How much more Google+ teasing can I take?
I was just debating whether to collate all the Google+ snippets that came through my streams today. I came to me senses, but had I let the madness take over, I suspect I’d have counted many hundreds of Blogs and Dents and Tweets. This really is too much. Someone please take pity and serve me an invite before I burst
30 Day Challenge Meme: Day 26 - A celebrity you...
gamerchick02: Justin Bieber. He’s talentless. Can’t sing. Can’t act. Bono. He’s sanctimonious and hypocritical to boot because he hides all his earnings away to avoid paying tax, mostly in Holland from what I read. There’s no UK law against Tax Avoidance (only tax evasion) but that doesn’t mean it’s OK
Apparently Lady Gaga has joined Tumblr
I can’t actually find her though so it could be bunk for all I know
On an unknown day in the late thirteenth century, an unidentified hand clumsily...– The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Ghengis Khan Rescued His Empire. By Jack Weatherford. Finally checked this out of the library. So. Excited. (via fyeahasianhistory)
Oh thank god . . . internet is back.
booklover206: findingsherlock: It was like living in the 4th century … I started speaking ecclesiastical latin (horrible pronunciation and everything. I’m not going to be on a whole lot as I’m staying with Minion, wonderhutch and emptymanuscript in San Fran and I haven’t see them in ages and want to just be with them but I will be queuing stuff and available for talking to should you wish...
The Secret History of Iraq’s Invisible War →
nprfreshair: writinggallery: … there’s a sense in the Pentagon that the improvised bomb has now become a permanent threat. Over the last six months, there’s been an average of 245 jury-rigged explosives found or detonated — outside of Iraq and Afghanistan. The IED has gone global. Tomorrow we’ll be talking about new weapons and new national security strategies with Noah Shachtman of Wired...
Afghans Build Open-Source Internet From Trash →
watanafghanistan: “If we have a dream of how social media could restore peer-to-peer commerce, culture, and government, and if the current Internet is too tightly controlled to allow for it, why not build the kind of network and mechanisms to realize it?” Rushkoff asks. Sounds daunting. And expensive, right? Wrong. Funded primarily by the personal savings of group members and a grant from...
Today’s Republican Party has three wings: the psychiatric wing, the corporate...– Drew Westen (via azspot)
Author Can’t Quote A Single Line Of A Song In His Book Without Paying Up | Techdirt - http://goo.gl/MFv2Z
Another early Saturday start; that’s the second one this year so far. It’s getting to be a regular thing :)
My facebook has been deleted
booklover206: I feel curiously free.
I’m impressed with myself. I’ve succeeded in becoming more active on Diaspora and Tumblr. I have to use a pinned tab for Diaspora, since there’s still no decent APIs; so I feel like I’m working for it
S. Robson “Rob” Walton, Walmart chairman, has a net worth of about $19.7...– Guernica / Sarah Jaffe: CEO of Walmart Makes in One Hour What the Average Employee Makes In a Year: How Skyrocketing Inequality Is Hurting America (via beyond-school)
Is there any way of connecting to Diaspora with XMPP yet?
Wifi Joiner for Android Shares Your Wi-Fi Network... →
fieldytech: Melanie Pinola — Android: Want a simpler way to allow others to join your Wi-Fi network, without having to give out your WPA code? Wifi Joiner creates a QR code for your network that the other user can scan to easily connect to your wireless network.
Youth Culture in Modern Britain, c.1920-c.1970 →
untanglingtheweb: pdf of a sample chapter (introduction) from Fowler, D. (2008). Youth Culture in Modern Britain, c. 1920-c.1970. Palgrave macmillan: Basingstoke. my notes: The term “youth culture” was coined by an American sociologist, Talcott Parsons, in 1942. It was popularised in the UK in the 1960s by an Oxford researcher and journalist, Bryan Wilson. It was subsequently taken up in...
Celebrate Ubuntu →
gamerchick02: 30 Day Challenge Meme: Day 17 - Favourite youtube channel that you’re subscribed to. A new channel, but lots of cool stuff already.
Skype Fires Executives, Avoiding Payouts After Microsoft Buyout Closes - Bloomberg - http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-19/skype-fires-executives-avoiding-payouts-after-microsoft-buyout-closes.html
This idea of Cameron’s, trying to force errant UK fathers to stick around is easily his worst, cos all you’ll get is loads of fathers who resent being with their kids. That’s a diabolical idea; it really is
That new Blackberry Play advert is clever, homing in on Apple’s Achilles. Very different from their normal corporate style actually
Realistic Earth Tutorial →
Observer - Bit O’Money: Who’s Behind the Bitcoin... →
bitcoinnews: Adrianne Jeffries (@ADRjeffries) curiously peers at Bitcoin and shares the opinions from several people as to why the Bitcoin exchange rate might have risen in value. Her post on The New York Observer’s BetaBeat blog includes: “Bitcoin appeals primarily to computer geeks, who love it for its technical elegance. It has also found fans among libertarians and populists, because it...