Month: July 2008

When it comes to Espresso and Vinyl, Manual is Better


If I said, “You should suffer for your art.” Would you agree with me? If I then said that I was not talking about art, but instead coffee and music, what would you say? If I then said that suffering is pleasure, now what? The point is that there are machines that can make our lives easier, but sometimes it’s better when we do the work instead of the machine. We need look no further […]



From: To: Subject: THE TRUTH There are many things people do not know about BARACK OBAMA. It is every American’s PATRIOTIC DUTY to read this message and pass it along to all of their friends and loved ones. Barack Obama is a PATRIOTIC AMERICAN. He has one HAND over his HEART at all times. He occasionally switches when one arm gets tired, which is almost never because he is STRONG. Barack Obama wears a FLAG […]

Taking the Ting Tings: For the love of Sony BMG


[See below for update on 9 July 2008] You might be thinking that this post is about the new debut album from The Ting Tings called “We Started Nothing.” It is. But it’s also a tale of DRM in an analog world. Let me explain. At the local independent record store in my town, they had a vinyl copy of the Ting Tings album. That link is to the vinyl edition at, but my […]