Here’s a great short story about time travel from Desmond Warzel
At 14:52:28, FreedomFighter69 wrote:
Reporting my first temporal excursion since joining IATT: have just returned from 1936 Berlin, having taken the place of one of Leni Riefenstahl’s cameramen and assassinated Adolf Hitler during the opening of the Olympic Games. Let a free world rejoice!
At 14:57:44, SilverFox316 wrote:
Back from 1936 Berlin; incapacitated FreedomFighter69 before he could pull his little stunt. Freedomfighter69, as you are a new member, please read IATT Bulletin 1147 regarding the killing of Hitler before your next excursion. Failure to do so may result in your expulsion per Bylaw 223.
At 18:06:59, BigChill wrote:
Take it easy on the kid, SilverFox316; everybody kills Hitler on their first trip. I did. It always gets fixed within a few minutes, what’s the harm?
The TED foundation (Technolgy, Entertaiment, Design) brings together prominent speakers from all walks of life to provide 15 minute presentations on their ideas. The majority of those talks are available for download through iTunes or directly from ted.com. For every inane video you download from YouTube and it’s ilk you owe it to yourself to watch one of these presentations.
I was drawn to it because Will Wright was talking about software toys and his latest game Spore, but since that first video I’ve watched talks on science, weather, art, Africa, culture, etc. etc. It’s a beatuiful use of the Internet and I find a lot of inspiration and thought starters in areas outside of technology.
I highly recommend browsing the site and grabbing some videos. For myself I’ve signed up on iTunes and get new presentations downloaded to my iPod every week.
You may notice a new section on the sidebar of this site (LJ and RSS friends please come visit) titled “Paul is Reading”. I spend a fair amount of time browsing sites on the Internet both for personal and work reasons. Instead of visiting 30+ sites a day I use Google Reader to organize and check all the sites I’m interested in and give me summaries of the latest posts. This is done through Real Simple Syndication (RSS) which has an icon of an orange square with waves coming out of the bottom corner. There’s many ways to use RSS and feeds to manage your sites but I find Google’s implementation the best considering it is very mobile and easy to use.
Anyway the new section is the last 5 articles I’ve marked as something I want to share. So if you’re wondering what I’m thinking about on any particular day chances are my thoughts are at least in part around those articles.
It’s interesting that the KC “Secret Santa” was one of the top stories listed on the front page of the San Diego paper. I will happily claim credit today for being from a place where nice people do nice things.
Ah, Something Awful and Photoshop. Is there nothing you cannot make into “the funny”? A few gems a few stinkers, all around good stuff for a lunch break.
Part of the appeal of Kevin Smith is his willingness to let people see his life from the inside. He’s a good storyteller and I understand his speaking engagements are something to hear. Now he’s posted on his blog in 9 parts the entire cycle of Jason Mewes’ addiction to heroin and oxycontin. It’s a great story of about a kid embracing addiction, bottoming out, and eventual sobreity that spans over five years and tells you a little bit about who Jay and Silentbob really are. Well worth a read even if you find his humor sophomoric and crude.
This Google Video is very cool. All hail the Russian Prince of Persia!