Quote of the Day, Matt Welch edition.

I’m really looking forward to the day when tech CEOs feel comfortable in saying “Damn RIGHT, I helped kill newspapers! I’m running a business here!” – Matt Welch.

He goes on to suggest a certain amount of shock therapy, which just happens to resemble high school bullying. Speaking as somebody who suffered from it once*, it does have a certain motivational power to it. It does also breed a certain desire for blood-soaked revenge, so caution seems… best.

Via R.S. McCain, who has an Unfortunate Picture.

Moe Lane

*Once. It turns out that diving off of a bleacher your freshman year to tackle somebody does wonders for ensuring a reasonably tranquil high school existence. My only regret is – well, my only two regrets are the lack of a video camera and that I was unable to convincingly froth at the mouth.

Well, I wasn’t looking for popularity. I was looking to do my time and be left the Hell alone.

Prison metaphor deliberate.

Crossposted to RedState.

Gmail vexes me.

It’s been wonky for the last two weeks or so now – to the point where I’m pretty much automatically loading up the basic HTML version so that I can read my mail – and now it’s utterly collapsed into a 502 server error mess. Is there a DDOS attack going in, or did the hamsters stop running the wheel, or what?

I shall now publish this, and thus have Gmail immediately load up, simply to spite me.

[UPDATE]  Dammit.

Well, I needed to add my comments policy to the About page anyway.  Short version: it’s whatever I feel like it being, in case that wasn’t obvious already.

See, this is why I avoided Blogger.

It’s come out (via Cynthia Yockey – sorry, Cynthia) that Just a Girl in short shorts talking about whatever got effectively shut down by Google. Again. Details here and here. Like Cynthia, I recognize that the obvious advice – don’t rely on Google for anything about your website that you don’t mind losing if the company decides to turn on you – is unwelcome because it’s so unfair, but life isn’t fair, or even unfair in our favor often enough.

As for videos, though: Heritage New Media Partners offers a free hosting service.  Keep that in mind if YouTube decides to play “Oops, we lost your campaign video” games again next year.

Crossposted to RedState.