It’s possible that you’ve noticed that I don’t post a lot here anymore. This blog has admittedly fallen mostly into disuse. This should not be a surprise to anyone.
It occurs to me, though, that some of you may wonder what I’m doing instead of writing blog posts. (Others of you, I’m sure, couldn’t care less. But that’s not going to stop me telling you.) So here I am, back again, to tell you what . . . → Read More: Where I’ve been
So our water company had a break in at one of their tanks recently and while they’re checking to make sure the water hasn’t been contaminated, they’ve issued a “Do Not Consume” warning. The meat of the official warning, as found on the water company web site, is this:
DO NOT DRINK THE WATER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Customers are asked to not use the water for drinking, cooking, food preparation, oral hygiene or providing to pets until further notice. Throw away . . . → Read More: Fact checking the easy stuff
You know, I was going to write a whole post about the specifics of stuff I loved about The Avengers. You’ve already seen my spoiler-free gushing (assuming you have done your homework properly). I thought about the stuff I would say – the coolness of Black Widow’s “terror” scene with the Hulk; the coolness of Banner and Hulk; the scenes that went on just a little too long, like the argument on the helicarrier; Coulson’s . . . → Read More: The Avengers (2012) with spoilers, and new things on the internet
I had the opportunity to watch 2 TED talks tonight. Both of them were about the power of technology and its relationship to… well, relationships. The intertwining of connection and isolation as themes across these two videos really struck me tonight.
MIT professor and psychologist Sherry Turkle’s TED talk has gotten a lot of play in social media circles. That’s not surprising, given the topic. Her main point is that we are using technology to create . . . → Read More: Two TED talks: Turkle and Whitacre – Internet Connections and Isolation
Recently a North Carolina man named Tommy Jordan posted a video on Facebook in response to a letter his teenage daughter, Hannah, had written on Facebook. The video was intended as an “in kind” response to his daughter, but it went viral and now Tommy (and his family) is dealing with the downside of short-term fame.
I’ve watched the video, and read all of the subsequent posts he has made on his Facebook page. It’s . . . → Read More: Tommy Jordan: Parenting and Instant Fame in the Internet Age
Every once in a while people post interesting stuff on Facebook, instead of just the inane time-sucking games and narcissism that usually goes on there.
Speaking of narcissism, here’s a picture of me that Lee Sargent drew for my birthday yesterday.
Everybody wants to play Clue Jr. with Jeff Caddick
That’s the only present I got yesterday that I wanted to share with everyone. (The Pringles are MINE.)
The caption from that was a . . . → Read More: Found on Facebook – episode 2
It’s very simple, really. They brought me this:
I make jokes about awesomeness all the time. That is truly awesome.
The dad in that video is a friend of mine from college. Unfortunately I’ve barely spoken to him since then, but we hooked up on Facebook a while ago, and I’ve been watching Adam’s progression through his Facebook posts. Adam has had that for 3 years – virtually his entire life. That video is . . . → Read More: Why Facebook and YouTube are cool
Facebook is a place where absolutely nothing of importance happens. But you do get to see some funny, or at least interesting, posts from time to time. Here are some of the better ones I’ve seen recently:
(That was actually from fellow Coalition of Awesomeness member Dan’s blog, but I saw it through a post on Facebook, so it counts.)
OK GO has some great videos. Easily some of the most inventive . . . → Read More: Found on Facebook