Month: November 2014

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 over sloppy school dinners – Americas – World – The Independent.

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 resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art. Very often in our art, the art …

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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 | Short-form blogging.

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 of supposed plot twists, surprises, and a “big reveal” at the end that I’m guessing was supposed to move viewers …

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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…

WSJ: You Can Ditch Your PC Now

Completely agree with the main idea of this article… Chromebooks (and tablets to some extent) are mature platforms and great devices for both creating and consuming content for personal and business use: In short, I’m done with PCs—at least as they are conventionally defined. And I think the majority of long-suffering PC users would be too if they weren’t so accustomed to thinking of computers in the same way they have for decades. Building new …

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Why Blogs?

Yep… Blogs are — or at least were — different. They are an individual’s place for speaking out loud, but the relationships that form around them were based on links among posts, not social networks that link among people. I’m all for social networks, but we also need networks of ideas. via Joho the Blog » The Blogosphere lives!.

What is a Computer?

Fun Sesame Street video from the 80’s, but I wonder how kids today would answer that last question… “can a computer think?”

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