- - Chicks that look like dudes
- - Dudes that look like chicks
- - Mushrooms
RodeoClown: Nosirr, I don’t like it!
RodeoClown: Nosirr, I don’t like it!
You know how people get eyes rolling when they talk about the ATM-machine?
There probably exists an ATM machine, and in all probability, it could be automated. A giant machine that lays cash vending machines like eggs, ready to hatch and feed upon plastic cards.
It’s probably just an assembly line manned by cheap workers somewhere, but I like to believe in a gargantuan robot, spawning window-mounted currency-dispensing automatons. These micro-machines can transform and join forces to create an evil master banking robot that fights those opposed to fee increases and defends the rights of shareholders from the attacks of petty customers who want ease of use and free access to their own money…
OK, now I’m just getting silly.
Why should I think to access my money for free…
RodeoClown: the title has a great rhythm.
I’ve read some samples of this, and I read the 37Signals blog, but now these guys have released their book for free . It’s ostensibly about programming, but it really applies to a whole bunch of stuff. I’m reading the rest now.
Water Flames Illusion
Wet fire. Neat.
Imperial History – The Middle East
A short (90 seconds) animation of the rise and fall of empires in the Middle East. Fascinating.
Mmmmm, these sound nice. Mix your own relaxation sounds, and sleep easy.
The Harvard Man
Hand. Bush. If you’ve got something good – don’t leave it to chase after something better. You could very well end up with nothing. This applies to lots and lots and lots of realms.
Three Curvy Lines and the Truth
Line Rider is a pretty fun little toy, check it out.
xkcd’s Top Date Ideas
These are all pretty neat ideas – if you’re ever stumped for a date idea, try one from this list.
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Yesterday I went with my Dad and cousin Matthew on the Bicycle NSW Spring Cycle. It was a ride from North Sydney to Homebush Bay – 50Km. For someone who hasn’t ridden much at all for the last few years, it was quite a shock to the system.
Great fun, but both my legs cramped up completely while trying to ride up the BIG hill about 35Km in. I’ll hopefully be doing this again next year too.
Son The Elder climbed onto our bed this morning and announced that he was sick. And needed blood.
Jen told me that this is not the first time the red thirst has gripped our son. Vampirism would also explain his nocturnal habits and his strange reluctance to sleep at night.
Don’t know why he loves garlic bread so much, though…
RodeoClown: has fathered a hypochondriac leech.
Words that End in GRY
Communicating badly and then acting smug when you’re misunderstood is not cleverness. This also applies to postmodernists.
The Dream House – The Ornery American
Sometimes your dream house is right where you left it.
One Salient Oversight: Year 12 not for everybody
More money should be funnelled into primary schools as that is where the greatest impact on student education occurs. Get them reading and they can learn. Some kids just can’t deal with year 12.
Pulpit Magazine » How to Enjoy Bible Study
How to read and understand the Bible. Enjoyment comes from understanding. Lots of good stuff here.
Ten Mistakes Writers Don’t See (But Can Easily Fix When They Do)
Learn how to avoid these mistakes. It will make your writing much, much clearer.
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I use words that are too big…
I was changing topics last night at bible study and mentioned how smooth the segue (seg-way) occured – then I was verbally lambasted for having the audaciousness to use excessively Byzantine terminology when a more facile word would have proven intelligible to the current assemblage.
Then in my postliminary internet perusal I discover that the term ‘zeitgeist’ also exceeds the common vernacular. Well… sorry my vocabulary is overwraught and melodramatic. I’ll endeavour to use an unembellished lexicon henceforth.