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AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher And Peter Kafka Are Not Invited To Tomorrow’s Yahoo Event

bymichaelandrew:

This is not the first time this has ever happened, and this will not be the last either. Seems like a pretty stupid move on Yahoo’s side though, if you ask me. They’re essentially telling the media not to do their jobs if they want to be invited to the company events.

(Source: @KaraSwisher (1) (2))

Petty much?

Tim Cook feels the wrath of the Apple power user

Apple needs to nurture their hard core base while growing the iOS consumer empire. 

"The specs for the ‘new’ Mac Pro had hardly changed, except for a tiny, inconsequential processor clock bump," fumed Andy Hertzfeld of the original Mac team. “Still no Thunderbolt, still no USB 3.0, no SATA III or RAM speed improvements — it seems like it’s stuck in time in 2010.  The only thing that’s still high-end about it is the bloated price.”

"Mac Pro gets half-assed update," wrote Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper. “The message is clear: Apple doesn’t give a shit about the Mac Pro.”

The 4,000 “likes” that the Facebook group “We Want a New Macpro" had gathered two weeks ago shot up to over 18,000.

People of Earth: In the last few days, I’ve been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I’ve been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I’ve been absurdly lucky. That said, I’ve been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an immediate decision. Six years ago, I signed a contract with NBC to take over “The Tonight Show” in June of 2009. Like a lot of us, I grew up watching Johnny Carson every night and the chance to one day sit in that chair has meant everything to me. I worked long and hard to get that opportunity, passed up far more lucrative offers, and since 2004, I have spent literally hundreds of hours thinking of ways to extend the franchise long into the future. It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule. Building a lasting audience at 11:30 is impossible without both. But sadly, we were never given that chance. After only seven months, with my “Tonight Show” in its infancy, NBC has decided to react to their terrible difficulties in prime time by making a change in their long-established late night schedule. Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the “Tonight Show” to 12:05 to accommodate the “Jay Leno Show” at 11:35. For 60 years, the “Tonight Show” has aired immediately following the late local news. I sincerely believe that delaying the “Tonight Show” into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. The “Tonight Show” at 12:05 simply isn’t the “Tonight Show.” Also, if I accept this move I will be knocking the “Late Night” show, which I inherited from David Letterman and passed on to Jimmy Fallon, out of its long-held time slot. That would hurt the other NBC franchise that I love, and it would be unfair to Jimmy. So it has come to this: I cannot express in words how much I enjoy hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is for me to consider losing it. My staff and I have worked unbelievably hard, and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of “The Tonight Show.” But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its destruction. Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the Internet, a time slot doesn’t matter. But with the “Tonight Show,” I believe nothing could matter more. There has been speculation about my going to another network but, to set the record straight, I currently have no other offer and honestly have no idea what happens next. My hope is that NBC and I can resolve this quickly so that my staff, crew, and I can do a show we can be proud of, for a company that values our work. Have a great day and, for the record, I am truly sorry about my hair; it’s always been that way. Yours, Conan