Interesting development today around the need for more open standards and portability between cloud computing vendors. It is a great idea in theory, but I see it as difficult in practice to provide real portability for a complete system.
“I had a recent debate over whether a border should be 3, 4 or 5 pixels wide, and was asked to prove my case. I can’t operate in an environment like that.”—Google visual design lead Doug Bowman, who is leaving the company (via matthewb)
“Evolved individuals know that people who are not intuitive can be dangerous to work with, since they are guided solely by the current appearance of things that are in reality, changing. Evolved individuals seek out others who have intuition and vision - a form of intelligence that comes from cultivating the instincts, observing the direction of change, apprehending the evolution of ideas.”—Lao Tzu (via affremblequotes) (via etsu101)
Venetian Snares (who makes insane drum and bass/breakcore records) and John Frusciante (who makes…well, Red Hot Chili Peppers records) are joining forces as the awesomely titled “Speed Dealer Moms”. I want this album…now.
“There was no time for scholarly details, and, besides, I have always believed that a man can fairly be judged by the standards and taste of his choices in matters of high-level plagiarism.”—Hunter S. Thompson
I just realized that one of my favorite albums of 2008 was one that I haven’t even heard yet: Flying Lotus’ “Los Angeles”. It’s like a look at what would happen if Zero 7, Boards of Canada, Timbaland, and Pharrell made a record…seriously, this is an amazing bit of electronic music (I hate that term).
I caught Nick Zuber as the opener for Howie Day on his new tour and he is a really great song writer…this is from his “Out on a Limb” EP, you can also buy some of his stuff on amazon and through his myspace page.
Nine inch nails, Jane’s Addiction, and Tom Morello’s new band “Streetsweeper” released a free EP of new music to promote their upcoming live tour together. I’m not a huge fan of Boots Riley, but Morello has always been able to create iconic guitar riffs in his sleep…things don’t look to have changed.