Quote of the Day: Merlin Mann

“If anybody needs ’em, I got invites for BowelWatch and FriendFelcher. May have 2 or 3 next week for BlisterPalz and DonkeySpiel. Friend me!”

– Merlin Mann, via Twitter

Quote of the Day: Merlin Mann

Merlin kills me…I should just drop his Twitter feed here.  Here is the latest:

“RIM outage” sounds like a middle-aged man’s first guilt-free trip to the bath house.


– Merlin Mann, via Twitter

WP Tiger Admin Plugin for WordPress: Highly Recommended

Want to “beautify” your WordPress experience on the administrative side?  Check out WP Tiger Admin by Steve Smith.  You can view screen shots and download the plugin at http://orderedlist.com/wordpress-plugins/wp-tiger-administration/ 

I highly recommend this for cleaning up the WP interface.  His design looks very pro, with left navigation of all functions, which makes it great on a small laptop screen. 

A recommended plugin for all WP users.   

Microsoft Needs to Borrow to Acquire Yahoo!

Microsoft: Loan required for acquisition of Yahoo
Could this be the beginning of the end for Microsoft?  Getting too big for their britches?  Microsoft has been notoriously debt free, with tons of cash in the bank.  I know it would be stupid to use available cash for this acquisition, but maybe Microsoft needs to take a step back and say, “what are we really buying here?”  

Is dominating the popular kid in class (Google) so important to Microsoft that they are willing to acquire a troubled company, when they don’t even have their own house in order?  Why would a software company want to morph into an advertising business?  

Microsoft needs to focus on their own business–get their house in order–before any major acquisitions.  Ballmer is so focused on domination he can’t see the impending disaster that is Microsoft about 5 years from now.

Quote of the Day: Andy Ihnatko

“I wasn’t going to vote for you…but the automated phone call your campaign interrupted my breakfast with really made a lot of good points.”

– Andy Ihnatko, via Twitter