What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Monday, March 18, 2013

Linkee-poo, one of these days I'm going to dance with the little piggies

"You can't leap from one side of the Grand Canyon and beat yourself up for not reaching the other side. The leap's the thing!" A post on how we tend to dismiss how far we've come because we're, I don't know, the next Douglas Adams (yet). It's the journey we should enjoy. (Grokked from Kameron Hurley)

Was the destruction of the Death Star and inside job? Hahahahaha. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Hand drawn design elements. There's a lot of images there, but damn, I love that stuff. Hint, I've also done my fair share of hand work, although with the computer I do much less than my predecessors. Sometimes, however, it's just easier to do it by hand.

How to get more comments on your blog. Hahahahaha. Oh, wait… (Grokked from Steven Gould)

Scientists find a thriving biosphere at the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Okay, it's mostly microbial, but still it's more hospitable than originally thought. Life, stranger than we think. There is water at the bottom of the ocean. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

"(Dr. James) Knight’s own lawyer called (their win in the Iowa Supreme Court) 'a victory for family values because Knight fired Melissa Nelson in the interest of saving his marriage, not because she was a woman.' Right… cue the celebration". Uh, yeah, Bob. Say, did you know the reason why those radical Islamists force women to wear a hijab or burka? That's so the women won't "accidentally" lead men on to have impure thoughts. Gee, so glad we don't have that mentality here in the US. Oh, wait… (Grokked from the Slactivist)

A Swedish department store displays "plus-sized" mannequins and causes a stir over body image. So, a few years after the whole "photoshopping models to be thinner and more buxom" conversation, obviously we haven't moved the needle too far on this social debate. Oh, and the "plus-sized" mannequins aren't all that plus-sized, but at least they're more normal sized. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

"Charles is sharing his story… specifically because some members of the Senate have promised to block (Richard) Cordray’s re-appointment as CFPB director unless there are significant changes made to the agency, changes that would hamstring its ability to make decisions and regulate financial institutions." Yup, a part of the government designed to help actual citizens and is now helping to resolve issues that would require a lawsuit, it's no wonder conservatives are so damn set against it. I mean, it's not like they are saying they aren't the party of rich people and they think frivolous lawsuits are bad. (Grokked from the Slactivist)

Good thing the conservatives want to get rid of the EPA, you know, so we can have things like this happen here in the US. Why should China get all the attention? I mean, it's not like industry would just throw whatever they didn't want into rivers if they thought they could get away with it. (Grokked from the Slactivist)

Tweet of my heart: @ChuckWendig: Writing is often about kicking doubt in the ass and shoving him out the door. Editing is about inviting him back in for tea and scrutiny.

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

That first link is great.

Steve Buchheit said...

Yea, it was a good one. It's also what I keep trying to tell myself in Clinicals (actually now my internal dialog is "stop panicking, you know how to do this, just relax and get the work done").

(and ARGH! Sorry, just realized I did post this comment before. Can you all hear me when I talk to the computer screen?)