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By Jay Bushman I didn’t notice anything on the first day. I was always good at blocking out distractions and focusing on the task at hand. And putting your own needs to the side for the sake of the work is a necessary corporate survival skill. I do recall that late that afternoon, while sitting at my desk I noticed an electric feeling in the air behind me. In the same way you sometimes hear a high-pitched whine that vanishes before you can figure out if it’s coming from one of your computers, or if it’s the death shriek of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2009 at My Super First Day
It is kinda awesome, isn't it? Deep inside the heart of the Entertainment-Industrial complex where I spend my day cube-cropping, we have a monthly lunch where we share examples of Teh Cool. We had one today, and I told the story to much enjoyment. At last, evidence that Twitter can be monetized. ("Monetized" is rapidly becoming by least favorite word in the language. It's overtaken "metrics" as a noun, and is close to eclipsing "proactive.") Despite it's reputation as a real-time, up to the minute, hyper-focused medium, I think the response you get from Twitter is often diffuse, oblique. It can come back at you from a completely different strand of the web. Which can turn it into a surprise. I love surprises.
Totally agree. I've recently heard her work for the first time, both solo and with Dresden Dolls, and O. M. F. G. How its passed me by for so long, I have no idea.
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2009 on Speaking of Creative Heroes... at Deus Ex Machinatio
Speaking as an independent content creator, I'd love to sell out. I just can't find anyone to buy. And it takes just about all I have to keep the content plates spinning, so I don't even know where I'd go to start selling out. :)
We should set up Twitter lifelines for all those who will wait on line tomorrow. We can keep them from getting bored and leaving by sending them LOLcats and Rickrolls while they wait.
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2008 on one last time . . . at WWdN: In Exile
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"They may do some more... folk dancing." Awesome story, Wil. Brings me back to the days of the Cinema 35 in Paramus, NJ. I did a spell as the Great White Virgin Hunter - I even had my own pith helmet. I was always fascinated with how Rocky could absorb any piece of pop culture that was current. We'd add Twin Peaks lines, Ren & Stimpy references, Airplane quotes. Yeah, the movie is not good. But Tim Curry gives one of the greatest performances by anybody doing anything in the history of ever. He does the rock, himself.
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My only hope is that Obama is trying to pull an Ackbar here: as Olbermann and John Dean have been saying, the FISA bill is so poorly written that it may only stop civil prosecutions of the telecoms. Not criminal cases.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2008 on EPIC FAIL at WWdN: In Exile
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Julian, the village is called Portmeirion:
Toggle Commented Jun 13, 2008 on windows open and raining in at WWdN: In Exile
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If you have time over the weekend, swing by BarCampSD. Egregious acts of geekery will be perpetrated.
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That's a nice beginning to your All-Star team. If only we could get Billmon to come out of retirement. He could be the closer.
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2008 on what scalzi said at WWdN: In Exile
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