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Successful People Teach Us How To Be Creative

The first thing you do is get an espresso machine that costs over three thousand dollars and hire a special technician to fix the machine because it breaks down all the time. If you do this, you will have the kind of coffee that will help you have good ideas.

Thanks for teaching us how [...]

NSA Spying On Normal Lawful Communications Just In Case We Might Do Evil

The genius of the NSA spying system is that it’s never in plain sight, though it’s something that we all may reasonably suspect is watching us at any moment. [...]

The Internet Now Officially Sucks

Irregular Times has been online during three different decades now. We saw the Internet begin as a nerdy curiosity, and then emerge into an awesome tool that empowered its users. Those days are over. [...]

Puke Different

Hey, Apple geniuses: Technology that brings users a lively feeling in their stomach may not be what they are hoping for in their smartphones. [...]

Top 5 Internet Absurdities Of The Day

5. This morning, Fast Company reports that Facebook is now going to make it less difficult for people to buy things online by providing a way for people to route their financial interactions through Facebook, allowing Facebook to take a cut as a middleman. How many people are suffering from the difficulty of making a [...]

5 Things You Might Wish You Never Found Out About This Morning

From the NSA to the Truth Fairy, here are the top 5 unfortunate stories in today’s news. [...]

Americans Shrug Their Shoulders At New iPhones

What the engineers of the iPhone 5S have done is like slapping a fingerprint sensor lock on the front door of a house, while leaving the side door and garage doors unlocked, and a first floor window open. Intelligent people who are looking to communicate securely are not going to do it using an iPhone. [...]

iWatch Brings Big Brother Out Into The Open

The iWatch is one step forward into an electronic surveillance network in the USA that is not only nearly ubiquitous, but conspicuous as well. [...]

Five Plants To Lose Time By

Japanese maple for the light filtering through the overlapping leaves

Tall grass for the separation between the leaves and the seed heads

Mint for its mist of pollinators

Catalpa for the absurdly large beanness of it

Apple for the deer it brings

Press Release Reporting: How Should the New York Times Conduct Technology Journalism?

In the past year or so, I’ve written two posts strongly critical of the New York Times’ technology reporting. The two articles about which I wrote, both by Stephen C. Williams (5/1/2008 and 10/20/2009), included images taken directly from Apple and Motorola corporate press kits and presented no “facts” about the products beyond those offered [...]

How To Write for the New York Times Technology Section in 4 Easy Steps

You can write for the New York Times Technology section, and I’ll show you how in four easy steps:

1. Subscribe to the Apple Press Release newsfeed at http://www.apple.com/pr/ so that every time Apple comes out with a new gadget, you’ll know right away.

2. When an Apple corporate press release pops up on [...]