President Trump’s Lies, the Definitive List – via The New York Times

Date posted: June 23, 2017 | Filed under politics, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

I’ve mentioned VW Harlequins here before and how my Scout resembles one. This is a story, told in Instagram photos, of a guy who bought one across the country from a junkyard and got it running with expertise and volunteer help.

Date posted: June 14, 2017 | Filed under cars, Scout, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Oh, good. Apparently there’s only a 2.3% chance that robots will take my job. (technically I’m not an Art Director, but that’s the closest I could come). Compare that to Machinists or Carpenters.

Date posted: June 13, 2017 | Filed under art/design, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Apparently Jane’s Addiction is putting out a retrospective video to celebrate Ritual De Lo Habitual sometime this year. Two years ago, on the actual anniversary, Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro did a track by track run through of the album, which was interesting from their perspective, and another take from the producer, who has a different view on how things happened.

Date posted: June 13, 2017 | Filed under music, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

This is a website dedicated to a 1:350-scale model of the Titanic that is pretty much hand-built from stem to stern. It took the builder 13+ years to finish. It is absolutely amazing.

Date posted: June 7, 2017 | Filed under geek, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Quote of the day (yesterday) goes to Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) at Betsy DeVos’s appearance before Congress on the 2018 Education Department budget:

Education is not mayonnaise, and, frankly, the day we start treating the education of our children like we do the marketing of a condiment is the day we have given up on our kids.

This was in response to a Republican Senator’s (R-La.) comment that choosing a school should be like going to the store to choose from six kinds of mayonnaise. Louisiana was ranked #46 out of 50 states in USNews’ 2017 report and last in an independent 2016 study.

Date posted: June 7, 2017 | Filed under politics, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

This case has been called the Citizens United of products, but this time the Supreme Court actually came down on the side of the people instead of the corporations.

I didn’t expect this result, but the Supreme Court just ruled in favor of consumers in the Impression v. Lexmark case, which basically says companies can’t enforce US patent rights abroad–the result of which means we’ll have cheaper foreign-manufactured generic drugs and, yes, cheaper ink cartridges.

Date posted: May 30, 2017 | Filed under general, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Queens of the Stone Age is going to release a new album…soon.

Homme described the forthcoming record as “uptempo,” and whereas 2013’s …Like Clockwork was “about making it through, this time we’ve made it through the other side and we’re ready to roll.”

Date posted: May 25, 2017 | Filed under music, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Four knots every filmmaker person should know.

Date posted: May 22, 2017 | Filed under general, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Well, that’s interesting. A federal court overturned the law that required drone pilots to register with the FAA. As a sometime drone pilot, I’m happy I don’t have to fill out forms just to take pictures of my own house.

Date posted: May 21, 2017 | Filed under photography, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »