Just got one of Apple’s Magic Trackpads. I’m looking forward to using this in the office, but immediate reaction: Wow. This things feels incredible, and somehow like the perfect extension of the laptop trackpad. I can see this replacing my mouse for most computing.
Just switched to the Twenty Eleven WordPress theme. This is my first encounter with post types in any serious way–and they’re awesome. And the showcase page template isn’t shabby either.
I just received an odd message from OkCupid, as shown above. The text is:
Greetings fellow atheist,
About 2011 years ago three wise men brought news to the world of something incredible.
Well, OkCupid has a LOT more than three employees, and I’m here to telly ou about something way better than some disgusting baby: your Christmas matches. We’ll be sending some cool people your way over the holidays
Interesting marketing approach, definitely fits with the site’s irreverent approach to … well … everything.
Last month, The Atlantic’s Megan McArdle published a piece on elite recruiting. The gist of her article, was looking at how early elite institutions accelerate careers–top consulting firms and banks receive massive numbers of applicants, and they use other elite institutions (primarily universities) as a filter for basically smart candidates.
Megan adroitly noted that:
The hardest thing about the meritocracy’s tyranny is that they’re not necessarily doing it on purpose. It’s just a convenient shorthand for a group of people who are really busy.
To my (very few) readers via RSS: I’ve consolidated Twitter posts into a weekly summary, and hidden my shared articles from view. If you want to see the list, check here.