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Other Ten Percent 6/15/2012

Jun 15 2012 Published by under Uncategorized

I’m just deciding this as I write up this post but I’m going to be taking most of next week off. It was already going to be a kind of weird schedule with me going out of town and recent events have meant that my social calendar is weirdly clear other than that trip and so I’m thinking that it’s time to take a short OTP focused hiatus. I’m going to be spending that time on you guys however doing three things. The first is finishing up the homepage redesign I started two weeks ago and then left hanging. The second is taking a hard look at my RSS reader so things look a little different when I come back in terms of content and the third is rethinking friday posts because this readlist stuff does not seem to be working. I mean correct me if I’m wrong but I think demand is actually kinda low for this stuff since the barrier to entry is so low. Anyway I think Friday is going to stay experimental and off-format and I’ve got a few ideas what that will look like (I’m playing around with trying something like BoingBoing’s feature story format) but I’m leaving that part intentionally hazy. for now though I do have a read list for you

along with one good long video link.

String Theory: Circle of Life (Tribute to the Class of 2012)
This goes from a terrifying reminder that I’m getting old (Jesus Christ graduating seniors STARTED school in 1999) to an actually kinda brilliant bit to an utterly fantastic bit.

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Other Ten Percent 6/13/12

Jun 13 2012 Published by under Uncategorized

I feel like today was kinda weird but I couldn’t tell you why. I mostly just hung out with Katherine and then did the usual dinner with Jane into TV Club jam. Still it felt like it was off message somehow as a day. I guess just because Katherine was in town and that is a New York thing and so I’m like “why am I on my New York shit in San Francisco?” …I dunno that’s the best theory I’ve got. Thankfully it isn’t the best content I’ve got because the internet actually kinda brought it today. Continue Reading »

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Other Ten Percent 6/11/12

Jun 11 2012 Published by under Uncategorized

I don’t know what the deal is but I’m entering another phase where I just am not bowled over by the links I’m finding I think I may need to just completely toss out my current crop of RSS feeds and find a completely different set of things to be looking at every day or something. I dunno. That’s not really to talk shit about the quality of today’s links, which I think are fine, it’s just that my general reaction to many things on the internet is now somehow “meh, seen it” which honestly isn’t a good way to approach basically anything on the planet. You haven’t seen these links though so this is all immaterial to you. Unless you have seen them all in which case…good work? Continue Reading »

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Other Ten Percent 6/8/12

Jun 08 2012 Published by under Uncategorized

Whole hell of a lot of longreads this week so if you’ve got the free time this weekend go ahead and download

And that should sort that out in no time. If you hate e-readers with the fiery passion of 1000 exploding suns then here are some videos you might like.

A two hour documentary on why mathematics drives some mathematicians insane.

How High Can We Build?
10 Minutes on really tall things that humans build.

500 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc.
Aaaaand if those two didn’t take enough of your time then this should handle the rest of your weekend pretty well.

I also failed to include the 12,000 word oral history of Wired post in the ebook since you need to grab it in iOS app form.

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Other Ten Percent 6/6/12

Jun 06 2012 Published by under Uncategorized

I hate to keep doing rushed OTP entries this week but in my defense my internet access shut off for 7 hours starting at 9:30 this morning in the middle of the big Nintendo press event I was supposed to help cover and in my rush to get out of the house to pass along the few bits I did manage to collect before my internet shut off I locked myself out of the house. So that was all fun. Anyway I collected links for all of you. Continue Reading »

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Other Ten Percent 6/4/12

Jun 04 2012 Published by under Uncategorized

Welp, I just had like the best weekend ever. Went to see Moonrise Kingdom on Friday with Katherine and Dominick and Nikki (It is amazing and you should all go see it) and then went on a weekend vacation that involved the Winchester Mystery House, Trees and beaches in Santa Cruz, a super swanky hotel in Monterey, Sea Otters, and listening to Beach House driving back up highway 1. I’d say it was the best weekend ever but Nikki apparently returned home to find her roommate had gotten a puppy so she wins. Anyway, forgive me gentle reader but I spent most of my evening after returning catching up on internet and TV and so this is going to be an OTP lightning round. Continue Reading »

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Other Ten Percent 6/1/12

Jun 01 2012 Published by under Uncategorized

So I had this brilliant plan where I saved all the 10 minute plus videos I found during the week and then looked at them today and realized that half of them sucked and quite a few weren’t actually over 10 minutes as I had thought. I did however find a few good videos for you to watch along with a book I want to read (and I think you should too) and of course I made up a readlist of what you probably/maybe skipped during the week because it was too long so you can download an e-book of it and then put it on your iPad and then use it to flirt with boys on the train when they look over your shoulder and ask what you’re reading and you can be all “pfft, cooler stuff than you”…that got specific. Maybe the rest of you can do stuff with it too? Continue Reading »

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Other Ten Percent 5/25/12

May 25 2012 Published by under Uncategorized

So I’m not sure how to Format this so it’s more content heavy on my end because really all I’ve got for you today is a link. See– Continue Reading »

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Other Ten Percent 5/24/12

May 24 2012 Published by under Uncategorized

A rather slow day today save for a trip down to the Double Fine offices in the evening for mysterious secret reasons and a little bit of time playing with a multi-button gaming mouse when I got home. Sometimes the life of a freelance game/tech writer is good times. Anyway let’s get this links on the internet show on the road. I decided to go for a concentrated OTP instead of doubling up today but that means there’s a lot of links here I’m a big fan of. Continue Reading »

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Other Ten Percent 5/21/12

May 21 2012 Published by under Uncategorized

Getting this one out the door quickly so I can get back to work on some other projects. Forgive me if this is kinda scatered as well. Elaine is in the living room talking with a friend and you can kinda hear everything that goes on in that room even wearing headphones and it makes it somewhat hard to think. It doesn’t make it hard to find links on the internet though thank God. Continue Reading »

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