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Archive for January, 2009

Conspiracy Rocks! —

A little funny story has come to a close and you’re going to benefit. I’ve mentioned it before; when I was in college, I did the animation and art direction for a parody of Schoolhouse Rock cartoons, called Conspiracy Rock, about the Kennedy Assassination (done to the tune of “A Noun’s a Person, Place or […]

Green, With Envy —

Ah, it’s like Christmas, or maybe just like finding something broken downstairs. When a rush of people come to this site for the first time, perhaps because of a prominent posting or my causing trouble in other circles, the opinions arrive with them, variant and colorful. I find people with all sorts of opinions on […]

Conversation With a Dead Guy —

OK, so because I wrote some stuff about my opinion about black-box shared resources and its consequence on data sustainability, I have gotten a lot of attention from a lot of people, some positive and some negative. We’ll set the positives aside, and most of the negatives, as well. Many negatives are from people who confused […]

Rolling On The Floor Meowing —

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending ROFLthing, a smaller form of ROFLcon, the Conference of Internet Memes. Held in New York City, it was a one-day event with a collection of speakers, guests, and as it turned out, a couple hundred attendees and press/documentary people. As one of the speakers, I had […]

On Comments and Commentary —

I have a policy about comments. I probably should put it somewhere. How about here! Some weblogs are in the business of hits. Among the things they do to ensure hits, besides writing about subjects that Adwords says a lot of people want to know about, is to try to keep a good frothy conversation […]

The Melee —

For nearly a week, I’ve had a window open on a news story. I’m mostly writing this because if I don’t do it, this window will stick around forever, begging me to do something with it. The news story is a basic one. I’m pasting it here and here’s a link to it. Father and […]

And Now, a Musical Interlude —

Some footage I recorded at a MC Frontalot concert last year. The first song is his now-refined, awesomely delivered version of the song he wrote for GET LAMP, “It is Pitch Dark”. Enjoy. MC Frontalot at Harper’s Ferry (Allston, MA) (2008) from Jason Scott on Vimeo.


This will be the last time I go along this area of discussion for a while because it’s just going to get very old very quickly. But I wanted, in one place, a quick manifesto/rant about this position. So here we go. FUCK THE CLOUD. By the cloud, of course, I mean this idea that […]

Google Catalogs, RIP —

I’m rather conflicted about the death of Google Catalogs, an excellent tech demonstration by Google of reading and browsing through catalogs of all stripe, implementing near-seamless searching of the content via OCR, so you could search for, say, “tuna hat” and if any of their catalogs (which went into the hundreds) had a tuna hat, […]

Haloooooooooooooooooooooooooh. —

To everyone I have ever played a game of Halo with, who was spectacularly good when their levels indicated they had barely started within the game; to all those folks whose profile implied they were but mere novices in the Halo 3 universe and yet showed surgeon-like precision in playing against me, utilizing tricks I’d […]