Welcome to the Garage: Microsoft's after-hours idea factory
Near the also-crowded kegerator, designed into the center of the room by the architect, is Ken Nichols, a bearded man in a bowler hat wearing steampunk goggles around his neck. He's showing off the Magic the Gathering coasters he etched in The Garage's maker space. In the opposite corner is Melissa Quintanilha, a user experience designer and DJ with fuchsia-streaked hair, spinning the hits. Sam Trim, also a DJ and electronic music enthusiast, nods his head and taps his foot.
Sounds like my idea of Hell
I started watching House of Cards the other week and I was super-lost until I realized I was watching Episode 2 instead of Episode 1
oi mate a chav nicked me mobile
blimey guvna we got some right bloody plonkers in the parliament
What are you doing
were in london now we gotta blend in to skive the bobbies & narks
give it a go luv
G'day mate, my dingo's gone walkabout at the barbie down by the billabong
stonking job chloe were a couple a regular scousers now
now im gonna roger some birds
It's always interesting to see which pundits Mallard Fillmore runs to the defense for. Today it's Dinesh D'Souza, colonial apologist and bin Laden fan, whose only crime was
massive illegal campaign contributions making fun of Obama's ears, or something.
Reminder that I accurately predicted that the Motorola/Google Moto X phone would have a wooden back, eight months before it was introduced:
As you can see it's back to basics for Motorola. The phone appears to be made out of wood, which is a bold move
LONG-LOST SHAKESPEARE DIALOGUE
- "Alas, my cup runneth over"
- "Verily, my lord, tears shan't be stirred o'er spilt milk"
Los Angeles Times:
On Sunday night, a Times reporter tweeted a photo
from a Samsung reception that showed the company's rain machine misspelling the word "experience" (the falling water instead spelled "experiece").
The image was retweeted nearly 400 times by Monday afternoon, with people making cracks about the missing N. "LEAVE SAMSUG ALOE," one person tweeted.
Is it ethical for a journalist to report on the number of retweets she's gotten?
A few days ago I listened to a text-to-speech audio version of Colton Burpo's Heaven is for Real
Somehow it pivots from a heart-warming story of a 4 year old who claims to have seen Heaven during a life-saving surgery to "DAD. JESUS IS BUILDING UP AN ARMY TO FIGHT ARMAGEDDON. WE NEED TO PREPARE."
Blondie has been getting real self-referential lately... all the eternal mysteries of the strip (Blondie's real name, Dagwood's job) are falling like dominoes... sooner or later it will be complete anarchy on the comics page...
Paul Krugman Saying "Derp"
Here is every instance I could find of respected Nobel Prize-winning New York Times economist Paul Krugman using the internet neologism "derp," which as far as I can tell is a euphemism for "mentally handicapped" (see also: Derpy Hooves).