Sign in or Join FriendFeed
FriendFeed is the easiest way to share online. Learn more »
Mitch Wagner

Mitch Wagner

Freelance journalist, Internet marketing consultant, podcaster @ CopperRobot.com, hiding from the sun in San Diego.
The New IP - Carol Wilson - Why Helium Is a Crucial Step for SDN - http://fplus.me/9GeV/51fbf9e6
“[ A] real names policy might be legal, but is it ethical?” Also, filing fake abuse reports has become a significant channel for harassment and censorship. - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
“[ A] real names policy might be legal, but is it ethical?”
Also, filing fake abuse reports has become a significant channel for harassment and censorship.
Just look at this abandoned and rusty Soviet turbo jet train.  Just look at it. - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
Just look at this abandoned and rusty Soviet turbo jet train. 
Just look at it.
Ian Fleming: How To Write a Thriller His advice on writing in hotel rooms because they offer few distractions only works today if you don’t have WiFi. - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
Ian Fleming: How To Write a Thriller
His advice on writing in hotel rooms because they offer few distractions only works today if you don’t have WiFi.
dodgemedlin: mitchwagner: Want more breakfast! ▼ Reshared Post From 9GAG ▼ Still hungry… :( http://9gag.com/gag... Borrowed (let’s call it) from textfromdog : http://textfromdog.tumblr.com/post... - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
dodgemedlin:
 
mitchwagner:
 
Want more breakfast!
▼ Reshared Post From 9GAG ▼
Still hungry… :(
http://9gag.com/gag/azL85xB?ref=gp
 Borrowed (let’s call it) from 
textfromdog
: 
http://textfromdog.tumblr.com/post/64675229982
The Incomparable has great, silly fun talking about ideas for rebooting old TV shows. Josh Hollaway, who played Sawyer on “Lost,” was born to play Jim Rickford. And John Hodgman is certainly a creative choice for Magnum PI. My idea: Reboot “Andromeda” according to the original plan as created by Gene Roddenberry: Set the show in the “Star Trek”... - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
The Incomparable has great, silly fun talking about ideas for rebooting old TV shows.
Josh Hollaway, who played Sawyer on “Lost,” was born to play Jim Rickford.
And John Hodgman is certainly a creative choice for Magnum PI.
My idea: Reboot “Andromeda” according to the original plan as created by Gene Roddenberry: Set the show in the “Star Trek” universe.
It’s thousands of years in the future of “Star Trek.” The Galaxy has reverted to barbarism, peopled by violent tribes traveling between the stars and living on the surviving old technology. The Federation is nearly a forgotten legend. Then one day, a ship emerges from the event horizon of a black hole, where it has been trapped in stopped time since the golden age of the Federation. The ship has a name out of heroic legend: Enterprise!
I get chills, I tell you. Chills.
I changed to-do list apps again. I told you guys to slap me if I did that and you didn’t slap me, so it’s your fault. TaskPaper, which is what I had been using, is great, but it doesn’t support recurring tasks — because it’s just a plain-text list of things to do. And keeping the whole thing synced between the iPhone, iPad, and Mac was too fiddly.... - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
I changed to-do list apps again. I told you guys to slap me if I did that and you didn’t slap me, so it’s your fault. 
TaskPaper, which is what I had been using, is great, but it doesn’t support recurring tasks — because it’s just a plain-text list of things to do. And keeping the whole thing synced between the iPhone, iPad, and Mac was too fiddly. 
What am I using now? Wunderlist. It’s simple, it’s free, and it does the job. 
One big thing I want to do that I can’t: Add to-dos using Siri. There’s a workaround using If This Then That, but it’s flaky. 
My other option for a to-do list manager is Things, from Cultured Code, which is a great app and I may yet go back to it. However, Things is Apple-only and I want something more cross-platform. 
TaskPaper: http://www.hogbaysoftware.com/products/taskpaper
If This Then That: http://ifttt.com/
Cultured Code Things: https://culturedcode.com/things/
Toddler in a shark outfit admires a cat in a shark outfit riding a Roomba. Via http://www.reddit.com/r... - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
Toddler in a shark outfit admires a cat in a shark outfit riding a Roomba.
Via http://www.reddit.com/r/gifs/comments/2hfmyw/toddler_in_a_shark_outfit_admiring_a_cat_in_a/
It’s a space drive that flagrantly violates the laws of momentum. All it does is bounce microwaves around in a closed chamber. And yet it’s been validated by two independent research teams, including — just now — NASA. "With further refinement, microwave thrusters could drastically cut the cost of satellites and space stations, and potentially... - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
It’s a space drive that flagrantly violates the laws of momentum. All it does is bounce microwaves around in a closed chamber. And yet it’s been validated by two independent research teams, including — just now — NASA. 
"With further refinement, microwave thrusters could drastically cut the cost of satellites and space stations, and potentially even make it possible to travel to distant planets, like Mars, in weeks rather than months or years." 
I’m intrigued by the terrestrial applications of this technology. It’s basically an exhaustless rocket. Lay it on its side, fire it up, and you can stand behind it and not even muss your hair. Use it to propel trains and cars. 
But it’s a long, long way to implementation. Most likely, we’ll find out somebody fatfingered their calculations and it doesn’t work at all.
> "They’re not like compact discs or even phonograph records. These are things that had their day and they were replaced," King told host Josh Zepps. "You can say that you’ve seen the same progression with books in that e-books have a lot of nice bells and whistles … But the big difference is that audio recordings of music have only been around... - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
> "They’re not like compact discs or even phonograph records. These are things that had their day and they were replaced," King told host Josh Zepps. "You can say that you’ve seen the same progression with books in that e-books have a lot of nice bells and whistles … But the big difference is that audio recordings of music have only been around for, I’m going to say, 120 years at the most. Books have been around for three, four centuries … There’s a deeply implanted desire and understanding and wanting of book that isn’t there with music. It’s a deeper well of human experience. Here’s another thing: if you drop a book into the toilet, you can fish it out, dry it off and read that book. But if you drop your Kindle in the toilet, you’re pretty well done. 
When we talk about the future of books, we’re talking about two different things: Books as physical artifacts, bound with paper. And text strung together linearly into sentences, paragraphs, and chapters, which may be in paper form and may be electronic. 
Paper books may have a relatively short shelf-life (ha ha) even though they’re hanging on well against competition from ebooks.
But linear text has legs — it’s been around for millennia, and has survived the transition from clay tablets, to papyrus, vellum, paper, movable type, and Kindles.
I know King was half-kidding about the toilet thing but still: Making a waterproof Kindle isn’t hard. You can already buy waterproof cases. And I think he’s underestimating the ease with which you can dry out a waterlogged book and restore it to readable format. And who wants to read a book that’s been in the toilet, anyway? Bathtub, sure, why not, but the TOILET?
Cisco Beefs Up Its Intercloud, Adds Telco Partners | Light Reading - http://fplus.me/9G5E/51fbf9e6
OpenDaylight Releases Major 'Helium' Upgrade | Light Reading - http://fplus.me/9G5D/51fbf9e6
Want more breakfast! ▼ Reshared Post From 9GAG ▼ Still hungry… :( http://9gag.com/gag... - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
Want more breakfast!
▼ Reshared Post From 9GAG ▼
Still hungry… :(
http://9gag.com/gag/azL85xB?ref=gp
+Eli Fennell reviews Ello so you don’t have to.  It’s not ready for prime time, lacking essential features like the ability to search for users and add videos. The user interface is confusing. - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
+Eli Fennell reviews Ello so you don’t have to. 
It’s not ready for prime time, lacking essential features like the ability to search for users and add videos. The user interface is confusing.
Should I support a charity if it seems worthy but is apparently standardized on the Comic Sans font? - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
I don’t usually post porn but I can’t bear not to post this image. - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
I don’t usually post porn but I can’t bear not to post this image.
Ceiling cat goes after a bug. - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
Ceiling cat goes after a bug.
The Qwerkywriter is a computer keyboard with a mechanism that makes it work like a manual typewriter. Want. But not for $300. - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
The Qwerkywriter is a computer keyboard with a mechanism that makes it work like a manual typewriter. 
Want. But not for $300.
Skepticism about Ello. I’m skeptical about Ello too. It has no public business plan at launch. That never ends well. I’m still looking for a social media home. Google+, Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter all have strengths and weaknesses and come up short. I tried indiewebbing for a few months in the spring and summer but that didn’t work. I’ve been... - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
Skepticism about Ello.
I’m skeptical about Ello too. It has no public business plan at launch. That never ends well. 
I’m still looking for a social media home. Google+, Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter all have strengths and weaknesses and come up short. I tried indiewebbing for a few months in the spring and summer but that didn’t work. 
I’ve been most successful on Google+, but recent developments at Google lead me to question its future.
How to survive air travel - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
Shiny! Serenity’s Crew Will Reunite Through Firefly Online Roleplaying Game - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
Stop Overthinking Tipping and Just Put Down 20 Percent - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
Mark Hamill on the new Star Wars: “We are just there to lend our support and grow contractually obligated beards.” - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
Real Life Batgirl Ziplines Over Gotham at SDCC - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
Clickbait headlines for the 10 commandments - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
“If companies are claiming the rights and privileges of people, maybe people should start claiming the rights and privileges of corporations.” - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
Applies to more than games - http://mitchwagner.tumblr.com/post...
Other ways to read this feed:Feed readerFacebook