The You Look Nice Today Starter Pack
youlooknicetoday: Welcome to this annotated introduction to You Look Nice Today, A Journal of Emotional Hygiene. To acquaint yourself (or a special friend) with our program, we invite you to download and enjoy six of our favorite episodes: DOWNLOAD: “You Look Nice Today Starter Pack” (127 MB zip file) This officially-sanctioned Starter Pack includes: “Sacks-Minnelli Disease,” “Truck...
Senator Al Franken: 'privacy is a casualty' of... →
Update on the Octopress Transition
I’m almost done customizing and theming the new Octopress blog, but I have decided that I will most likely push out the blog using the stock look-and-feel, since it really isn’t that terrible and there are definitely high-profile bloggers using it to great aplomb right now. Then, when I wrap up the theme, I’ll push it out. So here’s what you need to know to make it...
Daring Fireball Linked List: Study Tracks How... →
John Gruber: Alan Boyle, MSNBC.com’s Cosmic Log: An analysis of 36 years’ worth of polling data indicates that confidence in science as an institution has steadily declined among Americans who consider themselves conservatives, while confidence levels have been at steadier levels for other ideological groups. No other trend has done more harm to the U.S. than this one.
RIM Begins Laying off High-Level Staff →
mattrichman: Iain Marlow at The Globe and Mail: Ahead of RIM reporting fourth-quarter and year-end financial results on Thursday after markets close, a source with knowledge of Mr. Heins’ actions said RIM executives at the senior vice-president and vice-president levels had been told they no longer had jobs on Thursday. Wow.
Installing gems with native extensions failing on...
Snippet of the day. I installed Ruby on Rails ages ago, with the intention of working on a project, and it got derailed. I’m ready to start working again so I wanted to update my Rails environment1. I’m going to preface all of this by saying that I know very little about Rails and gem, so I might be horribly confused, but I don’t care. rbenv and ruby-build were both...
Predicting MacBooks with the Ivy Bridge schedule →
Marco Arment echoes my sentiments from earlier in the month about the potential for a 15” ultra light MacBook: 15” Air and 15” MacBook Pro aren’t the same computer Offer both, kill the 13” MacBook Pro However, he then goes on to add one more possible step to the evolution of Apple’s portable line: And then, in a future update, they could quietly...
Here's How Law Enforcement Cracks Your iPhone's... →
bigweek: Fast. This has been all up on the Innernets this morning, but I’m just so thoroughly unimpressed by this that I have to say something about it. The XRY software being demonstrated in the video effectively performs a tethered jailbreak on whichever device you are using, and then uses brute force methods to crack through your password. First, the jailbreak. Tethered...
Maintaining CSS Style States using "Infinite"... →
Read the description of his technique, and then click on the demo button at the very bottom. You have to click on the demo. I wasn’t able to come up with a reaction any stronger than “Oh, now that’s fucking clever.”
Alright, I’m finally jumping on this “Draw Something” bandwagon. My username is dljsjr. Let’s get it on.
Why is it ethically OK to eat meat?
themattsmith: thesemicullen: meyechael: The NY Times Magazine asked readers to make a case for why it’s ethically ok to eat meat. It’s a good question. You often hear people say why it’s not ok to eat meat. I pose the question to you too: Why is it ethically OK to eat meat? Because it tastes so good. Because there are there are two separate ethical standards at play here? Animals...
From The Archives - Adobe CEO: iPad’s Days are... →
He sees Flash support on Android tablets, RIM’s PlayBook, and HP’s webOS-based tablets that aren’t on the market yet as a key component in the looming downfall of the iPad. Fast-forward a whole 5 months to November 2011: Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no...
Apple Announces Plans to Initiate Dividend and... →
mattrichman: Apple: “Combining dividends, share repurchases, and cash used to net-share-settle vesting RSUs, we anticipate utilizing approximately $45 billion of domestic cash in the first three years of our programs,” said Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO. “We are extremely confident in our future and see tremendous opportunities ahead.” That may seem like a lot, but it’s not. Apple made $13...
Linux Directory Structure (File System Structure)... →
If you’re new to *NIX file systems, take a look at this. It’s an extremely basic intro to the FHS, or Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, but it’s a great place to start. One of the things that I struggled with the most when I started doing server administration was “Where the hell am I supposed to put stuff?” This is also a good reference for OS X users who want to...
Exclusive: Kevin Rose Will Join Google -... →
Introducing The Stupid PayPal Lopsided Triangle... →
The only good thing about this product is that it is competing directly with Square, which in turn will make sure that they (Square) continue to make their already awesome product even more awesome, because competition does that to companies that don’t suck. Everything else about the PayPal Here is bad, and PayPal should feel bad. Aside: I don’t care for PayPal.
Dustin Curtis on Oink →
He makes a good point as to why this is a positive thing.
Milk, Inc. to shut down Oink →
Well that was fast.
Let's Talk Coffee, Part 2: Roasting
Last time on let’s talk coffee, we talked about the process of harvesting and processing coffee beans, as well as the effects of geography, environment, and cultivar on flavor profiles. Today, we’re going to talk about… Roasting After beans are processed and separated from the fruit, they need to be roasted. From left to right, unroasted green coffee beans to dark...
Scrabble Typography Edition →
Gorgeous. By the way, my birthday is in July. Just saying.
Accessory Manufacturer Claims 15-Inch MacBook Air... →
Unlike a mini iPad, this one actually makes sense. A lot of people are curious as to whether or not these new portables will be 15” MacBook Airs or super-skinny MacBook Pros. I’ve always felt that Apple likes to make clear divisions in their product lines, with different brands filling different roles; the MacBook Air can be considered a consumer device where the MacBook Pro can be...
Byword for iOS →
Byword is an awesome plain-text/markdown editor, and I used it for a long time when I first got my Mac. I have since switched to iA Writer, and I would heartily recommend them both.
Tweaked the new theme so that block quotes would have a visual identifier (a solid left border), the text “captions” in non-text-type posts would no longer be hidden until hover, and unordered lists will now have proper bullets and bottom margins. This is, I believe, a theme for photography portfolios, so it needed a little tweaking to meet my needs. But I think it’s almost...
Itty Bitty iPad Fever
According to 9to5Mac, some anonymous Samsung exec claims that Apple is going to jack up their parts order this year by supplementing their existing chips and screens order with a bunch of 7.85” screens. Specifically the contract is “expected to rise” to somewhere around $11 billion dollars because Apple is going to release a smaller iPad with a screen that is...
'Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel' →
Destructoid reviews the iOS port of Mega Man X. Spoiler alert, they don’t like it. I’ve been a die-hard Mega Man fan my whole life, and the Mega Man X series reboot captivated me very early on in my life. I own the Mega Man X Collection, Mega Man X7, and Mega Man X8 for my PS2, and have beaten them numerous times to 100% completion. I bought Mega Man 2 for iOS, and despite what...
Is Apple experiencing hiccups with GPUs on the... →
Regarding the “no GPU in mid range laptops” comment, I see three possibilities here: The new Intel Integrated Graphics are Really, Really, Really Good This report is complete and utter bullshit. Apple has lost their mind. I’ll let you figure out which is most likely.
fakecriterions: In April, we will be having another Fake Criterions Double Fakeout month. What is this? Movies that are mentioned/made in other works of fiction. Fake movies. Fake covers for fake movies. Double Fakeout. Here are last year’s, for reference. See if you can find mine from last year.
eskimosunkist replied to your link: Debt Free by Thirty: Not Buying It: Chocolate Syrup→ verrry nice. homemade syrup is where it’s at. egg cream sounds horrendous, but i can’t judge The Egg Cream was actually really tasty. But it tasted a little off, and at first I thought I had put too much vanilla extract in the chocolate syrup (that alcohol taste can be awful). Turns out, the...
If I don't engage you guys with reblogs to replies...
It’s because I’ve disabled dashboard notifications, at least for a little while. My Big Lebowski Photoshop for You Look Nice Today/Razzledazzle got slapped with a “Gaming” tag by someone (I’m guessing because of the 20-sided die) and then featured by Tumblr in the Gaming category, and the volume of notifications was making my dashboard nearly unusable. First world...
cbuck replied to your photo: Said SodaStream. Alongside a nice cold glass of… yeah… just had to make myself an egg cream from your last Soda Stream post. Tasty. It’s so good. You say Egg Cream to a southerner though and they look at you like a crazy person. Mostly because they think there’s egg in it.
Debt Free by Thirty: Not Buying It: Chocolate... →
I love little from-scratch hacks like this. It gives me some sort of animal comfort knowing exactly what goes in to what I’m eating. I just got home from a Craigslist meeting wherein I snagged a brand-spanking-new, barely used SodaStream Fountain Jet kit for a steal, and I wanted to make myself an Egg Cream to break it in. But I didn’t have any chocolate syrup. Emphasis on the...
Let's Talk Coffee, Part 1: The Coffee Bean
I’m going to be real with you here for a minute. You’ve probably never had a proper cup of coffee. Let’s make a list. If you drink coffee from a drip machine If you buy your coffee pre-ground If you buy whole bean coffee but it’s from a super market If you get your coffee fix from Starbuck’s These are probably the most common vectors for getting coffee in to...
joqueneth replied to your post: My Favorite Thing About Mushrooms … dougsfoodblog.tumblr.com is free! I wanna start posting more recipes. Hadn’t even thought about making that its own Tumblr. This gives me ideas.
And the sweet tea I made with vanilla sugar simple syrup washes it down nicely.
My Favorite Thing About Mushrooms ...
… is that they practically make their own sauce. Sautee a little garlic, add some sliced, soaked mushrooms, let all of their retained fluids out and start to reduce. Add a little of the mushroom water from the soak, a little starchy water from the pasta you cooked along side it, and a little cream. Season very liberally with black pepper (quite honestly, the most perfect seasoning for a...
Instagram for Android shown off at SXSW, 'better... →
Call me a traitor if you want, but I don’t find this hard to believe. Obviously I love Instagram, and I love iOS. And for all the knocks you can levy against Android, there are a few ideas core to the OS that are good ideas. Inter-process communication and the raw power of the hardware (though it typically goes unutilized) are two things that come to mind. The Instagram folks are the...