Archive for July 2011
@AnthonyBaker That’s the thing about DVRs though: they are always recording.
@apontious Thanks. That’s a great read.
@AnthonyBaker @gruber Yep. Problem is that Obama has already used the term "hostage" before and took hell for it because of sensitivities.
@Spinchange That is probably all true, but I still think it was GOP who held debt ceiling hostage in order to pass their cuts.
@Spinchange @gruber I could be wrong but I thought the GOP did that, no? Obama would have settled for a one page debt ceiling document.
@gruber Unfortunately, I haven’t heard any good alternatives for what he could have done differently. Hostage situations are ugly.
Rumor is: Temple of the Dog reunion at the Soundgarden show at the Gorge. Just a rumor. We’ll see. Beautiful out here.
@RogerBlack Holy crap! Nightmare!
Wow, lots of pent-up Jack In The Box hate out there. You people have high standards! He doesn’t make it until you order it, you know.
Verdict on grace: yes, you even (or some cases especially) say it during breakfast at Jack In The Box.
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.