Infographic on the history of Science Fiction. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Some HOW design post I missed that they had in their top 10 posts of the year post. Like the infographic of a day in the life of a graphic designer. Oh, so true. That pretty much sums up the life at a big studio. And a more serious 29 things a young designer needs to know. Good luck with that.
If you're completely bored and miss arts & crafts, welcome cubecraft.com. There you can get free 3d paper doll patterns. (Grokked from Tor.com)
Why no, we don't need to regulate businesses. I mean, after all, they all act in totally responsible ways. Not. That's an article on the use of shell companies by Chesapeake Energy to make a vast land grab, all while avoiding liability and reputation damage when it then cancelled its leases without paying the signing bonuses. (Grokked from Tobias Buckell)
Eric gives us an well reasoned discussion about the Rick Perry idiocy outlined in this article. Now, Eric (and others) focus on the one quote about Canada not being a foreign country. But there's plenty of Perry's own brand of stupidity to go around in there.
Tobias with some great solar power links. And in other news, the South Pole reaches highest temperature ever recorded (grokked from Jay Lake).
"As 2011 slithers to its end, none of the major problems that led to the crisis point three years ago have really been solved… The Street and its ministries of propaganda have fallen back on a Big Lie as old as capitalism itself: that all that has gone wrong has been government’s fault." A little "viva la revolution" for the coming year. (Grokked from Jay Lake)