In the "more good news" category, Mer's forthcoming Kirkus Review. The Princess Curse, "An imaginative, intriguing and spirited retelling of 'The Twelve Dancing Princesses.'" Yes, this. And now my review, "You want to read this book." (Grokked from Mer Haskell herself, and why the heck wouldn't she crow about *that*)
Xkcd nails the password conundrum (Pointed to by Dan)
WTF is up with Maricopa County? First you hire a Sheriff Buford T. Justice wannabe. And now armed guards in libraries? Erich does the honors quite well. (Grokked from Erich)
London Sikhs turn out to protect their communities. (Grokked from Tobias Buckell)
A map comparing federal taxes paid to federal money received by state. Also, some interesting conclusions drawn (conservative states tend to be sucking in more tax money from the Federal Government than liberal states). End the pork barrel spending! (Grokked from Jay Lake)
The law? The law is a human institution. Why do we need a reason? Constitution, schmonstitution. Hey, Tea Party, no, really, time to start walking the walk. You cheer for the person who 1) doesn't know the Constitution let alone their duty or oath to it and 2) wants to go beyond the law. We have another word for people like that. We call them criminals. Keep telling me this isn't because there's a black man in the Oval Office, because I keep forgetting.
But then when you have activists who aren't even connected with reality I guess it's not a surprise. Hey, Tea Party in Space (why do I want to say that like "Pigs in Spaaaccceee!"), you may have missed it but you'll want to look at Boeing, United Launch Alliance, SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, Kistler, Space Dev, oh wait, here, have a wiki. Time to stop reading Altas Shrugged and dreaming about going Gault and instead join the rest of us in the real world.
Tweet of my heart
@SwearengenCD: No, I am not fucking impressed that you wrote 10,000 lines of fucking code. Do it in 20 lines like a fucking senior, and I'll be impressed. (retweeted by thc1972 and 61 others)