Bye bye Tumblr
I have been complaining about Tumblr a number of times in the past. I would link to those posts if I could find them, but I can’t. This is one of the reasons why I have been complaining — for all those years, Tumblr couldn’t figure out a decent search function. On top of that, there is no way one can backup or export data (unless using a Mac which statistically is still a rather...
Facebook’s Failed IPO: A Fall Worthy of Icarus -... →
A very interesting read although I had to read some parts a few times before I understood what was behind the investment lingo.
Rules for Dads Raising Daughters (The Good Man... →
psychotherapy: via The Huffington Post: This week, science confirmed what all parents (and all people who have parents) already know — paying attention to your kids matters. And dads need to be just as attentive and loving as moms if they want to grow healthy, well-adjusted adults. When it comes to fathers with daughters, there are unique challenges associated with this endeavor. Over at The...
This is obviously a delaying tactic. This demonstrated the worst aspect of the...– ACTA: heavy pressure on the European Parliament to delay vote | Greenyourope
Recompute - Sustainable Cardboard Computer →
Link from @txpels and an interesting attempt to make sustainable electronics. This reminded me that perhaps a better, more universal approach would be to start designing electronic devices in a more fragmented, elemental level. Black box and interface is something used in software design; why not replicate it in hardware? After all, we mostly buy new machines because one or two parts are not...
blankbook: who’s that city? (by Sofia Development Association)
Bulgarian archaeologists say they have unearthed centuries-old skeletons pinned...– Skeletons treated for vampirism found And if I remember well, Thracians used to cut the limbs of bad people who’ve died so as to prevent them from jumping up afterwards and doing further bad things. So it goes.
Today is Botev’s day so here a poem I like, translated in English for a wider audience. In the Tavern It’s hard, it’s hard, so give me wine. Drunk, I can forget the face the thing you fools cannot define: where lies glory - and disgrace. Forget the country of my birth, my father’s dear homely nest, and those whose souls were never curbed, whose fighting soul...
Flexplore for inkscar | Flexplore →
I’m happy to see that the skilful Lars Pohlmann has revived his Flexplore project. Flexplore allows you now to link your Flickr account and view similar or potentially interesting photographers, calculated on the basis of what you already like. The link above leads to my Flexplore profile.
Cannabinoids as potential new therapy for the... →
A pilot clinical trial on patients with glioblastoma multiforme demonstrated their good safety profile together and remarkable antitumor effects, and may set the basis for further studies aimed at better evaluating the potential anticancer activity of cannabinoids.
Where is home? Where is my bed? Where is the me? As the wheels of the airplane were leaving the ground, that part of me which sometimes tries to help with the awkward ways of life, tried to put reason in the situation. “It’s all in your head”, it said. Your home, your self. It’s in your head. And my head is still there.
The future rules for openness are worked out in secrecy.– Presidency criticised :”Even worse than the Commission” - | Wobbing
Only the little people pay taxes
This incredible letter from Labour MP Michael Meacher is doing the rounds on Facebook, and, well, shit. Just read it. twitter.com/mr_nugent/stat… — John Nugent (@mr_nugent) May 10, 2012
Khan Academy →
“Learn almost anything…” If at school someone came with the idea to start explaining Geometry that way, by introducing us to Euclid’s Elements and the way they came to be, it would have been a significantly more engaging course afterwards. Although, I did actually like Geometry. I couldn’t stomach Chemistry and that was to a great degree thanks to a teacher who could...