Is it Worthy? Seth Godin has been even more prolific than usual with a number of meaningful posts like "Is it Worthy?" In it he makes us ask questions like "Is being negative or bitter or selfish within reason in face of how extraordinarily lucky we were to have been been born here and born now?" And "What if this were my last post? Would this post be worthy?" As for the "if this were my last post" question, a song that inspires in the same way is Bruce Cockburn's "Last Night of the World" from his Breakfast in New Orleans album. (3rd track on the Last.fm album playlist link.)
Sometimes you shouldn't have a "Blog" link. I stumbled on this actress's site through one of my Stylin source feeds. High-dollar, good looking site until you click on the "Blog" link and see a lonely "Welcome to my Blog" post on a Live Spaces account dated March 17th. Lose the link, Josie.
Yang as Sport. Hilarious "Confession: Sue Decker hits me, and I'm too ashamed to seek help" from Secret Steve Jobs Diary. "...Then she hit me. And now she's doing this crazy reorg. Just because some dicks from McKinsey told her it was the thing to do." And closing with "Oh, she works it hard, with her cute little Meg Ryan look-alike thing. Trust me. It's all an act. She's an assassin in high heels." From my Everyman observations it does seem that Decker has become the face of Yahoo lately.
Web Design cost numbers. This is another site I found through my Stylin feeds, a web design firm called Insight Studios. I clicked around a bit and read the "How much is this going to cost?" page. I thought, geez, that's a lot! And then after thinking about it realized those numbers were pretty close, at least from my experience doing Community Server sites. $3499 for the design, $179 per page of content, etc.
Why Bernie is the best. We Vermonters sure like our United States Congressmen. This slick email newsletter from Bernie Sanders (The Bernie Buzz) actually motivates you to read what's happening, more so than Congress.org or some of the other newsletters that hit my inbox. Another recommendation is the RSS feed of our U.S. House Representative Peter Welch, which is quite active and a valuable service for the citizenry. "Citizenry." That's a great word.
The Netflix Survey Guy needs to be fired. I received an invitation to complete a questionnaire from Netflix on my Roku experience. I think the Roku is fantastic, so yeah, I'll participate. What a mistake. It was my first negative experience associated with the Roku, that's for sure. The survey was at least 9 pages, all answers were required, and at the end of the 9th page there was a bug that prevented me from completing the survey to get any payoff for my efforts. Netflix actually paid someone for that? They would have been better ponying up $3499 for some web design work.