Science Magazine has posted the 12 finalist videos from its annual Dance Your PhD contest. The contest asks scientists from around the world to send in videos of themselves interpreting their research in dance form. As usual, this year’s finalists have gone all out with some wacky, fun, and just plain bizarre videos. You can … Continue reading Why isn’t Thomas Whitley in this competition?
I definitely just ordered Writing on the Wall as it combines two of my favorite things… the social internet and anthropological archaeology… Papyrus rolls and Twitter have much in common: They were their generation’s signature means of “instant” communication. Indeed, as Tom Standage reveals in his scintillating new book, social media is anything but a … Continue reading Writing on the Wall
Yes, it’s all come to this… python scripts (or you can follow @n5stock on Twitter but that’s too easy). We’re a desperate lot. Nevertheless, this is pretty awesome if you as excited about the hopefully imminent Nexus 5 launch as I am (my beloved Nexus 4 is long in the tooth and pretty smashed up). … Continue reading How To Setup Nexus 5 Stock Notifications
Got to love the Chrome Remote Desktop app that Google has for any Chrome user. I’m at home but easily running Photoshop on my little Chromebook (very fast and non-laggy) while my work PC is downtown. Chromebook is not just a browser. Continue reading Using Photoshop on my Chromebook
“Oh, it’s such a perfect day I’m glad I spend it with you Oh, such a perfect day You just keep me hanging on” Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died today. The cause of his death has not yet been released, but Reed … Continue reading R.I.P. Lou Reed
I’ve got to be the only husband in America who woke up to that text this morning, right? Love her! Continue reading The kind of Sunday morning texts you get if your wife is a pastor
I never get tired of reading articles pondering whether our universe is a computer simulation / hologram. Now we just need the Ancient Aliens guy to explain how trans-dimensional mice created the original computer to figure out the question with the answer of 42… As cosmic particles fly through the universe, they lose energy and … Continue reading Is Our Universe a Computer Simulation?
As a Christian (not to mention a human), I think it’s our duty to give to others without stipulations and without strings when we can. I appreciate the sentiment from people who like to make “care packages” for the homeless or poor, but there’s a balance between dignity and help that has to be walked. … Continue reading What Happens When You Just Give Money To Poor People?
I just re-checked the Apple site because I’m utterly confused as to why the L.A. school district would be buying $770 iPads when the $499 models are perfectly fine for school use (helped with a few deployments myself over the past few years). I’m guessing they went with the 64 GB wifi models ($699 retail) … Continue reading L.A.’s iPad Conundrum
“No sports event will ever get 37 million viewers again… except the Super Bowl.” It’s not just baseball, btw. My beloved NASCAR is similarly hurting for somewhat similar reasons with a push towards equalized competitors in regions of the country that don’t appeal to the base of the sport. Continue reading Why Aren’t We Watching the World Series?
After studying attic and koine Greek for years in college and graduate school, I always wondered what their sing-song language would have actually spoken if I could have “Bill and Ted’ed” it back into ancient Greece. This is pretty amazing… One of D’Agour’s colleagues, David Creese, from the University of Newcastle, managed to play a … Continue reading Reconstructing Ancient Greek Music
Instagram is rolling out a preview of its coming ads with an example from Levi… Now, Instagram, in a blog post today, revealed what ads will look like on the platform. It turns out, they look like any other Instagram photo with a “sponsored” tag and the ability to like and comment. via Facebook’s Instagram … Continue reading Instagram Gives a Preview of Its Sponsored Ads
I can’t take it any longer Google! #nexus5 pic.twitter.com/mAgABWgnlG — Danny Lynch (@2point0Danny) October 22, 2013 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Continue reading Hurry, Google #nexus5
Seems like a mighty gutsy thing to do (if true) during a game scrutinized by millions… It does appear that Lester goes out of his way to touch that spot in his glove with just his first finger… via People Are Freaking Out About The Green Stuff In Jon Lester’s Glove During Game 1 Of … Continue reading Cheater?
As a fan of economic theory (by no means an expert), I’ve always tried to rationalize the chasm that exists between private school and public school teacher pay. Having been both a private school and public school teacher, I’ve had to rationalize this on a whole different level. Though there are lots of generalities in … Continue reading Differences in Private and Public School Teacher Pay
Facebook is rolling out an interesting new way to advertise to its members who have visited your website… Today we’re announcing new custom audience features that can help marketers reach people who have visited them on desktop or mobile. Website and mobile app custom audiences will soon be available to a limited number of test … Continue reading Advertise to Website Visitors via Facebook
I was talking about calendars and work weeks with a friend earlier and I tried to explain how my convoluted brain processes the week. I don’t like to think of time in terms of hours or days. Rather, I’m much more productive (and happy) when I can segment things into their proper places in the … Continue reading The Four Quarters of My Week
Because I am my job. I enjoy building a business that literally has my name on it. It’s frustrating and scary and amazing all at once. Great post… Man is meant to be busy. But busy on certain types of things. There is not supposed to be some distinction between work and not work. It’s … Continue reading Why I Work All The Time
#xoxofest @marcoarment: My podcast app is called Overcast – it's about halfway done, but the back end half. http://t.co/fx2lHaZRXc — Kevin Marks (@kevinmarks) September 22, 2013 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Based on the current hotness that podcasting is going to experience in 2013 and 2014, Marco (founder of Instapaper and The Magazine) has a new podcast app: I … Continue reading Marco Arment’s Overcast
Another reason I’m passing on the latest iPhone is because of the 5th Amendment and the fine legal line between something you “know” and something you have or are. Or to put it simply, is a password more secure because you “know” it and the government would have to compel you to give up that … Continue reading Sen Franken Questions iPhone 5s and 5th Amendment Implications