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  • Archive for June 19th, 2007

    I <3 flickr wordpress widgets

    Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

    I just installed Josh Gerdes’ SimpleFlickr Plugin to display Chinese restaurant photos from Flickr and it was breathtakingly easy. When I saw the line of code I was suppose to drop into the page, I thought, “Is that it? That can’t be it.” It took maybe 10 minutes and it comes back with this beautiful […]

    Facebook: “When I was your age, Pluto was a planet.”

    Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

    So people in my age group have only recently gotten into Facebook (we were the Friendster generation, though I am proud to say I have a very low ID on Facebook, but never got into it since no one else I knew was in it back then). My  favorite Facebook group of all time is […]

    The chopsticks are no worse than a tattoo

    Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

    My friend quickly threw together a temporary header for the blog (displacing boats, tomatoes and puppies that came with WordPress templates), asking “is it obvious that i had to mirror the chopsticks?” Um, yes. If you look closely, you’ll see the Chinese characters on the chopsticks are backwards. But it doesn’t matter since most of the […]

    Are Chinese delivery men invisible?

    Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

    The new New York Times Cityroom blog (go Sewell!) has a piece on how delivery bicyclists must wear helmets. Many accidents like getting doored etc. Perhaps because delivery men are invisible in our eyes. The whole missing deliveryman in an elevator from 2004 plays to this theory. My friend, David Hu, once had a taste […]

    If you blog in an empty forest, will anyone hear you?

    Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

    (I wrote this post two nights ago and I guess it’s now irrelevant. I feel like this blog is like a baby born prematurely — you have to work a bit harder a bit earlier than expected, but it will all be okay in the end):  I set up this web site a few days ago […]

    Newspapers: relying on deep thoughts as much as Deep Throat?

    Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

    David Folkenflik has an NPR piece today about media depending on “conceptual scoops” — which is akin to what I call “stories that people talk about” (aka the most-emailed stories, aka, the secret weapon that newspapers will (hopefully) ultimately wield in a hyperconnected, hypermemed, hyperblogged digital media age). He interviews Phil Bennett, managing editor of The Washington, Post, who […]