Check out this awesome video posted on the 37 signals web site last Tuesday. I’ve always enjoyed Tarantinos dialog, but this adds a whole other dimension to it.
I found this really cool regular expression widget for the Mac Dashboard. It allows you to test regular expressions against text – and puts it right at your fingertips. Nice!
Found these Apple UK commercials via Slashdot. I found them quite amusing, especially the vacation one.
Interesting article I found via slashdot called The Twilight Years of Cap’n Crunch in the Wall Street Journal. The article details the current whereabouts of John Draper, who gained fame for his hacking skills as a “phone phreak”.
Before people start pegging me as someone who only sees the positive in Starbucks as of late, it is worth mentioning that a new site, Hows That Job?, has Starbucks listed in the Bottom 5 companies. Now, the site only has 45 reviews right now (in total – with only one for Starbucks) – but it is an opposite point of view. This reviewer also qualifies the rating, saying that it was the customers that made it terrible.
A great post by Ed Gibbs entitled “Wasting Money on Expensive Enterprise Tools”. Its shocking sometimes how much money is spent on things just because they have the word “enterprise” in their description. Anyone in IT will smile to themselves when reading this post.
I found Jason Calacanis’ characterization of his blog as a business card pretty interesting. I’ve never thought of it that way. It’s definitely an interesting concept though.
Earlier this week I reviewed a book on Starbucks. Most of these books you get the “rosy view” of the world. I found this article today and was riveted by the comment thread that includes contributions by many Starbucks employees. Looks like Starbucks is, in many respects, like any other company. The thread is absolutely fascinating and worth spending the time to read every entry.
Jonna pointed me to Chumby, an open source alarm clock. According to the article, the clock will run for $150 and because of its open source nature, will have an “array of downloadable, hackable widgets”.