Elsewhere, 10/26

Steve Greydanus (of Decent Films fame) has been posting a series of articles on materialism and morality over on Jimmy Akins’ website. You can read the first installment here and work your way from there.

The reviews for In Rainbows are still rolling in. Here’s Michael Henaghan’s: “[I]t’s refreshing to know some things will never change; Radiohead’s uncanny ability to make delightful, challenging music. When the dust finally settles over their choice of distribution methods, one criticism that can never be leveled at Radiohead is their lack of ingenuity.” For the record, In Rainbows will most certainly be on my year-end list. It’s already one of the most listened to albums I’ve picked up so far this year.

Mental Floss has posted a couple of comics that Calvin and Hobbes’ Bill Watterson did back in college.

John Gruber offers up his review of OS X 10.5 Leopard — “Leopard is chock full of… little things that won’t be promoted on the box cover or mentioned in mainstream media reviews, but which, taken cumulatively, epitomize why Mac OS X keeps getting better with each major release” — as well as some Leopard installation tips.

Paul Burdick gives a little bit of info concerning the future direction of ExpressionEngine and its requirements.

“Why Enterprise Software Sucks”: “The people who buy enterprise software aren’t the people who use enterprise software. That’s where the disconnect begins. And it pulls and pulls and pulls until the user experience is split from the buying experience so severely that the software vendors are building for the buyers, not the users. The experience takes a back seat to the feature list, future promises, and buzz words.”

What’s that you say? You’re itching for some Japanese turntablism? Turntable Radio’s got what you need. 90 minutes of it, to be precise. Via

The Superest is a weblog run by two illustrators who come up with superheroes that trump one another. In a word, brilliant! Via

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