but first some Batman: Arkham Asylum
bleagh sick zzzz
Tribal headdresses dancing to drums in Dolores
weather.com FAIL: http://alexch.tumblr.com/post/174197758
We have a parasite in our brain that is trying to get transmitted to a...– Cat Parasite Affects Everything We Feel and Do
trying to reading dhh’s articles on himself, but his website is so drenched in...– @_why’s (why the lucky stiff) most favourited tweets
RT @ultrasaurus class was so much fun. With Test-first teaching, we could really focus on important (yet basic) syntax details
The Longest Poem in the World →
“The Longest Poem in the World” is composed by aggregating real-time public twitter updates and selecting those that rhyme. It is constantly growing at ~4000 verses / day. You can see more verses by clicking the three dots at the bottom (• • •) Made by Andrei Gheorghe (on LinkedIn)
Puppy update: 300% larger, 100% as cute (after 8 weeks)
KeyCastr: Easy Keystroke Visualizer... →
Download KeyCastr 0.8.0 KeyCastr is a Mac OS X application that displays your keystrokes in a small floating window. It is intended to be used for screencasts or overhead projection, to emphasize what keystrokes need to be pressed when performing an action within an application. As of version 0.8.0, KeyCastr’s source is available on GitHub under the BSD license. Patches and comments are...
SSRN-Trust and Credit by Jefferson Duarte, Stephan... →
Abstract: This study considers the impact of trustworthiness on financial markets at the individual transaction level. We employ a natural experiment using the peer-to-peer lending site, Prosper.com. We find that borrowers who are perceived as untrustworthy are economically and significantly less likely to have their loan requests filled, even controlling for physical attractiveness, detailed...
My 10 Favorite Things About the Ruby Language « ... →
PostgreSQL: An ultimate strategy for full text... →
A backlash in the progressive base — which pushed President Obama over the top...– Paul Krugman - Op-Ed Columnist - Obama’s Trust Problem - NYTimes.com
Look, the reformers put the public plan in place as a cost control measure and...– digby, Hullabaloo
Mexico Legalizes Drug Possession - NYTimes.com →
Mexico enacted a controversial law on Thursday decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, cocaine, heroin and other drugs while encouraging government-financed treatment for drug dependency free of charge. The law sets out maximum “personal use” amounts for drugs, also including LSD and methamphetamine. People detained with those quantities will no longer face criminal prosecution;...
That’s why there’s such fervent demands for a “public...– The Beltway consensus: the Left is to blame for health care battle - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
Krugman contends that while “the fight over the public option involves...– Has Obama lost the trust of progressives, as Krugman says? - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
Op-Ed Columnist - Obama’s Trust Problem -... →
When people find out that I do this beyond just a hobby they first ask me “What...– Chasing Dust: A Memoir of a First-Year Paranormal Investigator – Part II
The Spotless Mind (from How Much of Your Memory Is... →
One technique for blanking out the past, developed by Joe Tsien at the Medical College of Georgia, flows from his studies of memory formation. When calcium floods a neuron as a memory is formed, it turns on an enzyme called CaMKII (calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase)… If he drives CaMKII above the normal limit while the animal is actively remembering an experience, the memory...
How Much of Your Memory Is True? | Mind &... →
Walking my little hot dog to food fest
Gregory: Tom Obama’s plan will bankrupt us won’t it? Daschle: if we don’t...– The Bobblespeak Translations: Meet The Press - August 16, 2009
I just signed a petition to the House to keep the pledge on the public option. Click here to sign: http://bit.ly/1MOpFS #hcr #publicoption
RT @obie obieHoly crap! Just heard Heroku hosts over 30k ruby apps and is one of Amazon’s biggest customers. #bizconf
Screenr - Create screencasts and screen recordings... →
If a defendant were convicted, after a constitutionally unflawed trial, of...– Alan M. Dershowitz Scalia’s Catholic Betrayal - Page 1 - The Daily Beast
What I think people were hoping for is that Obama would, somehow or another, be...– FiveThirtyEight: Grand Unified Obama Critique
FiveThirtyEight: Life After the Death of the... →
How much of this is Obama’s fault? I’ve never been particularly sanguine about the prospects for the public option’s inclusion in a health care reform bill. I thought it was going to require a major rhetorical commitment from Obama back in June to get it passed, and even then that it would take some luck on top of that. In practice, Obama sort of dipped his toes in the water on...
Pivotal Labs CSS Devcenter →
I believe that political parties should do penance for their mistakes and just...– Bruce Bartlett, via The Washington Monthly
The President does seem like he’s moving away from the public plan, and if...– Anthony Weiner: No Public Plan Will Cost “100 Votes” In the House
Good thing our leaders weren’t so cowardly in 1964, or we would never have...– Rick Perlstein, in the Washington Post, via The Washington Monthly
Highlight of last night: @baconandbeer http://bacon-beer.com/
Epeus' epigone: How Twitter works in theory →
Historically, web fora were open to anyone, leading to the tragedy of the comments, where annoying people showed up and spoiled things. Social network sites changed this by requiring mutual agreement on friendship, thereby making a natural in-group area where you only saw your friends’ comments. This also created a venue for the phatic behaviour, but it was rather self-limiting, as you...
RT @cheatapp Cheat is FREE for the weekend! If it hits #1 free reference it will stay FREE FOREVER! http://cheatapp.com (via @defunkt)