My Personal SiteSubscribe Now

the three hot trends in Silicon Valley horseshit – Freddie deBoer – Medium

Enjoyed this immensely, clapping along with the narrative and nodding so hard I got a headache. Beautiful writing too. Dead jealous, as they say 2002, Friendster: At last, a way to connect with friends on the internet! 2003, Photobucket: At last, a … [Read more]

Outgoing Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer will likely get $186m payout | Technology | The Guardian

I find it difficult to believe that a single person's contribution, out of tens of thousands people in a single team, is worth $386MM for only 5 years effort. Yahoo’s CEO holds stock, stock options and restricted stock units worth a total of $186m, … [Read more]

Many names of Sugar

All of these are names for refined sugar: high fructose corn syrup, dried cane syrup, invert sugar, molasses, sucrose (and any word ending in “ose”), brown rice syrup, honey, maple syrup, cane juice, beet sugar, brown sugar, and corn syrup. I … [Read more]

Video: VFX breakdown of Attraction

Visual Effects breakdown on Russian SciFi movie "Attraction". This blows my mind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5Qw9TTZTKE I want to see this movie now. Looks so great. … [Read more]

I Am Not Well But Am Coping

I'm a cancer survivor. I had a 'good kind' of cancer and I survived with relatively little collateral damage given that oncology medicine in the 1980's was rudimentary and somewhat brutal. Hey, I'm not dead. Today, I'm left with regular episodes of … [Read more]

Sock Bankruptcy

The first stage is accepting that the other sock is gone. Denial is the hope that it will turn up 'one day'. At some point, they go into the recycling. That's today. … [Read more]

Video: R2-D2 Meets Bon Jovi

How do people notice these things. Note: need to listen.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWQSCn6H5kE … [Read more]

Video: Valerian and City of a Thousand Planets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZsG7WJVZv8 … [Read more]

Video: Z as “Zed” and Others as “Zee”?

Why Do Some English Speaking Countries Pronounce Z as "Zed" and Others as "Zee"?     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JTATv3mW1U … [Read more]

Car Ownership as Advertising Metadata

Owning a car, driving around in a car, being in a car is data that can be sold to advertisers. The other set of data is generated by the people in the car; a massive amount of information flowing in and out about where they're going and what they're … [Read more]