Taken at The Third Bird
Taken at The Third Bird
Don’t ask if it’s proper or right or whatever — it’s a done deal and now we (his parents) have to deal with the fact he is not an active participant of the Internet.
Since I’m using Google Apps, we got him a managed account in one of my domains. This will allow us to recover the account quickly if he ever gets his devices or his credentials compromised. This account qualifies as a full google account, which is both a plus and a minus. But mostly a plus.
A more immediate problem is how to get his device loaded with content. Since I’m in the US I get access to a lot of content for what is a very low price. He’s in Mexico and access to legal content is still very costly. I would very much like for him not to have to look for stuff on the torrents or cyberlockers.
I’ll figure something out. In the meantime, I’ve already hit a snag trying to get him access to music. I’ll just have to ignore the age requirement for a while…
My first fancy imported beer.
Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern, who was hired to revitalize the charity, has cut hundreds of chapters and thousands of employees.
What happens to chapters of the organization outside the US? A lot of them depend on assistance provided by the US Red Cross to enable better service.
Fuck all, is what happens to them.
This year I’m conflicted about the holiday season.
I have two families with which I’ll happily spend time with alongside the Jägerin. Problem is both of us are working a hell of a lot and having a hard time finding time to see each other.
Oh, I have a girlfriend now. Catch up.
The months, by @kgrevs
If you want to appreciate the present, try living in the past for a few days.
Ah, OS 9. Those there the bad old days.
every fandom has put its characters in hogwarts houses at some point it’s just a straight up fact
it’s because we’re all part of the harry potter fandom
even after all this time?
Even if magic should disappear from our lives, we’ll still have our memories.
ironpatriotisstupid:Even if magic should disappear from our lives, we’ll still have our memories.the-fandoms-are-cool:Alwaysriddlemetom:even after all this time?every fandom has put its characters in hogwarts houses at some point it’s just a straight up factit’s because we’re all part of the harry potter fandom
Assume that for the user, the computer is a black box & for the software developer, the user is a black box. Which is more dangerous?
Source: Sarah’s Scribbles
I’m definitely a Type 2.
The first and most obvious reasoning is the concept that sex, under certain circumstances, warrants punishment, and an unwanted child is an acceptable, adequate form of punishment.
It’s not that these people hate women. It is that they value the metaphysical concept of a soul over the real physical well-being of a person.
Taken at South Lyndale Liquors
Human bodies are basically squishy sacks of goopy grease and water emulsions held together by hydrogen bonds and disulphide bridges between protein molecules and glommed onto some big lumps of high-grade chalk.
The most succint description of a human body I’ve read in a while.
Of course people think the Bible is more “peaceful”. Most western countries already went through the pains of separating government from religion.
I think I might have broken my finger reblogging this.
EVERYONE TAKE A MINUTE TO JUST APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT DONALD GLOVER EXISTS AND KNOWS WHAT THE FUCK IS UP
@albinwonderland here u go
@less-than-one you already know how I feel
I didn’t enjoy this song until RIGHT. NOW.
♪ baaaadd blooooooood
As a white Anglo-Canadian, perhaps the most innocuous-seeming of all national identities, it’s been pretty easy to be an economic migrant really.
I’m brown, so I’m one of those hordes that take American jobs from Americans. I’m an undesirable that is only fit for certain lines of work, even though my work experience has been extremely varied.
It pays to be white.
Bernstein is interested in this phenomenon as “memeufacturing” — a couple of social-media stars (or garden-variety celebs) post viral videos of themselves using an obscure gadget, and halfway around the world, factories shut down their e-cig lines and convert them, almost overnight, to hoverboard manufacturing lines. Bernstein cites a source who says that there are 1,000 hoverboard factories in South China — and another one, Chic Smart, outside of Shanghai, that’s threatening to sue all the rest for patent infringement (good luck with that).
So we’re supposed to call them hoverboards? I want my real weather controlled, fusion powered DeLorean, then.
By the way, maybe the Segway would have been an actual, y’know, revolutionary product if it had looked like this to start with.
I have ALL THE IDEAS for ALL THE POSTS when I’m at any of my jobs or biking around or any of a million activities.
Most of the time I can’t reach for my phone cos I’m doing something that prevents my use of the phone. Ditto for any writing utensils.
Then I get home and I sit down in front of the computer and my mind goes blank.
So, so annoying.
The emails also reveal myriad surprises and previously unreported anecdotes, including one episode in which Sony spied on its own employees’ emails. Paradoxically, the hacked emails and documents provide a telling window into how and why such a disastrous hack succeeded and what companies need to do to protect themselves—which is precisely why Fortune has chosen to use this material. (For more on our thinking, see Editor’s Desk here.)
How can you protect an attack that comes from the place where you make a living? The consequences for these things range from unauthorized purchases to emptied bank accounts to complete identity theft.
The scary part is it will only get worse.
A twitter friend is having problems. We’ve had long conversations about the current status quo and how it cannot be maintained much longer without detrimental effects on her health. This is just a bit of what I told her:
When you move out, you’ll feel sad and alone. But you know what? You’ll actually be able to listen to yourself think, and to let yourself feel for yourself.
You’ll miss what you had before because it was what you knew for the longest time. But you’ll slowly adapt to the new circumstances and will allow yourself to relax, and your body will recover.
Then you’ll one day you’ll realize that you’re feeling okay. And that it’s good to be okay.
It’s one thing to feel alone, and another one to feel lonely. Right now you’re not alone since you’re with your mother but you are lonely because she won’t share herself with you. You only get her anger.
When you’re alone and get comfortable with yourself, that’s when you stop being lonely.
I wish someone had told me this when I was younger. I learned it the hard way.
The New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission has released a staggeringly detailed historical dataset covering over 1.1 billion individual taxi trips in the city from January 2009 through June 2015. …
The big images look amazing. Worthy of getting hanged up on a wall.
Paris drew a little robot
Taken at Meritage – St. Paul Restaurant
Screens do the waiting for you
Taken at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Terrorist attacks in Paris. At least a hundred people dead. My twitter timeline is blood and tears.
A child is born. The proud aunt is putting up the picture on my twitter timeline after hours of worry, but the child is healthy and love is being showered upon the mom and her family.
This is my small lens onto the world on this day, at 1845.
Yet another reason to have your television just be a dumb screen that pushes pixels at your eyes, and have the smart bits live elsewhere.
With other devices (Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, etc, Chromecast, etc) you at least know they’re trying to get that information but you can opt-out of most things.