Watched Star Wars Episode II this evening with some pals, if only for the awkward break-out-role action and screening for priceless Yoda one-liners. This is why my blog is so late. Here goes:
M.I.A. pens a jingle (song) about her 3 HOUR tech support call to Verizon. As a Verizon customer vaguely unsatisfied with my service, I heartily support this motion.
Charge your gadgets with nothing but ambient Wifi signals. Coming this summer to a bedside table near you.
Printers are from hell. Why do we still fail at making them? This “comic” reminds us why.
Stats you probably didn’t want to know about the pornography industry. On the other hand, potential second career choice appears to hold large monetary possibilities ($150k +). 😛
I feel like I might have designed this Whale-Shaped Toxin Collector in some Gifted and Talented class in elementary school. The future is now, people.
New Chromium OS Zero is a USB-download Google Chrome for eager early adapters.
Some guy turned a picture of himself into his “Avatar” equal. Awesome or awful? You decide. (Related: Seeing Avatar made me renew my latent desire to be a trick pilot)
Cartography (and film) nerds ahoy! NYTimes does Netflix rentals by neighborhood. I love the smell of intersecting data in the morning.
Home and Food
Pirate posters. Nuff said.
In case I haven’t put enough of these up here, Epicurious has a searchable map for local food. It’s not that hard to eat local, people. Think of it as foraging like your ancestors, only this time your weapons are a wifi connection and a checkbook. Related: Does anyone know if farmer’s markets take debit/credit?
The Feminist Year Ahead looks at (the British) possibilities for interacting with feminism. The events won’t mean anything, but the list of films and books look promising. For Smithies, a book by J Courtney Sullivan (author of Commencement) and Courtney Martin called Click: Young Women on the Moments They Knew They Were Feminists makes the list. Maybe her non-fiction has a more finite ending than her fiction?
In other news, Europe has moved from “Slightly Miffed” to “A Bit Peeved Because of the Bloody Weather” Snow covering all of Britain has creating a party-war over the grit (salt/sand) supplies, while France has come to a standstill and Spain is using its army to clear roads to Madrid. Pansies, the lot of them. We colonists just put on another coat and take out the snow-tires.
Never Help A Geologist Move. (T-shirt idea, but also good advice for your back).