Happy birthday, Boing Boing! It's been ten years since Mark posted the first-ever Blogger-powered item to boingboing.net, and it's been a hell of a ride ever since. I literally can't imagine what it would be like to stop blogging today, nor what my life would be like if I hadn't had the chance to post tens of thousands of items here since I came onboard some nine years ago.
55,000+ posts later, I still feel like we've barely scratched the surface of the Internet's inexhaustible supply of "wonderful things." You know, you sometimes hear people talking about how crap everything on the net is (sometimes, they'll add "except all the 'stolen' professional content") and I wonder, "Are these people looking at a different Internet than the one that I get?"
Here's to a decade of Boing Boing, to my co-editors, Mark, Xeni and David, to all our contributors, Rob, Lisa, Brandon and Maggie, our longtime business manager John Battelle, and especially to Ken, Dean and every other largely unsung techie who's gotten out of bed at two in the morning to kick our servers into submission.
And here's to a billion more years of glorious blogging!
First post: Street Tech Reviews and news
One letter different, but a world apart.
Amid a growing number of lethal anti-Jewish hate attacks, including a gun massacre at a synagogue that left 13 dead, a man shouts “Heil Trump” in a crowded theater. Audience members told a reporter they believed they were about to die in a mass shooting.
This cute animated short looks at Pixar’s in-house Halloween culture — from the crazy costumes their employees wear to the unbelievably cool and completely unconventional prizes they receive for wowing the judges at the annual lunchtime contest. Pixar’s Halloween Celebration emcee Michael Frederickson narrates the piece and says, “At Pixar, we take not being serious […]
Use a single password for every website, and you’re compromising your security. Use a different one each time, and you’re bound to lose track of them. The solution? RoboForm Everywhere, a catch-all tool that will not only manage the passwords on every site you visit but generate better ones. As a simple password database, it’s […]
Just a reminder: Print isn’t dead. And now that printers are becoming as portable as cell phones, it might be around for quite some time. Enter the MEMOBIRD Mobile Thermal Printer, a mini-printer that is versatile, portable – and most importantly, never needs a refill on ink or toner. Measuring just a few inches around, […]
What do Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google all have in common? Somewhere in their framework, they all use MySQL, that most versatile (and free!) of database management systems. And they’re not alone. If your company or the one you’d like to work for wrangles data (and who doesn’t?), they’re going to need someone with a […]