August 9, 2007

Scotch & Politics

My friends and I started a blog for our long running club of snobbery: Scotch & Politics. Brendan posted an excellent piece today entitled “Why I Don’t Like Blogs” and Mike brought his thoroughly engaging Daily Briefing into the mix. Check it out and let us know what you think.

May 17, 2007

More Emacs & Markdown

I’ve been sitting on this for a little while, but Ankit Solanki wrote an Emacs Markdown mode, which includes syntax highlighting, a while back. He even used my buffer preview function!

February 21, 2007

Customer Service

A couple of good articles about customer service: Seth Godin’s Starting Over With Customer Service and Joel Spolsky’s Seven Steps to Remarkable Customer Service.

February 6, 2007

Emacs Hates Markdown

It irks me that the first search result for “emacs markdown mode” is a todo list that includes a “someday I’ll make a markdown.el” item. Grumble grumble.

January 27, 2007


Here’s a Flickr set of postcards and toys held in place of real tourist attractions. Stolen shamelessly from Jason Kottke.

January 27, 2007


I was listening to the BBC News Hour this morning. They were covering the recent Science report on fish stock depletion and, in the course of the report, interviewed a British fisherman about the report. The question asked, of course, was “do you believe this report?” And the fisherman’s reply, of course, was, “no, we don’t believe the report.” With the use of the word believe all scientific research and logical analysis is thrown out the window. Read more