Daily Archives: October 10, 2009

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark: Souvenir (Moby Remix)

Moby nicely freshens up this classic from OMD

YouTube – O M D ::: Souvenir (Moby Remix)


One of the reasons traditional media is in trouble: laziness and indifference

As James Fallows shows, The Washington Post in its lead editorial promoted the idea of a posthumous Nobel Prize award ito Neda of Iran nstead of it having it go to Obama. The problem is, there are no posthumous nominations for a Nobel Prize, and it says so in the FAQ on their web site.

I mean, how hard is that to fact check? It’s in the Frequently Asked Questions page of their web site! So either the writer of the editorial was too lazy to check this out or too indifferent to care one way or another.


How to Blog More / Blog Well

If you have a blog, you should consider Chris Brogan’s How to Blog Almost Every Day. Even if you never want to blog that much, the recommendations that Chris provides are useful to anyone starting or maintaining a blog.

As for me, I follow ideas 1, 2, 3, 4, 9 and 10. Number 9 is particularly good; the URL you want is this http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/by-2.0/.

If you do want to blog everyday and if you blog on wordpress.com like I do, one of the widgets you might want to add is the calendar widget.  For example, looking at my blog for September 2009, I see I blogged most days with the exception of a few.

Good luck! Let me know how your blogging is going.

Great low priced hotels in Europe you should enjoy

No doubt with the Great Recession, travel has not been a priority with most people. But if you can afford to travel, now is still a good time. Even if you are concerned about the cost of things. For the NYtimes.com has a great rundown of 100 European hotels under $150/night in this article here: 100 Hotels Under $150 – NYTimes.com

You might object, “that’s not so cheap”, and yes, you can likely find cheaper hotels. But why stay in a dump when for a bit more you can stay in some really great hotels and still not spend a ton of money. Hey, smart people like you deserve to live well and not go broke in the process. You now can have the chic without the cher.

See you there!

(Great photo of the Matisse B&B in Rome by Chris Warde-Jones for The New York Times. Doesn’t it make you want to go?)