Monday, June 20

Today's links

A lot in here...catching up from a weekend of not bloglining.

+ Matt's got some great ideas about combining iTunes with podcasting and free download offers. I wish it would happen, but I doubt it'll be in this new version of iTunes.

+ Salaries of America's favorite TV dads (via B/t thought...via Fark)

+ '
The average American spends more on lottery tickets than on reading material or movie tickets.' (via Brad)

+ Matthew has another funny guide on how to skip parts of 'Attack of the Clones'. Contains this important criticism (which I'm sure Jaq has a way around, like Captain What's-his-face could have dismantled it):

Skipping this scene is also essential if you want to avoid entry #3 in the litany of Wrongheaded Star Wars Revisionism; namely R2-D2 CAN FLY WTF DON'T YOU THINK THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN USEFUL IN EPISODES 4-6??!!

+ It's time for the Summer Moon Illusion . 'The lowest-hanging full moon in 18 years is going to play tricks on you this week. .. Moons hanging low in the sky look unnaturally big. Cameras don't see it, but our eyes do. It's a real illusion.' (via kottke)

+ Today's sign that the Apocaplypse is upon us: you can get Spray-On Mud to give your SUV the rugged look.

+ I'm seeing Steve Jobs' Stanford Commencement Address linked everywhere today. I know I'm not the only one who doesn't care...

+ Getting Things Done is everywhere. I don't really want to get (much) more done. I want to simplify. I want to focus. Heck, while we're dreaming, i want to be passionate about something. I'm intrigued by the Sisyphean organziation of GTD et al (ie, I read the posts. eg, Here's some guys less-intense-but-still-very-organized implementation)(how many Latin abbreviations can I use in this sentence?). But I haven't really been tempted to try it. i've got issues that I need to deal with that are much more important than GTD.

(nb (ha! another one!): There is no implied criticism of you if you want to Get Things Done.)

+ Oh how I wish the radios in our cars had simple RCA audio in jacks. This would be really easy, right? Surely with all the iPods and flash players this will become a standard feature, right? I sure hope so. Anyway, this dude installed his own. Our 95 Prizm is essentially a Corolla rebadge, so maybe I could do the same thing (with a little help from someone a little more handy, like Brother Ryan or Dad).

+ Remember that Google News grid I posted the other day? Here's a similar deal with del.icio.us/popular that's really cool, too.

+ This dude took his laptop apart, mounted the screen in a picture frame and uses it to run slideshows-as-art on his wall.

+ Then I came across a piece by Matthew over at the Morning News that I hadn't seen before. Some funny moments. Can you name all of the games? Have you played them all?
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