ones using it worst.
 6 years ago in Blog

Oh, snap.

My personal opinion is that it's a very bad change and runs anti-thetical to Chrome's goals. I hope the data backs that up as well.
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 6 years ago in Music

Bee Bob

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 6 years ago

Rap und so

fast
alles was du sagst sagst du nur weil's nicht wahr ist - be-
schmutzt beats wie Edding-Tags 'n piece nur weil es da ist - du
kommst nie zum rappen rappst ständig über Rap sagst du
bist toll im bett doch rauchst nur die Zigarette
punch lines? du panschst Wein - ranzig geschleimt
Alben eins wie's and're sagst - man darf gespannt sein
geht nicht - ist eklig - zu ähnlich - zu öde Mode-
puppe Automodel böse Blicke sind nur blöde -

Technik als Selbstzweck Ersatz für Substanz - im La-
bor gemachte Hektik verdeckt den Stillstand - Pro-
dukte die nicht taugen halten oder sich glauben - jedes
Promo für's nächste - nur für Zuschaueraugen - schon
ist es buchstäblich Nuscheln Alk Hustensaft - Indu-
strien pushen dumm Luschen machen's gerne nach -
im Schlaraffenland Krieg - noch unbekannt hack'n mit
Neid vollgepumpte Leute aufeinander - Du

schreist fick die Bull'n peil' ma' du bist die Bull'n spielst doch
auch nur 'nen Part - in 'nem Spiel das and're woll'n - ge-
striegelt auf vergammelt - auf wild und animalisch -
alles ist erlaubt nur nur zu denken geht gar nicht -
jedem scheißen sie in's Hirn doch manche wollen Nachtisch
lernen die Rezepte auswendig - fanatisch - je
weniger sie checken desto höher wird gestapelt - ver-
unsichert von kleinauf von sich selbst abgenabelt
Moved to neinMC/4471/
 6 years ago in Blog

sinking suns, dwarves, long shadows and all that good shit

We're still happy to be in search, believe me. But one idea is that more and more searches are done on your behalf without you needing to type. I actually think most people don't want Google to answer their questions. They want Google to tell them what they should be doing next.
Eric Schmidt
http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2010/08/eric-schmidt-on-future-of-search.html

You know how in ancient times people who figured out how to predict an eclipse went on to play big boy with their oh so advanced, magic knowledge, and had that go to their head? We still live in those times.
 6 years ago in Blog

derps just wanna have mon(ey)

a simple mission: building a cool product used globally by everybody
 6 years ago in Blog

random (not so) neat ideas

I dug up and dusted off this buzzword bingo bullshit text generator I made ages ago, here are some phrases that made me chuckle, and/or gave me shivers:
  • Rational Vacation Benchmarking
  • Human Relaxation Enforcement
  • [..] we specialize in research of security, with a new counting of intelligence. Other areas of expertise are space integration, elimination of privacy, new education transportation, color-coded definition of feedback and feedback engineering.
  • Irreversible Idea Distribution
  • Compatible Dogfood Dog
  • business-oriented bullshit processing
 6 years ago in Blog

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