Scripting News for 7/18/2006

I bought a house in Berkeley this morning. It’s a real beauty, an 80 year-old stucco, built on a hillside, with a view of downtown SF and the Golden Gate Bridge. I spent six months looking, it was by far the best house I saw. As with my first house in Woodside, there was a moment when I knew I’d own it. In this case, it happened as I walked in the front door. The place has a magic feel to it. What does it feel like? Home. 🙂 

Randy Morin analyzed the links from this weblog, based on the OPML archive I made available yesterday. The most-linked-to blog is Doc Searls. The second most-linked-to is inessential.  

I got a couple of reports that McAfee’s anti-virus software doesn’t like one of my links on 12/12/03. Go figure.  

Morin talks about people who are supposedly my enemies, but none of them are. I think Hearst and Swearengen are enemies; Hearst and Bullock. Me, I mean no one harm. 🙂 

My first review of Deadwood, back in April 2004. I called Wild Bill Hickock the “Wild West’s equivalent of an A-List blogger.” 

Three years ago: “Not only do I make mistakes, but sometimes as I’m making them, I know I’m doing it.” 

Edwards does BitTorrent! 

I just got a pointer to the BitTorrent site of the Edwards campaign, I clicked on a couple of the downloads, my BT client, Azureus, launched, the movies downloaded (really fast!) and I laughed out loud.

Download the movies yourself, and participate in a little bit of history. Now, there’s nothing particularly interesting about the movies, they’re the usual campaign stuff, Edwards being introduced by an actor (Danny Glover), talking to a union group.

The production values are very good, which is too bad (see Friday’s Ze Frank), but the whole package is very cool, of course.

Gary Lerhaupt explains that MoveDigital, the site that is hosting the Edwards torrents, is the successor to Prodigem, which acquired his company in April of this year.

Apple and Hollywood 

ThinkSecret has a scoop, Apple will offer movie rentals via the iTunes Music Store, to be announced in three weeks at the WWDC.

Rex Hammock: “Placating the movie studios with some easy to work-around DRM scheme is, perhaps, Apple’s role in moving things forward.”

Natural air conditioning 

It was hot here, just like everywhere else in the northern hemisphere, but the great thing about the Bay Area, and Berkeley specifically, is how nicely it cooooools down at night. It’s only 10PM and it’s already 67 degrees. Gotta love it.

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Anonymous on July 18, 2006 at 5:03 am

    Hi Dave,

    I was curious to know your opinions on the Israel/Hezbollah war going on. I am also curious why I haven’t noticed tech bloggers say anything about this. Your thoughts?


  2. Just because Ze explains why bad design is good, doesn’t mean that good design is bad. It’s all good. Don’t make me throw out my Eames chair and sit on a cardboard box.


  3. You obviously have a good brain. Why do you (and your American peers) bitch like teenage girls? This is true, before you ask..


  4. The River of News style of feed consumption leverages the best computing resource available. The human brain.
    Without it, I scan headlines, but often click to find it wasn’t worth it after all.


  5. Congrats on the new house!


  6. Good luck with the new house. Like they say, there is no place like home.


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