So the internet’s 40 . . isn’t it time it settled down? (via @MrsStephenFry)
At this moment, there are more females serving on the United States Supreme...– October 2009: Nell Scovell on David Letterman | vanityfair.com
Hmm, who else is hungry for some curry now? RT @stephenfry Hurrah for curry. http://tr.im/DjAu
Just nominated @almitra for Best Social Media Maven to Follow http://mashable.com/owa #openwebawards
My copy of Designing with Web Standards (3rd Edition) arrived today! Excited to get the lowdown on HTML5 and CSS3. Thanks, @zeldman.
30 reasons why Fox News is not legit →
So, Fox News has altered the game by unchaining itself from the moral groundings of U.S. journalism. And guess what? There is no industry shame being rained down on the outlet. The rest of the press not only doesn’t complain, it defends Fox News and even apologizes on its behalf, which is what we’ve seen unfold for the last two weeks. (via azspot)
Everything you can imagine is real.– Pablo Picasso (via kari-shma) (via quote-book)
The usual suspects are blocking justice: RT @harpers Is that “Keep America Safe”—or “Keep Cheney Out of Jail”? http://bit.ly/12kBdO
Yes! RT @jscud Thank for the tip @anthonymc I’m loving the new design for XKCD http://xkcd.com/
I didn’t know about this until now: RT @zeldman In OSX, when your cursor is over a word, type ^⌘D for a popup Dictionary definition.
A look back on depression-era life on the 80th anniversary of Black Tuesday: http://bit.ly/tILpa
YouTube’s Bandwidth Bill Is Zero. Welcome to the... →
[A] new report from Arbor Networks suggests that Google’s traffic is approaching 10 percent of the net’s traffic, and that it’s got so much fiber optic cable, it is simply trading traffic, with no payment involved, with the net’s largest ISPs.
And now for some tea to wind down from a crazy day of golfing with @er_sf
Before today, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you that http://petairways.com/ exists. Now I can. Once again, @morocca enriches my life.
It’s the future of advertising! eurorscgsf: Ad-O-Matic!
marco: Dan Meth’s latest video is great: Google Street View Guys A new College Humor cartoon! Ever wonder what it’s like for the dudes who have to drive those Google camera cars around? I think it’s a little something like this… The creative background, explained in this follow-up, is very well done. I think I like the follow-up music video even more than the original short.
Apparently, “nerd” was created by Dr. Seuss in the book “If I Ran the Zoo” http://bit.ly/kymaw (via @MoRocca)
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.– Oscar Wilde (via kari-shma) (via quote-book)
Consumer products (things)…. are the cholesterol of the soul — they block...– John Robb (via azspot)
The Nerdy Dozens - Boing Boing →
I admit it, I laughed at these. I think this one is my favorite: Yo momma so weak physicists have unified her with electromagnetism.
Hipster: The Dead End of Western Civilization |... →
Does hipster culture the mark of the end of western culture? Does anyone care? We are a lost generation, desperately clinging to anything that feels real, but too afraid to become it ourselves. We are a defeated generation, resigned to the hypocrisy of those before us, who once sang songs of rebellion and now sell them back to us. We are the last generation, a culmination of all previous...
The Obama “Hope” Poster Case — Whoa! →
A troubling new development: Fairey’s counsel has now admitted that Fairey tried to destroy documents that would have revealed which image he actually used. Fairey’s counsel has also admitted that he created fake documents as part of his effort to conceal which photo was the source image, including hard copy printouts of an altered version of the Clooney Photo and fake stencil patterns of the...
Seriously? RT @EFF Tennessee Woman arrested for Facebook “Poke” http://eff.org/r.a8k
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and...– Dr. Seuss (via kari-shma) (via quote-book)
Whatever The 'Balloon Boy' Lesson Is, We've... →
But it was also fed by the fact that we who live with so much information are no longer used to admitting that we don’t really know what’s going on. Surely someone knows what’s going on; how can it be otherwise? I don’t have to be driven crazy anymore about song lyrics, or who played the best friend in a movie from 15 years ago, or what my old neighborhood looks like...
Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde! 155 yrs old today. With every year that passes your reputation, influence and importance grow. (via @stephenfry)
The Buddy System: How Medical Data Revealed Secret... →
“Your friends might make you sick and cause you to gain weight,” Christakis says, “but they’re also a source of tremendous happiness. When it comes to social networks, the positives outweigh the negatives. That’s why networks are everywhere.” People, in other words, need people: We are the glue holding ourselves together.
RT @harpers Rank of Mr. Rogers, in 1991, among preschoolers’ first choices for president of the United States: 1 http://tr.im/BTDu
I’ve got my work cut out for me: RT @treatzone RT @McSweeneysBooks “What to Expect: The Third Decade”: http://bit.ly/4syWHF
In the Woods – 7 Things I Wish I Had Known About... →
Thematic Page Structure →
“This is an outline of major elements on a thematic page. It includes most div elements, theme actions and hooks, and widget areas.”
The Gervais Principle, Or The Office According to... →
The Gervais Principle is this: Sociopaths, in their own best interests, knowingly promote over-performing losers into middle-management, groom under-performing losers into sociopaths, and leave the average bare-minimum-effort losers to fend for themselves. It scares me how accurate this feels.
I was dismayed when I heard Barack Obama was given the Nobel peace prize. A...– Howard Zinn (via azspot)
Dehumanized: When math and science rule the... →
A passionate call for humanities education and its necessity for democracy: In our time, orthodoxy is economic. Popular culture fetishizes it, our entertainments salaam to it (how many millions for sinking that putt, accepting that trade?), our artists are ranked by and revered for it. There is no institution wholly apart. Everything submits; everything must, sooner or later, pay fealty to the...
Student Refuses to Say Pledge →
An interesting objection to reciting the Pledge of Allegiance (via azspot): Their son told them last weekend he had decided to no longer stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance at school because he didn’t believe there is liberty and justice for all, especially when it comes to gay rights. “To say them (words) and not mean them would be a lie,” Jay said.
RT @n3rdgir1 NPH rocks Batman’s world, literally. http://yw3ae.tk
The great essayist Clifton Fadiman wrote that “correctness, of course, is a...– Ammon Shea, On Language - Defending Against Language Pedants - NYTimes.com
Harvey Milk Day, LGBT Domestic Violence, and Marriage Recognition Act all signed into CA law today! http://tr.im/BzWe