John Perry Barlow to be interviewed on Colbert Report tonight

According to the latest “barlowfriendz” email (a mailing list Barlow uses to broadcast updates to his friends and acquaintances), he will be on the Colbert Report tonight, although he doesn’t know the subject of the interview. I’m not sure whether Barlow minds public republishing of his barlowspam, so you are just going to have to trust me on this.

For those that don’t know who Barlow is, here is his Wikipedia page (briefly: founder EFF, grateful dead lyricist).

This should definitely be worth watching.

Update: Well, I was right, he was interviewed on the Colbert Report, it was a pretty good interview although he still seemed a little taken off-guard by Colbert’s “unique” interview style.

Pocket Fashionista

For the past few months my girlfriend Janie has been working on a new fashion-orientated website called Pocket Fashionista. The idea is that people can upload photos of themselves wearing an outfit and get honest feedback from other site users.

Janie built PF from the ground up using Ruby on Rails, she handled setting up the server having carefully researched the multitude of options for getting rails to operate efficiently. Right now it should be able to handle 10-30 impressions per second.

Anyway, she is looking for feedback so if fashion is something that interests you, check it out.