Elz and I hit up the Uniqlo flagship store opening in Soho today. As expected, it was almost overwhelmingly crowded, but it was well-worth navigating the masses of people that were packed inside. It's more or less like a Japanese H&M, which is pretty much all you can ask for in a masstige clothing chain, right? PSFK has some pics from last night's launch party.
If this spoiler-laden summary of tonight's episode of Lost is at all accurate -- and it sounds like it is -- then I really don't mind so much that the show won't have any more new episodes until February. Why is it proving so hard for them to crank out a decent episode?
Well, that was fast. It took me about six hours before I cancelled that Verizon DSL service I'd signed up for. I needed technical support because of an issue related the wiring in the building (my apartment is wired up, but isn't properly connected to the local loop) and instead of getting someone to help I was merely passed from person to person. After the EIGHTH person passed the buck, I told them to connect me to someone who could cancel my service. After that person transferred me to someone who could actually do that -- no joke! -- I cancelled. One interesting factoid: if you tell them you're going to cancel, even if you've only been a customer for a few hours, they'll offer you two months of free service (obviously I didn't bite).
Ah, yes, five days without internet access at home, all because someone disconnected the one cable feeding our entire building. Guess it doesn't help that the junction box is easily accessible from our roof -- or that it's just a rusting piece of junk. It didn't help that my EV-DO backup totally crapped out, too -- I couldn't get connected for more than 30 seconds at a time. The solution? I just did something I swore I'd never do: I signed up for Verizon DSL so that I'll always have a backup.
I've been kicking it at Tokion's Creativity Now conference this weekend, and so far it's been disappointing. All of the discussions today have been meandering and pointless, with nearly every panelist (apart from Cory Arcangel) seemingly to the oblivious to the explosion of creativity that's taking place online right now, with few insights into where the real energy is today. It's as if the past five years of the internet never happened. Not that there aren't tons of smart, interesting people at the conference; it's just that most of them are in the audience, not up on stage.
One other thing I couldn't help but notice: this is the first conference I've been to in years where there isn't a single laptop out -- no one in the audience is blogging anything that's going on. I suppose that's fitting.