Archives: June 2010

links for 2010-06-30

Wonder Woman, 69, Has Style and Mythos Makeover – NYTimes.com "In the reimagining of her story, Wonder Woman, instead of growing up on Paradise Island with her mother, Queen Hippolyta, and her Amazon sisters, is smuggled out as a baby when unknown forces destroy her home and slaughter its inhabitants." – Basically, they kill off

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin

We grilled pork tenderloin and mini potatoes on the grill today. Stephanie made a simple marinade of lemon juice and rosemary for the pork, and it came out delicious, and I seem to be getting the timing of grilling down better because it wasn’t dry or undercooked; just juicy and tender. Soooo good. I cut

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Me and my shallow brain

Howdy? How have you all been. It’s been so long since we talked. I’ve been cheating on you with Facebook, I admit it. But Facebook is giving me tennis elbow, (damned Farmville!) so I need to lay off the junk for awhile. Also, according to Nicholas Carr in his rather alarming book The Shallows: What

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links for 2010-06-28

Income Gaps Between Very Rich and Everyone Else More Than Tripled In Last Three Decades, New Data Show — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities The gap between the haves and the have-nots has increased by three between 1979 and 2007. More money in the hands of a tiny percentage of people than at any

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links for 2010-06-24

Berkeley tea party to protest tea cozy order Rogue knitters in California create a giant T cozy for a public sculpture (awesome!) and Berkeley freaks out and decides to remove it (ridiculous!). So the knitters stage a protest (yay!). Please, people, it's just yarn. Nothing to wig out about. (tags: knitting awesome protest yarnstorming funny

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links for 2010-06-22

Stock and flow « Snarkmarket (tags: blogging ideas inspiration) You're either repetitive, bored, or urgent Blogs do well when they appeal to repetitive now and bored now users, but the really effective ones target all three types at once. Somehow this is related to stock and flow. (tags: blogging GUI iphone design behavior searching)

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links for 2010-06-20

American Apparel Has a 'Full Body Head to Toe' Employment Policy Fuck American Apparel. (tags: misogyny bodyShaming fatPhobia) Tea Partiers Have No Use For Emergency Services – The Awl What? Tea baggers claim to never call 9-1-1? Oh, sure. Except for John mcCain's brother – who called because he was stuck in traffic. (tags: teabaggers

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Sex and The City 2 – more thoughts

Garland Grey does an interesting dissection of the problems with Sex and The City 2. The trouble is, if they’d fixed the problems he described, I don’t know that the movie would be watchable. I don’t know that I’d go see it. And I’m really glad he didn’t attend my wedding, because I’d hate to

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Perez Hilton – not skinny

Just for reference, this is a photo of Perez Hilton with my friend Jonathan (Jonathan is on the right) in Miami in 2007. Just to put this story about Perez Hilton’s skinny t-shirt in perspective. The fact that he has done some dieting in the past three years doesn’t entitle him to police other people’s

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links for 2010-06-18

Joe Barton Would Like To Apologize He would like to. For lots of things he shouldn't, apparently. LMAO! (tags: currentevents funny politics joebarton oilspill)

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Support Early voting in Marion County, Indiana

There’s a move afoot by the local GOP to try to kill early voting in Marion County, Indiana. Early voting is convenient for people with busy schedules and was wildly successful in 2008 and 2009 in getting record numbers of people to the polls. Marion County Clerk Beth White is supporting a plan to resurrect

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links for 2010-06-17

The Lightbox Clones Matrix « planetOzh There are apparently many ways to beat a dead horse. (tags: lightbox design comparison)

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links for 2010-06-16

8 Things Gay People Can't Do | Ranker – A World of Lists An overview of major things that LGBT people are not allowed to do that heterosexual people are. (tags: lgbt homophobia discrimination) American on mission to kill bin Laden arrested | TPM News Pages tea party delusions – the US military hasn't been

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Reading in Cambridgeshire

Sometime last year I managed to lose track of my reading list. I started to keep better track in January of this year, but I never managed to keep the list updated. So after 14 years of tracking every book I’ve read – I managed to lose track hopelessly. Ah well. I’m happier this way.

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Weekend Update 2010-06-15

We managed to miss out on pride this weekend – I didn’t feel well due to something I ate on Friday (or Thursday) and I didn’t want to spend the entire festival in a port-a-let, or trying to find a port-a-let, or thinking about poo. I felt enough better by noon to visit the INDIEhandicraft

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links for 2010-06-12

Army: Bodies misidentified at Arlington Cemetery | TPM News Pages Bookmarking this for Stephanie's sake. This is something I think she needs to look more closely at. (tags: news Arlington)

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links for 2010-06-11

20 Awesome jQuery Enhanced CSS Button Techniques – Speckyboy Design Magazine (tags: css3 buttons jquery code tutorial)

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links for 2010-06-10

Dan Abramson: Twitter Dies At Age 4 (tags: twitter socialnetworking funny) Aposiopesis – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "a rhetorical device wherein a sentence is deliberately broken off and left unfinished, the ending to be supplied by the imagination, giving an impression of unwillingness or inability to continue." – see: 9/10ths of my written statements. (tags:

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STFU, Zuckerberg – On Facebook and Identity Politics

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: He believes that people should have a single identity: “You have one identity,” he emphasized three times in a single interview with David Kirkpatrick in his book, “The Facebook Effect.” “The days of you having a different image for your work friends or co-workers and for the other people you know

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links for 2010-06-02

AJ Jacobs: My colossal task burden | Life and style | The Guardian When AJ Jacobs learned multitasking was bad for you, he decided to kick his chronic addiction to mental juggling. Get ready for Operation Focus… (tags: productivity monotasking lifehacks psychology concentration attention) My Immortal – Television Tropes & Idioms TT posits that this

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The Lost Finale

Kottke does a nice round-up of sites’s comments on the Lost finale. Many of them express what I’ve heard as a common theme among fans – it’s okay that all of the questions weren’t answered, because most of them were. The major storylines were wrapped up. io9, on the other hand, came up a with

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