Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Link roundup

1. Upcoming free pass weekend for The Old Republic.

2. Paolo Bacigalupi posted the cover and teaser text for his new book The Drowned Cities.

3. If you're in the mood to read another former Google employee take shots at Google+... Via.

4. My favorite Gawker.com writer, the only one with a distinctive enough voice that I actually learned his name, is leaving Gawker.


  1. Moylan posting his own Grindr information will be the thing I remember him for. Gawker spars with Fox News and such, so I see them as a semi-major news organization and him posting his Grindr details is breaking the fourth wall in a very sci-fi way. Sort of reminiscent of David Cronenberg, have some of the reporters flesh with this new app!

    I think they have slowed down the post rate lately, I still miss 'Blue States Lose'.

  2. The "former Google employee" in #3 is Dr. James Whitaker, one of the foremost thinkers on QA and code testing of the last 15 years or so. He has been largely credited in engineering circles with why Google's releases always worked so well at launch. His book on QA is foundational.

    That Google is essentially bleeding off that kind of talent...sad to say it, but their ship is going down.