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If you have an iPod or iPhone, but you don’t think you look dumb enough… try TV Hat!

Yes, you CAN be dorkier. Ask me how!

posted at 10:26 pm
on Jan. 31, 2011


Mac application Transmit has important bug fix held up 21+ days by the Mac App store

This is a really good reason for a developer NOT to let Apple get between them and their customers.

posted at 1:12 pm
on Jan. 29, 2011


This journalist attended a meeting of scientists discussing weights and measures, and it’s hilarious

The jokes are subtle, but awesome: "when the French astronomer Bernard Guinot asked how much time he had left to conclude his speech, no one seemed to know."

posted at 11:23 am
on Jan. 28, 2011


Polygamous Mormon wife from Bountiful describes married life in trial testimony; she’s pro, not con

There are more things under heaven and earth...

posted at 10:56 am
on Jan. 28, 2011


The story behind the picture of the jacket-less, ice cream cone-buying, snowstorm man

And now, you know as much as I do. It is a great picture, though.

posted at 10:52 am
on Jan. 28, 2011


Egypt Cuts Off Most Internet and Cellphone Service, in the largest blackout of its kind

Story says Egypt could do it with 4-6 phone calls. I wonder how many calls it would take in the U.S.

posted at 10:35 am
on Jan. 28, 2011


The Upside of Polyamory: Does it have social value?


posted at 7:26 pm
on Jan. 23, 2011


Dancers Among Us - an amazing photo gallery from New York

The strength in these shots...

posted at 3:37 pm
on Jan. 20, 2011


How To Shovel Snow

Step one: Wait for it to snow...

posted at 10:47 am
on Jan. 19, 2011


Kris Krug is a Social Media Documentarian

He made the job up, so he oughta know.

posted at 4:02 pm
on Jan. 17, 2011


Steve Jobs Takes Medical Leave of Absence

Oh, crap.

posted at 10:28 am
on Jan. 17, 2011


This Four-Part Series on Tainted Cocaine is both investigative and advocacy journalism at its finest

Warning: The photo on this link will shock you, I guarantee it..

posted at 9:10 pm
on Jan. 13, 2011


Vivian Maier is my newest street photographer discovery

Her black and whites are classics, just spectacular

posted at 3:48 pm
on Jan. 11, 2011


Chart: Further comparison of Dropbox to Live Sync

Which is better?

posted at 12:00 pm
on Jan. 11, 2011


Music video: watercolor paintings in a stop motion animation

Lovely song, too.

posted at 3:11 pm
on Jan. 7, 2011



“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

...who said it?

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