Monthly Archives: September 2011

Testing a change in the Facebook social contract

If you are so inclined (and we are not Facebook friends), you can now subscribe to my public updates there. I’m still a little skeptical of this fundamental change in the way Facebook operates — effectively putting the final nails in the coffin of the original Facebook social contract — and so I reserve the right to turn this off at any time. (Truth be told, Google+ is way better for long-form social networking.) I’m more curious to see how well it works — I feel like it could be confusing. If you want to read more about it, ReadWriteWeb founder Richard MacManus goes in-depth with it (and demonstrates how it works via my profile).

New In Windows 8: The Frowny Face of Sad


My first impression of Windows 8: A BSOD in Segoe font with a new addition I call the Frowny Face of Sad. You could call it FFS, which also is an acronym I used to shout frequently at Vista. (I leave it as an exercise to the reader to determine this additional meaning.) To be fair, it appears to be related to an ACPI 2.0 requirement that VMware Fusion, my virtualization software of choice, currently doesn’t seem to support. Oracle’s VirtualBox works, though, so I will give that a try at a more sane hour.