Bradley Spencer has modified my old PHP Twitter code for use with curl. Nice.
Archive for February, 2011
“what did he win it for?”
After a very cloudy day the skies cleared to allow a view of this stunning pass of the ISS and Discovery. I could not believe the timing was so fortuitous to show the shuttle closing in on the station.
1) Don’t listen to advice from writers.
So, let me get this straight: you drop $800 on a new device, mail in a couple of rebates valued at $200, subscribe to a data plan and yet it still doesn’t have full functionality? And to get the intended finished product, you have to be without it for a week for Motorola to finish it, at some point in the undetermined future?
Sounds like a winner.
Pickpocketing in America was once a proud criminal tradition, rich with drama, celebrated in the culture, singular enough that its practitioners developed a whole lexicon to describe its intricacies. Those days appear to be over.
Photos of children waiting in line at Disneyland.
Well duh. The original emails were taken grossly out of context.
An incredibly stupid name for an awesome piece of tech.
[T]he beam entered the back of Bugorski’s head and came out around his nose. Shortly after this happened, Bugorski’s left half of his face swelled up beyond recognition.
Don’t try this at home, kids.
Apparently, equality is a hard concept.
Though the original recipe was apparently found, people still like the idea that it’s a secret.
But it now seems that [astroturfing] operations are more widespread, more sophisticated and more automated than most of us had guessed.
Rose George spends five weeks on the backbone of world trade.
Hundreds of photos of well-known landmarks combine to create ethereal representations of them.
A Parisian chef has transformed the caramel into a culinary art form.
Like many readers, Twain was engaging in marginalia, writing comments alongside passages and sometimes giving an author a piece of his mind. It is a rich literary pastime, sometimes regarded as a tool of literary archaeology, but it has an uncertain fate in a digitalized world.
Speaking of the transition from books to e-books, Dirk Johnson explores unique margin notes.
[T]he Metropolitan Opera said it planned to introduce 3-D projections for its production of “Siegfried” next season
This could be really interesting, but I suspect it’s going to go horribly. I’m not in New York, so I’ll be awaiting the reviews.
I agree with Chris Farley — the Borders bankruptcy filing just creates a space for new, independent booksellers.