Sunday, March 18, 2012

Last in a series of funny videos

This is the last of my nano videos.  As this is posted, I'm shooting Spanish versions of them.

Saturday, March 17, 2012


I made this video about pants.  Pants.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Microsoft killed Britannica

With all the old media mourning the death of Encyclopedia Britannica, (because it reminds newspapers that they're going to die soon as well), it's worth noting that Wikipedia didn't kill the encyclopedia.  Microsoft did.

The encyclopedia wasn't something people read, it's something they bought so their children could be educated and do better, and "technology supplanted its role as a purchasable ‘edge’ for over-anxious parents. They bought junior a new PC instead of a Britannica.”  Encarta killed Britannica.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Hipster Ipsum

Lorem Ipsum has totally sold out.  If you need dummy text for layout and graphic design, cool kids use Hipster Ipsum.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Another game for science

There's a game called Phylo you can play where you try to match colored blocks.  These blocks are actually DNA proteins, and you're sorting DNA sequences.

"Why should I do that?" you think to yourself.  Because humans are way better at doing this job than computers.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Damn. Republicans are sexist.

I guess I knew Santorum and Limbaugh hated women, but it's still shocking that Rush Limbaugh would call a woman a slut and whore for using birth control.  And shocking that Rick Santorum wants to overturn the Supreme Court case legalizing birth control, so that states could ban it.

BAN it.  Make birth control pills illegal.  Because somehow that would be better for society.  I'm pretty sure that would result in way more abortions, but he wouldn't admit that.

Wow.  Do they really think ideas like that are supported by a majority of Americans?  I guess if Santorum actually got elected president, I'd have to seriously consider finding work in Canada.