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The Fermi Paradox Mar 12, 2015 #bookmark & bookmark & Pocket Favorites & Link & via Buffer & via IFTTT via IFTTT Playing With My Son Dec 10, 2014 #bookmark & bookmark & parenting & Pocket Favorites & Link & via IFTTT I’m not sure if it’s a great idea to take parenting advice from 1970s standup albums, but this always made sense to me. If you have a kid, why not How to Spot Dogs: Dogspotting Orthodox Rules Explained Oct 8, 2014 #bookmark & bookmark & dogs & Pocket Favorites & Link & something awful Back in 2008, a Something Awful forums poster named John Savoia outlined his blueprint for better living. Savoia proposed assigning point values to Does watching the NFL make you evil? Sep 11, 2014 #bookmark & #NFL & bookmark & football & Pocket Favorites & Link & Sports If America has a secular religion, it is probably the National Football League, if only for the happening-on-Sunday thing and the ritual Different rules apply Aug 28, 2014 #bookmark & bookmark & parenting & Pocket Favorites & Link & racism Over the weekend, my ten-year-old son and I had just finished eating supper at a diner near our house. The multiple TVs in the diner were all Happy Birthday, Brain Pickings: 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living Aug 19, 2014 #bookmark & bookmark & creativity & life & Pocket Favorites & Link Reflections on how to keep the center solid as you continue to evolve. UPDATE: The fine folks of Holstee have turned these seven learnings into a My 14-Hour Search for the End of TGI Friday’s Endless Appetizers Aug 5, 2014 #bookmark & bookmark & food & hubris & Pocket Favorites & Link What if I told you that mozzarella sticks never had to end? That for $10, you could eat for free (for $10) for the rest of your natural life? That Squirtle, I (Should) Choose You! Settling a Great Pokémon Debate with Science Aug 5, 2014 #bookmark & bookmark & Pocket Favorites & Pokemon & Link & science & Video Games In the fall of 1998 I stole a Pokémon trading card in Shanghai, China. It was a Kadabra, I remember now. It was slipped discretely from a child’s ​How To Beat 400 Games In 4.5 Years Jul 22, 2014 #bookmark & bookmark & kotaku & Pocket Favorites & Link & Video Games In January of 2010, I decided to change my outlook on how I manage my gaming time, how I collect games, and how I contend with the nemesis that so Down With America’s Kid-Competition Complex Jul 17, 2014 note & parenting & Pocket Favorites & Link I was at a parent’s night at my kid’s school a couple of years ago—one of those things where you go to the school at night to meet the kid’s WINE PAIRINGS FOR THE REFINED PURDUE FAN Jul 16, 2014 #purdue & note & Pocket Favorites & Link & wine Western Michigan: Chenin Blanc is a crisp and refreshing choice for this August home opener, with just enough acidity to reflect the all too real The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Mediocre People May 22, 2014 life & note & Pocket Favorites & Link & productivity I’m pretty mediocre. I’m ashamed to admit it. I’m not even being sarcastic or self-deprecating. I’ve never done anything that stands out…. The Programming Sucks May 15, 2014 #ifttt & note & Pocket & Pocket Favorites & Link Every friend I have with a job that involves picking up something heavier than a laptop more than twice a week eventually finds a way to slip Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Definitive Oral History of a TV Masterpiece May 15, 2014 MST3K & note & Pocket Favorites & Link & TV Released in 1966, Manos: The Hands of Fate is a D-minus of a B movie: Its plot, about desert-­dwelling pagans, makes little sense. Its cast could The Bacon-Wrapped Economy May 14, 2014 #ifttt & note & Pocket & Pocket Favorites & Link Last July, Google threw an office party. But this being Google — the third largest company in the world as of January — it wasn’t really a standard Just One More Game … May 6, 2014 note & Pocket Favorites & Link & video games In 1989, as communism was beginning to crumble across Eastern Europe, just a few months before protesters started pecking away at the Berlin Wall, You Don’t Own Your Data Apr 30, 2014 #ifttt & Dear NSA Angel & feedly & Link & note & Pocket & Pocket Favorites & recently read & saved for later Many of us have a protective instinct when it comes to our data. After all, it’s ours…. You Don’t Own Your Data from Pocket via IFTTT Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone Apr 29, 2014 note & Pocket Favorites & Link & smartphones In a spare, drab office park in Sunnyvale, California, a bunch of two-by-fours and foamboard have been nailed together into a makeshift model of a The Secret History of Life-Hacking Apr 25, 2014 note & Pocket Favorites & Link & productivity We live in the age of life-hacking…. The Secret History of Life-Hacking from Pocket via IFTTT Facebook’s friend problem Apr 21, 2014 #ifttt & note & Pocket & Pocket Favorites & Link In the following days, even a passing meeting guaranteed that a friend request would pop up the next time I logged on to Facebook. I felt popular The Pointlessness of Unplugging Apr 10, 2014 note & Pocket Favorites & Link The fifth annual National Day of Unplugging took place earlier this month. The aim of the event, organized by the nonprofit Reboot, is “to help The cheesy sci-fi Animorphs books heightened the strangeness of adolescence Mar 23, 2014 books & note & Pocket Favorites & Link The Internet is choked with nostalgia for the youth-oriented entertainments of the not-too-distant past: Tumblr blogs regurgitating images of The wrong words: how the FCC lost net neutrality and could kill the internet Jan 15, 2014 net neutrality & note & Pocket Favorites & Link The wrong words. That was the overwhelming message delivered to the FCC by the DC Circuit yesterday when it ruled to vacate the agency’s net