Season of the Regulator. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-10-29).
If you're a kid, Halloween is a time to be scared of witches, werewolves, and the undead. If you're an adult, it's a time to be scared of child snatchers, serial killers, and easily offended members of the PTA. When children get frightened, they squeal, scream, or huddle under the…(Linked Saturday 2010-10-30.)
No More Users. ongoing by Tim Bray (2010-10-30).
I just wrote a little piece about how to write software, and it contained a few references to the humans who carry the mobile devices on which the software runs, and who interact with it. I found myself referring to these individuals as "users" or "the user". Gack; I hate…(Linked Saturday 2010-10-30.)
Chart of the Week: Inflation in the Real World. Gold Prices, Gold Prices (2010-10-26).
By Jake Weber, Editor, The Casey Report As is often the case, there is a big difference between what the government statistics are reporting and what's going on in the real world. According to the most recent inflation reading published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), consumer prices grew…(Linked Saturday 2010-10-30.)
Grammar as Virtue. Neverfox, Anarchoblogs in English (2010-10-25).
Seen today on Facebook: [My] #1 grammatical pet peeve: when people say "literally" and it's not, such as: "walking into my room is like walking through a minefield, literally." Calling Hyacinth Bucket! To quote Charles Johnson at length (from another Facebook conversation in which he took me to task for…(Linked Saturday 2010-10-30.)
TSA Says 11-Inch MacBook Air Can Stay in Bag at Security Check. Daring Fireball (2010-10-31). “Wire: ‘The Transportation Security Administration told CNN that the 11-inch Air, like the iPad, can stay inside bags when passing through the checkpoint. However, the TSA hasn’t yet determined whether the 13-inch air can stay inside a bag or must be removed.’ How can anyone argue this makes sense?” (Linked Sunday 2010-10-31.)
feministhulk: HULK DRESS UP AS “REFUSAL TO ACKNOWLEDGE COMPLICITY BETWEEN PRIVILEGE AND OPPRESSION.” SCARIEST THING HULK CAN THINK OF. Twitter / feministhulk (2010-10-31).
feministhulk: HULK DRESS UP AS “REFUSAL TO ACKNOWLEDGE COMPLICITY BETWEEN PRIVILEGE AND OPPRESSION.” SCARIEST THING HULK CAN THINK OF.(Linked Sunday 2010-10-31.)