A collection of random links

  • News & Notes
    • Couple married 72 years dies holding hands — from kottke.org
    • Jason Kottke also published an epic round-up of all the best stories, comments, obituaries, collections, videos, etc. about Steve Jobs.
    • Top Ten Misused English Words — from listverse.com
    • 4 Personal Finance Principles That Would Make Your Grandfather Proud — from The Art of Manliness
    • Stellar.io is just awesome. Seriously. Trust me on this one. (Let me know if you want an invitation.)
  • Apps
    • Amazing Breaker is a fun (free) breakout game.
    • Can anyone explain the difference between the Starbucks app and the Starbucks Card Mobile app?
  • Tech
    • If you have an iPhone running iOS5, open the iTunes app on your phone. Click “More” in the lower right-hand corner. Choose “Tones”. You’ll see that there is now a new section of Star Wars ringtones. (I can’t understand how this wasn’t front page news.)
    • See also: How to make custom tones for your iPhone — from macworld.com
    • If I’m going to get a MacBook Air, then it looks like I’m also going to get a new Thunderbolt display. — via Shawn Blanc
    • Incredible macro photographs taken with iPhone 4S camera — from campl.us
    • Shit Siri Says Is, indeed, quite funny. (On Sunday I was upset when Siri couldn’t connect to the Internet and was unable to tell me the distance from Key West to Cuba. When I said, “Blow me!” in frustration, she said, “David! The language!”)
  • Sports
    • Quote of the day: “…it’s clear that marketing people underestimated [Tim Tebow’s] intangibles and popularity.” — Tebow’s Eye Black
2024-05-22: Broken links in this post have been removed and/or updated.

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