I Played with Microsoft's Surface

It did about as much as I expected.

Update: @MS_SurfaceEvang and others on Twitter requested some more photos of the ad, so I took some on my way home the other day.

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The Jobs Zuckerberg Comparison or The Emotional Roller Coaster of Facebook's Stock

Investors’ love for Facebook drove interest in its IPO to extreme levels, and the same herd mentality is now working in reverse, said Chiagouris.

'Facebook’s stock price will eventually get to a point where its valuation is unrealistic,' he said. 'To turn that decline around, Facebook has to do a major move -- one would be to replace top management.'

While Mark Zuckerberg is clearly inventive, no one will ever ...

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We Are Infinite: The Perks of Being A Wallflower Film Review

Last night I had the pleasure of seeing The Perks of Being A Wallflower before its official premiere in Toronto; getting the opportunity to meet and talk with Stephen Chbosky one-on-one afterwards was fabulous as well.

I wasn't sure what to expect before the movie started. The Perks was, neigh is, one of the most influential and touching books I've ever read. I remember being given a copy ...

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Hey GOP, You Guys Do Remember It's an Election Year, Right?

Sen. Stacey Campfield (R), TN:

My understanding is that it is virtually — not completely, but virtually — impossible to contract AIDS through heterosexual sex.

Perhaps you guys should go take a sex education class what with this confusion with legitimate rape non-pregnancy business and straight folk – not completey, but virtually – being immune to AIDS. Shit, on second thought, maybe you should retry college all together (or high school for that matter).

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There's No Open Position for "Denter of the Universe"

For few months now I have been working for a company doing process improvements and innovations. Not to toot my own horn, but things I've created have rolled out to the entire company already; I'm working on a presentation for next week that will, hopefully, have the same results.

I've been doing this more or less as an independent contractor. When my projects started showing real results ...

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Nick Heer's PR Speak Translation

Therefore, there is no net neutrality violation.

Boom, check that loophole shit out. Tell me that ain’t clever.

Great AT&T PR speak translation by Nick Heer.

Can't say I'm surprised by all of this; I jumped ship to Verizon last summer before the 4S launch to get their unlimted data plan and avoid the shitty AT&T service in Chicago.

↬ Jim Dalrymple

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Stay Classy Missouri

Todd Akin, GOP Missouri Senate candidate:

First of all, from what I understand from doctors, (pregnancy from rape) is really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. Akin told KTVI-TV in a clip posted to YouTube by the Democratic super PAC American Bridge.

I wish that was a fucking joke. Go McCaskill; 'nough said.

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I hadn't heard anything more about the Megabus crash(es) until I had a conversation with my father. A quick google search lead me to this Chicago Tribune article by by Jon Hilkevitch from the 17th.

The buses in both incidents were heavily loaded and operating on extremely hot days, two key factors that cause stress on tires, authorities said.


A tire on a motorcoach loaded beyond its ...

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White Terrorist Versus Terrorist

  1. White terrorists are called “gunmen.” What does that even mean? A person with a gun? Wouldn’t that be, like, everyone in the US? Other terrorists are called, like, “terrorists.”
  2. White terrorists are “troubled loners.” Other terrorists are always suspected of being part of a global plot, even when they are obviously troubled loners.

Juan Cole nails it.

Think about it: when you watched or read about the shooting in ...

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Managing Email Realistically

To effectively manage our email, we have to accept a few basic truths. They’re hard truths, but that only makes them even more valuable. Here they are:

  1. What’s important to other people is not (as) important to you.
  2. You are inherently lazy and egocentric.
  3. Ruthlessness is a hell of a time-saver.

Matt Gammell has some great suggestions for taking care of your huge inbox queue. Truth be told ...

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