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Blogger Outed: ‘Fake Steve’ is Dan Lyons – Yahoo! News

Blogger Outed: ‘Fake Steve’ is Dan Lyons – Yahoo! News

At long last, someone has cracked one of the technology world’s biggest mysteries — the identity of Fake Steve, a sharp-tongued blogger who had tech aficionados in stitches with a satiric diary purporting to be from Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

Now for the really good part: Both the blogger and the guy who outed him are from staunch bastions of Old Media, Forbes magazine and The New York Times.

In a story published on Monday, Brad Stone of the Times outed Dan Lyons, a technology editor at Forbes, as the author of “The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs,” a daily account of events in the tech industry as seen through a caricature of Jobs. The blog can be found at http://fakesteve.blogspot.com/.

 

Wow. I didn’t really know about this blog except for a brief post on Digg and maybe being on the front page a couple of times. While I don’t find this that interesting, it does involve the social internet and how people interact with each other… so how can I not add it to the archive?

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August 7, 2007 Posted by | Business, Culture, Tech | Leave a comment

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows « The Singing Stranger

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – plot spoiler and full text « The Singing Stranger

Yet another top WordPress blog post on the wonders of which is Harry Potter and the Deathly (real word?) Hollows. Considering that the movie is out and the book comes out today (Saturday 07/21/07) I am sure the posts and articles on this book will continue into next week.

The blog post does go into what is believed to be the ending of the book. People dead, people alive, people married with children… All of this for download. I guess the big question of the day is will this effect sales? Will someone buy it today and then post the WHOLE book?

Personally, I think the book is a collectible and kids, as savvy as they are about being online, will probably want the physical book in their hands. Then again, when it comes to kids, who knows. I also wonder if this kind of thing will push the web further and further into the sites of lawyers and lawsuits.

Well, that is my comment… here are some other people”s thoughts on the blog post:

  1. Grace Says:
    July 19th, 2007 at 7:38 pm I am so outraged. How can you end seven books with ‘All was well.’? I don’t want to hear that! I want deaths and things which make you go ‘oooh!’. That brings a whole damn new meaning to the word ‘pants’. Plus, how can Harry Potter lead a normal life after all of that? The trauma, for one thing, I imagine would be a problem. Poor Ginny, I bet all the romance has gone from the relationship now Harry’s not likely to die. Good for Ron and Hermione though. The two better characters got hitched. Good. I am such a Potter geek…I think I’ll leave it at that.
  2. Lee Fan Quo Says:
    July 20th, 2007 at 7:28 am Dunno, kinda sounds suspiciously like it was ripped off The Secret Life of Douglas Manson (written by Robert Sturtevant). The similarities are pretty extreme. And how come both have a villain named Severus who dresses all in black yet is complex and contradictory inside? There are just two many similarities here for my liking. Read both books back to back and you’ll see what i mean. And Hermione’s like a weaker version of Lei-Ling. What do you think?

 26 comments in total. Go check it out and voice your opinion.

July 21, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Business, Culture, Entertainment, Family | 1 Comment

WOW… I Have Been So Neglectful!!!

For some reason, I feel that WordPress just exploded or great blog posts or something…. maybe its just me. On top of that, allot is going on the web as well. From Harry Potter to Green Sneakers.

This blog is supposed to be a report (and a opinion) on what is going on with the people of  the community  that is now the internet and I have SO FAILED you.

Well, that is about to change.

Yeah, I know, some of you guys think my website is soooooooooooo lame. Who wants to read comments of some guy replying to a blog post? LOL Well, many years ago I discovered that its those comments (along with the original post whether it be a blog, a message board post or a “normal” website) help create what I call a KNOWLEDGE BASE.

All sorts of info can be found in the comments as well as the article itself. Some articles are edited BECAUSE of the comments.

I just think with individuals blogging, individuals commenting, individual sharing photos, music and art along with individuals creating new ways to interact socially on the web… well, I think somebody ought to record what is people are saying and doing. Its entertaining, educational and you can really see what is going on in culture and life.

So watch out world (the internet world that is), I’m a comin at ya!!!

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July 20, 2007 Posted by | Beginnings, Culture, Education, Entertainment | Leave a comment

Alvin and the Chipmunks Poster – I Watch Stuff

Alvin and the Chipmunks Poster – I Watch Stuff

Looks like the chipmunks are back with some sort of 2007 look (that I do not like). Go ahead and click the link… now come back (please)… what is that?Someone decided to turn Simon into Hip-Hop Hooray for some reason? He could have stayed in the nerd look…

Well, here are my picks for best comments in this blog post:

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July 19, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Culture, Entertainment, Family, Movies, Music | 1 Comment

The year’s ten best rap albums so far

The year’s ten best rap albums so far

Bryancrowford.com has come up with an apparently controversial list of the best 10 rap albums for 2007. Plently of people had something to say about the list:

Posted by: dameSTAtus | Jul 6, 2007 3:28:51 PM

Pretty crap year, I agree. Not only did I only buy one cd on that list, but it’s the only one I listen to. I did cop the newish High Priest disc, which is pretty good spliff music, but it’s probably too weird/backpacky for most of you.

Well over 4+ comments on the issue. If your interested check it out and make some noise in the comments.

July 16, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Celebrity, Culture, Entertainment, Music | Leave a comment

Nah Right » Blog Archive » Busta = Definitely Going to Prison

Nah Right » Blog Archive » Busta = Definitely Going to Prison

852 Responses!!!

There are allot of “well wishers” when it comes to music artist Busta Rhymes current court cases. Apparently many feel that there is no way he is going to get off mostly because he was caught red handed in  some of the crimes that they are trying to convict him for.

Feel free to express your opinion on the trils and tribulations of being Busta on Na Right’s blog.

July 16, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Celebrity, Culture, Government | Leave a comment

New Transformers Series Coming to Cartoon Network

New Transformers Series Coming to Cartoon Network

If the image of what the show is going to look like actually true (the image is on the right in the article), then I don’t think it will be that great. It will be on the Cartoon Network and of course Hasbro will be on the team.

Now, there are actually NO COMMENT on this blog about this. I am actually shocked that no one has said anything directly on the blog especially considering that Transformers will be coming out next week (and that most people on Digg are tech geeks… yeah, this blog post was featured on Digg just a few minutes ago) .

Well there are comments on Digg about this. 31 comments currently… which is kinda low considering the topic…

My favorite comment so far was made by Gotar:

Loonatics anyone?

LOL!!! If anybody remembers the Loonatics (a futuristic version of Bugs Bunny and crew), it was not that good (but at the same time it was… which is kind of odd). Let hope that the new new NEW Transformers (Generation… what are they u to now… 10?) does better than that. And lets hope that they keep the transforming sound… because if they don’t

June 26, 2007 Posted by | Blog Post Review, Culture, Entertainment, Family, Movies, TV | Leave a comment

Et Cetera: Publick and Privat Curiosities Harlem’s Painted Lady: 65 East 125th Street «

Et Cetera: Publick and Privat Curiosities Harlem’s Painted Lady: 65 East 125th Street «

This was a featured blog post on WordPress many days ago, but I just saw it only a couple of days ago. At any rate, I find this blog post very enlightening. What a wonderful idea to take it upon yourself to chronicle the life of an areas environment. This must take allot of fortitude to continue to do ‘caue we are talking about years, even decades of history being captured.

I am very into spacial environments and how they are designed and how they end up working. Its the reason why I went into Architecture many many years ago. What I am glad to see is that many other people find it interesting too. Plenty of people commented on the work being done here.

This blog post has 33 comments and all of them are insightful and help to create a place where you are safe to think and write what YOU think. I think this is someplace you should take a look at… again.

The most interesting comment:

  1. Jim d’Esterhazy Says:
    June 8th, 2007 at 6:01 pm As a native New Yorker exiled in Florida, it’s interesting, but sad, to have the deterioration documented. On a recent trip back to my old neighborhood, the decline was similar, but to my amazement there was one street – for at least a four block stretch- that had remained the same since the 60’s. I was amazed and curious. What imunity did those four blocks have that shielded them from the decay all around them? It would be interesting to find out.

June 26, 2007 Posted by | Beginnings, Blog Post Review, Business, Culture, Economy | 1 Comment

Featured Comment: by obliviousfool on 6/25/07

The Place:

Dry cleaner WINS in $54 million dollar BS suit – There is hope after all!

obliviousfool on 6/25/07
(On Digg, this comment got 109 positive digg votes… including mine)

I don’t think the guy bringing the lawsuit ever thought he was going to win. He wanted to waste the dry cleaners’ time like he felt his time was wasted by them regarding the pants. He was basically abusing the justice system to make a point. IOW, the guy is a complete d*ck.

I think this comment pretty much sums up what could have been going on in the platiffs mind. I guess he figured he would never win such a lawsuit and NEVER get the amount he was asking for, but he just wanted to get back at the cleaners for losing his pants.

In other words this was the  most fantasically stupid lawsuit I have ever heard of. I think he should pay for the court fees, pay for the cleaners lawyers, and pay for the shop owners lost time dealing with this mess. I think the judge’s court record should be reviewed, I think he should be censured and maybe even thrown off the bench because OBVIOUSLY his judgment is impaired. Even if he did this to waste time and money of at the cleaners expense, asking for 51 million (and crying because of the “pain” he was in after loosing his pants) was the most absurd thing in this case.

The runner up for featured comment in this post is this…. I can’t believe that the cleaners offered the judge 12,000 to settle the case…  holycrapitsed certainly must have felt that, out of the whole case, this was the most ridiculous item.

June 26, 2007 Posted by | Business, Culture, Digg, Featured Comment, Government | Leave a comment

Eye on Flickr: Blue Ribbon Photography Group

Flickr: Blue Ribbon Photography [Invited Images ONLY] {NEW CONTEST}

Young Fisheman by i b u

Uploaded on June 25, 2007
by i b u

This photo comes with a poem:

I was too young to take it all in. I was too young to even realize I was young. I was just living my life.
The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything. And now I know how to catch FISH. 

 

The members of this group community seem very active here. One of the first that I have seen that really use the message forum feature on Flickr (use as in other members actually interact on the forum). Continue reading

June 26, 2007 Posted by | Culture, Flickr, Lifestyle, Photography | Leave a comment