A collection of links I found on March 15, 2010.

  • Hugh Hefner: Teen Cartoonist
  • Have you ever ordered any of these secret restaurant menu items?
  • Congratulations to the Gators, who won their first NCAA Indoor Track Championship this weekend. (It’s nice when the football team has a running back who spends the offseason being one of the fastest sprinters in the nation.)
  • A solar-powered iPhone charger is a pretty cool idea.
  • Almost everyone I know uses a computer on a daily basis. Almost nobody I know understands the differences between files, applications, and websites. That’s why Apple is doing the smart thing by hiding all of that.
  • “Bad programming is easy. Idiots can learn it in 21 days, even if they are dummies.”
  • The best way to learn about database design is to design databases. It sounds simple. It gets more complicated when you try to design a database to manage gay marriage.
  • There are quite a few pearls of wisdom in the 2009 annual letter to shareholders from Warren Buffett.
  • Somebody needs to buy me these boots. They are awesome. Size 11, please.
  • This was a sort of depressing headline to see in my feed reader: Once-revered South Carolina lawmaker freezes to death alone.
  • “Faced with a flood of headlines on an ever-increasing variety of topics, we shut off. We turn to news that doesn’t require much understanding — crime, traffic, weather — or we turn off the news altogether.”
  • I’ve been looking for a way to run three displays from my MacBook Pro for over a year now and not found any that weren’t ridiculously expensive. And then I came across this guy running four displays!
  • Geek out with this awesome CSS3 Generator.
2024-04-09: Broken links in this post have been removed and/or updated.

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  1. I dunno… I’m a big fan of non-techie education. Doesn’t the Apple “hide it” tactic just perpetuate a generation of users who can’t troubleshoot anything (or end up asking me if they lost their Word Documents because the Internet went down)?

    I would say that ca. & prior to 1992, more home users had a better understanding of how their computers worked–‘cuz they kinda had to.

  2. You didn’t say what color you wanted.

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