Today is my friend Matt’s birthday. Although he’s in Colorado and we’re here in Washington, we decided his birthday was a good enough reason as any to honor him by making Chocolate Guinness Cake.
Let us know if you’re having a birthday coming up as well, and we’ll make a cake in your honor and eat it while fondly thinking of you.
Oh, hello dream bike.
…I like the Yahoo purchase of Tumblr (if it happens).
Tumblr needs something to happen. This is clear. The team in place has taken the company as far as it can go. They are creators - builders of stuff - they are not managers. This lack of experience has caused issues at Tumblr that have hurt the company in the short term and are potentially devastating in the long term. They have lost a ton of good people over the last 18 months due to internal and organizational strife. This needs to end. David needs to be free to do what he does best: concept and build amazing things.
Yahoo has the potential to be a great home for Tumblr. Marissa Mayer knows what she is getting with Tumblr: an extraordinary and special entity. She is not going to allow Yahoo to make the same mistakes that they made with Flickr. She understands product and the importance of good design, two key elements of Tumblr’s success.
Will there be more ads? Yes. But frankly the Radar ad product is awful and there needs to be iteration here. You can’t be as big as Tumblr is and hope there will not be ads. What we can hope for - no, what we can demand - is better ads that enhance the overall Tumblr experience vs. detracting from that experience.
Tumblr really can’t raise any more money. At least not the kind of round that would put them on a path to satisfy the business goals of the board and investors. And there is so much they need to do (FIX SEARCH). An acquisition by Yahoo will allow these things to happen and remove pressure from David and his key people.
A sale will also result in Yahoo gaining some really terrific, brilliant and visionary employees. These people can impact other Yahoo products and help Yahoo become great again. There is value in this…for all of us. I don’t want to see Yahoo fail. Yes, a lot of what Yahoo has done and is doing sucks. But there are smart exciting people trying to change that. And we should support them. Yahoo can be great again. And Tumblr can be a driving force for that change.
Evan nailed it here. Nothing to add.
The USS Enterprise with its not-often-mentioned Yogurt Emitter Array from the unaired Season 4 premiere. Kirk, Spock, and Bones beam down to the planet Activia where they come across a young girl (Jamie Lee Curtis) who appears to hold the key to special colonic healing powers. But all is not what it seems.
I may never laugh again. I have blown a funny fuse. The one that got me? Boilerdang Curdlesnoot.
oh my god tears are actually falling down my face
Don’t ask me why, but at some point while reading these, I completely lost the ability to breathe I was laughing so hard. I don’t know why they struck me as so funny. But they kinda are.