Archive for November 2008

Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature

"The prospect of exclusive access to virgins may not be so appealing to anyone who has even one mate on earth, which strict monogamy virtually guarantees. However, the prospect is quite appealing to anyone who faces the bleak reality on earth of being a complete reproductive loser."

Wow, Barry Manilow sings Never Gonna Give You Up on his latest album. Kill me now.
What is with all of the identical twins in TV commercials lately? Seriously, Doublemint was cool about 20 years ago. Now? Kind of dumb.
@sperte Thanks for the heads-up about Qwitter… interesting! Also, you need to try Silk Nog. Much better than Egg Nog. Not as custardy.
And that seals it. Worst season in college football history. I am calling a bottom for Husky football.
Umm yeah, nevermind that last tweet. We’re going to overtime. Grand.
Nice. Even after the Huskies have the worst year in the history of college football, we still beat the Cougs. Poor little Cougs…
@meyerweb Funny. One of the main reasons I *left* MT was because it was so hard to *remove* the .php extensions the way I wanted to. :)
I love that the heads of all three automakers flew to Congress today in private jets… TO BEG FOR MONEY. Nice example guys. Nice example.
One of these days, I’m going to just uninstall every piece of Adobe software on my computer. The Adobe updaters are beyond ridiculous.
The Ocean in 185 Lines of Javascript:

Mesmerizing. Try tweaking some of the variables in the “sea” section of the code.

“"Design had been a vertical stripe in the chain of events in a product’s delivery; at Apple, it became a long horizontal stripe, where design is part of every conversation.””
Why I Just Asked My Students To Put Their Laptops Away:

A great essay about how toxic everyday distractions can be.

Humanity's deep future:

A group of researchers at the Future of Humanity Institute talk about where our race may be going and how artificial intelligence could save or kill us all.

Steve Jobs speaks about the future at the International Design Conference in 1983:

31 years later, it’s safe to say this is one of the most prescient speeches about technology ever delivered. Jobs covers wireless networking, tablets, Google StreetView, Siri, and the App Store (among other things) many years before their proliferation. A fantastic listen.

How to travel around the world for a year:

Great advice for when you finally find the time.


A fantastic app for prototyping your design work onto real world objects like billboards, book covers, and coffee cups. This seems like just as great of a tool for people learning design as it does for experts.

50 problems in 50 days:

One man’s attempt to solve 50 problems in 50 days using only great design. Some good startup ideas in here…

How to Do Philosophy:

If you’ve ever suspected that most classical philosophy is a colossal waste of time, Paul Graham tells you why you’re probably right.

TIME: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us:

Stephen Brill follows the money to uncover the pinnacle of corruption that is the U.S. Health Care system. A must-read article if there ever was one.

DIY Dot Org:

A beautifully designed site full of fun and challenging DIY projects. I could spend months on here.

The Steve Jobs Video Archive:

A collection of over 250 Steve Jobs videos in biographical order

Self-portraits from an artist under the influence of 48 different psychoactive drug combos.

Water Wigs are pretty amazing.

David Pogue proposes to his girlfriend by creating a fake movie trailer about them and then getting a theater to play it before a real movie. Beautiful and totally awesome.