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August 2009

Stream o' consciousness for August 6th

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googlereader (feed #8)
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"I enjoy the massacre of ads. This sentence will slaughter ads without a messy bloodbath." http://bit.ly/D1qvK (Brilliant ad context hack) [#]
googlereader (feed #8)
twitter (feed #10)
@mleewelch It’s just under a mile, but I highly recommend Club Quarters. Nice and cheap (rare combo): http://bit.ly/MYYVD [#]
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RT @copyblogger: Ironically, it’s a lot easier to have integrity when you have money. [#]
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@bsaren What’s main differential? [#]
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twitter (feed #10)
@LevelTen_Colin Step 1. Take your group off LinkedIn and to a social net where people actually use/interact with groups. [#]
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Wow. First time I’ve ever been actively blocked on Twitter. And by someone I met under seemingly pleasant circumstances last week. Sniff. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
RT @dgouldin: @mikeorren then why do most of the people I know with integrity not have money? (original via @copyblogger) [#]
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@davehucker I saw a retweet that I knew I hadn’t seen. When I clicked user in Seesmic, said I was blocked @ user request [#]
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@mattsingley A free and immediately available copy of Sherpa for iPhone. 😉 [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Listening to The Ozark Mountain Daredevils – It’ll Shine When It Shines http://qtwt.us/las [#]
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 45 songs.
twitter (feed #10)
Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. – John Nichols (via @johnperrybarlow)-> what’s your co’s strategy? [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Sad on several levels that the #4 paid app in iTunes store is geocoded sex offender dbase. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
rt @pegasusnews Pegasus News week in view: Serial edition – http://eepurl.com/cSLb [#]
twitter (feed #10)
If you’ve ever pitched or been pitched or might pitch for investment, you must watch Dragon’s Den on BBC America. [#]
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@wmhartnett I didn’t get Cohen either until I saw him live a few months back. Then the skies opened. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
http://bit.ly/NHRKj (via @GraemeThickins) "The lesson: it doesn’t matter what a company needs; only matters what customers willing to do." [#]
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Mad Men premiere dry, @dynamoe? So many illusions shattering. Need an early-morning old fashioned to cope. [#]
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@anildash Count me another vote for genius o’ PM Dawn. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Listening to The Gourds – Tex-Mex Mile http://qtwt.us/ats "I was Rip Van Winkle, but I thought I was Apollo Creed" [#]
generic (feed #6)
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 24 songs.

Stream o' consciousness for August 5th

in me, Me, ME!
twitter (feed #10)
Less-than-annual confontation w/ neighborhood nemesis #walmart. Damn you and your reasonably-priced solar boat lights! #fb [#]
twitter (feed #10)
News from socialnets means lost detail. Did Clinton have sec svc? In my version he snuck in w/ Walther PPK wrapped in copy of Penthouse. [#]
generic (feed #6)
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 25 songs.
twitter (feed #10)
Din w/ April at Lake Ray Hubbard Flying Saucer. Yes, we sailed here. #fb [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Time marches on. Sock puppets get no smarter: http://bit.ly/nPEih [#]
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 14 songs.

Stream o' consciousness for August 4th

in me, Me, ME!
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 24 songs.
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 9 songs.
twitter (feed #10)
Newsflash: People don’t enjoy ads, even online. Film @ 11: http://is.gd/22cFv [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Taking a day off. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Just got a new #shouldbeabandname from @chrismarquardt: Astronaut-Butt Molds – http://bit.ly/2U08N3 [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Weird Al + JibJab+ White Stripes + CNR = Awesome http://is.gd/22ecP [#]
blog (feed #1)
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generic (feed #7)
twitter (feed #10)
Just because your hamster wheel is made out of platinum and diamonds, doesn’t mean you’re getting off any sooner buah ha (via @gapingvoid) [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Just kicked a bottle of champagne. Feeling very AbFab. [#]

Stream o' consciousness for August 3rd

in me, Me, ME!
twitter (feed #10)
Steve Jobs hates the App Store – http://qtwt.us/nsr (I dismissed beginning as clownery bit by end is spot-on) [#]
twitter (feed #10)
@howardowens The fact that they’re addressing you means you’ve already won. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Seeing war over web metrics in @howardowens smaller town puts ours in DFW in perspective http://tinyurl.com/l48ehd [#]
twitter (feed #10)
@howardowens I agree was worth responding. But most important point is that they are clearly afraid of you. Win. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Said before; will again: Someone (FriendFeed?) create a Twit/FB/RSS reader that dedupes links. Bonus points for aggregating who posted. [#]
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RT @worklawyer: Re-watched "Paths of Glory" Reaffirmed including on my Top 5 movies for lawyers to watch, http://bit.ly/13TFXY (Me=awesome!) [#]
twitter (feed #10)
RT @ideacounter: The number of people alive on earth right now is higher than the number of all the people that have died. [#]
blog (feed #1)
twitter (feed #10)
Why I’m over Central Market; shopping Whole Foods: http://is.gd/1ZshU [#]
twitter (feed #10)
The New Lexicography (or) Wordination Postenko: http://bit.ly/livL1 [#]
twitter (feed #10)
12seconds – Test http://tiny12.tv/NE848 [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Isn’t Robert Earl Keen like 3 years overdue for a proper new CD? http://is.gd/1ZuVY [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Rest of day swimming w/ pups, drinking LaChouffe & Absinthe & eating dinner of tuna, devilled eggs and bruschetta. April spoils me. #b-day [#]
twitter (feed #10)
I wanted my ship’s log to be all analog so I got a moleskine I rarely use. Here’s the digital answer: http://is.gd/1ZvOc [#]
twitter (feed #10)
RT @gapingvoid: From my latest blog post: "Fail cheap. Fail often. Always make new mistakes." ~Esther Dyson http://bit.ly/Yb6t0 [#]
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 41 songs.
twitter (feed #10)
I’m thinking that no one earned anything from WaPo/Gawker angst. Question is who lost less. #newnewnewmediaeconomics [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Marty Robbins only wrote five songs and remade them with lyrical variations 1,000x. All are worth hearing. #whitesportcoatpinkcrustacean [#]
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googlereader (feed #8)
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twitpic (feed #12)
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B-day festivus din http://twitpic.com/ckpn4 [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Ambidextrous Sinners #shouldbeabandname [#]
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Tunajuice Cuttinboard #shouldbeabandname [#]
googlereader (feed #8)
twitter (feed #10)
Starting a new job with @pegasusnews tomorrow; found the job through, who else, @twitter – thanks guys! (via @chrisedgemon) [#]
twitter (feed #10)
A lion’s roar can be heard from 5 miles away. (via @ideacounter)–> for my fellow Leos. #fb [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Google v. Microsoft v. Apple – like a 70’s Japanese Godzilla flick: http://bit.ly/AId75 (via @davidgerzof)–> great analogy [#]
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 13 songs.

Sometimes too much is too much

in Biz/Locavore / locaholic

Whole Foods in Lakewood, Dallas
Whole Foods in Lakewood, Dallas

While doing the weekly-ish grocery shopping at the Lakewood Whole Foods this morning, I realized that I am totally over Central Market, which used to be my favorite grocer.
First, a bit of context: Because we live in an area of town where grocers fear to tread, we have to drive a minimum of five miles to get to anything north of a dollar store. And, as demi-foodies, we figure that if you’re going to drive, you might as well go to one of the better stores — and in this gerrymandered burg of dry areas, part of that relates to the ability to buy hooch. We never much cared for the Greenville Avenue Whole Foods, so until it moved to the new store in Lakewood, that meant a drive to the Central Market on Lovers.
At first I thought we were going to the new WF more often just out of laziness because it was closer. But during today’s shopping expedition, I realized that I really am enjoying the shopping experience more. Here’s why: Keep Reading

Stream o' consciousness for August 2nd

in me, Me, ME!
googlereader (feed #8)
twitter (feed #10)
@markbriggs Tell them no need to worry about KOMO. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
… Sweep the leg. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
… You’re the best!
Around!
Nothing’s gonna ever keep you down
(punctuation literal) #karatekid #joeesposito [#]
twitter (feed #10)
"Turn on, tune in, and drop out." – Marshall McLuhan (Honest. McLuhan gave it to Leary cuz it didn’t fit his own rap) (via @johnperrybarlow) [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Gen X, Gen Y, Gen Z, uh… maybe we ought to rethink this naming system. (via @scottkarp) [#]
twitter (feed #10)
For those who love/hate the #madmen iconmaker: A Dyna Moe model of media – http://qtwt.us/goq [#]
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 7 songs.
twitter (feed #10)
If you think your business is people interacting w/ content AND comment on your site, check & tremble: http://www.greactions.com [#]

Stream o' consciousness for August 1st

in me, Me, ME!
twitter (feed #10)
At luncheon with #belo head Robert Decherd as speaker. Tidbits tk if interesting … [#]
twitter (feed #10)
"we have been ridiculed for some of our early investments, but the fact is that we were there" #cuecat [#]
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Minor irony: as this talk goes on, many AH Belo sites are down… [#]
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Decherd: "How do you support great journalism in the face of this kind of revenue decline?" [#]
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Current rev of all AHC papers < DMN alone in 2000. [#]
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4th recession Decherd has seen. Difference = Internet. [#]
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Decherd: "Have to receive a fair value for what we deliver every day." [#]
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Remembering days of customer complaint over Sunday paper being too big for dog to pick up. (ah, memories) [#]
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"our advertisers don’t care what our circulation is in Tulsa or Amarillo" [#]
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Decherd: Attrition rate from higher sub prices is fae less than modeled. [#]
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Decherd: nonprofit model is swell idea. Doesn’t work. (room laughs) [#]
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RD: Nonprofit model is not "commonsensical" b/c no wider print distribution. Foundations/donors will lose interest. [#]
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RD: philanthropy is fickle. Don’t be lulled into notion it is substitute. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
RD: "Briefing has probably annoyed the heck out of a lot of you" Al Dia profitable. Quick "will be there" [#]
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RD: "All about the core" (niche sections didn’t work. It’s metro, sports, etc" [#]
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"Internet cannot save traditional media." Price destruction. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
RD: paid online won’t save the day. Online fees + ads not replace what was lost. Industry missed boat years ago. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
RD: Kindle is horrible financial deal for us. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
NPR.org has by far the best "site not found" page I’ve ever seen. http://is.gd/1WtO3 (via @ckrewson) [#]
twitpic (feed #12)
twitter (feed #10)
Just got my awesome b-day pressie from April: http://twitpic.com/ca5l4 🙂 Wonder what I’ll be having for my after work cocktail tonight? [#]
generic (feed #6)
twitter (feed #10)
So. Disturbing. Sex dolls for dogs: http://is.gd/1WyJp (Hat tip: Chad Jones via Facebook) [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Aggregation of my tweets during Belo honcho Robert Decherd’s lunch talk: http://is.gd/1WzYg [#]
twitter (feed #10)
RT @mikebullock: Hey DFW, rain or shine here are the estate and garage sale listings for this weekend. http://tinyurl.com/9fofxy [#]
twitter (feed #10)
April got us a couples massage at The Crescent Spa. I hope my masseuse is ready for a workout. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
@old97s The bootleg community can suck eggs. Everybody converts to MP3 if they want to listen to the music. #unnecessarypretention [#]
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Closing out the workweek w/ Waco Brothers version of Baba O’Riley #fb [#]
twitter (feed #10)
@old97s I know all that. Just never understood point of being so pristine with recordings that are generally already substandard. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
At stoplight. Crone in next car yelled at me for "the texting." Replied that she needed to mind her bidness; that she is greater danger… [#]
twitter (feed #10)
…she gasped, called someone to report "assault…well, verbal assault!" People behind honked cos she didn’t notice light change #couldntmakeup [#]
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 20 songs.
twitter (feed #10)
Thunderstorm Convertible #shouldbeabandname [#]
twitter (feed #10)
The one thing I absolutely cannot tolerate is hypocrisy … unless it benefits me. Then I blithely ignore it. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Light at the end of the tunnel @ http://tinyurl.com/nykonq (via @seankovacs re: G Voice iPhone app rejection) [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Listening to Dwight Yoakam – Please, Please Baby http://qtwt.us/fyq (testing qtweet) [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Dear Bob: We Haven’t Met, But Texas Tribune Heart DMN Anyway!! BFF, Okay? « Insomniactive – http://qtwt.us/gyq [#]
lastfm (feed #4)
Listened to 12 songs.
twitter (feed #10)
Interplanetary Biscuit #shouldbeabandname [#]
twitter (feed #10)
Watching Karate Kid recorded of AMC and drinking mimosas… [#]
twitter (feed #10)
…Mom is convincing son that she could never make the $ and bennies in computers that she could make after breaking into foodservice (!) [#]
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… forgot how integral crap soundrtracks were to 80’s films. [#]
twitter (feed #10)
… Was 1984 really a cruel, cruel summer? [#]
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