I, too, think Yahoo! is awful. I don’t even use my Yahoo! ID to log into Flickr anymore—I use my Google ID. But I’m maybe going to wait till the ink is dry on the check before complaining about the acquisition.
One of the best parts about not drinking very much...
Is that just a few beers are quite effective in taking the edge off.
Can I go home now? No? How about now?
This day 9 in a row of work for me. I used to be able to do things like that with no problem. One summer I worked at least 8 hours a day for 21 days straight to earn overtime, and some of those days I worked 16 hours. But now 1) I don’t get overtime and 2) I’m old. Very old. And tired. Very tired. Six or seven hours left, and I need to at least pretend to be productive.
Remastered from those reels, along with 7 unearthed songs from the two surviving...– All Hail West Texas re-issue-Merge Records Store Also, this and this from John. Shipping on July 23, people. Get your credit cards out and buy a reissue of my favorite tMG album. I need to get a working turntable between now and then.
I generally love working at a college
But weekends like this, when it’s commencement, make me feel strange. Each year we send hundreds of students away, but I remain here. It is an odd sensation.
It was just noted to me (very politely, and in the spirit of helping, not accusing) that I’ve been less engaged at work lately. Yup, anxiety and depression will do that to you.
How to never publish a collection of short stories
Spend those parts of the day where you are supposed to be doing productive things like earning money or learning things daydreaming about Half-Formed Story Ideas. When you are not supposed to be learning or earning a living or spending time with people you love and who love you, be sure to spend all of that time on the Internet. If your mind wants to develop one of those HFSIs, be sure to...
The movie leaves the sense that, like Gatsby himself, Luhrmann has bought the...– The Great Gatsby | Film | Movie Review | The A.V. Club Literary reference burn. Please apply bootleg liquor to the affected area to ease pain.
morrowplanet: yeahhappy: So my Google Reader is showing signs that it is indeed going to be going away come July. I am considering replacing it with The Old Reader. Any opinions? What would you recommend? Where are we, hive mind? I’m really happy with NewsBlur, which seems to have gotten through its growing pains successfully.
I got asked today what I wanted my career...
Setting aside that particular turn of phrase, which I find nearly unbearably bad—I’m not a rocket, and I don’t have a trajectory to speak of—I didn’t have an answer. So I thought about it a bit more, and have an answer finally, but it’s one that will never help me in a job interview. I want to make great things, and I want to help other people make their...
Without saying too much
Sometimes job interviews have the salutatory effect of making you realize you’re luckier than you thought.
Ideas of Genius
claviusrobinsky: Hate Relief Service: For the low price of $19.95 a month I will hate everything you hate for a month so that you don’t have to. Just imagine how free and peaceful you will feel by not having hate in your heart. I will take it for you (for a nominal fee). Your ideas are intriguing to me, and I would like to sign up for your newsletter.
Current status and fake band name
Creeping existential dread
Meet The 'Liberator': Test-Firing The World's... →
Still not really sure what to make of this, or of Cody Wilson in general. I’ve heard/watched him talk about things, and he has some really interesting points to make about liberty, the Internet, etc. But he’s also an over-privileged middle-class white guy who seems to enjoy being a provocateur (not that that’s necessarily a bad thing). But the more I think about it, the more I...
Anxiety meter keeps getting pegged in the red for no real reason. Klonopin delivery service should be a thing.
reagank: Ti asked me to post this: Any of you out there have a true appreciation of vintage stuff ? Everything from true vintage style to kitschy collections? Do you love vintage jewelry, scarves, embroidered pillowcases, belts, and small, random knick-knacks…but sometimes not have the time to “treasure hunt”, and aren’t willing to pay the crazy prices of some vintage online...
At the last newspaper I worked at, someone came in every year to give an OSHA-mandated safety talk. It was what you’d expect: Some scare stories, some advice, some common sense. But at one of them, the speaker admonished us to always use a stepladder when reaching for things up high, and to never, ever use a chair, even at home. He told us that dozens of people each year fall off chairs...
Guys, doing things is hard. Why the hell do we have to do things, anyway?
Ideas of genius.
claviusrobinsky: The inconvenience store. It will sell silica packets. Condoms with holes in them. Frayed rope and expired milk. I’m in.
This is one of those days where I just want to tell my boss that she’d be better off firing me, since I’m obviously unable to stop fucking up simple tasks.
Happy May Day. Solidarity forever.
Things I have seen over the past few days that I'm...
Three elderly people driving so badly as to be dangerous. Two people dressed in full surgical gear crossing the street from the hospital so they could smoke cigarettes. Two men in their 70s on an interstate motorcycle trip, still so tired and roadsore from the day before that they had to help each other into their rain jackets before setting off.
It’s already 72 degrees, and it’ll be...
janetisserlis replied to your photo: 1640 miles, five days. I would like to lay down… is the IMA ima go fast? Sadly, it’s a hybrid. It goes well enough, but is far from fast.
Fucking Tumblr app for iPad KEEPS EATING MY DAMN POSTS.