Extenuating Circumstances

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Bookmarks for May 6th through May 7th

This is an auto-posted collection of my public links from Twitter and Pinboard.in for May 6th from 16:26 to 06:51: What Do Animals Think? | Animal Intelligence | DISCOVER Magazine – Temple Grandin thinks animals may think like autistic humans. Wittgenstein, Ludwig [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] – "So if a lion could speak, Wittgenstein says, we […]

Bookmarks for May 5th from 00:34 to 22:13

This is an auto-posted collection of my public links from Twitter and Pinboard.in for May 5th from 00:34 to 22:13: Watch A Stunning Video Of Humanity’s Effect On Earth | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation – The Anthropocene: defining a new global epoch. Grim yet stunning representation of humanity's effect on our world (500) […]

Gorgeous boat makes me miss Spirit and Endeavour.

It’s named Tûranor, from the Lord of the Rings novels. PlanetSolar completes first solar-powered boat trip around the globe | The Verge.

Bookmarks for May 2nd through May 4th

This is an auto-posted collection of my public links from Twitter and Pinboard.in for May 2nd from 13:22 to 19:49: Glowing Fiber Optics Visualize Human Curiosity In Real Time | Co.Design: business + innovation + design – BEAUTIFUL. Facebook’s numbers by Dustin Curtis – Facebook by the numbers, going off their May 3rd S-1 filing. […]

Bookmarks for May 1st through May 2nd

This is an auto-posted collection of my public links on Pinboard.in for May 1st from 17:47 to 00:40: Kate Aronowitz, Facebook’s Design Director, On Crafting A Design-Led Organization | Co.Design: business + innovation + design – These are the designers who Facebook are hiring: "[…] designers who are "builders." They’re people, Aronowitz explains, who already […]

Bookmarks for May 1st from 06:37 to 16:25

This is an auto-posted collection of my public links on Pinboard.in for May 1st from 06:37 to 16:25: Kinect+SLR Filmmaking Workshop at Hangar Barcelona on Vimeo – Kinect new aesthetic filmmaking is spreading. Anyone have this after owning a Fitbit Ultra? – gdgt – Comparison of FitBit vs Nike+ Fuelband: "However (just as I hypothesized!), […]

Bookmarks for April 30th through May 1st

This is an auto-posted collection of my public links on Pinboard.in for April 30th from 05:03 to 01:04: Charmr – Adaptive Path – I remember seeing this when it first came out in 2007. It still doesn't exist. Nothing on the market comes close. Now ask yourself: why is there no competitive pressure in the […]

Out of Office: Text Adventure

I think out of office auto responders should be interesting and not boring. I like to think I’ve done a good job when people email me to let me know that my out of office reply made their day. Here’s one I used recently: You are in an Outlook inbox. There is a message here. […]

Bookmarks for April 28th through April 30th

These are my links for April 28th through April 30th: Olympics 2012: A Bruce Schneier Moment – Charlie’s Diary – Charlie Stross on the MOD's apparent consideration of plans to place surface-to-air missiles in residential areas during the London Olympics. Untitled (http://twitter.com/Rsquared/status/196362143602442242/photo/1) – RT @Rsquared: Fuel band nerds Untitled (http://twitter.com/mattcomi/status/196156109030047744/photo/1) – The FedEx logo is […]

Steve

There are two people I’m deeply, bitterly sad that I’ll never get to meet. The first was Douglas Adams. He died in 2001, not even 50 years old. When I was a kid, my uncle bought me a copy of The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It’s now one of my comfort books. For […]