- I know, I know, but there were too many serious links today.
- How cool is this? We are living in the future. Give them a target, they work together to build it autonomously. I WANT MY FLYING CAR
- Ye gods, this may be a worse bit of journalism than the Hezza interview. I mean, I know it's in the Fail, but... This link goes to Tabloid Watch, frequently a good read. Try to avoid linking to The Fail when possible.
- PZ debunks the latest media meme. WARNING: this particular bit of crappy science is about rape, PZ thinks it's bobbins, which is what it looked like when I first saw it.
- A mostly accurate summary of what's going on--I've commented on the bits I think are factually wrong, but the summary itself is useful. I do wish peopl ewould stop using that tired and factually false 'gerrymandering' trope though, there are bloody good arguments for this process being flawed, that aint' even close to valid.
- Known Tim for years. Yes, he can be a bit intense at times, but watching the hell he and his family have gone through as a result of Dorries' lies, obfuscations, half truths and slanders hasn't been pleasant. Now he has proof. And there's a CPS file on her now.
- More details on the proposals, with Clegg's speech in video. I are happy,
- Jennie proposed this in a consultation at her first ever Lib Dem conference, after we'd talked about it, lots, here at home. Now it's, officially, Govt policy, and beinh heralded all over the place as a brilliant plan. This is a Good Thing, and I'm a very happy policy wonk reading this.
- This really is a train wreck interview isn't it? At one point she complains "he has clearly marked me out as too simple for that." I'm inclined to suspect he may be a good judge of character and ability. You?
- The mind boggles. Given a strong platform to put forward coherent arguments against a Yes vote, the chair of the No campaign writes this? If anyone wants me to rebut anything specific, let me know, but it's just too easy to bother.
- Not sure whether this is a valid point to campaign on, or if it helps in any way. Keeping to the principles strikes me as better, but is it indicative that worse MPs prefer the status quo?
- Pretty sure Tim's right here, speculators stockpiling means prices stabilise over medium term and encourage farmers to produce more. Counterpoints?
- The US and UK have radically different cultures. I can't blame anyone in the US countercultural left that doesn't trust the police to defend them and their rights. James Grant writes a fairly forthright (ie: he swears a lot) article defending the 2nd amendment and attacking the rightist loons who wrap themselves around it.
- Overcharging gits. Check your bills if you're with them, they'll give the money back if you ask, which is doubly shitty.
- Can someone give me a $billion? Seriously. They haven't built it,it's just a design they could build, but still, I wants one, my precious.
- Delicious recommends the use of a WTF tag for this story. Seriously, using it outside in the winter is in breach of specifications? What planet are they on? Wouldn't get that with a Nokia.
- I had no idea that the music to H2G2 was by The Eagles. That makes two of their tracks I recognise instinctively. Wonder if there're any more?
- A reasonable contribution to the "what planet are the WBC on" discussion. Apparently they've decided not to picket the funeral of the girl killed in Tucson, but this analysis makes a lot more sense than the hypothesis that they actually believe the tripe they spout.
- I think this is one of the better responses to a moronic review I've seen.
- None of my current machinces nas an A drive, although the old Desktop upstairs does. That there are IT literate people that have no clue what they were is, well, scary. Mat Bowles is 36, and beginning to feel his age.
Making it easy makes senseIf you're creating content, encouraging others to share what you've written with their friends normally makes sense. Making it easy for them makes it likely that they'll do it. Well, normally, some churlish types are less likely to share something if the site's trying to make it easy. No pleasing some people...
The first weblogs were, literally, logging the web, they existed to share cool stuff found. Now? Billions of aps out there. Awhileback, Debi polled her readers to find out what they like to use, I'm just going to ask.
coding sharethis buttonsI'm coding a share this set of buttons, initially for my and miss_s_b's layout, but eventually to possibly be submitted as part of the core function of Dreamwidth. I don't want to have too many little buttons, but I think I can make it so users can choose which buttons appear on their layout, and today I finally asked how I could strip the html, a silly little problem that'd be stopping me for weeks. I also want to have it only display on public entries, but that's a lesser issue.
I want it for my reading page, to allow easy sharing of links for me. That it might encourage others to share stuff I've written is an added bonus. If I ever get around to writing again regularly.
So, already coded I have Facebook, Livejournal, Twitter, Dreamwidth, Blogger, StumbleUpon, Bit.ly and LibDig (the last being, obviously, a very niche sharing tool). What major tools have I missed?
Unfortunately, as far as I can see, I can't do one for Wordpress.com, let alone custom installs, as the post page is always within your own subdomain, if someone shows me a hack to get around it or an alternative URL, I'm very much all ears.