Claim Chowder: Ping Is the Last Nail in the Coffin for MySpace

Oh yeah, remember Ping?


Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear.


Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear.


Remember that gig that was rained out that one time (two times, actually)?  We’re having it indoors now, so be there or be square.

Proof of Verizon / Netflix manipulations

ISHCABITTLE turned 4 today!

xoxo by Moniker

Very nearly the best thing ever written for the web.  Instantly fun, instantly addictive.

inessential: Early Thoughts on WWDC 2014

It was like the greatest Christmas ever — and then Santa Claus hung out so you could take selfies with him.

I’m just going to leave this here.


Morning On Mars

 Martian sunrises, as seen by the HiRISE orbiter

(Source:, via snack-tray)


This concept, by Jay Machalani, is pretty much exactly what I want. Especially on the iPad.

It won’t happen in iOS 8, of course. But let’s cross our fingers for something like this in iOS 9. 

[via 9to5 Mac]

Power breakfast.

So which is it?

The latest crop of iOS 8 rumor reporting claims that iOS 8, when used on the iPad, will have multitasking support for side-by-side application usage.  For an immediate feel for what that might look and behave like, check out OS Experience, a jailbreak tweak that adds windowing and side-by-side multitasking to jailbroken iPads.

While this sounds plausible, we were also told several weeks ago that OS X 10.10, because it is such a huge redesign, required the teams at Apple to take focus away from iOS and concentrate on 10.10.  This also sounds just as plausible, but the two don’t mix.

Listening to this week’s The Prompt, the gentlemen discuss the ramifications of iOS 8 multitasking implemented in this manner, this idea of side-by-side apps.  They are apprehensive about such a thing, and discuss the many caveats and complications that arise from such a large restructuring of the iOS paradigm.  You know, the paradigm in which the home button takes you home, the simple one.  Gleaning from this conversation had by three people who are not on the Apple design team, you could say that such a feature would be very complicated to implement.

So as the title of this post asks, which is it?  Are we getting a massive update to OS X, or a completely new multitasking implementation in iOS?  Do you not also get the feeling that rumors have no memory for previous rumors?

Gaia Gardens, East Lake Commons, and Slow Food Atlanta are partnering once again for the 2014 Edition of Bazaar Bizarro, a country fair and exhibition on an organic farm in the city on Sunday, May 18, from 11am-4pm.  The day will include fantastical aerialist and acrobatic performances, fun games, great food, and a stellar line-up of bands.  All proceeds benefit Slow Food Atlanta.  Tickets can be reserved at or  Tickets will be for sale at the door on the day of, too.  Gaia Gardens is located at 900 Dancing Fox Rd, Decatur, GA, 30032.
Please come to my first performance!  I’ll be playing at 12:20PM, I hope to see you there!

Why Apple Is Buying Beats - stratechery by Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson breaks it all down for you.