Archives: January 2010

links for 2010-01-31

Tiger Beatdown › SEXIST BEATDOWN: Oh I Couldn’t Possibly Tell You Which Edition It Is, I Am Just A Girl Edition Sadly, I do this far too often myself. I should really be ashamed. Ha! (tags: feminism women culture socialization shaming)

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links for 2010-01-30

IMA bets with NOMA over Superbowl – a masterpiece is the bet Wow – that's better than the Mayor's rinky-dink shrimp bet. Way to raise the stakes, IMA. (tags: superbowl museum sports IMA) Cameras Roll As Obama Schools GOP I cannot WAIT to see the video of this. (tags: Obama republicans funny) 30 Stylish jQuery

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links for 2010-01-29

Twisted Drop Stitch Scarf Pattern « Kis*Knit Bookmarking because I needed this: "Create a twisted drop stitch: Insert needle into the stitch as if to knit. Instead of wrapping the yarn around the back needle to create a regular knit stitch, wrap yarn around both needles and then wrap around the back needle. Complete stitch

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links for 2010-01-28

The secret lives of married men – Times Online A better title for this would be "The Secret Life of a mentally under-developed London Times writer/sexist douchbag." (tags: sexism misogyny equality rights women) Dorothy Surrenders: A movie of our own Dorothy breaks down the box office numbers on movies about lesbians, and throws out hope

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links for 2010-01-27

8 guides to apply jQuery and ImageSwitch in web design | HieuUK (tags: flipclock) Indianapolis, New Orleans mayors place Super Bowl wagers | IndyStar.com | The Indianapolis Star Yeah, we're going them shrimp from St. Elmo's. Yes, you read that right; we sending SHRIMP south, to NEW ORLEANS. Which is probably where we flew it

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Knitting and Design and Flow

It struck me on the way in to work this morning that the reason I love knitting so much is because it’s design in almost pure form. With web design, there are so many hurdles you have to jump through to get your design into a working state – css attributes to learn, scripting languages

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links for 2010-01-26

Bauer defends comment comparing poor people to stray animals – WIS News 10 – Columbia, South Carolina | South Carolina Lt. governor Andre Bauer says they should stop feeling poor kids free lunches because "feeding stray animals" causes them to "breed." South Carolina seems to be just chock-full of elected idiots. (tags: racism classism bigotry

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At Yack Arena

Watching the ice dancing competition and waiting for Stephanie’s competition. (in Wyandotte, Michigan.) She passed her Bronze moves in the field test this morning, so she’s really excited. She’s been working hard on the test requirements for the last several months, so this is quite a validation of her work. I’m really proud of her.

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On the road again

Headed to Michigan to visit our friends Dan and Melissa and to go to Stephanie’s skating competition in Wyandotte, MI. Left the pooch home with our petsitter for this trip; too far for the little dude. Stephanie is also testing for her bronze moves in the field.

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links for 2010-01-22

Obama: Daddy of the United States of America You don't have to win, we were told at the positive-discipline workshop. Your child is not damaged, morally, if your child wins, if the battle is withdrawn, or, better yet, never joined. Our culture has viewed parenthood in terms of decisive moments, but it's better to view

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links for 2010-01-21

The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House What follows is a brief discussion of Audre Lorde's often-quoted statement, "The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house." (tags: feminism Lorde ideas) Hej Cyklist! Copenhagen Has a New Bike-friendly Feature – GOOD Blog – GOOD Copenhagen installs food rests for cyclists stopped at lights.

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links for 2010-01-20

John Travolta to Airlift Desperately Needed E-Meters to People of Haiti – Disasters – Gawker Scientologists have mobilized to seize on the promotional and recruitment opportunities presented by the horror going on in Haiti, and John Travolta has personally arranged to fly "volunteer ministers" to Haiti to inflict his junk science on victims there. (tags:

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Weekend Update 2010-01-19

Nope, I haven’t quit the 365 photo project, I’m just behind on putting the photos I’ve taken up. I know – three day weekend for me and I couldn’t get it done. But I was working on the project — I want to do some portrait work, and we have a southern-exposure window that I

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links for 2010-01-19

The Dirtiest Player: Profiles: GQ GQ story about former Colts player Marvin Harrison. (tags: sports football crime Colts) Thousand and One Words The photo blog of Ryan, the character from the Office. Yeah, it's pretty funny. (tags: photography funny office television parody) BBC – Magazine Monitor: 100 things we didn't know last year BBC's annual

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links for 2010-01-17

The Observer – Responsibility for offensive comic Comparing a cartoon about gay bashing someone into a vegetable to Harry Reid's misplace remarks about President Obama is the definition of "not getting it." (tags: homophobia indiana NotreDame) Wow. Apparently Gay Bashing is Funny at Notre Dame | The Bilerico Project So not cool. (tags: homophobia indiana

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links for 2010-01-16

Of Rats and Jen » From Childhood Toy to Fiber Art Ploy A yarn swift from tinker toys. That rocks. (tags: knitting howto tinkertoys) Progress Trackers in Web Design: Examples and Best Practices – Smashing Magazine Sweet – I'm in the middle of redesigning one, so this is quite a dandy help. (tags: webdesign navigation

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Dealbreakers

You know how you find a site that you really like, and you read it and enjoy it and show it to everyone you know? And you go along and after awhile the site changes, and you find yourself enjoying it less and less, and then there gets to be a point at which you

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links for 2010-01-15

How to repair a broken iPhone display – O'Reilly Answers If you don't mind taking it apart yourself, apparently, the screen can be fixed for $20.00. Damn. (tags: iPhone howto diy)

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links for 2010-01-14

Pat Robertson: Haitians 'Swore A Pact To The Devil' (VIDEO) | TPM LiveWire "Pat Robertson, a Christian televangelist, speaking today about the devastating earthquake in Haiti, said Haitians had collectively "sworn a pact to the devil," which brought on the country's extreme poverty and the earthquake." — There's certainly something evil going on here, but

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links for 2010-01-13

Study sees parking lot dust as a cancer risk – Environment- msnbc.com Cancer-causing chemicals used to coat parking lots are showing up in people's homes, tracked in from outside on their shoes. (tags: cancer chemicals health)

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365 project – Day 12: Stephanie’s Scarf

I’m absolutely in love with this one – a scarf I’m making for Stephanie in two different varigated yarns, alternating rows, in a rib pattern that I got from Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s site. I finally got settled down with all the indecision about what new project I was going to try, and all the thought I

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365 project – Day 11: giant flag

In the lobby of my doctor’s office at the One America tower downtown. “Don’t look now, but there’s a giant flag behind you.” (I think I’d find that intimidating if I worked in the building every day.)

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Offensive Language

But if you like that sort of thing (and I do) and if you like the ABC sitcom “Better Off Ted” (and I do) this is quite funny.

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365 project – Day 10: Knitting at Home

I dithered back and forth about what new yarn to use and what new stitch pattern to try, until I drove myself nuts. Stephanie’s not feeling well, and I don’t feel great either, so I opted for comfort, and grabbed scrap yarn and the Roku remote. I’ve been watching Season 2 of MI:5 and knitting

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links for 2010-01-08

Walk Away From Your Mortgage! – NYTimes.com Makes sense – big businesses do it all the time. Cut your losses and move on, don't stay in a house that's underwater. (tags: economy government nytimes mortgage economics)

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365 project – Day 7: Snow, snow, snow

I need to work on my snow photos, because this isn’t all that stellar. But it is a slice of life; we had several inches today. I also finished up this hat today, which I’m quite proud of. It goes with the scarf I made earlier. In all, I need to stop taking photos in

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links for 2010-01-06

I Am For Sale, Who Will Buy Me? « A heartrending plea from a Afghan woman who wants to get her education and get out of an impossible situation. (tags: afghanistan feminism education women equality rights)

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365 project – Day 5: The Happy Hank Experiment

Today, we’re going to test out this monkey present I got from Stephanie’s niece for Christmas. He supposedly grows to 600% his current size Here’s all the terms of service and such. It takes 10 whole days for him to grow, so we’ll have to come back to see what he looks like. He sure

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links for 2010-01-05

Ammonia-treated burgers, tainted with E. Coli! | Grist McDonalds uses this – OMG this is gross. "Evidently, scraps of cow flesh, swept up from slaughterhouse floors and pulverized into a kind of paste, are moving through the tubes, subjected to a lashings of ammonium hydroxide to kill bacteria.The scene ends with those heavily protected workers

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365 project – Day 4

The view from my window at work. BRRRRRR. I hate leaving the house in cold weather. When does spring roll around? Oh, wait, we have a lot to do before then. Like prepping for our trip to England. We’re taking my mom to see my sister and her kids. Should be fun. Dunno how I’d

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365 project – Day 3

D’oh! I forgot to take a photo. But this is why it’s about setting a goal, not making a resolution — I’m not going to make it a habit if I stop now that I’ve blown the perfect record. (And so early in the game, too!) I spend a good chunk of the day getting

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365 project – Day 2

I remembered at the end of the day that I was trying to learn this new habit of taking a photo every day – so I quickly snapped a picture of Stephanie while she sat at her computer. I’ll do my best to avoid a lot of “quick take a photo” moments.

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365 project – Day 1

Anti-choice protesters (forced birth advocates) outside my neighbor’s house on New Year’s Day. My neighbor works for Planned Parenthood. Yeah, in our residential neighborhood. In front of my house. MF assholes. They spent an hour shouting obnoxious statements and disturbing the peace.

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