Google Webmaster Central Blog: Introducing the +1... →
Google gets its own ‘Like’ button, to be used as both a signalling mechanism for search results as well as appearing as personal recommendations among results.
Freckly redheads are like creepy angels and I want to fuck them all.– A friend
Is there any way to adjust the contrast of an iPad? Not brightness - contrast. I’m looking at a gallery of images on it have far darker tones than on any other device.
Old letters, written in ink or type, are composed in a fundamentally differently manner to emails. Writing a letter is a flow of words, one sentence leading to another. A letter, written in pen or pencil, represents the slow presentation of an idea, if it’s written with one in mind, like a painting. Emails (or any kind of digital creation, I suppose) are more like collages - it’s easy...
I’m taking flying lessons up at the Palo Alta Airport and I love it....– John Steinbeck in a letter to Carlton A. Sheffield, a friend. (I am still reading Steinbeck: A Life In Letters. It is a very large book.)
Mulholland Books: 'The Drowned Man' by Joe R.... →
Engadget: Amazon Cloud Player goes live →
Amazon launches a free, 5 gig cloud-drive that you can upload your own music to and stream to your PC / Mac / Smartphone. Upgrade to 20 gig for a fixed fee.
A very short thought
stevewhitaker: No one owes anyone an explanation of who they follow, who they don’t, and their reasons why. To ask is rude at best and threatening at worst. No one should be badgered or made to feel bad for creating the kind of experience they want. UNFOLLOW.
World map of the average penis size →
An infographic / map of the average penis size by country.
Goodbye, England. Goodbye, luv.
Is the iOS version of the app actually any good? Because the Android client is actually kinda terrible. Much as I can see the neat part of it - sharing photos from an event that doesn’t require joining a Facebook group or being tagged by someone you don’t know - the app seems to suck. —-<NERD>—- The design is uncluttered, which is nice, but entirely...
A visualisation of Boris Bikes usage on the day of a Tube strike. Pretty, precise and very well done. (by Sociable Physics)
Pick your mood and it builds and streams a playlist from user-suggested tracks. Simple, beautiful idea, and a great way to find new music.
Future claim chowder
dickbar (dik-bär) (v.): to leave the development of an actual profit-model to the last moment, forcing the business to change the service in such a way as to alienate users / developers. Usage: “Man, Tumblr was only irritating until it realised it had absolutely no profit-model and totally dickbarred its users with those unhideable posts in the Dashboard stream.” “Totally,...
Tumblr Security Leak →
Wow. Turns out there was a bunch of Tumblr’s source code briefly exposed when a developer somehow managed to publish some code to production that clearly shows a simple vi editing mistake.
Boring Life Post: Frantic rambling
Sunshine today. The first day of summer, I guess. All the crackheads and alcoholics were out, standing near an alley. Everything they do is exaggerated, either by the alcohol in the tins of beer they’re drinking or by whatever else is in their bloodstreams. They argue and shout to one another loudly and in spurts, with oddly timed emotions. “You owe me! You fucken owe me!” one...
‘The Happening’ is happening to me right now. My theory? That the strange event that’s causing people to kill themselves in the movie is, in fact, that they’ve watched ‘The Happening’.
Free complete works of H.P. Lovecraft for Nook and... →
The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft contains all the original stories which Lovecraft wrote as an adult. It begins in 1917 with The Tomb and ends in 1935 with his last original work The Haunter of the Dark. The book is ordered chronologically by the date the story was written. Because Lovecraft was a terrible businessman and left no heirs to his intellectual property, all of his works are...
yowhatsthehaps asked: By the way I just wanted to let you know that I lived in Canada for many months and my parents are in the army so they lived in Canada so I can give you an enormous amount of tips, many tips, Canadian tips.
It’s every band’s right, you shouldn’t have to do fucking Glee. And then the guy...– Dave Grohl on Ryan Murphy: ‘F-ck That Guy’ | Vulture (via popculturebrain)
essdogg asked: What's this business about your leaving the UK?