Champagne & Cupcakes Tumblr: His arm, tho.
Twitter/ShortList: A brief history of cool ...
Useful. Now I don’t feel so out-of-date.
TopRank: What Google Hummingbird Really Means and What Marketers Can Do About It
“If Google personalizes every search experience at the individual level, how can you implement search engine optimization for an infinite number of possibilities?”
“The answer is simple: You don’t.”
MailOnline.UK: Mountains of tumbleweeds invade New Mexico town.
Heh. You haven’t lived until you’ve had a small-car sized one loom in your headlights at 75mph, and your impact explodes it to pieces (hopefully without scratching your paint - some are hard and sharp as razor wire).
BBC: Mexico castaway dreams of home after ‘13-month’ sea ordeal.
Man deserves and all-you-can-eat beef taco fest.
2dCloud: Apology Not Acceptable.
Mashable: Massive Landslide Decimates a 300-Year-Old Barn in Italy
Good lord. You think you’ve had a bad day?
OpenCulture: Learn Latin, Old English, Sanskrit, Classical Greek & Other Ancient Languages.
Brush up your Tocharian in ten lessons.
“Flash Player Update … please quit:”
A little red ‘x’ next to Safari. While I’m running Chrome. Confidence-inspiring.
Vice: On Turning 30.
“Shooting your forehead with botulism can look lovely, or at least help maintain your place in ageist capitalism. But why hang on to that know-nothing, white-girl vulnerability? Staying alive has power.” Gray hair and ‘net work don’t seem to mix either. Hitting more prejudice as time goes by. Even if one git-s and grunt-s with the best of ‘em.
FFFFOUND!/RegretfulMorning: The world’s most badass jogger.
Chicago Trib: The Art Institute of Chicago takes on a different character after hours.
I think it’d be a blast; night-watchman at a museum.
Uberti: 1874 Sharps Rifle.
Gopher’s driving me nuts. Way past Carl Spackler now. Think it’s overkill? The Buffalo Hunter or Extra Deluxe model.
RealMenRealStyle: 11 Masculine Ways To Tie Scarves.
Handy. After a day of running around, mine tends to end up in the classic “Hangman’s noose”, with attendant strangulation sounds ...
ASMP: Craft is Not Connection.
“As photographers, it’s not about histograms, 3-1 lighting ratios, angles of incidence, or even aesthetics (though these things and others are important). It’s about powerfully reaching someone and using whatever kind of craft is necessary to do that.” Well said.
Smithsonian: No, an Abandoned Ship Full of Diseased Rats Is Not Floating Towards Britain.
“There will be a lot of rats and they eat each other. If I get aboard I’ll have to lace everywhere with poison.” No, no, no, no. There’s a whole new niche of gun-buyers in America who are snatching up special gear for dealing with zombies. I’m serious. SELL TICKETS.
MetaFilter: Most Publish Research Findings are Probably False.
It’s getting shakey offering opinions about anything, anymore.
City Cyclops: Miles O’Brien has a job.
Dying with laughter over here.
Just switched to Google Analytics asynch code.
Seems pokey. Let me know if page load is slow for you, too. The old code was deprecated, so I figured I’d upgrade.
Every day I run into some terrible articles, but today I ran across one supposedly authored by a professional, and it was so filled with stunningly careless, casual straw men, I just sat stunned for about five minutes before consigning it to the ‘NEVER link this source’ bin. The aggregation site I got it from is on probation, as far as I’m concerned.
I’m hoping this isn’t a sign of ‘content marketing’ to come.
NewMusicBox: Creative Thinking Biases.
“We think of creative people in a heroic manner, and we celebrate them, but the thing we celebrate is the after-effect.” As I’ve stated before, creatives can be difficult and mercurial. They don’t tend to fit in square boxes or established heirarchies. Today’s stereotype of ‘creative’ is ill-formed to the actual reality of creative persons.
Commercial app, wakes you up early if it snows overnight. Photographers, take note!
Offhand comment, on distances in Britain.
It still astonishes me that one could drive from London, England to Inverness, Scotland in less time than it takes me to drive to Austin, TX from Santa Fe (10 hours versus 12 hours). Reading old British novels, one gets the idea that Britain is huge. Of course, you’d have a significantly more interesting landscape to watch, as you drive through ...
Columbia Journalism Review: Must-reads of the week.
Handy, as per usual. Net neutrality, morality, more.
ShortFormBlog: The reason why pop radio is so repetitive …
Good grief. Monomania.