Moving to Philadelphia on Tuesday!
Right now I expect everyone in the city is exactly like johnwilkesbooth. Any other good Philly tumblrs or tumblr-ers I should be following?
California Supreme Court to consider age bias case... →
azspot: When a then-emerging Google recruited engineer Brian Reid in the summer of 2002, it appeared to have landed a Silicon Valley superstar. Reid had managed the team that built one of the first Internet search engines at AltaVista. He’d helped cofound the precursor company to Adobe Systems. He’d even worked on Apollo 17. But within two years, Google decided that the 54-year-old Reid was not...
Will I drop my phone in the toilet
tonight? Signs point to yes.
Formula for the queasiness induced by the use of...
q = k^n where k is the base queasiness inspired by a single unsourced “lol”, and n is equal to the age in years of the source. Basically, the olds, don’t say “LOL.” Ever. For Christ’s sake. It’s exponentially more unsettling coming from forty-plus-year-old fingertips.
You know how sometimes when you look at a word too...
“Color”. All those Os. Weird.
David Lynch Weather Report. →
ex-genius: saveitforthejudge: (via anniehinton) Delivers on what it advertises. wait - does he do this every day? Here’s a story from 2008, so it appears he does.
David Lynch Weather Report. →
Living in denial →
(via azspot) I went to school in Massachusetts, though.
… and if we are lies we shall be lies of our own making.– Tayeb Salih, Season of Migration to the North
You've got a big boil of topical satire that needs...
That Mitchell and Webb Look nails Tumblr.
That Mitchell and Webb Look
is like Wario Ware. N’est-ce pas?
Netflix instant via Wii is amazing. Much better than watching on a comp.
Thunder roars outside
just as I cue the first track of Alligator. Seems about right.
NBC has canceled Law & Order, E! News has... →
soupsoup: The cast and crew of the mothership procedural were informed of the show’s fate earlier today. The upcoming season of Dick Wolf’s brainchild would have been its 21st, passing Gunsmoke as the longest running TV drama series in history. (The Simpsons holds the longevity record for any scripted series.) NBC has not yet responded a call seeking comment. Hasn’t Days of our Lives...
The point is that 60% of stock trades are being done by machines, operating...– The market and the story (via azspot) Speculative fiction. Hmm.
New Social Networking Darling Diaspora* Has An... →
soupsoup: the idea behind Diaspora* (its implementation) is overly complex and won’t work for the large majority of Facebook users. This has been my instinct about Diaspora from the start. It’s a great idea, and true to open source ideals, but that doesn’t make it a viable Facebook alternative. If they can reimagine the project to make it super easy to set up, it might have...
Have aliens hijacked Voyager 2 spacecraft? →
dontcookbilly: amnesiacr: newfilosofee: seltzerlizard: therealkatiewest: wilwheaton: I sure hope this is true, and not some kind of malfunction: It left Earth 33 years ago, now it’s claimed the Voyager 2 spacecraft may have been hijacked by aliens after sending back data messages NASA scientists can’t decode. NASA installed a 12-inch disk containing music and greetings in 55 languages...
Tall people make more money. →
johnwilkestooth: daslava: synecdoche: Tall folks earn $789 more per inch per year, a figure that’s stayed steady for the past five decades in both the U.S. and U.K. And I found that much of it is behavioral. Tall people consistently display a few behaviors that are directly correlated to success, which can be mimicked by anyone. For example, sociologists find that coworkers tend to give...
Video Brinquedo →
Maker of fine films such as Ratatoing, What’s Up! : Balloon to the Rescue, Gladiformers, and The Little Panda Fighter. I’m intrigued.
I find myself seriously considering scrubbing my Facebook profile. Destruction of all real privacy controls + integration into most web interactions means Facebook is now a way to use the rest of the Internet, rather than being a destination in and of itself. The thing is, I liked Facebook. Minorly incriminating pictures of my friends and juicy info on my vague acquaintances. It’s the only...
Guys, I've finally reached the 10,000 hours Malcom...
alexblagg: — Alex Blagg, Pointless Outlier.
I made a Flash game. Eat the bones. Avoid the... →
Adobe is like that weirdo girl that you slept with... →
I mean we keep dropping hints, right? But they don’t get it. We’re like, Okay, we’re not going to run Flash on the iPhone, because, um, resource hog. Then we come out with iPad and we knock ourselves out bragging about how much processor power and battery life it has, but we still block Flash, because of, um, it makes Macs crash. So Adobe says fine, we’ll do this Flash Packager thing, so you...
What the internet is creating is a class of literate, gifted amateur writers, in...– Roger Ebert (via azspot) @ekstasis