Saturday, August 29, 2015

This Doesn't Just Apply to Thwarting Terrorists

Good advice all the way around, from the heroes who stopped the French train jihadi:
Asked if there were lessons, Sadler had one for all who find themselves in the face of a choice.

"Do something," he said. "Hiding, or sitting back, is not going to accomplish anything. And the gunman would've been successful if my friend Spencer had not gotten up. So I just want that lesson to be learned going forward, in times of, like, terror like that, please do something. Don't just stand by and watch."

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Cure for a Bad Day

Deer & bunny playing (NOTE: nothing interesting happens in the last 20 seconds)


[Real Life Bambi and Thumper - a fawn playing with a bunny] (Viewer #46,436)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Why I Like Rick Astley

I don't care much for his music, but I gotta respect this:

after millions upon millions of views, how much money has the rickrolling prank raked in for its star?

Well, as of 2010, he has received the princely sum of... $12.

This is because Astley didn't write the song, so he only receives a performer's share of the sound recording copyright.

Astley doesn't seem to have any hard feelings about rickrolling.

"Listen, I just think it's bizarre and funny. My main consideration is that my daughter doesn't get embarrassed about it."

And despite the prevalence of the meme, he has no plans to remix or re-release the song to cash in on the phenomenon.

"I don't really know whether I want to be doing that," he said. "I'm not being an ageist, but it's almost a young person's thing, that. I think the artist themselves trying to remix it is almost a bit sad. No, I'm too old for that."

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Useful, No. Interesting, Yes

Via Springer's Blog


[Introducing the Lily Camera] (Viewer #7,680,059)

I have no idea what I'd do with one of these. My lifestyle isn't that interesting. I'd have videos of me mowing my lawn or enduring the underpaid help at the Chick-fil-A drivethru.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Venting Only Makes It Worse

Scientific proof.

Personally, when I feel like yelling, the best approach for me is to try to relax my chest. That's where the tension builds up. If I can make the tension go away, I don't feel like yelling.

Even though the external situation doesn't change at all.

Agency - it's a beautiful thing.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Inner Peace

My goal in life: to always be this unflappable:


[Owl Has No Cares to Give] (Viewer #583,627)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Are You Ready to Be Organized?

These don't come off Kickstarter until October (funding ends August 8th, if you want in early), but they seem like a good and useful idea:


[EZSTAX for your closet, dresser, laundry room, and office]

Saturday, July 11, 2015

There's Probably a Downside I'm Not Seeing

This looks like a brilliant design:


[ShelfPack in use] (Viewer #1,129)

More details at Technabob.