Comments for Barbarism Thu, 03 Jun 2010 14:08:43 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on For the love of Dvorak by Dan Thu, 03 Jun 2010 14:08:43 +0000 I can’t remember him giving the spiel to me.

He saw this and only wanted to correct me on the Microsoft keyboard. He hates the natural keyboards.

Comment on For the love of Dvorak by Jen Thu, 03 Jun 2010 13:00:25 +0000 You never heard Alex justify his reasons for Dvorak? I must have heard him give me the spiel at least 20 times. I did enjoy this entry though – it was like a trip down memory lane.

Comment on For the love of Dvorak by josh Wed, 02 Jun 2010 01:23:41 +0000 I was just having the Dvorak conversation today – spurred by TYPEWRITERS, of all things. I’ve been a Dvorak user since 2001. I switched when I was at a VERY boring job, and I completely agree that it’s like rewiring your brain. In fact, I think one of the chief motivations for switching was the challenge it presented.

I, too, have though a bunch about switching back recently. For one thing, I haven’t switched the layout of my iPhone to Dvorak. It’s QWERTY, but it’s thumb-typing qwerty, so it doesn’t really mess with my muscle memory.

Anyway, enjoyed the post.

Comment on The Pink Floyd Test by Shaggy Wed, 14 Apr 2010 04:22:50 +0000 Been trying Mog for a few days now. Found it pretty thin on some more obscure releases (like the new Breakage). Also, the new Shooter Jennings is listed as his collaborator Hierophant.

The Radio feature can be confusing too because it’s on by default.

Comment on Final Fantasy Sheds Some Skin For The West by Jim Tourville Sun, 21 Mar 2010 17:47:31 +0000 If you’re not an Anime fan and quirky chirpy JRPG characters grind on your nerves you might want to steer clear.

Sure every time the “Jock” melee character in FFXIII says something about “Heroes gotta do X” my brain throws up a red flag but the scenery, and depth of the tragedy going on around him keeps me drawn on… so far.

I agree though, the 40 hours is daunting. Given the style of the gameplay I get the feeling it could have easily fit into 20 hours. Mass Effect 2 hit that sweet spot for me. Less is more.

Comment on Link: Facebook Exodus by Dan Wed, 17 Mar 2010 20:18:48 +0000 I think there’s a case to be made here about quality versus quantity here.

With advertising, Google Search has a much more active base. If I search for “combat boots” on Google it’s pretty likely that I may be ready to buy combat boots. And if I’m a company selling combat boots I want my product to be at the top.

But on Facebook – well, if I’m looking for combat boots will I be searching for combat boots on Facebook? Maybe, but only if I have friends I know are combat boot afficianados. Do I even have combat boots listed in my interests? That’s the only way Facebook advertisers will know I want combat boots.

Social is one thing. Search is another thing. I think facebook has a lot of traffic because they’ve done a good job of creating a Pavlov’s dog drooling effect on its users. But Google has a lot of traffic because, well – it’s Google. They’re synonymous with finding information.

You seek information on Google. It drops in your lap on Facebook whether you want it or not.

Comment on Link: Facebook Exodus by Joel Corriveau Wed, 17 Mar 2010 14:30:35 +0000 I agree with your position here.

Then this morning I read this and thought I’d come back and post it. See what you think.

Does it just mean social overtaking search? That if/when Facebook tumbles, it’s replacement will/must be larger. I suppose that makes common sense. While lots of Internet power users can list the services they’ve hopped across over the years: IRC, ICQ, MSN, Myspace, FB, Twitter, Google Chat (Buzz, whatever), Skype.

BUT, for lots of Facebooks millions of users, I’m sure Facebook was a gateway.

Well, no one had Facebook before they had email. Tangent how email continues on a parallel plane, because it is simple and reliable.

Ahh, i digress. “Post Comment.”

Comment on Link: Marry Him! – Magazine – The Atlantic by Joel Corriveau Sun, 14 Mar 2010 00:39:17 +0000 And I mean this in a good way.


Comment on Instapaper: The Kindle Killer App by Sheldon Richman Tue, 09 Mar 2010 21:13:24 +0000 Is anyone having trouble getting the entire Unread list onto the Kindle? I’m getting only the top 1-4. I know about the 20-article limit, but I can’t get more than four. Sheldon

Comment on Dvorak FFFFUUUUU on Apple Aluminum Keyboard by Joel Corriveau Sun, 07 Mar 2010 23:01:16 +0000 I was just being a smart ass, and taking a guess from the picture you posted. No idea if that would work.