new digs

I’ve been mulling over the design of this blog for a few weeks now, maybe even months. Part of the reason is that this site is something of my hobby, so tinkering is in order. But over the last couple of weeks, thinking more about the “big picture” issues of my life, work, career, future, whatever — well, sometimes it helps to rearrange the furniture.

To whit. Welcome to the fourth incarnation of the buddha is my dj. I wanted to maintain the simple design that highlights the writing (it is a blog after all); but I also wanted to highlight some of my many projects — the podcast, the Buddhaworld directory, academic stuff — stuff that gets lost in the shuffle of a traditional blog where only the most recent posts show up on the front page.

editors and producers

It started with a short bit I read (via Loden Jinpa) about the demise of publishers due to the rise of e-book readers. It suggests that in five year’s time, Amazon, Apple, whomever, will cut out the “middle-man” of traditional publishers and work with authors directly to deliver content to our devices of choice. It really is a short bit, and I didn’t have time this week to read the article it’s referencing. And, let’s be honest, this is an an area of expertise that’s a little far-afield for me. (Like, for example, the article suggests that the iTunes Music Store is circumventing music labels. That’s not actually true, is it?) Nevertheless, it raises some interesting questions for me.

I feel obligated to say something.

I feel obliged to say something. And provide a link to somewhere. But to where, I don’t know. So I’ll just say it. Apple’s gonna be using Intel chips. And there’s all kinds of people all over the internet shitting in their pants. Apple geeks are a weird cult. I’ll admit it. We’re a wacky […]