Nov 9th 2007 1:53PM I hate News Feed ads, so much so that I made a Greasemonkey script--ha, EXACTLY a year ago--to get rid of them:
I love ads on the web--they let me get all kinds of cool services, like Facebook, for free--but keep them out of my content areas! Especially ads like this that take brain cycles to realize they're ads. It's just as bad as magazine ads that try to look like articles (and they have the same tiny "Sponsored" at the top), and those advertisers who used to make ads that look just like the posts on WIN sites (that we quickly put a stop to). Until such ads stop trying to masquerade as content, I'm going to block them.
Nov 1st 2007 1:41PM Addendum: I just remembered that on LiveJournal, when someone leaves a comment on one of your posts, not only does the email notification include the full text of their comment, it also includes a form right in the email where you can post a reply, without even visiting the web site itself. This might only be a "Plus" feature, but it's brilliant and shows, I think, that Six Apart is focused on users, not pageviews. Facebook should steal this feature.
Nov 1st 2007 1:34PM My girlfriend was lamenting #1 just the other day, when a friend made a post on her wall that was literally two words but she had to click through to read it. Very obnoxious, and it doesn't seem to jive with the rest of the Facebook ethos. Maybe someone popular *cough*Jason*cough* should start one of those Facebook groups/petitions to get them to fix this.
#2 is also annoying. I find the metadata in Step 2 valuable, but there's no reason it couldn't all be consolidated into a single step.
Come on, Facebook, we love you, but we're busy people! Don't waste our time!
Sep 24th 2007 11:55AM Jackie, how could you forget the ORIGINAL reality show villain: Puck!
Sep 17th 2007 9:40AM It's got to be Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Jul 16th 2007 6:29PM You can make popcorn from scratch in the microwave, too. Just pour some kernels into a plain paper sack, fold the end over a few times, and nuke for a few minutes. Then add your salt and butter. No mess! It burns quicker than store-bought microwave popcorn, though, so it's wise to hang out by the microwave while it's popping and take it out a little earlier than seems necessary.
Jun 23rd 2007 2:14AM Arrrrrrrrrgh. I loved Creature Comforts when one of my friends showed me a VHS tape of the UK version back in college, and I loved the CBS version. Not even The Office made me laugh out loud as much as Creature Comforts.
Jun 18th 2007 10:13PM Here's a little-known fact: Matt Chapman actually did produce something for Adult Swim. He wrote and performed two musical numbers for the Sealab 2021 episode "Sharko's Machine." They're called "Respek Knuckles" and "The Knowledge Hat," and you can download both tunes from the Adult Swim web site for free. Links to both are on the Homestar Runner Wiki: http://rurl.org/4nc
I would love to see The Brothers Chaps do something for Adult Swim, as long as it's not H*R. I love Homestar Runner too much to see it adulterated by television network executives. Actually, TBC's "Cheat Commandos" characters would be a good fit, as they're essentially a parody of the old GI Joe cartoons. Otherwise, it would be great to see something completely new from them on television.
(Incidentially, H*R co-creator Craig Zobel broke into film recently with Great World of Sound, which was well-received on the festival circuit. I'm still waiting for it to hit Netflix.)
Jun 6th 2007 6:48PM A million furries just died of joy.
May 24th 2007 6:31PM Sounds like a great gig, Brian. AOL is definitely losing an asset.