My Hair is Itchy, or the 29 Stages of a Twitterstorm

January 19, 2018

It’s long, but you have to read it all. It’s hilarious down to the tiniest details. From BuzzFeed, The 29 Stages Of A Twitterstorm in 2018.

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Self Driving Car Milestones

December 6, 2017

Via xkcd, of course.

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The Michelangelo of Excel

December 6, 2017

This is crazy. All this art was made using Excel. Excel, seriously?


Facebook is Creepy

November 15, 2017

If that wasn’t obvious already, this article drives the point home.

Behind the Facebook profile you’ve built for yourself is another one, a shadow profile, built from the inboxes and smartphones of other Facebook users.


This Should Be Wisconsin

October 13, 2017

Via xkcd, of course…

A schism between the pro-panhandle and anti-panhandle factions eventually led to war, but both sides spent too much time working on their flag designs to actually do much fighting.


Mars 2024

September 29, 2017

This is long and geeky, Elon Musk’s latest presentation on Making Life Multiplanetary. One of the reasons I enjoy Elon Musk as a CEO is when he’s discussing this stuff you can tell that he really knows it. His throwaway lines amuse me:

It’s 2017, we should have a lunar base by now, what’s going on?

The quick takeaways from the presentation are that SpaceX plans to send two rockets to Mars in 2022 to land cargo and four of them in 2024, two of which will be manned to establish a base.

And in typical SpaceX fashion, it dawned on them that if they get so good at launching and landing rockets such that the cost drops dramatically, there’s no reason you can’t take a rocket from NYC to Shanghai in 39 minutes (jump to the 41 minute mark of the video).


Stand Up – No, Seriously

September 29, 2017

A sobering Healthcare Triage on the dangers of sitting:

Every time you sit and watch an hour of TV, you could be taking 21.8 minutes off your life