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★ Dale Stephens’ Guest Post on TechCrunch

I met this kid a while ago. He’s going places. Worth a read. Well written and, for his age, I’m proud to call him one of my great “acquaintances” (since I don’t throw around the word friend lightly): I do not think that universities today are preparing students to face the world, a point that …

★ Blood and Sand, one of my favorite cocktails

via American Drink: The Blood and Sand 1 – 1.5 oz. blended scotch 1 oz. fresh orange Juice 3/4 oz. sweet vermouth 3/4 oz. cherry brandy By the way, you should check out American Drink from time to time. A fantastically great blog (for content) and a beautiful blog that makes you want to come …

★ Kosher Gin, now being distilled in San Francisco

NYTIMES: So Distillery No. 209 in San Francisco, the gin company owned by Leslie Rudd, who also owns Dean & DeLuca, is making a kosher gin with neutral spirits distilled from sugar cane (like rum). Under the Orthodox Union’s supervision (a fancy version of their hechsher, or label, is on the bottle), Mr. Rudd’s distiller and …

★ WordPress.com having more problems…

TechCrunch: WordPress.com has revealed that someone has gained access to several of the their servers this morning and that VIP customers’ source code was accessible. WordPress.com customers are all on ‘code red’ and in the process of changing all the passwords/api keys they’ve left in the source code. Is WordPress.com THAT huge or are they …

★ Headlines like this…they inspire me to wake up each day and write to this blog.

John Gruber, December of 2007: Yet Another in the Ongoing Series Wherein I Examine a Piece of Supposedly Serious Apple Analysis From a Major Media Outlet and Dissect Its Inaccuracies, Fabrications, and Exaggerations Point-by-Point, Despite the Fact That No Matter How Egregious the Inaccuracies / Fabrications / Exaggerations, Such Pieces Inevitably Lead to Accusations That …