Pence, a Republican, did not answer directly when asked six times whether under the law it would be legal for a merchant to refuse to serve gay customers. “This is not about discrimination, this is about empowering people to confront government overreach,” he said.

Fuck this guy, fuck Indiana. Fuck everybody that thinks like this guy. This election cycle is gonna suck.

via CBS News.

Date posted: March 30, 2015 | Filed under politics, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Wow, beautiful work here: tiny media empire.

Date posted: March 23, 2015 | Filed under art/design, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

After reading Star Blazers Got Me Through The Shittiest Year Of My Childhood, I got totally nostalgic, not because I shared the author’s experiences (that came a few years later) but because I LOVED THAT SHOW. Broadcast from the mighty Channel 29 somewhere near Philly, I watched it religiously every day at 3PM. It was the center of the Venn diagram of awesome: Space, battleships, serial drama. I spent 3rd grade through 5th grade trying to construct the Yamato out of LEGOs. It doesn’t hold up today (in fact, it moves rather slowly) but sure takes me back.

Date posted: March 22, 2015 | Filed under geek, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Cool! Here’s a podcast interview with my old friend Logan Hicks, who is having an incredible career as a stencil artist.

Date posted: March 20, 2015 | Filed under friends, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Once I hit on a tiger, of course, it was great—cats and I have a certain rapport, so this was a very natural fit for me. Maybe Hobbes could have been some other animal, but he arrived as a big cat, and that expanded my connection with him. Hobbes was as much my alter-ego as Calvin was.

Bill Watterson gave a rare interview as part of a career retrospective, and apparently it’s only available in bound print. The The Washington Post has a brief excerpt, though.

Date posted: March 12, 2015 | Filed under art/design, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

After sixteen years, Matt Haughey steps back from Metafilter. It’s one of the original content aggregators from Back In The Day, and though I don’t visit or participate as much as I used to, it’s still a valuable go-to site for interesting stuff. Many have learned from how Haughey developed his community, which has always been a model of polite, informative, inspirational, and human discourse. Also, site finances have improved, meaning it’s not going anywhere. Good news all the way around.

Date posted: March 5, 2015 | Filed under geek, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

The FCC just granted itself the power to defeat a raging, fire-breathing monster: the monopolistic network owners who can kill Internet freedom by blocking websites — or by creating an Internet fast lane for the privileged, few, rich tech companies that can pay for it.

via CNN.

Date posted: February 26, 2015 | Filed under politics, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Over the last week, my iPhone has dropped about 10 calls, some multiple times. It was getting pretty fucking old. This set of instructions is supposed to fix the problem, which they blame on VoLTE not being fully rolled out. We’ll see how it works.

Date posted: February 26, 2015 | Filed under apple, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Huh, I didn’t know this was a thing: National Adjunct Walkout Day. And I taught today too.

Date posted: February 25, 2015 | Filed under general, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

How did I not know about this before? LEGO offers free Digital Designer Virtual Building Software. I’ll definitely be grabbing this tonight.

Date posted: February 18, 2015 | Filed under geek, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »