Out of the Loop in Silicon Valley – http://nyti.ms/buQ0J6
Happy Ada Lovelace day!
Always an interesting read: Project Censored’s Top 25 Most Censored Stories of the Year
My new favorite way to waste half an hour on the internets is blind search. Just enter a search term and compare the top results from Google, Yahoo! and Bing. There used to be a tally of the votes. When I last saw Google was leading with the best results 45% of the time. That’s about what I’ve personally found. But there are definitely instances where the others are better. Maybe PageRank has some flaws after all?
In related news, Bing has overtaken Yahoo! as the second most popular search engine. I guess we’ll see if that lasts.
According to the New York Times, 95% of blogs are abandoned.
I can believe it. I certainly thought this one was going to be a lot more interesting, but then…reality.
So, Yahoo is closing down Geocities in a few months. I am really sad about this. I had my first web site on Geocities. It was so simple and easy to use. And free! That was important for a middle/high school student like me. I’m not sure I would have gone into programming as a profession if it wasn’t for you, Geocities! Angelfire ain’t got nothing on you!
Check out the Virtual Geocities Tribute. Awesome. It needs a webring and a Geocities banner ad for it to be complete though. And, along the same vein, I conclude this post with the barbed wire separator gif that was all over my Geocities page. Because that’s some kick ass web design, natch.
Slashfood had an entry today detailing some of the food at a new Yankee Stadium. For me, it’s a welcome change from all the fawning coverage of Citi Field. What’s a Shake Shack without the ‘Shroom Burger or flavor of the day custard anyway?
The Good News: Garlic fries and zeppole
The Very, very bad: $9 for a beer?!?