Blog | May. 21, 2010

Here’s a chilling article from Cracked about 5 Guilty Pleasures The Web Killed.

That rant against corporate greed you made on the Nine Inch Nails forums in 1998? It’s still around, waiting to be Googled by your prospective employer. Your short-lived career as a blogger and passionate advocate of heroin legalization and lowering the age of consent to 16? That’s still floating around as well, ready to be stumbled upon by the Mormon congregation you just converted into. It’s all up there, archived forever, for your children and grandchildren to read.

This isn’t good if I ever apply for a job at, say Apple or Lego.

The stud that stands out must be hammered down

Blog | May. 20, 2010

You may recall earlier my philosophical disagreement with the American imperialism implied in the LEGO Mars Mission sets. Maybe I’m imagining things, maybe it’s because sci-fi is really the domain of social commentary, but the LEGO Space Police sets are setting an unsettling tone as well.

“If you ask me, it’s the $10 withdrawal fees that are the real crime.”

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“Freedom from Porn”

Blog | May. 15, 2010

See Steve Jobs Offers World ‘Freedom From Porn’. Some other things Apple has given us freedom from:

Then you realize when Jobs talks about freedom, he isn’t talking about freedom for the consumer — he’s talking about the freedom of his software platform.