Microsoft Offers $44.6B for Yahoo

Wow. From the Associated Press:

Microsoft Corp. has pounced on slumping Internet icon Yahoo Inc. with an unsolicited takeover offer of $44.6 billion in its boldest bid yet to challenge Google Inc.’s dominance of the lucrative online search and advertising markets.

That’s nuts. I don’t use Yahoo, but I’m already seeing it infiltrated by little rainbowy butterflies spreading craplets.

Via Daring Fireball.

Update: The more I think about this, the bigger it is. I was just thinking about Yahoo search mostly. What’s going to happen with Flickr if this goes through? YUI? I can’t imagine Microsoft not screwing these things up. I’m not trying to bash Microsoft, they just don’t have a very good track record. Hotmail anyone? Gruber has some more articulate thoughts (as usual).

Procrastination with Flickr

I have a major presentation due on Wednesday. I will be presenting the finer details of the Ruby language to my classmates. Unfortunately, since it’s a programming language class, a short rundown of Ruby syntax will not suffice. There is also the formal “spec document” that I have to write as well.

This, of course, means that I am in full-blown procrastination mode. I have added a bunch of my artwork to Flickr (as well as organizing sets and creating two new collections).

Watercolor and ink drawing on paper

I’ve also posted several photos of my final “Doodle Board” piece. I wrote about it when I was still working on the piece, but have been entirely negligent about posting the final version.

Ink drawing on four wood panels connected with hinges

Scanned photo of and ink drawing on four wood panels connected with hinges

Digital Color Photography

Some of my color photography posted on Flickr.

A digital photograph of a glass of orange juice on top of a table covered in comic books