Hey illustrator/designer friends
If a prospective client comes to you with a sketch and says, “make this but nicer looking,” is that good news or bad news?
Paamayim Nekudotayim would, at first, seem like a strange choice for naming a...– fucking smug PHP manual
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bridgecomedy: @benzado, Shatner produced & directed a Star Trek movie about Captains - it’s being screened for free Saturday night aboard the Intrepid just letting you knowwwwwwwwww know. click through for deets but it will say what i said except in a less bossy way so where’s the fun in that? Fascinating. It’s about Star Trek captains, not sea captains, which was my first guess...
How would you feel if you learned that Harry Truman cut back on your current...– uggabugga
This American Life Episode #441: Patent Show →
I don’t think I can wait for this to come out on the podcast: Why would a company rent an office in a tiny town in East Texas, put a nameplate on the door, and leave it completely empty for a year? The answer involves a controversial billionaire physicist in Seattle, a 40 pound cookbook, and a war waging right now, all across the software and tech industries. We take you inside this war,...
So a refrigerator is just an engine running in reverse!– The only thing I learned in PHYS 218 (Thermodynamics), possibly because this was the only sentence the professor spoke that didn’t contain a half dozen Greek letters acting as numbers.
halphillips replied to your photo: Yep, “dogference” is what I meant to type. Why do people use Autocorrect if it is so frequently ridiculous? On the whole it is pretty good, which is why the mistakes are funny. In fact, that blog devoted to typos in iPhone text messages wouldn’t exist if people hadn’t gotten used to trusting the autocorrect. They would turn it off or be in the habit...
Rough plan (July 2011)
Complete current work load Finally, finally put time into my own software projects Get sued by Lodsys, Kootol, et al.
Your Roger Corman Future →
For everyone complaining about the Netflix price change, Jason Scott (a documentary filmmaker) wrote this back in November: A lot of people talk about Netflix like it’s the natural place for this to all end up. If they don’t want a copy of BBS to pay for and watch, they’ll just “wait for it to come out on Netflix”. After watching dozens of people say this, along with accompanying language, I’ve...
For the record
I am well aware my previous post is bordering on self-parody.
I thought Steven Fry was supposed to be a nerd
Stephen Fry (via healywu via theultimateginger-): Life, that can shower you with so much splendour, is unremittingly cruel to those who have given up. Thank the gods there is such a thing as redemption, the redemption that comes in the form of other people the moment you are prepared to believe that they exist. I remember an episode of Star Trek that ends with Jim turning to McCoy and saying,...
Fun With (Phone) Numbers
shortmikeshort: 1. Key in the first three digits of your 7-digit phone number (NOT the area code); 2. Multiply by 80; 3. Add 1; 4. Multiply by 250; 5. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number; 6. Add the last 4 digits of your phone number again; 7. Subtract 250; 8. Divide number by 2. Cool, huh? Why perform this trick for your own phone number when you can perform it for all possible...
The Hubbert Peak Theory of Rock, or, Why We’re All... →
Mark Lee, writing for the website of my new favorite podcast: A few years ago, Rolling Stone magazine added fuel to the music snobbery fire with its “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list. Anyone casually paging through the list would notice that the bulk of the list was comprised of songs from the 60′s and 70′s, just like the music snobs always say. I, however, wasn’t content with the casual...
Long Naps, Strudel, and Improvisation: The Lack of... →
emilyhoffman: I simply don’t understand the appeal of dating. There is nothing about it that seems fun. I like people and I mostly understand the appeal of a long term relationship, but even that is somewhat mystifying to me. I have never been on an official date and I really don’t see why people would want… Dear Emily, I’ve spent about a half hour trying to compose a response...
The Money Machine →
“Mom, it took my money and I didn’t get anything.”
WNET Thirteen's Get The Math →
soce: We can never have enough math education multimedia endeavors. Comes with free math rap songs for you to download! Yeah!
So THAT happened
larhunter: A few of you might know that I’ve been expecting bad news at my job for the last few weeks… Read More Make a note to remind yourself in six months to send your old boss a thank you card.
These Guys Lost The Cold War? →
alexpereira: “This city is one of the only, if not the only, major city with a 24 hour subway system. Other cities can renovate during the night, but this city has to renovate while people are using the system, it’s like redesigning your dining room while somebody’s trying to have dinner.” I want to smack anybody who I overhear complaining whenever they encounter the slightest inconvenience on...
#199: Fix for issue #172: unique object... →
Sometimes I miss developing on a team.
If it feels like new Apple products appear futuristic, it is because Apple...– How Apple became a monopsonist