Penny Arcade – The Sound Of A Klaxon – Regarding the iPhone 4: "She sees that phone the same way she would see a hat, or a ladle. If you had a ladle and you tried to get soup with the ladle but the soup came out, or fell out, or whatever the culinary equivalent of a lost call is, she would try to break it over her knee before throwing it in the garbage."
Prince Declares Internet Over – Yes, that Prince. The Artist Formerly Known As might actually become "formerly known" among the next generation with his mysterious disappearance from the Internet. Strangely, I hear his music on Pandora. Maybe that won't be for much longer. "Unlike most other rock stars, he has banned YouTube and iTunes from using any of his music and has even closed down his own official website."
The Lazy Way to Investment Success – I'm not sure I like the term "lazy" for this style — you still need to do your due diligence on picking the index funds or ETFs, but I like the simplicity of the style.
Big Fat Deal » Jay McCarroll On Celebrity Weight Loss – "Because you have an audience, and people rooting you on, and then suddenly that audience feels ownership in your results. And so then you’re like Carnie Wilson or Kirstie Alley, constantly having to publicly humble yourself and beg forgiveness for gaining the weight back."
You Meet The Nicest People Making Videogames — Kickstarter – "I'd like to drive all over the country over the course of a month, late this summer, and interview as many independent game developers as I can find, from every different stripe. Then, I'll edit the footage into a documentary, which I'll give away freely over the Internet, for the world to enjoy." I'm supporting it — I want to see more small business/indie game devs highlighted. Also, that's my dear Gregory in that trailer, looking marvelous.
Slaying relational dragons – Great piece on an appropriate use of document DBs. I really could have used this about a year ago for a ground-up project I did at work that had ridunkulous queries. The comments have great discussion of OLTP vs OLAP vs. Doc DB and whether Ayende's approach is an anti-pattern.
Coding Horror: The Non-Programming Programmer – Unfortunately, I’ve worked with a programmer who truly could not program, and it wasn’t pleasant. He talked a decent game and was crunk about technology, but he couldn’t bang out solutions to problems, and we all paid for it. That said, I’m in the middle of Seth Godin’s “Linchpin”, and while if you’re looking for a programmer, you should screen for that, rapport and general intelligence are pretty damn important. Also: I really like Noahlz’s February 22, 2010 6:48 PM comment in that thread.
Your goals suck | Johnny B. Truant – Really good article on getting your priorities right. "You can earn and earn and save and save with the hopes of one day traveling the world, or you can set your priorities straight and do it now."