I have always told them not to worry, but the truth is I carry a “faulty” gene,...– My Medical Choice - NYTimes.com Angelina Jolie is BRCA-1 positive. I’ve been adjacent to this world for a couple of years now. My father tested positive for the gene mutation, and told my sister and I we needed to be tested. I was negative. But Dana tested positive. She elected to have the...
[W]hen we launch in a territory the Bittorrent traffic drops as the Netflix...– Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix (via laliberty) Look, someone who gets it. (via knitmeapony)
Herndon pulled up an Excel spreadsheet containing Reinhart’s data and quickly...– Grad Student Who Shook Global Austerity Movement — Daily Intelligencer Always check your math. The fate of the world might depend on it. (via jaybushman)
Big changes ahead.
I’ve been rather quiet because I’ve been busy and haven’t really had the energy for Tumblr. Not sure when this will change and I’ll go back to posting regularly, but I’m around and just busy. In April I’m leaving NYC and moving to San Francisco for a new job. My boyfriend recently started a job out in the bay area, which was a major part of the incentive to...
It’s been a strange and difficult week.
Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your...– Lawrence M. Krauss
Words fail me.
Tragically, I’ve been working on a post about the death of a friend of mine earlier this month, whom I didn’t know especially well, but who I still regarded as a special person I was fortunate to meet in my travels. He was young, in his thirties, and left behind an amazing wife and young daughter. This morning I awoke to the news that this past Tuesday, a very dear friend of mine...
The Joy Formidable Reach for Rock Heights on... →
turnabout: the new Joy Formidable is great.
You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.– Maya Angelou (via adecentfellow)
Law enforcement officials confirmed Friday that four more copy editors were...– The Onion, 4 Copy Editors Killed In Ongoing AP Style, Chicago Manual Gang Violence. (via futurejournalismproject)
Being a geek is all about your own personal level of enthusiasm, not how your...– The Mary Sue defines what it means to be a geek, a beautiful definition that falls (un)surprisingly close to what it means to find purpose and do what you love. (↬ It’s Okay To Be Smart)
JIM HENSON I think Ms. Rand and my character Oscar the Grouch would have a...– Jim Henson and Ayn Rand, along with Yoko Ono and Sidney Nolan, converse on ARPANET, 1976 (via antoine-roquentin) This happened. (via davidmanque) Just when I thought I couldn’t love Jim Henson more. (via jonathanbogart)