Category: Re-post

  • Keeping the Web Boring

    Keeping the Web Boring

    There is a lot of temptation to create overly complicated websites. Whether influenced by the client that always wants the page to “pop,” or simply pulled along by the hype train of the latest JavaScript frameworks, it is often too easy to make things unnecessarily complicated. Web developers also tend to be a clever bunch, and…

  • Ergodox with Datamancer keycaps

    Ergodox with Datamancer keycaps

    When you work on front of a computer all day, your keyboard becomes very personal. I love stumbling across unique keyboards, and this one certainly fits the bill. Here’s an Ergodox EZ with Datamancer keycaps. It’s like the clash of two worlds for me: the keyboard I type on daily and my grandmother’s preferred way to…

  • Screen Brightness for MacOS

    Screen Brightness for MacOS

    Like many people, I have issues with varying screen brightness when working long hours or in low-light situations. The issue is particularly apparent when switching from a full-screen text editor with a black background to an achingly bright Google search window. My solutions thus far have been running f.lux, which changes the color warmth of…

  • Sparrow, oil on board, 18×24 in.

    Sparrow, oil on board, 18×24 in.

    Every once in a while, among the piles of meme-filled dreck, something really poignant gets posted to reddit. This particular one is a bit dark, but it’s a great example of the story behind the artwork being the driver of emotion. Credit to marksonwalls for his great, and somewhat disturbing, art.

  • You paid for Reverend Randy White’s $1.75 million mansion

    You paid for Reverend Randy White’s $1.75 million mansion

    When people donate to religious groups, it’s tax-deductible. Churches don’t pay property taxes on their land or buildings. When they buy stuff, they don’t pay sales taxes. When they sell stuff at a profit, they don’t pay capital gains tax. If they spend less than they take in, they don’t pay corporate income taxes. Priests,…

  • Head pancakes

    Head pancakes

    The cars and bling don’t do it for me, but the thought of 100 Japanese maids serving me head pancakes makes me want to change my priorities.

  • Why life is absurd

    Why life is absurd

    “People are commonly thought to have two central concerns: love and work. So much has been written about how little time there is to do both that we need not elaborate. Suffice it to say that when people ask me how I manage to be a philosopher, mother, teacher, wife, writer, etc., the answer is…

  • Everything happens for a reason

    Everything happens for a reason

    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is that you're stupid and make bad decisions. — Bill Murray (@BiIIMurray) July 2, 2013

  • Humans Need Not Apply

    Humans Need Not Apply

    A chilling 15-minute look at how human jobs are being replaced by ‘bots, and we aren’t ready for it.

  • And fuck the God of War

    And fuck the God of War

    “People under the age of 20 have this massive hole in their soul. And they have built their personalities around cynicism. Cynicism means, simply, aping or putting into an ironic form, mocking, existing institutions, instead of building institutions of your own. What I’ve discovered is that because these people have such a deep need for…

  • We are what we eat

    We are what we eat

    “We do not know the effect of this grand experiment that is being visited upon humanity by the purveyors of genetically modified organisms. If, in fact, we are what we eat, then we certainly should be mindful of the nature of the products we are consuming, so we know what we will become.” – Dennis…

  • The weight of thoughtfulness

    The weight of thoughtfulness

    According to Wikipedia, Meyer joined the CIA shortly after this.

  • A reliable indicator

    A reliable indicator

    “When someone takes to calling things “hipster”, it’s a reliable indicator that you can safely ignore the rest of what they’re saying.” – LegionSB

  • The two states of every programmer

    The two states of every programmer

    The two states of every programmer. — George Broussard (@georgeb3dr) October 10, 2014