Sunday, January 29, 2012
Google Voice made a valiant effort to transcribe a voicemail I received that consisted entirely of hold music:
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Don't know why back. I was put Hello, Thank you for alone We look forward to talking with you soon. Please hold the line. I will be right back with you.
A short film by Corey Rich asking an extreme kayaker, a free soloist, and a long distance mountain biker "why?".
The entire film is shot on the brand-new Nikon D4.
I've just had my hopes of registering "ni.ck" dashed — the Cook Islands, the country for whom .ck is the country code top-level domain, has chosen to employ a second-level scheme for their domain.
Businesses in the Cook Islands may or may not appreciate this decision. As it turns out, it means they may register a name under the ".co.ck" second-level domain.
And don't get any funny ideas; there is a no-vulgarity policy in place. Strangely, that doesn't preclude the .co.ck category itself.
Struggling to come up with a New Year's resolution? Learn to code. Code Year, a site put together by Codecademy, is offering a weekly interactive lesson delivered to email.
How long is your name? Find out by typing your name in quotes and ending it with .length
For me, that'd be "Ryan".length
Love this quote on Code Year by Fred Wilson:
A young man asked me for advice for 'those who aren't technical.' I said he should try to get technical.
Dan Frommer (at splatf.com):
2. Apple is happy to go a whole year without a major hardware design revision.
The iPad 2 wasn’t that much different than the first iPad. The iPhone 4S was, famously, “just a 4S”. (Still no LTE, NFC, etc. — for good reasons.) The iPod, Mac, and Apple TV lineups didn’t change much this year, either. And Apple still grew at a crazy rate, setting new sales records in every line.