On Taste


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The only problem with Microsoft is that they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste, and I don’t mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way. They don’t think of original ideas, and they don’t bring much culture into their product. You say, why is that important? Proportionally spaced fonts come from type-setting and beautiful books, that’s where one gets the idea. If it weren’t for the Mac, they would never have that in their products. So I’m saddened—not by Microsoft’s success, I have no problem with their success. They’ve earned their success, for the most part. I have a problem with the fact that they just make really third-rate products. Their products have no spirit to them. They have no spirit of enlightenment about them. They are very pedestrian. And the sad part is that a lot of customers don’t have a lot of that spirit either.

—Steve Jobs

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Tuesday, the next set of hearings in the Kimberlin v. Walker, et al. nuisance lawsuit will be held to deal with motions to compel discovery from The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin and motions for summary judgment. Writing about TDPK’s present situation might provide him with insight into how to better argue his case, so for the next few days, I’ll be recycling some oldies from the TKPOD Greatest Hits section.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

It seems that a domain called pbrstreetgang dot org has been used by Team Kimberlin as a name server for some of their other sites and also as an email server for internal communications. Over the past couple of weeks, that domain suffered a severe security breach.

For the past few days, access to the Kimberlin-related websites has been flaky, especially the US-hosted sites. Access has been possible for brief periods using anonymized browsers. Each time the sites pop up, the source code for at least some of the pages has been modified. It looks as if their US-hosted sites have blocked the IP I use for most of my browsing. I have service via four different ISPs, and two provide a different IP each time I connect.

Several interesting incidents have occurred. In one case, connections to the globalpharma dot biz site hosted in Holland were being forwarded to the Breitbart Unmasked website. Also, the Breitbart Unmasked site goes up and down with tandem with jtmp dot org and velvetrevolution dot us. I wonder if Brett Kimberlin will still claim that he doesn’t know who runs the Breitbart Unmasked site?

It’s taken some time to construct those additional pylons, but the sites seem stable for now.

Mozilla’s Brutta Figura


Mozilla is all for freedom and equality, except, it seems, when it’s employees, even it’s CEO, engage in their First Amendment right to support a cause deemed to be politically incorrect.

Mozilla is within its rights to let Brendan Eich go because he contributed to a pro-traditional marriage organization during the Prop 8 campaign, but its behavior is unwise and shameful.

It is unwise because it will alienate a significant chunk of Internet users at a time when the Firefox browser is struggling for market share.

It is shameful because of its intolerance of Mr. Eich’s beliefs.

#SMH