Lots to catch up on, hopefully tonight.
Twenty-nine ways to stay creative. #14 Don’t Give Up. (Grokked from JackthePoet)
If you happen to be in Ann Arbor this weekend and haven't met the wonderful Mer Haskell, here's your opportunity.
Mary Robinette Kowal brings us writing advice from David Brin. Boiled down? Write a murder mystery first. "But whatever, no matter what, don't ever… what? Okay, coming."
"Edward Hyde is not a separate personality living in the same body as Henry Jekyll. 'Hyde' is just Jekyll… acting on unspecified urges that would be unseemly for someone of his age and social standing in Victorian London" Um, no offense, but didn't everybody get that?
"Florida’s unemployment rate continues to drop! May’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.6% - the lowest since December 2008…" which they then go on to say it's all because of Republican Governor, Rick Scott. Not like anything else happened right after December 2008 that might have something to do with that positive direction. And then there's everyone saying, "Oh no, the Romney Campaign never asked us to downplay those numbers." Because even here in Ohio the same thing might be happening. But hey, I'm sure everytungn bad was the President's fault and everything good is the Governor's responsibility (have I ever mentioned that before Gov. Kasich took over, Ohio was number 3 in the US for job growth?).
Welcome to the future. And, after all the arguments about Apple keeping their app store as a closed environment, here's the counter argument. That's a link to a story about an Android App that can read your contactless credit card data, without an external reader. (Pointed to by Dan)
Ta-Nehisi Coates with another example of the conservative mind. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Tweet of my heart: @pvponline: Siri just tried to direct me to an applebees. I don't think that Apple made this fucker three laws safe.
Alligator Quotient: Who knew they could run so fast?