Meant to Struggle

I love the Bible. I’m a Christian and a person of faith, so that’s (supposedly) a given. However, I really do love what I consider to be this set of inspired texts that has influenced and shaped the development of our species to such an extreme level that it’s simply unimaginable to think what our…

There’s a Reason Why Boring Interfaces Like Reddit Engage Crowds

People visit sites repeatedly because they can do things about things they care about. Here’s a great answer on the topic of why Reddit has such high engagement with people across a variety of backgrounds, age groups, interests, and ideologies despite its rather “ugly” interface: Read Quote of Oliver Emberton’s answer to reddit (website): Why…

Whew…long day @HarrelsonAgency. 119 Basecamp project todos crossed off. 21 more to go!

I was really excited to be on Merianna and Elisabeth’s podcast Thinking Out Loud to talk about reading and writing in the 21st cent (and beyond). Great podcast they have going.

Amazing that we are still discovering important aspects of our solar system that totally change how we look at our cosmic neighborhood.

Link Rot

I’m extremely interested in the digital dark age we’re producing, especially when it comes to link rot… Eight years later, the site still exists, essentially frozen in time. That provides an interesting window into the phenomenon of “link rot,” or hyperlinks that used to work but now point to dead pages. Our analysis found that…

Watching the new Cosmos on Fox (Newton episode) and really miss being an 8th grade science teacher now.

Clear My Calendar for December 18-19, 2015

Redeem us from the prequels, Disney… Star Wars: Episode VII will release in theaters on December 18, 2015. It has also been confirmed that Star Wars: Episode VII is set about 30 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, and will star a trio of new young leads along…