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Ernie Smith

I think what the problem here is this. I run a website that is difficult to categorize, and as a result "outreach" SEO types have no idea what to do with it.

I went to J-school. It got me my first “real” job. I won’t trash J-school entirely, but having worked in journalism for 14 years, I still appreciate this take.

This is the darkest, most messed-up thing I've ever seen.

Even memes are a place of sadness this morning.

Someone created a cryptocurrency miner embedded in a photo of Scarlett Johansson.

It's really bad form to give a company a name as lame as Tronc and then leave the company as if nothing happened

Everything I know about the sanctity of HQ is a lie

This may be the world’s scariest object.

Here's a video of Bjork talking about her CRT television set.

If Marco feels that way, he should tack a resolution onto the next budget bill covering McCabe's lost pension.

Just watched that Arcade Fire performance on SNL. If people consider Arcade Fire a "lame" band these days, we must have amazing pop culture, because that was pretty good.

Nowhere near done with this, but I have set up October CMS so that it can render the same piece of content in two separate templates—one for email, and one for web.

I wonder if the Cambridge Analytica saga is going to make “can we see your data strategy?” the new “can we see your tax return?”

Tommy Wiseau has a Tumblr. Guess I should go back.

This is one of those things that looks like it should be cooler than it ended up being.

"One mining operation in town consumed roughly 10 percent of the city’s power …" which meant that everyone in the city was effectively subsidizing this one operation through their power bills. Crazy stuff.