A web-focused Git workflow | Joe Maller →
Excited to have found this. Until now I had been checking files into a Subversion repository on my computer. To deploy to the web, I wrote a script that would export everything to a temporary directory and then use rsync to send changes to the server. This workflow uses git to handle revision control and deployment. I can throw out my custom script, and small changes I make on the server can...
I spent 20 minutes doing research for this caption.– Chris Scott, referring to an Obamarama post, and coincidentally identifying the reason sketch writing is always so agonizing for me.
Martin Kool: The Full Story of Sarien.net →
Most Honest Blog Post Ever →
purns: I wish more people around here took this to heart. Great to have an opinion, better to keep it to yourself until you know what you’re talking about.
A recording of The Lincolnshire Poacher, a British...
The Latest August Recording from Mystery Russian... →
Numbers stations are shortwave radio stations that broadcast list of numbers. No government has ever acknowledged it, but the most likely explanation is that numbers stations are used to transmit messages to spies in foreign countries. The spy receives the message on a standard shortwave radio (no special equipment) then decrypts the message using a one-time pad. It’s brilliant: low-tech,...
Are We Witnessing the Start of a Global... →
Hemidemisemiquavery: The Sick Post I Didn't Want... →
nicolemarietherese: Most of what we discussed was that the Doctor didn’t understand why I was there already or how I knew I should come in. Just once, I’d like to go to the doctor and not have it end with a discussion of what a weirdo I am. What’s the point of chastising America for neglecting preventative care if this is how we are rewarded for it?
The air was filled with a cacophony of reel-to-reel tapes, each blasting forth...– January 27, 1972 in The Village Voice: “The First Annual Convention of ‘Star Trek’ Freaks”
People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on....– Steve Jobs, FORTUNE, March 2008
2011 Egyptian protests on Wikipedia →
The Wikipedia article is surprisingly short, but I suppose that’s to be expected when all you’re trying to do is assemble the few facts that are available. I spoke to my dad this morning. I have an uncle and some extended family over there, but so far everybody is OK. God willing, that will not become a concern. But I honestly don’t know what to make of it. I want to say...
The post in which I discuss why I believe in God
shortbreadsh: I had originally typed up a history of the events that led me to believe in God, but since I never had one “born-again” experience, it ended up being an epic tale. So I’ve thrown away the memoir and will simply address why I, at this moment, believe in God. I believe in a reality beyond understanding, an eternal, a source of everything, a good, a unity of all of creation, an...
Urge President Obama to cut drug war spending →
halphillips: President Obama talked in his State of the Union address about cutting programs. One of the government’s most expensive programs is the War on Drugs, which puts non-violent offenders in jail, destroys families, and encroaches on civil liberties, all while costing tons of money and completely failing to accomplish its goal. Seems like a better idea than cutting Medicare.
Poll: Cut Social Security benefits or raise... →
“There’s no better illustration of how DC is broken than this.”
Too much optimism may harm cancer patients →
How to stop time from running backwards on Linux? →
The Dracula appearing in this two-parter bore a remarkable resemblance to the...– Matt Price writing for Nerdage Brett: DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS?
maniacalrage: A “vintage terminal emulator” that looks spectacular. I don’t spend a ton of time in Terminal, but even the few minutes per day are made better by this nicely designed app. OMG!
This is serious attention to detail. It’s not something people will show off to...– Basil Safwat, “How the iPhone mail app decides when to show you new mail” Most companies besides Apple determine that if you can’t put it in an advert then it’s not worth doing.
It’s not a critic’s job to take his cues from mainstream opinion and preach to...– Erik Voss, Enough Is Enough With “SNL Isn’t Funny Anymore”
No one stole your idea →
That’s all Valentine’s Day is, anyway: Sex Christmas.– Dan, who is the smartest man alive (via mustanghalle) And suddenly I understand what it’s like to be Jewish in December.
All we have to do is “out-innovate”. Why didn’t we think of...– uggabugga
Steelers, Packers have the most female fans →
September 12, 2007: Pittsburgh is the runaway leader, with 34 percent of the women living in the Steelers’ market identifying themselves as fans. Green Bay was second with 29.4 percent, but no other market surveyed had even one-quarter of its women identify themselves as fans. FYI, ladies who hail from outside of Pittsburgh or Green Bay: these are the teams playing in Super Bowl XLV.
Matt Little - Here we go, Steelers? →
Can’t reblog so I’ll link. Matt Little posts a thoughtful response to my not-really-a-question and, in the process, addresses the complexity of having a creep on your team. Especially when your team doesn’t have that kind of reputation; it’s one of the six NFL teams that doesn’t believe cheerleaders are a necessary part of pro football. But it also bothers me when...
halphillips: Lots of people experiencing big trials lately. Lots of big things happening. Things that are pushing people to their limits and testing them. Big obstacles. Interesting times. Seems to be a lot of that going around among people I know, from all different walks of life. More so than usual. Seems like everyone I talk to is in a weird phase where someone died or someone had a...
Consider: A corporate leader who increases profits by slashing his work force is...– Paul Krugman, “The Competition Myth”
America in the age of primitivism →
A line has been drawn, nerds: If there was a moment when the culture of enlightened modernity in the United States gave way to the sickly culture of romantic primitivism, it was when the movie “Star Wars” premiered in 1977. A child of the 1960s, I had grown up with the optimistic vision symbolized by “Star Trek,” according to which planets, as they developed technologically and politically,...
Wikipedia entry for Ben Roethlisberger →
If you’re going to casually toss around the word “rapist” to describe a man, you at least owe him (and all the accused-but-never-tried) a moment to read the relevant part of his Wikipedia entry.
The Bank of Apple →
purns: No one really probably cares about this, but it is absolutely brilliant. Cook, Oppenheimer, Serlet, Forstall, Ive…keep this together, I’m not worried. Everybody marvels at Apple simply because they do not do the retarded things most tech companies do.
Faster-than-light communication is, by Einstein’s theory of relativity,...– Faster-than-light - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Miles Klee was the first non-hosty ‘reader’ — quotes because he wasn’t reading...– Electric Literature (via thenotes)
I received an invitation to attend a conference in March. It is being held at: Wokefield Park, Goodboys Lane, Mortimer, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 3AH That’s a real address!
You could tell that Julie Taymor wasn’t a fan of Spiderman before she agreed to...– Jason Saenz, “Spiderman: Turn Off The Show”
On Google, and evil →
Diversity in Space? →
chrysilla: I was actually impressed by the amount of human diversity in Babylon 5 at first, both in main cast, supporting, guest, and background characters. But as the seasons went on it slowly but surely dribbled away. They got us to stop trying when they told us we won.
American Drink: Scottish Whiskey, South American... →
americandrink: From Panama—who you might remember from such hit plagues as Malaria, Yellow Fever, and Mariano Rivera—comes the latest attempt to cash in on the recent “Accidentally Drink Yourself Into a Coma” fad. Introducing, Scotch whisky. In a can. Click through for more.