I spent some time going through my bookmarks folder this afternoon while I was watching football. It is possible I’ve posted / tweeted these before.
The literal iron man t-shirt via Threadless.
- The Anosognosic’s Dilemma: Something’s Wrong but You’ll Never Know What It Is – This NY Times article explains that sometimes people are indeed so dumb, they don’t realize it. This explains so much about the world.
- My Four-Year-Old Son Plays Grand Theft Auto – This didn’t go where I thought it would at all. If you know anyone who is obsessed with the whole notion of violent video games making kids violent, send them this article. It will promptly shut them up.
- Buzz Aldrin Is Not All That Impressed With Walking on the Moon – I have no idea why Buzz is suddenly relevant again, but this interview with him is pretty interesting.
- Portugal legalizes drugs, Crime/Usage falls – This is actually a video that doesn’t really deserve its own post. Its a three minute clip from the BBC about what happened when a government quit worry about people doing drugs and focused on more important matters.
- How a broker spent $520m in a drunken stupor and moved the global oil price – This is related to the first bullet item. I’m not certain about how stuff like this is always happening, but I have some theories.
The U.S. play again Saturday at 2:30 in an elimination match, if you haven’t been watching so far, you should really take the time and watch today.
- Family Guy meets World Cup
- This resulted in the player in yellow being thrown out
- Strangest soccer match ever
- This is why the last stage of the group matches are played at the same time
- Gandalf goes to the World Cup
- Another perception of Soccer
- Real time twitter reactions from games
- Predicting the winner of the World Cup with math
Update: There is also the most patriotic video ever full of reactions to the last game, found on Gate’s Blog.
I told myself I would finish reading my book this weekend. Instead I read a bunch of articles on the internet. Does the weekend end when you go to bed Sunday night or when you get up Monday morning? Either way it’s technically still the weekend.
- Your Office Chair Is Killing You – Turns out sitting in an office chair eight hours a day is really bad for you. Who would have thought?
- The Pink Floyd Night School – This one is for all those people (myself included) who aren’t quite sure what they are supposed to do with their lives now that they have graduated from college.
- Double Blind – Awesome article about a British spy who infiltrated the IRA.
- Why I Canceled My Facebook Account – Every day I like Facebook less and less. This explains some of my thinking.
- Top Ten Reasons You Should Quit Facebook – Another anti-facebook article. I’m seriously considering this.
- The Rise of Content Farms – If you consume content at all on the internet you need to be aware of this. I’ve tried to explain this to people before, but it doesn’t get much more articulate than The Economist.
- How Wired.com Tracked the iPhone Finder – Even though this story should really go away, this article is really interesting.
- Why More U.S. Expatriates Are Turning In Their Passports – Giving up a facebook account is one thing, but giving up American citizenship? That’s a huge step, but some people are taking it. Unfortunately it is much less for ideological reasons and much more for tax reasons.
- How to Make Visa Obey Your Every Desire: The Credit Card Concierge Experiment – I’m definitely trying this one soon. Hopefully it works out better than the voicemail thing.
Weekend Reading is a semi-frequent update of interesting things I’ve spent time reading over the past seven days.
- Mystery solved: Why time stands still at 9:42 on iPhone – Story about how the iPhone always displays 9:42 during Apple Keynotes. Now during iPad the time has changed to 9:41.
- The Apple Two – The iPad is Steve Jobs’ final victory over the company’s co-founder Steve Wozniak – The iPad launched this week, it was huge. This is an interesting look at what the product’s launch really means about Apple’s transition as a company from it’s roots.
- Why We Haven’t Met Any Aliens Yet – Funny / terrifying explanation about why we haven’t met any aliens yet.
- Flying the SR-71 Blackbird – Incredible first hand account from one of the pilots of the famous spy plane.
- Signal vs. Noise – Great blog I’ve been reading lately after I read the book by the blog’s two authors. The book is called Rework, I highly recommend it. It’s has really changed the way I approach a lot of work related stuff.