On board UA 909. Amsterdam, catch you on the flip side.
People who spell "whoa" as "woah" - do you also ask, "Woh's there?" Does your car have weelhs? Does the wh digraph mean nothing to you?
On board UA 5200. The number geek in me is obscurely pleased—obscurely enough that even I can’t quite figure out why.
Why doesn't the NSA want us to know what they're doing at all times? If they're not doing anything wrong, they have nothing to worry about.
, s/Bush/Obama/, s/liberal/conservative/, change a couple of temporal references, and enjoy. Plus ça change, eh?
You people clearly don’t understand Tim Burton. Obviously Helena Bonham Carter would star as Little Jackie Paper. #youknowittobetrue
How is it that Tim Burton still hasn’t done a movie of “Puff the Magic Dragon”? With Johnny Depp in the title role, of course.
All you need to know about partisan vapidity in one simple visual people-press.org/files/2013/06/…
Sending out emails of the “I know, I’ll take on another time-consuming project” variety. #whatamithinking
Not that I hate the look of Android or anything, just that I didn’t expect Cupertino to start their photocopiers. C’est la guerre!
Wow. iOS7 makes the iPhone looks so much like my friends’ Android phones, it’s stunning. Are we sure this isn’t some epic troll?
Apple has done such a great job with iCloud. I can’t wait to put my passwords there.
It kind of annoys me that I always have to size-correct the IE logo to match the others. C’mon, Microsoft, rebrand to make my life easier!
The one-stop shop for all your high-resolution browser-icon needs, courtesy @paul_irish
CNN headline: “Fungus found steroid shots”. AND NOW IT IS ENORMOUS GARRRRR
Absolutely last CSS Day ticket purchase possibility. The shop will close within 48 hours. cssday.nl/tickets
Perhaps without being formally granted asylum just yet, his chances of protection from US were greater in Hong Kong?
Thing I don’t get about the Snowden story: if he wants to end up under asylum in Iceland, why didn’t he go there instead of Hong Kong?
I keep thinking of that line from ‘Catch-22’ about “the Snowdens of yesteryear” and morosely wondering how long until Edward is among them.
Great moments in science: The abstract for this paper is a model of brevity. bit.ly/Tn5eFu pic.twitter.com/9J94Rtwf
Just realized the construction “passed away” bothers me in geometric proportion to the closeness I feel to the deceased.
And now word arrives that Iain Banks has died of cancer. And at almost precisely the same age my mother died of cancer, too.
Had to unfollow @_nothingtohide
because it was getting far too depressing. Thanks for creating it, Daniel; sorry I can’t hang in there.
What if US journos wrote about the US the way they often write about other countries? It might look like this. bit.ly/11OvrKR
You guys, @_nothingtohide
is so incredible I can’t even begin to describe it. Clearly I am going to have to step up my cynicism.
Wife’s reply to my toe problem: “There will be strawberry pie later. Hang in there.”
So the day is looking up after all.
Current status: icing an elevated toe.
Today has not gone well for me.
Your fact du jour: breast milk goes for $25 an ounce on the body builders black market. #bigworld
Stripes with plaid rarely makes a positive fashion statement. #wwdctip #alsomswordtip
We had this “debate” about FISA and PATRIOT a decade ago. We lost, were called paranoid enemy collaborators, and waved goodbye to the 4thA.
And I forgot to put drone strikes and immigration on that list. See? There’s already too much to be outraged about. Outrage fatigue.
Health care, education, abortion, infrastructure, environment, the economy, gridlock, privacy—we’re deep into outrage fatigue at this point.
But really, who cares? Those who are outraged already were; those who weren’t still aren’t. Too many other things to be outraged about.
I’m not just talking about the vocal defense now; I also mean the silent defense of the past ten-plus years.
You know what should bother people more than the NSA/FBI/etc. hoovering up all that data? The robustly bipartisan defense of same.
This isn't about a rogue illegal program. It's about what we have made legal over the past decade, and where that's taken us.
project to create a fully web-centric imitation of Status Board: kck.st/19GFV3I
This fall, you can help recreate a cornerstone of web history: “Line-mode browser dev days at CERN” first-website.web.cern.ch/blog/line-mode… #doit #doooeeeet
It’s kind of nice to see outrage be so bipartisan for once. Of course, in a week we’ll have moved on to something else, so enjoy it now.
I have a client who thinks that the standard method of sending images is to paste them into a Word doc first. (1 doc per image)
If you’re going to send someone a form, don’t print it out, scan the pages, and put the bitmaps into a PDF. That’s just totally faxed up.
I keep misreading #muchado
as a Spanish word. “Es muy muchado!” I hear, in the voice of Robin Williams’ Genie. #welcometomybrain
Our Washington DC show has just sold out! There’s still a bit of room in the full-day multi-device workshop with @lukew
You will always piss some people off no matter what you do. The question is, are you pissing the right people off for the right reasons?
On last Mideast trip I assumed gov'ts were constantly monitoring my calls. Good to be back in USA where... never mind.
Wrote the annual letter for [REDACTED]’s birthmother. I’m glad to write them, but they seem so inadequate. How can you summarize a child?
I don’t care if you’re a potty training book meant for toddlers: if you try to rhyme “together” with “water”, I WILL judge you. HARSHLY.
And that, dear friends, is why I told the tech to take my blood pressure BEFORE the blood draw. (Average reading ~105/65, as usual.)