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To make your day: Three-year-old recites the poem “Litany” by Billy Collins.

Pair with a case for why memorize poetry and treat yourself to Collins’s poetry volume Nine Horses, in which “Litany” appears.

(Thanks, Eric)

lessig:

Boston Wiki Meetup

(Some will say this is not the time. I disagree. This is the time when every mixed emotion needs to find voice.)

Since his arrest in January, 2011, I have known more about the events that began this spiral than I have wanted to know. Aaron consulted me as a friend and lawyer. He…

iwasawelfaremother:

LENORE ROMNEY, talking about Mitt’s father George: “You know we’ve only owned our home for the last four years. He was a refugee from Mexico. He was on relief, welfare relief for the first years of his life. But this great country gave him opportunities.”

John Resig | jQuery and the Open Source Process | Fronteers 2011 (by Fronteers)

Showing this today in the online identity & community class. John’s an RIT alum, and I heard him give a version of this talk here in Rochester last summer when he got inducted into the RIT innovation hall of fame—it was fabulous.

A heartwarming piece, as antidote to some of the depressing stuff I’ve stumbled across this morning.

sweetupndown:

you thought I didn’t really notice. But I did. I wanted to high-five you. Yesterday I had a pair of brothers in my store. One was maybe between 15-17. He was a wrestler at the local high school. Kind of tall, stocky and handsome. He had a younger brother, who was maybe about 10-12 years old. The…

This is appalling. >.<
thegreenwolf:

Dear Facebook,
No, switching over to leet speak as my language on my account and finding that “female” became “sandwich maker” was NOT amusing or funny or a good joke. It was sexist and disgusting; it’s basically another version of the bullshit misogynist putdown “get back in the kitchen”, used to belittle and marginalize women for entirely too long.
If FB for whatever had a “race” setting, would it be okay if the only option for black people was “n*****” or “slave”? Really, how did this even get through?
This is a pretty rotten Easter egg, folks.
No love,
Lupa
PS to readers—here’s where you can go report it: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=ui_profile

This is appalling. >.<

thegreenwolf:

Dear Facebook,

No, switching over to leet speak as my language on my account and finding that “female” became “sandwich maker” was NOT amusing or funny or a good joke. It was sexist and disgusting; it’s basically another version of the bullshit misogynist putdown “get back in the kitchen”, used to belittle and marginalize women for entirely too long.

If FB for whatever had a “race” setting, would it be okay if the only option for black people was “n*****” or “slave”? Really, how did this even get through?

This is a pretty rotten Easter egg, folks.

No love,

Lupa

PS to readers—here’s where you can go report it: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=ui_profile

kthread:

laughingsquid:

Cone Lamps, Mr. Whippy-Inspired Ice Cream Cone Hanging Lamps

Designing for CFL bulbs will spur us onward faster - these will likely hang in a future office. 

kthread:

laughingsquid:

Cone Lamps, Mr. Whippy-Inspired Ice Cream Cone Hanging Lamps

Designing for CFL bulbs will spur us onward faster - these will likely hang in a future office. 

Brilliant breakdown of reasons papers are rejected. Should be required reading for anyone submitting a paper to a scholarly conference.

Yip Harburg - Over The Rainbow (by SublimeStuff)

Mesmerizing.

To increase diversity at future ROFLCons, we’re not just going to try to invite more women and people of color from the internet: WE’RE GOING TO INVITE MORE INTERNETS, including those helmed by women (and Mexican ravers and queer posthumanists and Chinese vigilantes and skinny-jean-wearing Africans). Why not?

My God, it’s Full of Internets « All of the Above

Awesome post by Christina Xu, who I’m really looking forward to meeting in a couple of weeks!