I’ve known about Pandora since it was first publicly announced, but I’ve been ignoring it until today when Paul Kedrosky managed to convinced me to give it a try. It is absolutely amazing — at least the 4-song demo is, anyways.
Then it asks you to sign up.
In order to use any of the Pandora Services, you must be a resident of the United States of America
Gah! Foiled again!
If anybody at Pandora is listening, please come to Canada soon. I’d love to use your service.
Scott Adams is giving away all his secrets:
The core of humor is what I call the 2-of-6 rule. In order for something to be funny, you need at least two of the following elements:
- Cute (as in kids and animals)
- Recognizable (You’ve been there)
I invented this rule, but you can check for yourself that whenever something is funny it follows the rule. And when something isn’t, it doesn’t.
I recently read Comedy Writing Secrets by Mel Helitzer, who had a similar theory about humour (or as you Americans spell it, humor). His is the rule of THREES. The more of the following that a joke contains, the funnier it’ll be:
- Target: the butt of the joke
- Hostility: works best if directed at somebody superior to the audience
- Realism: be believable
- Emotion: get people involved
- Exaggeration: but not too much
- Surprise: otherwise known as the punch line
The two theories are completely different, but both seem plausible when you think about it. So what’s your theory on what’s funny?
JenSense is reporting that publishers are losing huge in a recent audit by Chitika:
In a thread at DigitialPoint, it didn’t take long to see the full extent of just how significant these audits actually were. One publisher saw one day’s income drop from $28.02 to $3.05 and saw similar drops on other days. Publishers are reporting drops anywhere from 10% to as high as 60% of revenue cut.
I applied to the Chitika eMiniMalls program when Darren Rowse was hyping it. It sounded like a an excellent opportunity at the time.
They rejected me, though, for reasons they kept to themselves.
Somehow I’m feeling pretty good about that now.
Like the NT-CC1 Assembly Manual, some purchasers have missed out on receiving the NT-CC1 Owners Manual and Fitness Handbook. So here it is, in all its glory:
Update (2011-11-16): The manual is now available as a single PDF document, Nautilus NT-CC1 Owners Manual and Fitness Handbook. Many thanks to William Brown for putting it together.