This result does not please me https://t.co/fE26ByNOB4
This result does not please me https://t.co/fE26ByNOB4
‘The repairs are part of the fun’ smacks of desperation to love what amounts to €70 for some sensors and a stack of flimsy cardboard https://t.co/DOunwkKAyK
It’s not all that weird, unless you were naive enough to think your favourite mom-and-pop-feeling chain wasn’t decided upon down to the last detail. Maybe it also feels uncomfortable to think of oneself as an individual while at the same time fitting a little too neatly into a brand’s demographic classification, like a negation of individuality? No sweat; it’s as much in their heads as it is in yours. And I’d be more worried about Facebook doing it than a ‘fast casual dining experience’.
Frank Chimero’s talk lamenting the over-complication of front-end web development.
This fellow is doing what I'm doing, down to the same languages. I only do one course a day in each, mind https://t.co/l7qR5rdrVY
It’s weird; when I think about blogging today, it’s much more as an underground phenomenon compared to where it was in the middle of last decade.
Revisiting Burning Airlines and two things: 1) ‘Carnival’ is the Best Jam, and 2) J Robbins might be my favourite singer
This is right outside where we used to live. That could've been us https://t.co/1tVooCOfQi
Happy first day of Irish summer. I just put the heating on because it’s still feckin’ freezing in the mornings
Bumped into a friend in town whose birthday is today and of course I forgot to wish him a happy birthday
Important thread here. Are you reading this on Facebook? Please don’t fall for ads casting doubt on voting Yes; you are being manipulated https://t.co/OcShFr31cP
My fantasy baseball team (Dublin Corps) are second in the MeFi league as April ends, within spitting distance of the top spot. Crikey…
Here’s a kitchen hack for you: if you can’t find any pappardelle at the shops, get some fresh lasagne sheets and cut them to size
Joe Carducci and Mugger talk SST and things at a bookstore in Brooklyn. So curmudgeonly on Carducci’s part, but he’s an avowed romanticist for the (or rather, an) American working class mythos, so adjust your filters for his insight.
I’ve done my Gerard Butler one so how about Michael Wincott? His CC needed verification (most foreign cards did); he was very nice about it https://t.co/6m1l6aKNXS
Happy Tabletop Day! I didn’t play any games but I did add the Legend of Korra pro bending game to my shopping list
Wrestling Twitter just discovered geopolitics but the discourse is indistinguishable from whataboutery
It’s ironic that the hashtag for this show is #WWEGRR because that’s how most non cishet male wrestling fans feel about it
This Duolingo Japanese lesson is driving me up the wall; I can’t type in kanji ffs
This is literally the plot of Watchmen, which came out 32 years ago. Read a feckin’ book https://t.co/bfuT2YPTWe
Not seeing enough in my timeline about Bill Cosby being Guilty As Fuck
Here's a good breakdown of tomorrow’s Greatest Royal Rumble (a glorified house show, no matter what people will try to tell me) and what it means, politically speaking. It’s no apologia for ‘cultural differences’, as if that’s some organic social contract and oppression of women and minority groups isn’t a top-down strategy for control.
‘Feels like 3C.’ That’s even worse than yesterday! Summer starts on Tuesday, like
Missed this before, will be listening later https://t.co/1BOqHrGV6O
Watching this now. In 2005 I wrote my MA thesis on blogging and journalism; look how that turned out https://t.co/ZKUX7uOYF9
How the hell is it 6pm? Could’ve sworn it was only 4 a minute ago
Leaving aside the pseudoscience of plants ‘hearing’ music (though it’s worth musing on the notion that we humans are not that far removed from vegetable matter), this here is a great selection of ambient music inspired by our photosynthesising, CO2-respiring friends.
“The use of poisonous mushrooms isn’t about women playing some zero-sum game with controlling men. What the trope really does is prompt viewers to consider what female agency can look like in situations that are overwhelmingly shaped by sexism—and it’s not a pretty sight. The women mimic the language of violence articulated by the men in their lives, in one of the only ways available to them. Unable to emancipate themselves fully from the trappings of their gender roles, their only recourse is to do harm before they suffer further. In one of the last scenes of Lady Macbeth, when Katherine implicates her lover and maid in the murder of a child, her face is eerily impassive, mirroring the expression of her husband early in the film when he regards her with cruel indifference. In that moment, they are one and the same.” I did not like Lady Macbeth, but that quote gets at what the story really is.
Thunderstorm just materialised out of nowhere. Rain and hail lashing so hard I thought the house’d sprung a hole
This is me; not that I've been diagnosed with anything, but hearing speech in noisy rooms is Hard https://t.co/5JnJuqwgZL
‘Feels like 4C.’ It’s 25 April ffs
ICYMI I make a music show, called Enlarged Heart Radio, and the latest episode is streaming now: https://t.co/NVRg8XbuuH
Short fiction by m’learned colleague over at Thumped.
Not as sad a tale as you might expect, though it does raise questions as to what creative people in the digital realm will do when time goes on. What will we all do, in fact, as the notion of work changes from security to mere sustainability?
Anyone who follows me here should be aware of my position already but I am one of the #men4yes and we will help make Ireland a better place
This is precisely what I expected. Enjoy it, people who are bound to enjoy it https://t.co/XQZJhrQ1TB
I would humblebrag about seeing the Infinity War press show this morning, but I won't be there as I've got other work on http://bit.ly/2Fcuc3t
So I let a few months sail by since the last one. (Why do I leave it so long? Option paralysis has something to do with it.) But anyway, here’s episode number 22 of Enlarged Heart Radio, another hour of interesting sounds for your ears. More…
No more words from me; just click through, read and listen as you like.
Forget that: What about Savid Bowy? Jacked Like A Man? Baddwurds? Or even Furious Band? I love the direct simplicity of that one.
This article really bothers me, and I think it’s mostly to do with couching the movement to repeal the 8th Amendment in terms of ‘debate’ as suits the No side, which in the case of this campaign should be taken in the competitive sense: an art of persuasion, irrespective of facts.
The author, Colleen Brady, writes: “At the minute I feel as though there is no unbiased information readily available for the public. From where I am looking, the information available to people is either swayed one way or another.”
The thing is, this isn’t the Lisbon Treaty. It’s a healthcare issue, it’s a social issue, an awkward negotiation of complex needs. Looking for some kind of elusive, singular ‘objectivity’ is a fool’s errand. There are facts about particular aspects, and there are lies and untruths about same, and that’s all we can deal with. More…
One hour and 37 minutes on the production of one of the finest movies of the 1980s. (Provided it isn’t DMCAed by the time you read this.)
The short answer is yes, and the points made here are transferable to other forms of cultural criticism.
Key quote here: “…minimising the window between the premiere and the global release date is a way of controlling and minimising discourse. If critics are not allowed to reveal even the most trivial details, they cannot engage with the material in any meaningful way.”
Fantasy baseball is going well: Sean Manaea just got me a no-hitter to put me fifth in the MeFi league
I adore Killing Joke’s Fire Dances, even though all the lyrics are about fire, dancing, basic men, and walking towards things
And now I know why the pavement is marked out in boxes where I catch my bus out of Dublin https://t.co/YUteC6KRx1
So close to parody, I’d never believe this actually happened if I hadn’t seen it myself.