I haven't been able to access my Google Calendar in Safari for nearly two months. I probably spent about 20 to 40 minutes a week over the past few months trying to track down the cause or a fix. Today I finally found the solution in the Google Calendar Help Group. It was posted on January 29th of this year. I don't know why it took me so long to find. I looked pretty hard.
Craig Hockenberry with one of the most concise and accurate analogies of the current state of the recorded music industry:
[...] the best thing for business is to make sure you have the best product available. That’s both the beauty and the challenge of any “try before you buy” system. Good products win, bad products are quickly forgotten. I suspect that the root of the music industry’s problem is this: they have been able to produce sub-standard product for many years. I know there are many albums in my collection that consist of few great tracks along with a bunch of crap that I’d rather not listen to.
Who are you voting for for the President of the United States? Many of the people I know seem to be pretty much decided, depending, of course, on the outcome of their party's primary. Most are affiliated with the Democratic or Republican parties. A handful are Greens. I'm one of those decline to declares (that's Californian for no party affiliation). There are two parties that I'm drawn to, but they are largely on the opposite ends of the spectrum. Neither one trumps the other with a significant enough share of the issues that are important to me to pull me in one direction or the other.
Microsoft will purchase Yahoo. It hasn't happened yet, but the bid is now officially on the table, and it will happen. My previous experiences with unsolicited takeovers have shown me that they are usually best measured in terms of when—not if.
The following is an example of how poor bar gigs can be for bands to play. What I have done here is calculated my portion of the expenses and share of the compensation for a recent Bottom Dwellers bar gig. It was our poorest bar gig to date.
My buddy Ivan and I ditched out on work at the last minuted yesterday and tooted down to San Francisco for Macworld. We missed out last year. Both of us had started new jobs and were wary of bringing up the subject of a frivolous day off to our employers. That was completely lame, though. Since both of us actually use, and make/help make purchasing recommendations for just the kinds of things they hock at Macworld, there is an actual professional benefit to us going. So we did, and these are my impressions of the things we saw.