Absolutely Necessary Abscess

Greetings, good fren­ni­gans, so glad you could drop by. And buy. Actually, I don’t have any­thing to sell you. And I like it that way. How many sites don’t have any adver­tise­ments?

Actually, now that I bring it up, I’ve been think­ing of sell­ing MG in ebook or app form. Plenty of you have been ask­ing for it, and the content’s already there, and I’m broke, so it’s def­i­nite­ly some­thing to con­sid­er. What do you think? Self-pub­lished authors, pro­gram­mers, sun­shine pret­ty peo­ple, lurk­ers in far­away lands: talk to me.

Thanks to those who have writ­ten in and are encour­ag­ing this par­tic­u­lar online endeav­or. I’m tak­ing your sug­ges­tions. I’ll write more of my own stuff, but I can’t guar­an­tee you it will be any good. You’ll just have to bear with me while I bare my soul.

Okay. That’ll have to wait. Maybe I should go for a walk

Now, more links for your click­ing plea­sure…

First, a groovy ambi­ent playlist shared on my book of faces. I’m lis­ten­ing to it now…:

A BBC arti­cle which takes John Rawls’ def­i­n­i­tion of a just soci­ety:

 A just soci­ety is a soci­ety that if you knew every­thing about it, you’d be will­ing to enter it in a ran­dom place.

and described Sweden and America in the­se terms to Americans. Where do you think 91% of Americans would want to live?

The Man Who Stopped the Desert. Love this! Yacouba Sawadogo is the frig­gin’ man!

MCA guar­an­tees his awe­some­ness stays awe­some. His will bans com­pa­nies from using any­thing he’s made in adver­tise­ments.

Depression: it shrinks your bri­an.

More break­throughs from pres­ti­gious uni­ver­si­ties: 700 ter­abytes of data in a sin­gle gram of DNA.

I’ve been won­der­ing for a while: why the 4o hour work week? What is this, the ‘50s? Seems arbi­trary and old-fash­ioned. The founder of 37Sig­nals thinks we should cut it to 4 days, 32 hours. I’m with it.

This is for all you col­lap­si­tar­i­an doom-and-gloomers (includ­ing me): it ain’t gonna hap­pen.

Steve Jobs was right: Flash is dying. (But Steve Jobs is already dead, so…?)

The Runaways

 

Happiness:

Determination:

Please, please, please, watch and share this excel­lent TED Talk on Enlightenment in the Age of Materialism:

Love yous!

xo,

J