2015 sounds so futuristic. Can’t believe we’re there.

“Don’t Steal My Inkpot”

Damien Kempf on Twitter: “Devil stealing John the Evangelist’s inkpot and sticking its tongue out at the saint (@BLMedieval, Add 18850) http://t.co/Naeue5fiMU”. Hard to write a gospel these days, I tell ya.

Another Digital Divide Coming

Niels Ole Finnemann, a professor and director of Netlab, DigHumLab in Denmark, said: “The citizens will divide between those who prefer convenience and those who prefer privacy.” via The Future of Privacy | Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project. I’ve long said that as the web continues to evolve, particularly as a social …

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Shut Up and Take My Money, Google

Today we’re unwrapping the best holiday gift we could’ve imagined: the first real build of our self-driving vehicle prototype. via Google Self-Driving Car Project.

Shortest Day of the Year

The Sun is directly overhead of the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere during the December Solstice. The December Solstice occurs when the Sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees. In other words, when the North Pole is tilted furthest – 23.5 degrees – away from the Sun. via TimeAndDate.com At 6:03 …

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Accepting Change And Being an Expert

It’s hard enough already not to become the prisoner of your own expertise, but it will only get harder, because change is accelerating. That’s not a recent trend; change has been accelerating since the paleolithic era. Ideas beget ideas. I don’t expect that to change. But I could be wrong. via How to Be an …

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School Lunches

Soylent Green is people (but seriously, this looks terrible)! Students have posted their photos of mystery slop and scant portions after Mrs Obama spearheaded the United State Department of Agriculture’s "Let’s Move!" initiative to crackdown on obesity by reducing fat, simple sugars and salt in school food. via Hungry students send messages to Michelle Obama …

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Books Aren’t Just Commodities

Worth your time (and I love the dig at Amazon and the cartel of book publishers): Books aren’t just commodities; the profit motive is often in conflict with the aims of art. We live in capitalism, its power seems inescapable – but then, so did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be …

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Short-form blogging thoughts

Great thoughts on blogging in 2014 from Gina Trapani… This is still a work-in-progress, notes-to-self kind of thing, but it’s been sitting in Draft for months now, so it’s time to get it out. With the obvious caveat that rules are made to be broken (with reason), my new rules for blogging are… via Scribbling.net …

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My Interstellar Review (Spoiler Free!)

I was excited to see Interstellar last weekend. I’ve always been impressed with Director Christopher Nolan’s movies and the artistic vision he has brought to everything from Batman to Inception. It’s hard to write a full review of something as expansive as Interstellar, especially since I’m not a film critic and there are a number …

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Jeff Tweedy Had a Nice Full Head of Hair

Uncle Tupelo Live On Conan "The Long Cut" – YouTube….and Ken Coomer (drummer) is rocking a Music Farm (Charleston, SC music venue) tshirt in this Uncle Tupelo gem…

I Was Tumblr Cool Once

Way back in April ’07 (Tumblr OG)… Tumblr Internet Archive.