Posts Tagged ‘links’

Links for the week – I want to want a tablet, but I don’t.

Monday, February 13th, 2012

After missing last week, I was determined to get this published Sunday night. I consider myself successful, because for me, it’s still Sunday night, even though most of the other people in my time zone are arriving at their Monday workday about now.

Twilight Brain Dump #1: Introduction and Links

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

For a while, my favorite hobby was embarrassing Eric when he had friends over by telling all his friends how much I love Twilight. There are three major components to my love for it:

  1. I enjoyed it as a brainless romance novel.
  2. I enjoy snarking on it, because despite my sincere enjoyment of it, there are quite a few areas one can legitimately poke fun at
  3. Analyzing the messages presented in the book.

This whole post is full of spoilers, and if you have any intention to read the book, you should go do that before you read this post.

The most salient of the many criticisms I’ve read of the series is the way it idealizes abusive relationships. I would think long and hard before I’d give this to a tween or any impressionable person. It also glorifies the failure to (as cleolinda so charmingly put it) put on your big girl panties and deal with things.


For the lulz

Serious internet

Links for this week – productivity pr0n and vagina. Not productivity vagina, just regular vagina

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Link backlog

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Crunk Feminist Collective: Conflict is Forever

Ars Technica: Hands-on Hacking Wifi Protected Setup with Reaver

Ars Technica: Security firm finds hacker forums offer n00b hackers training, lulz

Big Loose Comics: Unemp-Lloyd

Unclutterer: An Unclutterer’s Perspective

Unclutterer: Seven Routines and Guidelines to Live As An Unclutterer

Unclutterer: Get Organized in January

Fark: Passengers on a full bus wouldn’t give up their seat to a pregnant woman because in the words of one rider, “She chose to be pregnant” Comments

Fark: Japanese department store loses its copy of the 7 words you cannot say on television just in time to start a new advertising campaign, w/Not safe for work language poster results (Language is NSFW) Comments – Fuckin’ awesome

Freelance Switch: Make Your Web Site More Mobile Friendly

Slashdot: Are Programmers Ruining The Design of eBooks?

Freelance Switch: I Am Not A Web Designer

Beyond The Wand: stuff

Manboobz: Vamps and Tramps but No Camille Paglia

Freelance Switch: Linkswitch

Slashdot: Introversion and Solitude Increase Productivity

Fark: Dog saves owner’s life from abusive boyfriend. Battered women’s shelter takes in both. Spiffy tag standing in because Hero tag has something in its eye Comments

Fark: Couple clears weeds and trash from public land near their home. Does the city a) thank them b) reward them or c) tell them to buy a license for the work or put the weeds back? Comments

Fark: Stationery chain offers porn-themed products in back-to-school sale. Who could possibly have a problem with that? Comments

Sociological Images: stuff

Slashdot: Ask Slashdot: How To Advance A Programming Career

Slashdot: Book Review: Sams Teach Yourself HTML5 Mobile Application Development

Fark: Supreme Court to ABC attorney arguing FCC case: “Can you prove that public nudity isn’t always indecent?” Attorney points upward, to impressive collection of bare asses carved into frieze ringing Supreme Court chamber Comments

Slashdot: Facebook Adds Ads to News Feed

Freelance Switch: Connecting on LinkedIn

Slashdot: Facebook Helps Give Hacking A Good Name Again

Freelance Switch: Gathering Client Testimonials

Fark: Headline: “High school boy places genitals on lunch table.” But the real story is the photograph the editors chose to run, along with what happens when you click it Comments – Linked because of this excerpt from TFA: “Nothing screams ‘unfulfilled potential’ like a hack penis prank.”

Slashdot: Data Hogs: The Monsters Carriers Created

Fark: Today’s Fark-ready headline: “The long, sordid history of bestiality in America.” Apparently, it used to be blamed on the animals Comments

Fark: Comments

Fark: Gay marriage is legal. Marijuana is decriminalized. Health care is free. But apparently, polygamy is illegal. Well, no country is 100% perfect, right? Comments

Slashdot: Are Maker Spaces The Future of Public Libraries?

Pervocracy: Functional – a TV show about funcitonal relationships. I would so watch this show.

Sociological Images: Uncovering the Secrets of Dark, Mysterious Austria

Slashdot: Canadian Library to Loan Out People

Beyond the Wand: stuff

Ars Technica: Sculpteo Aims To Be The Etsy of the 3D Printing World

Links for this week

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Any given day I pick out several stories in my RSS feed reader to follow up on, and so far they’ve just been building up. In an effort to un-flag some of them, I’ll be linking to stories that caught my interest this week: