When
· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · March
· · · · 08 (2 entries)

Nitrogen head · Dropped by the doc­tor to get some sun-damage spots re­moved from the top of my head—this prob­lem is not un­com­mon in pale white bald guys. They do this very sim­ply, by dip­ping a swab in liq­uid ni­tro­gen and freez­ing the spots of­f. They call it “burning” and it feels like burn­ing, quite un­pleas­an­t. The doc­tor said I might get a headache, and I was won­der­ing about sud­den drops in brain tem­per­a­ture. Wait a sec­ond... maybe I could over­clock.
 
The New World of PR · Last Fri­day, Scoble re­layed a de­nial by Mi­crosoft ex­ec Martin Tay­lor that they were be­hind the big ven­ture in­vest­ment in SCO. I’m sur­prised that nobody’s point­ed at the meta-message here; this is the first time I know of that a big com­pa­ny has gone to one of their blog­gers to get a crit­i­cal piece of PR out. But I bet it won’t be the last. [Up­dat­ed: Scoble clar­i­fies. I had read his orig­i­nal post to say that Tay­lor had emailed Scoble say­ing “Blog this.” In fac­t, Scoble saw Taylor’s mes­sage on an an in­ter­nal mail­ing list and did it on his own ini­tia­tive; not quite as news­wor­thy as I’d thought. But read Scoble’s clar­i­fi­ca­tion for more on this.] [Up­dat­ed again: Busi­ness Week says that Mi­crosoft did lead the Ven­ture Cap horse to the SCO trough. I tend to trust Busi­ness Week. Uh, would Martin Tay­lor like to clar­i­fy his state­ment that the al­le­ga­tions “are not accurate”?]
 
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