It bums me out that Umberto Eco died before he was able to finishing developing a theory of full-on Otics.
I wrote about the 2010 rise and fall of Google Wave, and lessons we can learn from their attempt to roll up email and chat and wikis into a single federated tool: https://jamey.thesharps.us/2018/02/16/how-not-to-replace-email/
Today we accidentally ran into lion dances in two different places, which I think means we were doing something right.
I am flying with a large piece of solid steel jewelry and several things that vibrate. The thing that flagged my bag for hand-inspection? A small packet of chocolate-covered almonds.
My 3yo niece called me this morning to make her first pun
3yo: Aunt Misty, I want to to come inside my house
Me: I live far away, but I'll come visit you soon!
3yo: No, it's raining and Mama says it's misty outside. You have to come inside my house or you'll get wet!
Me: *dies of pride*
Trevor and I wrote an obit for JPB. I only got to know a modest corner of his life, but there was so much life there even that was a lot https://freedom.press/news/remembering-john-perry-barlow-co-founder-freedom-press-foundation-and-internet-freedom-pioneer-1948-2018/
Cry hangover + actual hangover = worst hangover.
is a young person in your life at risk of exposure to ayn rand?
give them a copy of _the dispossessed_. you may save them years or an entire lifetime.
Wayward Sisters seems to exist primarily to highlight girls looking pretty with blood on their faces, and I'm torn between "girls don't have to be pretty when they're bloody" and "ooh pretty girls with blood on their faces."
I kid... mostly. It's nice to see a decently diverse cast of women in terms of age and race (and mayyyybe sexuality?), and in addition to being pretty with blood on their faces, they kick a ton of ass with lots of skill and zero apologies.
if you turn a corymb inflorescence upside down it looks like a constituency-based parse tree https://mastodon.social/media/OGsVU_DKKgMC5MeJtpM (original image source https://jb004.k12.sd.us/my%20website%20info/biology%202/PLANT%20KINGDOM/PLANT%20NOTES/INFLORESCENCE%20TYPES.htm)
Unexpectedly deep conversation with the maintenance technician this morning:
Me: Did I do something to break the disposal?
He: Sometimes it happen, for everybody. Like death--when it come, it come.
The Kingsman films would be utterly perfect if it weren't for the disgusting childish sexist jokes. Not even Halle Berry in a suit drinking whiskey makes up for it.
I only hesitated a little before deleting the account I've had (and had success with) for over a decade. RIP OKCupid, dead of stupidity. https://theblog.okcupid.com/an-open-letter-on-why-were-removing-usernames-addressed-to-the-worst-ones-we-ve-ever-seen-dd017c75d49a
@yoz in case you think I came up with this phrase, the original is Matt Jones's: https://www.google.com/amp/s/io9.com/5362912/the-city-is-a-battlesuit-for-surviving-the-future/amp )