Putting this here. Because driving. You probably think you’re a great driver. Studies show that most people think they are better drivers than everyone else. If everyone is better, than no one really is. Here’s ten techniques to master to Continue reading Ten Obvious Ways To Be A Better Driver-via Jalopnik
This post by Drew Magary sums up my feelings surprisingly well. Read the whole thing. The quote below is one of many good ones. My reasons for hating Trump are better than your reasons for hating Hillary. Show me all Continue reading Well said Mr. Magary!
The Grand Tour — the new show from ex- Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May — is coming to Amazon Prime Video on November 18th.. Amazon announced the show’s premiere date in a bombastic YouTube clip Continue reading Marking November 18th on my calendar!
Good article by Matthew Yglesias detailing the Trump foundation, its questionable dealings and the lack of attention it’s getting. One of many good quotes: It’s 100 percent true that everything Fahrenthold and others have uncovered about the Trump Foundation suggests Continue reading Shady, untrustworthy and gaining in the polls. ugh.
Maybe PocketBlock could help with that. Check this site soon for more details. http://www.justintroutman.com/pocketblock/ In its current form, PocketBlock is a series of board-like grids that allows players to transform plaintext messages into secret ciphertext and convert it back Continue reading Cryptography is interesting. I don’t understand it.
…the link between it and OverDrive make it an interesting device. Kobo’s parent company, Rakuten, acquired a company last year called Overdrive that has deep ties with the growing e-book lending programs around the country, and so library lending also Continue reading Probably won’t buy this but…
Post from Vox provides yet another reason to not vote for this joker. ugh… Presidents don’t go out and constantly “joke” about invading countries, or about their economic policies, or about their political opponents being terrorists. They tend to put Continue reading Can’t take this guy seriously. Really.
Cool program in Maryland. Maybe we could do something similar here? Investigate options… A VR Roadshow through Prince George’s County showed kids how to create immersive experiences. It was a group effort involving FutureMakers, Code in the Schools, Seven Hills Continue reading Virtual Reality in a Library?
Worth reading. A reminder of how much progress has been made and that there is still work to do. I need to be better. Money quote for me: But I also have to admit that when you’re the father of Continue reading President Barack Obama on Feminism, Michelle, and His Daughters | Glamour
There’s a real library bot in Singapore! The only thing it does is shelf reading. I’ve done lots of shelf reading during my library career. I would have loved having a robot read shelves for me. We shouldn’t worry about Continue reading A Real Library Bot!
Putting this here so I can refer to it later. This post on Talking Points Memo included the entire tweetstorm of John Noonan regarding his concerns about Trump having control of nuclear weapons. He is a former Jeb Bush adviser Continue reading Don’t let a narcissist have access to nukes.
Look, this is the big leagues. If you think any problem has a tweetable solution, you’re just wrong. If you think “border wall” or “muslims = bad” is gonna solve our problems, I don’t have time for your shit. This Continue reading I wish the real Hillary could say this.
Not sure what to make of the possible Trump-Russia ties but the quote below sums up why he’s not qualified to be president. …our relative peaceful and prosperous world is far from the natural or only possible order of things. Continue reading Great quote from Talking Points Memo
What you actually lose when a dog dies. Source: When my dog died, I didn’t understand why it felt like a human had died. Then I read the research. – Vox
Ahead of the Olympic Games, Rio is hiding its poor. Source: 2016 Olympics: what Rio doesn’t want the world to see – Vox
Always open for book recommendations. May read some of these one day. Hedgehog staff and contributors share their summer reading plans. Source: The Hedgehog Recommends: Summer Reading
Must. Recycle. Electronics.
By 2017, the global volume of e-waste will weigh the equivalent of eight of the great Egyptian pyramids, according to the UN. Or to put it another way, an amount equal to 126 Empire State Buildings. That’s a veritable skyline of e-waste, and it’s rising taller every day.
Wow! Really? Some things are just tailor made for internet jokes, and Donald Trump speaking today in front of a mysterious wall of trash is one of those things. The speech was on the TPP deal, but why the wall Continue reading 17 hilarious reactions to Donald Trump giving a speech in front of a literal wall of trash.
Interesting article about Britain and politicians in general. Can they change? Good quote below.
Anthony King, a professor of politics at the University of Essex, said the underlying factor is that many people no longer believe that, however imperfect things are economically, they will keep getting better.
In the face of that change in public attitudes, he said, much of the political class “is behaving the way it used to behave, the old arguments, the old fights, the adversarialism.” That has created what he called “the palpable disconnection” between political leaders and ordinary people. “That is true across much of the democratic world,” he added. “How do you put that right?”
Will Brexit change the behavior of politicians, in Britain and elsewhere?
Hurray! We live in the eleventh best state to grow up.
The absolute best place to grow up in America
This seems really cool! Wonder when it will be available and how much it costs? Project Bloks is creating a development platform for tangible programming, to help kids develop computational thinking through playful coding experiences. Source: Project Bloks – Creating Continue reading Project Bloks – Creating a development platform for tangible programming
Yep! I grew up not too far from #1. https://t.co/8PwYwICu1I — Matt (@mwphillips75) June 8, 2016
Wow! Putting this here to help me remember.
Cameron resigns after Britain shocks world by voting to leave the European Union
British voters defied the will of their leaders and international allies by cutting ties with the European Union in a stunning result Friday that threw financial markets into turmoil and forced Britain’s prime minister to resign.
From the Washington Post
Donald Trump’s appeal, explained in 1 very simple chart
Good idea from a smart guy on how to make guns harder to acquire but still available. The reasonable compromise seems like requiring insurance based on how deadly a weapon is, combined with background checks and licensing, just like how Continue reading Good idea by Jacon Calacanis on gun violence