And suddenly I need to get to work on this because it’s looking more and more like I’ll have quite a bit of time to play Portal 2 tonight. I’m in a writing mood lately though. Fiction writing. I went to sleep listening to Robyn on Saturday and woke up with a plan for a great deal of how to write Dorothy Parker. Hopefully I’ll get around to actually doing some of that before it passes. Anyway here are the links. SPOILER ALERT: Awesome Nedroid at the end.
A race to document the mysterious history of 1000 English words
Oh look everybody. It’s the human condition contained in a story about Etymology.
All the visual effects from BBC’s Wonders of the Universe in one eye-popping video
Yeah if you’ve got a free quarter of an hour you can safely spend it staring at this stuff. It sorta makes me wish I did drugs.
Joss In The NYT Today
I post the Warren Ellis version because it has the link explaining the awesome Internet TV project he and Joss are working on when the Avengers movie wraps.
The world is a weird dangerous place and somehow that just makes me happier to be here. I’ve got a story on PCWorld coming up about hacktivism and radioactivity levels in Japan. I’m really hoping I don’t fuck it up.
How to use a hyperbaric chamber to treat flesh eating bacteria
Am I making up that they already used this in House? Because if they didn’t they totally should.
*History* *New York*
Harlem 1977 – 2004
Pictures of the same part of Harlem for almost 30 years.
*China* *The Internet*
China’s “Jasmine Revolution”: anonymous out-of-country bloggers troll the politburo
I have no illusions that this will actually have long-term effects on China but I think it’s some pretty hilarious and masterful trolling on the part of Chinese dissidents.
Cowboy Monkeys Riding Dogs Herding Goats
Amazingly enough, does what it says on the can.
Nedroid sums up my day at work.