“Wherever you go, there you are.”
That’s sort of my life. I think that’s sort of any writer’s life. Sure, there’s the act of writing – sitting down with a notebook (of the paper or computer variety). But in your head you are constantly noticing the world around you while simultaneously plotting…
HARRY POTTER WAS A HORCRUX?
THIS MOVIE IS BLOWING MY MIND RIGHT NOW. THERE IS MIND ON THE WALL BEHIND ME FROM IT GETTING BLOWN ALL OVER THE PLACE. I CAN’T BELIEVE I NEVER READ THESE BOOKS.
AND WHAT THE HELL, NEVILLE? YOU GOT MAD SEXY AND I KIND OF WANT TO TOUCH YOUR WAND.
WITH MY MOUTH.
Evan Hill of Al Jazeera wrote of the memorial service last night in Benghazi for Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington. Read it here. It includes this:
A reporter from the AFP news agency stepped forward to read from Gustave Mahler’s 9th Symphony,* a selection for Hondros, who was known for…
Introducing your new Activity page (and “Tumblarity”)
Two big things:
- We’ve added a new link on your Dashboard labeled Tumblarity. This will take you to your new Activity page where you can see cumulative and trending stats about your activity on Tumblr.
For the past few months we’ve been using an internal metric called “Tumblarity” to sort and filter content on the Search and Popular Content pages. Tumblarity is derived from every blog’s activity and popularity across our network. We’re getting ready to start using it to organize the boss new Tumblr directory (which should be done next week!).
Please ignore the fact that I’m less popular than fuckyeahparamore.
New drug could boost life span by up to 20 years in humans.
Rapamycin is a drug derived from a soil bacteria found only on Easter Island. In tests, mice were given the drug at around 20 months of age (equivalent to a 60 year old human), and their life span was boosted by between 8% and 13%.
The drug works as an immunosuppressant, and is thought to use the same biochemical pathways as calorie restriction, which is already known to extend life span in mammals. Because of the way it works, the same mechanism should work in many other life forms, including humans.
The down side is that as an immunosuppressant, taking it will increase risks of other infections if too much is taken too early in life. At this stage, however, the best bet seems to be to take it later in life, as one researcher points out “I think what most of us are hoping for, and are somewhat optimistic about, is the idea that you may be able to get an extra decade — possibly an extra two decades — of relatively good health.”
The day Adobe officially released Flash Player 11, the Pro 3 Games team did not waste any time and launched the public beta of Delta Strike: the first 3D social action game based on Flash Player 11, an action packed 3D sci-fi browser game on Facebook.
Based on the brand new …
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Update: On June 10th, 2011, Tumblr announced a new version of their site that removed the ability to import RSS feeds unless you were previously using that feature. Since this Last.fm Weekly Top Artists feed was dependent on that feature, I’m afraid…
Mobelux picked up a couple Mac Pros recently, as you might have seen. Beastly 8-Core Mac Pros. So when it came time to decide on displays for mine, it wasn’t a tough decision. Dual 24” Apple LED Displays for me, please.
Life was good.
I tend to run multiple graphically intensive applications…