Eric give us some good tips for living in a SF universe.
Fourteen punctuation marks that (some people) never knew existed. Yeah, type is fun. Most of these aren't used in the US. Includes an interrobang for Dan. Oh look, the snark (which I don't believe is in anybody's font glyph set). (Grokked from Teresa Nielsen Hayden)
"Apple’s way of getting you to buy a new phone is to make you really happy with your current one, whereas apparently Android phone makers think they can get you to buy a new phone by making you really unhappy with your current one." With the data to back it up. And people keep telling me how smart Android users are, or how smart modern business people are. Say, remember back in, oh, I think it was the early 90s in the last major recession, one airline had a commercial about "customer service" and the value of face to face communications instead of phone conferences and emails. It ended with the CEO saying he was going to visit that customer that fired them (because of lousy service). Do we really need to keep being reminded of these basic business lessons? Oh, wait, the new shiny changes everything. (Pointed to by Dan)
"… (T)he China-US seesaw is about to swing the other way. Offshoring is out, 're-inshoring' is the new fashion… (I)ntended or not, the Fed's zero rates and $2.3 trillion printing blitz have brought matters to an abrupt head for China… The switch in advantage to the US is relative. It does not imply a healthy US recovery." In part to the shale-oil/gas revolution and rising cost in China, things are shifting back toward the US. Some interesting economic thoughts. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
The new Canadian pipeline will go through a portion of the Ogallala Aquifer? Unicorns on popsicle sticks, double plus ungood, folks. (Grokked from Teresa Nielsen Hayden)
Tweet of my heart:
@crookedfootball: Rule of thumb: if something or someone makes a point of describing self as neither left-wing or right-wing, they're right wing.