After two days of inaugural balls and formalities the President and First Lady would be ready for some rest and relaxation. But Barack Obama is the first black president and this mother-fucker has swagger, so instead him and Michelle partied their faces off until 3 a.m. with a bunch of celebrities, and Bill Clinton was there too! From Page Six:
Barack and Michelle danced past 3 a.m. at the spectacular private bash in the East Room for their closest friends and supporters.
One guest told us, “The president and Usher had a dance-off to ‘Gangnam Style’ along with Janelle Monáe. The president was a good dancer, but Usher threw down some amazing Michael Jackson-style moves.
“They played ‘Single Ladies.’ and all the women were dancing, led by Michelle. Later, everyone lined up and did the electric slide, and the president led a party line around the room. Most people did the conga with him. The only people who weren’t dancing were Bill Clinton (without Hillary), Timothy Geithner and John Kerry.
“Pick any party you’ve ever been to, this was a thousand times better,” our source said.
I’m almost speechless after reading this. A dance off with Usher? Bill Clinton quietly masturbating in the corner? Do you expect me to believe anyone still does the electric slide? This is some serious bragging here. A thousand times better than any party I’ve ever been to? I mean the 1987 Continental Maritime annual company picnic didn’t have Usher, but it did have a bounce house. I didn’t hear any mention of a bounce house in that story.
Thank you again for responding to me. However, I again want to ciflray my position. I am coming from the angle of a user and not a developer.Flash has been nothing but frustration for me. In my firm, we have many offices and often have to use VPN, sometimes with old computers. Flash slows things down considerably and is a resource drain, often for nothing more than garbage, resource intensive ads and crappy games. There is a reason people install click2flash and flashblock. Flash simply makes a terrible experience for a lot of people. Since switching my firm from windows mobile to the iphone, I have yet to have one of the attorneys come up to me and say gee, I really wish this could use flash. I certainly do understand how frustrating it can be to have to learn an emerging technology, one that still has to have the edges worked out. To be honest, despite my love of computers I did not go into that field do to my fear that I could learn a technology really well only to have it disappear.Microsoft has now thrown its weight behind Apple’s position, calling HTML5 and h.264 the future while calling flash the present. More surprisingly, Microsoft will not be incorporating flash directly into its browser. I am sure one of the major reasons for this is the terrible security issues with flash, which Adobe, despite your claims otherwise, really hasn’t been that good at responding to concerns. Speaking of responding to concerns, where is my 64-bit version of flash player???WIth both Apple and Microsoft behind HTML5/h.264, it is inevitable that amazing developer tools are just around the corner as there is so much money to be made there. Moreover, with both of those companies considerable assistance, I think it will develop faster than you think.At the end of the day, all of this is Adobe’s fault. They did not take the launch of the iPhone seriously, and have failed to produce a viable mobile flash platform in a timely manner. If they had come out with mobile flash (that doesn’t drain the battery and is stable) even a year ago we wouldn’t be here right now. HTML5/h.264 has evolved just enough that it is allowing Apple/Microsoft to make the break.I also think that Microsoft and Apple will work out the differences in compatibility quicker than you think. The companies have been able to make thing like activesync and word files work cross platform, and I am sure they will work this out as well. After all, they have a lot of incentive to oppose Google and Google’s new ally Adobe.Microsoft has never liked other companies setting the standard, and Microsoft was quite adept at opposing quicktime for example. Apple does not want a repeat of the past whereby another company can set the standard and dictate the development of their technologies. I don’t think this is unreasonable. Microsoft can’t be happy about the security issues and Apple isn’t happy with the stability issues. At the end of the day Adobe brought this upon themselves for failing to have come forward with a good mobile product in a timely manner, even on more open mobile platforms.As a last point, coming from a user, I really don’t necessary want all of that cool stuff on my websites. I want to go to a website to get information. Websites like Coca-Cola that try so hard to be cool I avoid as they use excessive, pointless, unhelpful, slow, buggy flash animations. I like that on my ipad websites load crisp and fast without all of that. I am much happier with static images on my nyt pages, with the option to click on video when I actually want it. When I do want some cool features, I prefer to just get an app. I realize that some of this is a problem for you, since you clients want to be dazzled and that is how you can separate yourself. It just makes for a needlessly and pointlessly complicated internet, and is just as likely to make people move on to a different website.
Apparently this is what the estmeeed Willis was talkin’ ’bout.