today's background image of the best two kids in the whole world - from almost ten years ago when they were still kids
I sometimes ignore people for my laptop, but never for a phone (since, to resist surveillance and nonfree software, I refuse to carry one). link
today's background image for national flip flop day
today's background image to celebrate the opening of the first roller coaster in America in 1884 (and to symbolize the status of my life right now)
today's background image in honor of a great film released thirty years ago yesterday
today's background images because BASEBALL IS BACK!!
To believe that personal sins lead to international catastrophes is primitive and magical thinking. David Hayward, graffiti artist on the walls of religion
I just set up my wishlist in case anyone wants to support his work.
Huffduffer is a great service. Just want I needed.
today's background image of an old drive in for movie theater day
today's background image is Mulder's office
I wonder what LU's College Democrats club thinks. Oh wait...
today's background image in honor of national puppy day
Among cases in which a suspect was bitten by an attack dog and the suspect’s race was recorded, what percentage were black?
I don't need it often, but when I do The Verge
Obama could have been using a private email server out of Tehran and the media would have dismissed it as a non-issue. Hillary Clinton however is in the middle of a slap fight with the media.
today's background image is Pi
I'm not sure this makes sense, but I never really did get why we still do daylight savings time. And I certainly don't understand why the rules had to change recently. I don't think it will ever make sense to me.
In Finland, speeding fines are calculated based on the speeder’s daily income
I'm not sure what to make of this. On the one hand, it seems an interesting way to make the punishment "hurt" everyone the same way. On the other, I can imagine it might lead to profiling of people with higher incomes.
source: Mom Comic
today's background image is an example of the kind of thing that can happen when one misrepresents the Bible
today's background image is of another of my heroes, Albert Einstein
today's background image is the weirdest error message I've ever seen
On a related subject, I've held back from talking about or with people I consider friends simply because they have gained a certain level of notoriety, and I don't like to be accused of a** kissing. But I'm sick of worrying about that too.
I certainly don't consider myself naive, but I gotta admit I didn't know this wasn't already banned at universities.
Some schools have a tiny minority of professors who use their popularity and prestige to empower themselves, and students respond to it ... This is a very, very serious problem for higher education.
While often romanticized in fiction, relationships between faculty and students can be abusive
Federico Viticci makes an interesting case for using his iPad as his main computer. As a fellow fan of Editorial and Drafts, I've read his thoughts on this before. I'm sorry to see him suffer through terrible disease, but I'm glad he found a way to use technology to work around the limitations.
After the holiday break, we drove Billy back home and he took the opportunity to buy some heavy groceries while he had a car. Today's background image is part of his haul.
Just an FYI: A 250 lb football player, running 15 mph, has more kinetic energy than a bullet fired from an AK-47 rifle.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) February 2, 2015
Sometimes the video above doesn't load - see it here.
Today's background image - deflaters gonna
The director of The Phantom Menace says today's movies lack substance
today's background image is one of my favorites of President Obama
It is a serious matter when a pope confuses political and ideological symbols for religious ones.
today's background image is from winter storm Juno
today's background image is of Stuart Scott fighting like hell
Well, if you ask me... Too dangerous for a girl
Brilliant! On Kindness
best advice I ever heard on this subject was "if you are Googling 'am I having a hard attack?' stop and call 911' - read this now so you don't have to wonder then - Hacker News: Just had a heart attack
today's background image is a baseball glove by Steven Depolo
"The intersection of food and fashion is silly, just as the intersection of fashion and anything else is silly." Shut Up and Eat!
"summoning the demon" -Elon Musk
I love when the discussion heads toward when things we read in science fiction will arrive IRL. Very much enjoyed reading the comment on Why Do We Still Have Airplanes
Today's background is the moon from October 8, 2014
I'm pretty sure Seth Godin is no Apple fanboy and I am certain the other two bloggers are not, but Dave Winer had this to say when he got his iPhone, and this morning Fred Wilson wrote that he is getting one.
Today's background image is the adapter I bough for the iPhone 5 and the giant box they shipped it in. ( I had ordered this to make sure I was all set to order the 5 at midnight - which ended up being 3a.m, so my son stayed up and ordered it for me anyway. )
I'm always disappointed by stories like this - If We Can't Trust Neil deGrasse Tyson, Who Can We Trust?
I need to design a tool that helps me schedule my college football watching. I like to put games on all day in the background, even on days like today when I plan to work all day. And I like to know which games are worth stopping to watch.
"and throwing away principles is tempting indeed" -Seth Godin, Seth's Blog: Law and Order
Arnold Waldstein: September 11th...stopping to remember
Fred Wilson: September 11th
If you know me, you'll know I'm not the mystical or hysterical type, but what you might not know is that I do have an emotional side. People who have known me for years are surprised when they discover that.
I was driving when the first plane hit. I wasn't listening to the radio and didn't have a car phone so I had no idea something had happened, but I was listening to some music and and a wave of emotion struck me with an intensity I've experienced very few times in my life.