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David Jacobs
Upper West Side
"If y'all can't cook, this doesn't concern you."<br /> — Kevin Garnett
Interests: sleeping, blogging, baseball, parenting, espresso, reading, IMing.
Recent Activity
Stretch & Bobbito's tribute to MF DOOM is well worth a listen. Many of Doom's collaborators—famous, infamous and unfamous—call in and tell stories about his incredible career. Doom's first freestyle from Stretch & Bobbito's legendary KCR show is included, about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2021 at hello typepad
Ang Lee’s Hulk is the best Marvel movie and it’s not close - it’s several tiers above all other entries in the series. It’s cinematic, challenging and radical in a way no comic movie since has been.— David Jacobs (@djacobs)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2021 at hello typepad
This year-end summary of graphics work by the team at the New York Times is extraordinary. Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2021 at hello typepad
The King Arthur Flour Bowl Scraper is on sale for 93 cents, which is a good bargain! Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2021 at hello typepad
Rest in peace to MF DOOM. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at hello typepad
Jake Dobkin took pictures of the "new" Penn Station. Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2020 at hello typepad
N.K. Jemisin has resumed blogging. Excellent! Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2020 at hello typepad
I was trying to figure when (if EVER) I last paid for MarsEdit, and I came upon this receipt from the first week of the app store - July 14, 2008. There's a lot going on there, and most of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2020 at hello typepad
In the classic Pokémon games, you have a team of 6 Pokémon that you use to battle against other trainers. In battles, type match-ups are very important, as some types of moves are “super effective” against other types. For example,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2019 at hello typepad
When writers ascribed alchemical qualities to his music, they were ignoring the literal meaning of the word, the dark art of turning base metal into gold. He would never do something like that. He reserved a special disdain for the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at hello typepad
At my age, it’s supposed to be over for me. So I had to treat it as though it were over… ‘If I didn’t have a career, what would I do?’ I would try to learn.” Good interview with NO... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at hello typepad
I'm certain the vast majority of posts I've written here have been composed in MarsEdit, and now there is a new version! I happily paid to upgrade... now if only MarsEdit could somehow get me to write more! via Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 7, 2017 at hello typepad
David Jacobs is now following Sarah
Dec 26, 2014
David Jacobs is now following Sarah
Dec 26, 2014
David Jacobs added a favorite at Noisy Decent Graphics
Jun 11, 2014
It's been formally requested in our office that we institute a moratorium on #beatstweets, but I've had a note to blog this post relating Apple's redesign of iOS 7 to the structure of the fashion industry since last July. The... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at hello typepad
David Jacobs added a favorite at mlkshk
Jan 1, 2014
David Jacobs added a favorite at Kokochi
Jan 1, 2014
A superior remix of Bagels, In Order: Sesame Everything Pumpernickel Cinnamon Raisin Rye Salt Whole Wheat/Whole Grain Onion Garlic Poppy (Via NZLE.) Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at hello typepad
All of these questions are variations on "Why did Yahoo! spend one-third of their cash on hand to buy a company that by all accounts is about to run out of money?" Read this post, and hopefully these questions will... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2013 at hello typepad
David Jacobs added a favorite at Adventures in the Pointless Forest
Apr 3, 2013
According to BuzzFeed, Google Reader Still Drives Far More Traffic Than Google+: According to data from the BuzzFeed Network, a set of tracked partner sites that collectively have over 300 million users, Google Reader is still a significant source of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2013 at hello typepad
Story from the near future: foreign govt hackers launch app w/ spying backdoor at #sxsw, pwn everyone's phone data. (Maybe already have!)— elipariser (@elipariser) March 9, 2013 This actually happened in the near past, not even the near future, in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2013 at hello typepad
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2013 on Keynote Graveyard at hello typepad
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This has long been one of my favorite slides in 29th Street Publishing's deck. Lev, not quite two, reads the New York Times' Book Review while sitting in his mother's lap. The point of the slide is that reading apps... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at hello typepad