I Approve This Message

October 23, 2008

Venn Capitalsism

October 22, 2008
good day

Leaves and Twigs and Bits of Shit

October 19, 2008

(via Creative Review)


October 19, 2008

Last night we launched our first product, Domainr.

Domainr is a search tool to help you find the perfect domain name, in any TLD. It’s an alpha release—so the usual disclaimers apply. We’re working hard on refining the results, improving the data and making sure the user experience is good.

I’m looking forward to what happens next!



October 13, 2008

Wonkavator, South Africa, from the ever-brilliant Jonathan Koshi.


October 13, 2008

Typographunnies, jokes for the type-inclined.

Q: How many art directors does it take to change a lightbulb?

A: Does it have to be a lightbulb?

(via Mark Simonsen)

The Bradley Effect

October 13, 2008

The Bradley Effect and psychological priming:

It could be that people worry about offending the interviewer by suggesting, “I wouldn’t vote for someone like you.” Or, researchers suggest, talking to a black polltaker who sounds energetic or professional might prime positive images of blacks, overwhelming any negative stereotypes.

(via NYT)

People Who Are Awesome

October 13, 2008

This is a multipart post, in N stages. Part six:


October 13, 2008

I guess in some ways it was inevitable. A lot of people expected it, and more than a couple asked “what’s taking so long.” So a couple weeks ago, I started nb.io with Eric Case and Cameron Walters. The plan is to make it onto the awesome list. We’re bootstrapping and working on some projects that we want to use.

Tomorrow we’re heading to Mendocino to hack on our first product, away from our usual daily distractions. The plan is to do this regularly—go somewhere with a good kitchen, internets and preferably with a decent dose of outdoors. If you have a house somewhere awesome that you don’t mind sharing for our company hack-trips, email me. We’re currently officing in my house—so trading is definitely possible.

We’re eating our own dogfood—methodically iterating based on the needs of our products’ audiences. In less-buzzword-laden English, this means making stuff that our users want, and really trying hard to not waste time on stuff they don’t. Or as our friend Hans put it, aligning our interests with that of our customers.

But enough about products & companies &c. Time for the Black Kids show!

2-Stop Process

October 13, 2008
2-stop process