Those of you who aren’t part of a more fundamental Christian group may have been spared the sight of what I call flair of the spirit. It’s a subset of Jesus Junk consisting mainly of shirts with retooled corporate logos. The companies peddling these shirts are fond of saying, “Change your shirt and change the [...]
Monthly Archives: April 2009
Yesterday, on Easter Sunday, news began spreading through Twitter, LiveJournal, and other blogs that Amazon had de-ranked a lot of books that they had deemed “adult”, in addition removing them from general search results. The majority of those books had little adult content, and the de-listing appeared to be targeting books with GLBT themes.
The response [...]
Wubbzy lives in a tree.
He likes to play.
He’s got a bendy tail.
And he LIKES IT THAT WAY.
For context watch this video. Watch it twice and you will never get the song out of your head.
It turns out that Tim Powers, SFF author of Declare, Last Call, and other fine books, is a fan of Little Green Footballs.
If you’re a scientist or engineer, you’ve got a pretty good chance of having to write a scientific proposal. If you’re an academic scientist or engineer, your chance goes up to around 100%. That’s one of the downsides of getting to choose what kind of research you’re going to do: you have to convince people [...]
If you want to find Twitter usernames and hashtags in tweets and do something with them, like turn them into links when you’re displaying them on your website, the most compact way of doing so is through regular expressions. However, most of the articles I looked through on the web mess up the regexp.
Usernames start [...]
When Eli was Liza’s age (around 2) he was decidedly uninterested in coloring. He did not want to play with paper or crayons or markers or paint. You can well imagine how sad this made me. But I dealt with it, thinking he would learn to be creative in other ways.
I got the book The [...]
As Misty will tell you with a sigh, I’m addicted to computer RPGs. Once I start one, I have difficulty doing anything else. Stats fiddling, exploring side quests, juggling inventory and selling off the useless cruft that accumulates — I love it all. In the 1990s I devoured Fallout and Planescape: Torment. I have a [...]
A while back I had the opportunity to playtest Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies, the new RPG from Chad Underkoffler, who created the superhero RPG “Truth and Justice” and the fairytale RPG “Zorcerer of Zo”. The real strength of “Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies” is its setting: a world filled with floating islands, where pulp-style [...]
In the past I’ve been dismissive of April Fools’ Day as practiced on the Internet. After this year, though, I’m taking off my old-man grumpy pants and putting on something newer and hipper. Parachute pants, perhaps. There were a number of funny and inspired jokes yesterday. Among my favorites:
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