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"The world is so huge, so many things to do and see for us with more money and power and freedom than any other people in history. To be bored is really a crime. It's an insult to everyone who doesn't have money and power and freedom. Don't you think we have a duty to do whatever it takes not to be bored?"
~ Skippy Dies (Paul Murray)

Coastal Trail Detour

Coastal Trail Detour

Anil Dash and Paul Ford’s liveblog of the Apple event is the funniest thing you’ll read this week.

Anil Dash and Paul Ford’s liveblog of the Apple event is the funniest thing you’ll read this week.

Bone Records

From the 1930s-60s, vinyl was too expensive in the Soviet Union, so bootleggers began using X-ray plates to print records. The useless X-rays could be purchased from hospitals for very little, and were thick enough to retain an impression that could be played on a phonograph.
- Mighty Girl

Bone Records

From the 1930s-60s, vinyl was too expensive in the Soviet Union, so bootleggers began using X-ray plates to print records. The useless X-rays could be purchased from hospitals for very little, and were thick enough to retain an impression that could be played on a phonograph.

- Mighty Girl

The Boundary-Pushing Novelist Who’s Made Twitter His New Medium

"…The result was “Hafiz,” the story of a man sitting on a sidewalk and the impact he has on passersby. Seemingly cobbled together from 31 people in 31 retweets, it’s one of the best examples of how literary fiction— a traditional medium with selective gatekeepers—can successfully engage with the way people read online. But Cole likes to push boundaries—practicing his craft on Twitter the way a pianist practices scales.”

I love watching smart people play with Twitter.

Pro use of emoji. And oh hey, now in embedded tweets.

“We add each piece slowly and thoughtfully, punctuating decisions with coffee breaks, whiskey, and neighborhood walks.”

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craigmodA Simpler Page

Perhaps the most romantic sentence ever written about software development.

★ this conversation. #OnlyOnTwitter

The Great Spaceship of Toronto
A brilliantly geeky look at the PATH system. If you live in Toronto (or Montreal or Edmonton or Calgary) and/or dig visions of space colonization, this article is for you!

The Great Spaceship of Toronto

A brilliantly geeky look at the PATH system. If you live in Toronto (or Montreal or Edmonton or Calgary) and/or dig visions of space colonization, this article is for you!

“Keeling was an unscripted local, who without knowing it, fulfilled a role in what turned out to be a hostage-rescue scene staged by the Army at the body shop next door. Other unscripted locals have been chased and rounded up by military operatives who had mistaken them for locals scripted as guerrilla fighters. And one unscripted elderly couple was recently held at gunpoint in their home by soldiers decked out with face paint, camouflage and M-4 carbines.”

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Law Enforcement Training Architecture

I can’t decide if the concept of the “unscripted local” is more Gibson or DeLillo. It’s certainly something.

One more. Airport reunions are my kryptonite. BRB, I must have some dust in my eye.