January, 2014

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Memo to online retailers: those unsolicited "Would you like to chat with a representative?"…

Friday, January 31st, 2014
Memo to online retailers: those unsolicited "Would you like to chat with a representative?" pop-ups on your websites are just like when a salesdrone comes up to me unbidden in a brick-and-mortar store. It's bothersome and makes me inclined to leave without buying.

I shop on the Internet precisely to get away from that kind of annoyance. If I want help, I'll ask for it. Otherwise: leave me the f_ck alone.

Today we pause in our normal routines and reflect on the contributions of those who…

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Reshared post from +NASA

Today we pause in our normal routines and reflect on the contributions of those who lost their lives trying to take our nation farther into space. On our annual Day of Remembrance, please join us in giving thanks for the legacy of the STS-107 Columbia crew; the STS-51L Challenger crew; the Apollo 1 crew; and Mike Adams, the first in-flight fatality of the space program as he piloted the X-15 No. 3 on a research flight.
 
These men and women were our friends, family and colleagues, and we will never forget their lives and passion to push us farther and achieve more.  They have our everlasting love, respect and gratitude.
 
Today, their legacy lives on as the International Space Station fulfills its promise to help us learn to live and work in space and move farther into the solar system. We see our lost friends in the strivings of so many missions to take humans to new destinations and to unlock the secrets of our universe. And we honor them by making our dreams of a better tomorrow reality and by acting to improve life for all of humanity.
 
Let us join together as one NASA Family, along with the entire world, in paying our respects, and honoring the memories of our dear friends. They are with us still on this grand journey.

Learn more:  http://go.nasa.gov/1b5Oh9I

Image credit: NASA
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Friday, January 31st, 2014

NASA Day of Remembrance
NASA’s Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery.

Just got a robocall from +Kaiser Permanente's flu hotline

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Just got a robocall from +Kaiser Permanente's flu hotline. Even though I haven't been a Kaiser customer for years, and I've never given them this phone number. WTF?

So much #facepalm .

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
So much #facepalm .

Seriously, California?!?

California regulator seeks to shut down ‘learn to code’ bootcamps
Unless they comply with California regulators, these organizations face imminent closure and a hefty $50,000 fine.

Don't think for a second that this means I've forgiven them for cancelling…

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Don't think for a second that this means I've forgiven them for cancelling Firefly…

Don't laugh, at least we already know what Snowden has done

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
They awarded an "aspirational" Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama. What a mistake that was!

Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize | TIME.com
Norwegian lawmakers say former NSA contractor made the world a safer place

Just to give you an idea of what we're up against

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
Time is hard, and any programmer who says otherwise clearly doesn't fully understand the problem. (Thanks +Viet-Trung Luu for the link.)

Most of the way through my first game of Race For The Galaxy

Monday, January 27th, 2014
Complicated and un-fun. 

Yup.

Saturday, January 25th, 2014
Yup.

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