My Mom is at the emergency vet because Bogey got a bone stuck on her jaw.
UPDATE: they were able to remove the bone, Bogey had to be sedated a little. She’s okay! phew.
"For his installation in The Curve, Boursier-Mougenot creates a walk-though aviary for a flock of zebra finches, furnished with electric guitars and other musical instruments. As the birds go about their routine activities, perching on or feeding from the various pieces of equipment, they create a captivating, live soundscape."
this is how life feels right now
I can’t, which is one of the reasons why I rarely write about programming: it’s just not worth the risk of putting myself out there on that subject because the risk of strongly negative feedback is higher than with most other content that I can produce. It’s much easier to share my breakfast than my easily argued, easily disproven, intellectually vulnerable thoughts on programming.
marco is spot on here, especially with regards to programmers being quite nasty people in these communities. i see this all the time in myself (to much dismay.) programmers are strange, strange people. they live in a world where one person can be more productive than 5 people - which gives them a little chip on their shoulder that they carry into these discussions (and irl, i imagine.)
i do wish marco would write about programming more, though. to be honest, that’s pretty much the reason i follow - he’s scaling one of the most interesting, solid platforms around. (how trite would it sound if i said tumblr changed my life?) even if it’s “easily disproven”, there’s gotta be some wisdom in that experience.
good times at @theacehotel
zuckerberg, in pea's print edition of the facebook. just in case you thought any successful web company was a truly original idea.
full disclosure: i’m mad jealous.
I sent the following Email to Tumblr’s support address, and would appreciate if others would do something similar. Although not unique, Tumblr uses a flash-based player when playing uploaded audio and video content, a player which for many is completely inaccessible. Currently, Tumblr does not provide any download, or play links in standard HTML format. If you agree with my below Email, please retweet, reblog, repost — whatever it takes to focus attention on this issue. On behalf of me, myself and I, not to mention many other blind folks, I thank you. :) Steve ***original Email*** After constantly seeing Tumbr blogs popping up everywhere, I decided to jump on the band wagon and get one of my own. I’m a blind Mac user and was initially very impressed with the accessibility of the Tumblr site. Obviously accessibility will vary depending on which theme is used, but content seems accessible regardless of theme — that is, *most* content. One huge problematic area I’ve found for blind users is the embedded audio/video player which, due to its being Flash based, often is completely inaccessible. Depending on how Flash is coded, screen readers often can’t identify various controls and in many instances, can’t recognize the Flash object at all. I realize Flash is here to stay and although accessibility improvements might be possible for the existing player implementation, would like to suggest other alternatives. Ideally, in addition to the Flash player, links could be added either to play, or download content. If these links were standard HTML, all screen readers would have access. Going beyond accessibility, these links would provide access to those using mobile platforms, iPhone comes to mind. Anotheralternative would be to have the post autoplay. Youtube and twaud.io both function this way and although their controls are technically not accessible, at least their content can be heard. I sincerely hope implementing an alternative to the flash-based player can happen, Tumblr is otherwise an absolutely fantastic service. Thanks, Steve
"Drifty’s Wicked Good Snowmobile Report" on the Morning Show - WKIT 100.3, The Rock of Bangor (a.k.a. Stephen King’s own radio station)
Beck ‘True Love Will Find You In The End’ (Daniel Johnston cover)