Another Tyrant Not To Luv?

January 3, 2007

BitTyrant: The “Selfish” BitTorrent Client

Selfishness might work for a single person, but if everybody starts to use BitTyrant, performance will decrease. So, as the makers of the client put it: “When all peers behave selfishly, average performance degrades for all peers, even those with high capacity.”

Sounds like it will be wildly popular among 30mpbs FIOS jocks. For a while.

Goo-Goo Ga-Ga

January 3, 2007

Google Answer to Filling Jobs Is an Algorithm

Google has always wanted to hire people with straight-A report cards and double 800s on their SATs.

All who will never be remembered in the Grand Sweep Of Time.

Balzac, Baudelaire, Poe, Nerval are remembered and known (and if you have to, uh, Google that last name, you’re not as goddammed smart as you think!).

Google itself will be dust swept under the rug in twenty-five years. And that includes YouTube.

Bravo, Joel Stein!

January 3, 2007

Have something to say? I don’t care

A lot of e-mail screeds argue that, in return for the privilege of broadcasting my opinion, I have the responsibility to listen to you. I don’t. No more than you have a responsibility to read me. I’m not an elected servant. I’m an arrogant, solipsistic, attention-needy freak who pretends to have an opinion about everything. I don’t have time to listen to you. I barely have time to listen to me.

A man after my own arrhythmic heart!

I do not want a blog with a goddammed jillion readers (or as most of those jillions would “definately” rather mangle it: readrs). I have what I want: influence, not a fucking popularity contest.

Don’t email me, either!