Flickr Founder: I Wish Microsoft Would Have Bought Yahoo

Here’s a different take on the Microsoft/Yahoo fiasco. I was surprised to hear this position but after reading his comments, Flickr founder Stewart Butterfield makes sense.

Web

A Yearn to Kern: Fonts Are the Clothes That Words Wear

Font Square

TypeCon 2008 – a font conference, or as I like to call it, a “font festival”.

It was last week and presented by The Society of Typographical Aficionados. It looks like they had a great time and some interesting sessions, wish I could have attended. Alas, I’m not that involved in Fonts, Kerning and Typefaces, but I know what I like when I see it and Helvetica is it.

The National Post has quite a humorous take on the event.

Word Geek

Eureka Returns To SciFi Tuesday July 29

Eureka

Here’s a fun promo to announce Season 3 of Eureka this week. The tagline for the S3 opener is “Washington sends a “fixer” to make sure the residents are being productive citizens”.

Balancing great science fiction with humor has always been one of the biggest attractions to the show for me. Not unlike the Drew Carey sing-alongs, like this one that combines the “Time Warp” from Rocky Horror Picture Show with “Sake Your Groove Thing” from Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

Anyway, watch and enjoy and hopefully you’re fortunate enough to live in a region that receives Eureka. If you’re not and you’ve never seen it, you can watch full episodes from last season here.

Comment below if you plan on watching or have no idea what I’m talking about.

Entertainment

News From Bloggers I Follow – 7/27/08

We’ll try something a tad different in the News category by linking to stories of interest hosted by bloggers or geeky sites I read and like. Last time I checked I have almost 200 feeds, surely there’s something good in there once in a while worth calling attention to, right?

It’s also a way to send them a little link love once in a while.

- Neatorama calls out a cool game by the mint-maker Mentos. The game is called the Mentos Kiss Fight. Instead of throwing punches in this fight, it’s kisses you’re tossing out. I wonder if you can kiss below the belt and if that’s bad sportsmanship?

- The Blingdom of God, as usual identifies the more bizzare holy artifacts like this Virgin Mary USB flash drive. It has a glowing red heart that ‘beats’ when it’s connected.

- The ChattyDM is one year old and hit quality post #400 last week. Swing on over and wish the site happy b’day on the special post.

- GeeksAreSexy informs us that PS3’s WipEout delayed for failing epilepsy tests.

- According to Forever Geek, if you don’t have that Nintendo Wii yet and you’re holding out for *another* holiday season, then you’re looking forward to another shortage.

- If you’re looking for adventure but not have to actually go out and do anything, then you should look at this review at SciFi Channel on the new Indiana Jones miniatures. These are classic scenes from the Indy movies immortalized forever in miniature statues like the fist fight on the prop plane in the first movie.

- Geek’s Dream Girl takes on some of your love life questions. This weekend it was Online Dating Etiquette 101: Do You HAVE to Write Back? Head on over, ask for advice, take her online dating pole.

- Kimberly at Young Black Professional Guide brings to our attention that folks are already organizing trips to witness history – the inauguration of Barrack Obama.

- This is a pretty good anecdote at textfiles.com from Jason Scott, one of the speakers at OSCON recently. I was reading it on my mobile while out at the mall with the wife this weekend and was laughing out loud with her giving me the stink eye for paying more attention to my RSS feeds on the phone than her shopping.

Just geeky, News Links

Second Mac Clone Maker Set To Sell

“Another company is preparing to sell Intel-based computers that can run Apple’s Mac OS X. But unlike Psystar, a Florida clone maker that’s been sued by Apple, Open Tech won’t pre-install the operating system on its machines. Open Tech’s Home (equipped with an Intel dual-core Pentium processor, 3GB of memory, an nVidia GeForce 8600 CT video card and a 500GB hard drive) and XT (which includes an Intel Core 2 quad-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, an nVidia GeForce 8800 video card and a 640GB drive) machines will sell for $620 and $1,200, respectively. Open Tech is prepared to do battle with Apple if it comes after Open Tech. ‘We definitely would defend this,’ said [Open Tech spokesman] Tom. ‘The only possible case that Apple can make, the only one that has any chance, would be based on the end-user licensing agreement.’”

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