Russ insisted I could avoid harm by assuming that every driver was “a mouth-breathing drug addict with a murderous hatred for cyclists.”
via NYT
   bicycling 
We’d like to believe we’re too smart to think.
   thought   things   IA 
The Big Busk will be this Saturday. You can see the lineup and schedule at thebigbusk.info. Hope you can make it!

The Big Busk will be this Saturday. You can see the lineup and schedule at thebigbusk.info. Hope you can make it!

26 out of 45 customers spend an average of 3 minutes taking photos of the food.

14 out of 45 customers take pictures of each other with the food in front of them or as they are eating the food. This takes on average another 4 minutes as they must review and sometimes retake the photo.

9 out of 45 customers sent their food back to reheat…

27 out of 45 customers asked their waiter to take a group photo. 14 of those requested the waiter retake the photo…

…it took an average of 20 minutes more from when they were done eating until they requested a check. Furthermore once the check was delivered it took 15 minutes longer than 10 years ago for them to pay and leave.

8 out of 45 customers bumped into other customers or in one case a waiter (texting while walking) as they were either walking in or out of the Restaurant.

via Dineability

I call people who are covering up NSA crimes traitors
   NSA 
Above is a screenshot from a photo story at The Oregonian on food carts that I would love to look though but I can’t. The story is trapped in a dungeon of inhumane design.

There are 63 photos with captions. You get to see one photo at a time, one photo per click, with ads after every fifth photo. So to see all the photos and read all the captions and you’d need to click 70 times. That’s ridiculous.

Interaction design, people. It’s a simple thing.

Above is a screenshot from a photo story at The Oregonian on food carts that I would love to look though but I can’t. The story is trapped in a dungeon of inhumane design.

There are 63 photos with captions. You get to see one photo at a time, one photo per click, with ads after every fifth photo. So to see all the photos and read all the captions and you’d need to click 70 times. That’s ridiculous.

Interaction design, people. It’s a simple thing.

   UI   UX   The Oregonian   web design   retardery 
from Waste Land

So I wrote a little program called bm. It’s a simple tool for saving and retrieving bits of text.

If you like the command line and use OS X, check it out.

   os x   cli   ruby 

However, many health and environmental groups say the crops represent yet another step on what they call a pesticide treadmill: an approach to farming that relies on ever-larger amounts of chemical use, threatening to create even more superweeds and flood America’s landscapes with potentially harmful compounds…

"With these, we’re dramatically increasing farmer dependence on herbicides."

via Wired

When it comes to bodily cleanliness and health, we’ve learned that our approach of killing all the bugs is actually a pretty bad idea. We ran along the antibiotics “treadmill” and arrived at a place where the strongest superbugs can’t be killed. Which sucks. But we learned a lesson on what not to do.

So why are the pesticide pushers promoting this pernicious cycle? Because money? That reason is myopic and uncreative. But what other reason is there? And why can’t farmers just step off the “pesticide treadmill”? And why does the whole business reek of mob tactics and scam?

Related: I have yet to hear literally any argument for not labeling genetically modified foods. If you have one, please let me know.

   health   herbicides   agribusiness   GMOs 
If an ejection were to hit Earth on Friday, scientists expect it would only cause a minor geo-magnetic storm…
Awesome. Prepare for a worldwide breakdown in communications while the shockwave from three massive solar flares causes a quote unquote minor geo-magnetic storm.