Benga - Zero M2
I sent Andrew Wilkinson an e-mail last night, which he was kind enough to post in its entirety on his tumblelog without my permission, so I don’t need to re-quote it here. (Thanks, Andrew!) I thought it was pretty civil and courteous, and made its point without being insulting, but his response was to make fun of me and of something I wrote. His claim that he wasn’t trying to start a...
That photo of my ass got 20 notes!?– Heather
Holy Fuck - “Royal Gregory” ...
Should We Be Doing More To Reduce The Graphic Violence In Our Dreams? (via Mind Hacks)
Happy Birthday, Strunk and White →
Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style has recently been released in a 50th anniversary edition, and the New York Times celebrates the occasion by inviting 5 language experts to contribute to another chapter in the continued rubbishing of the rules it advocates. Geoffrey K. Pullum (head of Linguistics at Edinburgh University, and Language Log contributor) opens proceedings, followed by...
Me: Well that was a mood killer
Heather: Those jeans are a mood killer
Keith Starky Explains Twitter →
Daily deep-dive analysis of a specimen from the modern world’s most exciting communication medium for penis humor. This is just magnificent.
AskMeFi (Ask Metafilter, for the noobies) is one of my favourite boredom prevention websites — we all have those, right? On a good day, just looking through the first page — which usually spans about two days’ worth of questions — turns up at least 3 or 4 topics chock full of interesting things and the occasional thought exercise I’d never dream of thinking about or reading about...
Uncomfortable Plot Summaries →
This is absolutely the best thing the Internet has shown me today (via MeFi). A selection of my favourites: ALIENS: An unplanned pregnancy leads to complications. BLADE RUNNER: Man with no apparent skill stumbles into escaped robots, fails to kill most, fucks one. BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER: Teenage serial killer destroys town in fit of semi-religious fervor. FIELD OF DREAMS:...
Finding Utility in the Jumble of Tweeted Thoughts →
The first reaction many people have to Twitter is befuddlement. Why would they want to read short messages about what someone ate for breakfast? The media has been writing about Twitter for a long time now, and we’ve been using Twitter even longer. Despite this, not one person in the journalism racket has figured out a different way to open an article about Twitter.
Ida Maria - “I Like You So Much Better When...
Psychologists say people use avatars to explore sides of themselves they...– Avatars: Love and Desire in the Digital Age. Heather cracked up reading this, because my avatar is a paedophile (I think; I’ve never been able to find the original image again).
Space Phallus →
This game seems as though it takes my two biggest loves — retro shmups and gratuitous phallic imagery — and turns them into an awesome free game.
Celebrating Good Friday by gettin’ nailed tonight.– CcSteff (via musicbrain)
Just so we’re all clear: there is a difference between being pedantic for the sake of maintaining accuracy and being pedantic for the sake of being pedantic. And the difference is go fuck yourself.
Robot Dinosaurs That Shoot Beams When They Roar →
This is the best game ever.
Heather: Who the fuck is Jacob?
Me: One of Tumblr's designers.
Heather: He needs to design his hair.
Are there people with guns out there?– My sister’s first question, talking to me for the first time since I came to the US.
A Sad Yet Awesome Mixtape by Telepathe →
The title here is pretty fitting. Telepathe are awesome, and their album is out April 14th on IAMSOUND.
On Flickr Pro
Flickr’s Pro accounts are a pretty good deal, I think. For around $2 a month (paid yearly), you can lose all the ads, get statistics on your photos, get HD playback on videos, and you’re given unlimited sets, collections, and uploads. Without Pro, you’re limited to only 200 photos and (as of recently) unlimited sets. It all seems fair enough to me except for the 200 photo...
Just knocked my other 500GB hard drive, this one a Seagate, on to the floor and now it won’t work. Best day ever.
Ok guys, I’ve had no joy troubleshooting this, so I’m asking you. I came home this afternoon and tried to put some music on, only to find that iTunes couldn’t find it. Further investigation showed that my music folder was completely empty. Previously, it had about 50GB of music in it. I certainly didn’t delete it. So where the fuck? I was sharing my music folder over a...
Uncle Skeleton - “Diskoteq” There aren’t many...