2004年11月的帖子

Rilo Kiley

I love finding out 亚博体育app下载苹果版 cool new bands.  Rilo Kiley fits that bill.

他们有一个替代/乡村/摇滚音响介于两者之间路面Bettie Serveert

While the guitar playing is great, the thing that really does it for me is singer Jenny Lewis’ vocals.  If I didn’t know, I’d swear it was Carol van Dijk from Bettie Serveert, and I love Carol’s vocals.

以下是他们最佳唱片的几首曲目,执行万物

壮观的景色

伸胳膊

Rilo Kiley也有一张新专辑,更有冒险精神那个亚马逊2004年度最佳榜单, and that’s how I found out 亚博体育app下载苹果版 them.

我希望你喜欢他们。

我最喜欢的50张专辑(续)

I’ve taken my time adding another record to this list.  It is, as my brother Rod said in his comments, "a monumental task".  It is also, as my friend Bob said in his comments, " An age old effort, which never fails to satisfy".  I hope its more of the latter and less of the former for all of our sakes.

With that said, I am going to add a new album to the list every week until I get to 50 (albums not years!).  That should make it less "monumental" and more "satisfying", at least for me.

本周的补充,部分是由U2无处不在的公共电视广播以及我本周的私人电视广播引起的,是他们最好的专辑,约书亚树

我知道泰德和托尼有偏爱令人难忘的火灾, driven at least in part by U2’s greatest song, Bad.  And Bob is a fan ofAchtung宝贝.  I like that record too and I also really like所有你不能留下的东西

但是约书亚树是我永远无法获得的U2记录,比如The Stones'Exile,所以这就是为什么它最终出现在我最喜欢的50个名单上。

爆炸电视(续)

拉法特阿里指向acNet文章亚博体育app下载苹果版 Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, and AOL’s efforts to add video to their search offerings.

I’ve talked 亚博体育app下载苹果版 some of this in我之前爆炸的电视帖子(我希望TypePad支持更好的方式链接到同一主题的多个帖子)。

这些东西的近期影响,特别是谷歌的努力,将会被那些已经在商业信息服务领域占据领先地位的公司所感受到,批判性提及ShadowTV, 和别的。

Longer term, however, I think this may well be how we watch TV.  Check outJohn Battelle的未来主义愿景on this one.  It’s coming, and not so far fetched as it might seem.

谷歌本地vs.Yahoo! Local

马丁托比亚斯指出谷歌的测试版谷歌本地并给出他的批评。

I agree with all of Martin’s criticisms.  Google Local isn’t ready for prime time yet.

My favorite implementation of local "search" is Yahoo! Local.

Here is a Yahoo! Local map of我们的办公地点,附有所有附近的自动柜员机.  This is a really great service.

The one thing that’s missing from Yahoo! Local that Google Local does deliver is a simple search interface.

We’ll have to see if Yahoo! can get their front end right before Google gets their back end right.

电子邮件是“老式的”?

韩国,可能是世界上技术最先进的社会,电子邮件使用率大幅下降在年轻一代中。

It seems that SMS, instant messenger (IM), and blogs (called "one man media" in the linked article) are the favored forms of communication.

SMS和IM的同步性质是首选,因为根据文章:

李教授说:“新一代人讨厌痛苦,等待并倾向于立即表达自己的感受。”“电子邮件的衰落是反映新一代特征的自然结果。”

This is not particular to Korea.  I see it in my own kids.  They prefer IM and SMS over email by a long shot. 

这是一个有趣的趋势,一个值得关注的一个。

FCC会调节卫星广播吗?

Readers of this blog will know that I’ve written a lot 亚博体育app下载苹果版 broadcast radio vs satellite radio. 我一直在说通过卫星广播的炒作被夸大了,广播电台不会很快消失。

Well now it comes to light that satellite’s ace in the hole, free speech, may not last.  That’s right,FCC可能会追随卫星

杰夫贾维斯指出了这一点a post he wrote today

I would say this, if I were a radio broadcaster, I’d be petitioning the FCC over this for sure.  How is it fair that satellite gets a free ride to say whatever they want over regulated airwaves and broadcast does not? 

Broadcast radio will have the technology in place to operate subscriptions channels with HD radio in the very near future.  Does this mean that the FCC will have to apply whatever rules they apply to satellite to those paid channels?

It’s a huge issue for satellite and I hope the investors in those stocks are thinking 亚博体育app下载苹果版 this the right way.

Now all that said, I am a fan of free speech, as is Jeff and most intelligent people in this country.  I’d rather see the FCC stay out of this whole issue entirely, but that’s not likely as long as we have our current administration in power. 

So get ready for the fight over censorship in subscription media.  It’s next.

本周的MP3

The thanksgiving holiday was an excellent opportunity to listen to a bunch of music.  The two albums that got by far the most airtime were Eminem’s安可,全家人的最爱,和U2的如何拆除原子弹

我不能在两者之间做出选择,所以本周我要用本周的两个MP3播放。

From Encore, I’ve got to go with the title track and the last and best song on the record.  It’s such a pleasure to hear DrDre and Eminem go at it together with some help from 50 Cent.  DrDre是嘻哈界最伟大的天才,他的两个保护者对他有正义感这个

我还必须选择U2唱片的最后一首曲目,标题为耶和华.  Bono gets religious on us with this one.  When U2 does these anthem style ballads with the Edge’s guitar cranking in and out, I can’t resist.  Vertigo is getting the airtime right now, but I think Yahweh is the best song on this record.

重塑社会保障

看完之后the front page story in today’s Times 亚博体育app下载苹果版 Social Security, The Gotham Gal asked me the question I’ve been wondering 亚博体育app下载苹果版 as well.

当所有退休人员炸毁他们投资于投机情况的“个人投资账户”时,谁会救助他们?

I am no fan of our current social security system.  My social security payroll taxes are going to fund the current retiree’s benefits, not my future benefits.  This is a huge ponzi scheme that is going to blow up at some point when there are more retirees to carry than current workers can support.

So reforming this system makes sense.  And making it a "pay for your own benefits" system is a worthy cause.  But allowing participants to manage their own account doesn’t seem to make sense to me.  I hope they come to their senses 亚博体育app下载苹果版 that.

As for the "huge borrowing" referred to in the Times article that will be required to transform the system, it seems to me that this is the money that will be required to finance all the benefits that aren’t going to be funded with the ponzi scheme anymore.  It’s an unwinding of the ridiculous way we’ve financed social security for the past 70 years.

I am all for taking our medicine and recognizing the huge liability that we’ve been taking on.  If it requires "huge borrowing", so be it.  We’ve borrowed the money one way or another, so putting it on the books seems like the wise thing to do.

成长得太快?

Ipod_kid“纽约时报”的“每周回顾”部分有Benedict Carey的作品that discusses the pros and cons of kids growing up on iPods, cell phones, and videogames.  It contrasts this world with the world I grew up in where our toys were lincoln logs, erector sets, and legos.

我的孩子们当然更喜欢iPod,手机和电子游戏,而不是像legos,lincoln原木和竖立装置,尽管他们确实/确实玩过我这世代的玩具。

But I am not sure that this new technology driven age is all that bad for kids.  My generation grew up on TV bigtime.  And we seem to be coping pretty well with all that the world is throwing at us.

I also think the notion that iPods, cell phones, and videogames don’t lead to imaginative play is wrong. 

Hpim0890Earlier this week Josh and his friends were playing with my iPod on the way back from playing football in the park.  They came up with a whole story 亚博体育app下载苹果版 the music they were listening to and decided to make a movie 亚博体育app下载苹果版 it when they got home with our digital video cameraThere was a ton of imagination, creative energy, and kids being kids in that situation. 

Technology is a fact of our lives and our kids are figuring out how to relate to it in the way that kids deal with everthing.  And that’s just fine with me.

我的博客照片

I started this blog 亚博体育app下载苹果版 14 months ago.  For the first 10 months, I had a picture of me and Josh going up to Beano’s Cabin at Beaver Creek.

今年我的生日,我把那张照片拿下来换了一张新照片, again of me and Josh, at summer camp visiting day. 

Well a number of people, including Jessica and Emily, have asked me why I always have a photo of me and Josh on my blog.  Mostly its because I loved those two photos and what they meant to me.

But I’ve found one to replace it.  This one of me and Emily at a friends Bar Mitzvah last weekend.

这个人会熬夜,直到我找到另一个好的,希望与Jessica或Joanne在其中。