Franglish of the day: No Par Core (0 comments)
I thought there was something fishy about those kids: Oakland students raising money or ‘panhandling’? (0 comments)
Whoa: What does it cost to raise a child in the U.S.? (I’ve always kind of wondered about this) (0 comments)
I’ve said this before, but were I to work for Google, I’d probably have more fun in operations than engineering: Hello from the Hiveplex (1 comment)
Eyjafjallajökull Volcano time-lapse (if you haven’t seen this, it’s worth a watch) (1 comment)
QR Codes in the news: Bar codes get around town and get more useful (0 comments)
You stay classy, NY Times:
Pulse iPad App Gets Steve Jobs’s Praise in Morning…Then Booted From App Store Hours Later After NYT Complains
Apparently you can’t sell a feedreader that is also able to read the NY Times’ feed. (0 comments)
Why work on a farm when I can read Terrie’s blog: Morning Milk Line (0 comments)
Oh man! A web to snail mail service: Postful (with an API!) (0 comments)
The absence of any mention of copyright law in Glee illustrates a painful tension in American culture. While copyright holders assert that copyright violators are “stealing” their “property,” people everywhere are remixing and recreating artistic works for the very same reasons the Glee kids do — to learn about themselves, to become better musicians, to build relationships with friends, and to pay homage to the artists who came before them. Glee’s protagonists — and the writers who created them — see so little wrong with this behavior that the word ‘copyright’ is never even uttered.
Question. If I use the word “string” in the sense of “strings up to 255 characters are treated differently from strings over 255 characters” do most people (as in non-programmers) know what I mean? (3 comments)
Perspectives of Poverty:
Out of this came the idea for a photography project, which I am tentatively calling “Perspectives of Poverty”. I am taking two photos of the same person; one photo with the typical symbols of poverty (dejected look, ripped clothes, etc.), and another of this person looking their very finest, to show how an image can be carefully constructed to present the same person in very different ways.
More here: Balancing Perspectives (2 comments)
My morning was like this XKCD strip (I’m also pretty good at SQL) (2 comments)
One of the presentations I enjoyed most from WordCamp 2010 was Karl Fogel’s “Bodysurfing the Blogosphere” about Nina Paley’s film Sita Sings the Blues (which I still need to watch!) (0 comments)
Just got bit by an annoying WP bug: Doubleclicking comment text results in comment reply data-loss
Ouch. (0 comments)
Ubercool visualization that shows Where Americans Are Moving by county (0 comments)
Hot, I think: Eizo: Pin-up Calendar 2010 (0 comments)
Glad this made the NY Times:
The Niger Delta, where the wealth underground is out of all proportion with the poverty on the surface, has endured the equivalent of the Exxon Valdez spill every year for 50 years by some estimates. The oil pours out nearly every week, and some swamps are long since lifeless.
Previously in the Guardian: Nigeria’s agony dwarfs the Gulf oil spill. The US and Europe ignore it (0 comments)
Crazy photos of flooding in Draguignan, France, not far from where Stephanie’s family lives.
More in The Big Picture… (0 comments)
If you like classic or custom motorcycles, you’ll probably like The Kneeslider (0 comments)
Slide #4! Altered States: Michael Crawford deconstructs the map of America. (0 comments)
If you see one music video this year, watch Miike Snow – The Rabbit (3 comments)
Video of the day: Violinist plays Mario soundtrack in real time (0 comments)
You shouldn’t complain about things you don’t control. I certainly vote and am involved in the electoral process, but mainly I try to make what I do benefit people.
Digital SLR and remote-controlled helicopter. That sounds like a good time. (0 comments)
I had a gut feeling Medvedev would visit Twitter: В офисе «Твиттера» (also Apple) (0 comments)
Neat project, pics: Wiltshire’s CD Sea (reminds me of work by Motoi Yamamoto and Peter Root) (0 comments)
Kids! Double fisting it (they grow up so fast) (0 comments)
So good: The Woot! Got Acquired By Amazon Rap (0 comments)
Oh dear: Tony Satisfies Millions of Women Daily… (1 comment)