Archive: Best of Just Well Mixed

Dear Mozilla: Fix Your Damn Browser Already (October 12, 2011)

Longtime Readers of this blog will be aware that I have been a fan of Mozilla for a long time. There’s nearly ten years of Mozilla advocacy tucked away in the JWM archives. I’ve been on the Mozilla fanboy train since before Firefox even existed — all the way back to the original Mozilla Suite’s […]

Everything You Need To Know To Understand Netflix, In One Picture (October 11, 2011)

My friend Ginger left a comment on my post last week: Did you hear about Qwikster? Are you gonna blog about it? WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN. I always yield to requests from my teeming millions of fervent admirers, so here is what it all means. Everything you need to know to understand how Netflix […]

The Unbearable Lightness Of Minecraft (September 1, 2011)

Minecraft is the blockbuster indie game that’s burning up the Internet. So why isn’t it more fun?

Your Macabre Thought For The Day (August 23, 2011)

The East Coast earthquake, and some thoughts on social media and the future of tragedy

The TouchPad Fiasco, Or HP Perfects The Art Of The Own Goal (August 22, 2011)

HP, in deep hole, keeps digging

Ubuntu 11.04: Everything Old Is New Again (April 29, 2011)

New Ubuntu introduces new user interface concepts — the Dash and the Launcher — but better versions of the same ideas already exist

Jim Moran’s A Moran When It Comes To Smithsonian Ethnic Museums (April 21, 2011)

Congressman fears that ethnic museums will only attract visitors of that ethnicity. Data suggests otherwise

Amazon’s Cloud Player Is Cool. But Is It Legal? (March 29, 2011)

Explain how this new service from Amazon is legal. Seriously!

Rebecca Black’s “Friday”, Or: Dear Internet, You Should Be Ashamed Of Yourself (March 16, 2011)

A sad spectacle that says a lot about modern culture

The Coward’s Last Stand: Revolution In Libya (February 22, 2011)

In the end, Mubarak left Egypt without a fight. Muammar Gaddafi appears determined not to go down the same road

Going All In, Or Emerson In Tahrir Square (February 8, 2011)

I wrote last Friday that the uprising in Egypt appeared to be heading for a moment of decision, with protesters’ calls for that to be President Hosni Mubarak’s “day of departure” set to collide with Mubarak’s gradually increasing use of force to try to back them down. It didn’t turn out that way.  The protesters […]

When The Revolution Comes (February 4, 2011)

… you’re never ready. But that doesn’t stop it from coming

The Bankruptcy of Optics (January 26, 2011)

We need leaders who are focused on changing how things actually are — not just how they look

Seconds (September 22, 2010)

Sometimes that’s all you get

Missed Opportunities: Elizabeth Warren Edition (September 16, 2010)

President Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and the dangers of compromise for compromise’s sake

Chairman of the Bored (September 10, 2010)

Furniture update ahoy!

The Tragedy Of Barack Obama (September 1, 2010)

Greatness is measured only in results — a lesson that the President may be learning too late

The Baader Meinhof Complex (April 5, 2010)

Good story, good cast, good production. So why isn’t this a good movie?

Tech’s Person of the Decade (January 1, 2010)

Steve Jobs, duh

Ten Movies From ’70s Hollywood You Need To See (If You Haven’t Already) (December 18, 2009)

Why do movie nerds look back on that period so reverently? Let’s find out

America Can, Should, Must, And Will Blow Up The Moon This Friday (October 7, 2009)

Because, you know, why not?

Harry Patch (In Memory Of) (August 8, 2009)

Britain’s last WWI veteran dies, and Radiohead remembers him

We Choose (July 20, 2009)

… to go to the moon and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard

True Tales of High Adventure! With Boobs (July 9, 2009)

How does an artist go from doing interesting work for next to nothing to producing dreck and getting rich? Let’s find out!