And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Linkee-poo can't you feel the fears I'm feelin' today?

Wow, almost a week between linkee-poos. Sorry about that folks. Under the gun with the day thing, the reboot, and the freelance stuff. It's crazy. I hope to get to sleep this weekend. I hope.

Fourteen ways to tick off a writer. Yes, that. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Jim Hines' Year of the Poser calendar is now on sale.

Wait, alligators don't live under escalators. They live in the sewers under NYC, as everybody knows. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Everybody is a damned art director. You'll need to scroll down to see the posters. Yea, I've heard a few of those. (Grokked from How Magazine)

The sound of one hand calling to tell you that you have the clap. Who says government doesn't work for you?

Why you really want to be an astronaut. (Grokked from Jim Hines)

Sherman, set the Wayback Machine. What Google would have looked like in those heady days of 80's BBS. Does it show my age that I get this? (Pointed to by Dan)

Not the first article I've seen about this, but if you're going to espouse austerity it might help to not be wearing white-tie and tails and drinking out of gold goblets sitting next to someone on a gold throne. Sure, the rich are just like you and me. Only dumber. (Grokked from Jay Lake)

So, you say you want a revolution, well you know, we all want to change the world.

I'm sure people will debate this, but wanna see what our future holds if we don't do something about climate change? Look at Tacloban. Strongest storm ever recorded. Let's see, Katrina, Sandy, and now Haiyan. Remember when these were rare? (Grokked from Jay Lake)

Who made Steve? Yes, truly a question for the ages. As a member of the International Secret Cabal of Steves, this made me giggle.

Jay Lake pretty well sums up why the fears about assisted suicide are a bunch of bunk. People really do want to live (for the most part), but there comes a time when the living is harder than dying. If you've ever watched someone die a slow death over months you've probably seen that point.

"'This is a great example of the kind of consumer abuses that are typical of the insurance industry, and they're supposed to stop under the ACA,' Ethan Rome, executive director of Health Care For America Now, a pro-Obamacare advocacy group, told TPM. 'In this case, they're trying to get in just one more abuse.'" Insurance companies using the conservative mandated confusion on the healthcare insurance marketplaces to screw their customers over all while blaming Obamacare? Shocked, shocked I am… And doubtful you'll ever hear that side of the story from Fox or the rest of the media. (Grokked from the Slactivist)


Dr. Phil (Physics) said...

The Google animation is perfect. If it had sound, it didn't play on my Kindle. But perfect! And yeah, I am old enough...

Dr. Phil

Steve Buchheit said...

Hey Dr. Phil, it's complete with modem handshake sounds (pre 56K boing-boing).