Peach Cosmo

recipe, chilling effects

Freakin' yum.

Peach Cosmo

  • 3 shots peach vodka (Peach Absolut, Peach Stoli, etc.)
  • 1 shot triple sec (Curacao, Grand Marnier, Cointreau, etc.)
  • 1 shot fresh lime juice
  • 1 shot cranberry juice

Add all ingredients to a shaker with 7 cubes of ice. Shake. Pour. (makes 2)

Chris Anderson to speak at UC Berkeley for boalt.org

berkeley, research, legal, podcasts

As Judd notes, Chris Anderson will be speaking at an event sponsored by boalt.org. I will be podcasting this talk in case you turn into a pumpkin before noon.

Who: Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Wired Magazine
When: 9am
Where: Goldberg Room on the 2nd floor of the Boalt Law School near the Bancroft entrance.

The Elephant in the Room of the The Long Tail

"Over breakfast, Chris Anderson will discuss the totally broken rights situation with archival content. He believes It's the biggest barrier out there to achieving the potential of the Long Tail, and he sees no easy solution in sight. Chris will explain the introduce his Long Tail theory, and he hopes to gain some legal insight from Boalt students."

Voting Machine Stolen from Official's Home

elections, news, secrecy, problems

The Dallas Morning News reported today that an [ES&S] iVotronic touchscreen machine was stolen from the home of a Dallas County elections judge this weekend. The machine will not function as-is, and the machine has already been blocked from access to the elections system. ("Voting Machine Stolen From Elections Official")

Bye bye boing boing

feeds, friends

It's funny... seeing this NYT article, "Popular Web Site Falls Victim to a Content Filter", reminds me to announce to the world that I no longer read Boing Boing.

After Ryan pointed me to bOINGbOING LITE, which allows you to filter any of the authors or specific terms out of their feed, I realized that the perfect Boing Boing filter was *, and instead I've unsubscribed. It's well worth it.

On myspace...

friends

Well, I'm not sure why but I'm now on MySpace... let the ridiculousness of ephemeral connections begin:

http://www.myspace.com/joebeone

Feel free to add me as a friend if you'd like.

I'll leave you with a lengthy quote from Matthew Haughey who recently expressed a good chunk of my disbelief with MySpace ("Myutterconfusionspace"):

The online equivalent of this is of course, Myspace. Chalk me up as another early adopter design geek that thinks he knows users inside and out. I have almost a decade of experience running my own communities and Myspace baffles me completely.

I know there are millions of young people using it, but I can barely figure out what people use their profile pages for. Sometimes there is a blog, most often it's blank. Most all of them look like 1997 guestbooks filled with pointless me too testimonials from people with equally baffling profiles. When you click from one to another to another, you are transported back to Geocities back before Yahoo bought it, flaming animated gifs and all.

I can see how Myspace looks more attractive than Friendster because you have so much more freedom with your space, but if we give users flexibility, is this really what they want?

Apple has made the iPod the most popular music player on earth, but it's clean as a whistle. How could the same people love their super sleek music player and also love the gaudy oversaturated flashing/pulsating monstrosity of their Myspace profile?

I know I'm not alone in this, but it's good to see people smarter than me are making sense of it because I've been thinking about Myspace for months and I'm still baffled as to its success (I know the social component is the biggest part, but as a designer I'm mostly focused on the membership's design output).

Next time I see Clay Shirky, I want a hug and a story of how it all makes sense somehow.

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