Monthly Archives: March 2013

Young Birdy

By | March 31, 2013

Birdy covering Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love.” I don’t even like the original song, but her version is great. She was amazingly only 14 when this was song was sung and the video filmed.

Sad day

By | March 22, 2013

I’m very sad today as I will be forced by annoyance to stop reading one of my favorite blogs as it has gone to the terrible “Read More” format where you cannot see the entire post. Why do that? I just don’t get it.

Sex up and out

By | March 22, 2013

I don’t have a fully-formed opinion about this whole PyCon/SendGrid mess, but it did remind me of something that I’ve been thinking about for a while. I think it’s dangerous and actually harmful to women if we make talking or joking about sex verboten anywhere in a woman’s presence, and that this automatically be sexual… Read More »


By | March 21, 2013

No clue what instrument Basia Bulat is playing here. As a commenter sort-of notes, it looks like a combination of a hammered dulcimer and auto harp. I have never seen anything like it before. What a voice, too. Too much drums in this mix, but also what a great song:


By | March 21, 2013

A zombie goth Lisa Mitchell. She has such an amazingly expressive face. Wonder if she’d ever think of trying acting?


By | March 20, 2013

Anyone who doesn’t realize this about DRM must be — as they say where I’m from in North Florida — a plum idiot. As he spells out in detail, the point of DRM isn’t to stop illegal copying, it’s to stop legal forms of innovation from taking place. How is this not obvious to everyone?… Read More »

Ain’t lion

By | March 20, 2013

I dreamed I had a pet mountain lion last night. That was a big kitty cat. It slept on a shelf near the bed. Now I miss my pet mountain lion.


By | March 19, 2013

I was looking at this thread on Hubski of people sharing music and noticed that — as usual — there is not a single female artist listed. I have no idea if any of the music mentioned is good or not. That’s not the point. It’s that 90% of the time in threads like this,… Read More »

How to tell that your job will not last

By | March 17, 2013

If there is a specific series of buttons your press or actions that you do to complete more than 50% of your work, your job is probably in peril. And by “buttons you press,” this could mean entering certain fields in an Excel file, actual physical buttons, or even regular actions that don’t involve buttons… Read More »

Jobbed out

By | March 17, 2013

Confessions of A Job Destroyer. I am also a job destroyer. I help to automate things that need automating, sometimes directly*, sometimes indirectly**. I’ve helped eliminate somewhere around 500 jobs, give or take a hundred either way. It’s an old, old joke in the tech world, but it is amazing how many jobs can truly… Read More »