A boy begs his friends to help peer-edit a love letter in Google Docs to the girl of his dreams. Guaranteed the cutest Google video ever.
Very good tutorials on Google Code on how to make your website faster. Going into my bookmarks for when I feel up for refactoring my sloppy CSS and HTML.
See also: Text rotation with CSS (via SimpleBits) since I’m already on the topic of tutorials. Surprisingly, it even works in Internet Explorer. Go figure.
If I ever get fashionable enough—or make enough money to acquire fashionable enough apparel—to consider myself worthy of inclusion on The Sartorialist, I’ll definitely consult this handy flowchart for advice. Good for a laugh (at myself), at the very least.
Hoyin, take note. I know your aspirations!
This awesome utility by Newegg gives you a general idea of what wattage PSU you’ll need for your build. I need an estimated 442W for my 2005 rig, which is pretty close to my actual 600W PSU. Good to know. Thanks, Newegg!
A database of films with post-credits scenes so you don’t miss out on anything juicy. Could’ve used this site when I went to watch Iron Man, but alas. Apparently there’s an extra scene at the end of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but I doubt anyone except hardcore fans would sit through the credits of an excruciatingly bad film.
See also: RunPee, a database of moments in a film where you can run and go pee.
Ever wonder when’s a good moment in a movie to take a quick bathroom break? Well, this site breaks it down for you, noting when you can go and how long you have, with a little exposition to catch you up to speed.
If they make a mobile version for the iPhone, it’d be the perfect website for your next trip to the theaters.
Or, ya know, go beforehand. That works too.
“The mathematically expressed module can only act to confirm a spontaneous insight. The golden rule merely defines the ideal proportion previously intuited by the artist, it is a means of verifying, not a system.”
I always love a good design story. Golden rectangles, three-circle fittings, and bears, oh my! Viget Labs, the designers, also has a wonderful watercolor-based blog design. Awesome overload.
FEUDALISM: You have two cows. Your lord takes some of the milk.
PURE SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes them and puts them in a barn with everyone else’s cows. You have to take care of all of the cows. The government gives you as much milk as you need.
BUREAUCRATIC SOCIALISM: You have two cows. The government takes them and put them in a barn with everyone else’s cows. They are cared for by ex-chicken farmers. You have to take care of the chickens the government took from the chicken farmers. The government gives you as much milk and eggs as the regulations say you need.
FASCISM: You have two cows. The government takes both, hires you to take care of them and sells you the milk.
PURE COMMUNISM: You have two cows. Your neighbors help you take care of them, and you all share the milk.
RUSSIAN COMMUNISM: You have two cows. You have to take care of them, but the government takes all the milk.
CAMBODIAN COMMUNISM: You have two cows. The government takes both of them and shoots you.
DICTATORSHIP: You have two cows. The government takes both and drafts you.
PURE DEMOCRACY: You have two cows. Your neighbors decide who gets the milk.
REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY: You have two cows. Your neighbors pick someone to tell you who gets the milk.
BUREAUCRACY: You have two cows. At first the government regulates what you can feed them and when you can milk them. Then it pays you not to milk them. Then it takes both, shoots one, milks the other and pours the milk down the drain. Then it requires you to fill out forms accounting for the missing cows.
PURE ANARCHY: You have two cows. Either you sell the milk at a fair price or your neighbors try to take the cows and kill you.
LIBERTARIAN/ANARCHO-CAPITALISM: You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull.
SURREALISM: You have two giraffes. The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.
There is a difference. A college offers various degrees but is a self-contained institution. A university is a collection of colleges, each of which offers a degree in its specific field.
Tufts University includes The College of Arts and Sciences, The Engineering School, The Veterinary School, and The Medical School. When referring to the university, you are talking about all of the schools.
I always knew there was a difference, but it was never clearly explained in my head. Good to know now.
Awesome. I still occasionally get my padding and margin mixed up. Must pick this one up.
I already knew that beginning a sentence with ‘and’ or ‘but’ was acceptable if done sparingly but I’d often rephrase my sentences to avoid ending with a proposition. Good to know the grammatical rules that don’t make sense to me are actually incorrectly strict and can sometimes be broken.
An awesome list of tag lines on from the blog of Steven Garrity, who had worked on the Mozilla Visual Identity Team.
My inability to come up with a snappy and creative title for this tumblelog contributed to my long-delayed theme development/rehabilitation.
What do you think of ‘Machine Readable’, ‘Truths, Albeit Insignificant’, ‘Extra Ordinary’, or ‘Formatted Text from an Unformatted Mind’?
Now no plane ticket necessary. How awesome is the Internet? Internet: 1, You: 0. On a more serious note, it definitely does not look as fun as I’d imagined but I’d still like to give it a try!