Other Ten Percent 12/18/12

Dec 18 2012

Working on a big project that I’m trying to get done by the new year but it kinda requires bootstrapping my half-baked knowledge of Ruby into making a Ruby on Rails site by the end of the year. Sooooo yeah I dunno if everybody who actually knows how to code is laughing at me right now or not but I feel like they are. Now I distract you by curating other people’s content from the web.

The Best of the Best Music of 2012

I’m posting this one not because I agree with all the picks (I only like about half of them) but because I TOTALLY agree with the categories.

via The Hairpin http://thehairpin.com/

December 17, 2012 at 04:00AM

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Dating sims broaden appeal

Man somebody could write a hell of a graduate thesis about the semiotic differences between male targeted and female targeted dating sims because “sexy pirate yearbook as Lisa Frank art” is not a theme I think the male dominated dating sim market saw a hell of a lot.

via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net

December 17, 2012 at 08:00AM

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Ten pro-gun arguments and why they are wrong

Hey so every once in a while I get political even though I keep promising not to do that but I kinda feel like…I dunno I guess I’m just sick of seeing these arguments on Facebook?

via kottke.org http://kottke.org/

December 17, 2012 at 09:20AM

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Exclusive First Look at the Cover for Part 3 of John Scalzi’s Human Division!

Sometimes OTP entries are kinda reruns just because I myself have totally forgotten something I want to know like that one of my favorite sci-fi authors is releasing new e-books that are sequels to my favorite one of his franchises.

via io9 http://io9.com

December 17, 2012 at 09:21AM

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Not a grid, but a fleet

Okay I did not know that story about Athens and it’s AWESOME.

via BLDGBLOG http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/

December 16, 2012 at 06:59PM

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who remembers train phones? who remembers autogyro phones

I was going to post this and say there was finally a Dinosaur Comic where I felt no real kinship with t-rex but then the last panel happened and WELP.

via Dinosaur Comics http://www.qwantz.com

December 17, 2012 at 04:45AM

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Code prints out randomly-generated cartoon faces

Are you planning on creating a nursery for your new baby and would you like to give them CONSTANT nightmares? Well great news.

via Boing Boing http://boingboing.net

December 17, 2012 at 06:18AM

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The Mixtape, Audio Video Mashup Performed on a Reel to Reel Machine

You know at first I kinda hated this because the relationship between the reel to reel and what was actually going on was so opaque but by about minute 2 I kinda didn’t give a shit anymore.

via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com

December 17, 2012 at 03:07PM

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Maru the Cat Conquers Another Box

Okay how many variations of a cat jumping into a box is it physically possible for me to still care about?

via Laughing Squid http://laughingsquid.com

December 17, 2012 at 06:10PM

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So in between Ruby on Rails tutorials I’ve wasted most of my time today listening to the Comedy Bang Bang comedy special. It really hits its stride about 40 minutes in when Paul F. Tompkins shows up as Ice-T.

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