My vote for underused word
lauraglu: sarahlane: Egad(s)! lauraglu: rickwebb: fimoculous: Please respond: What is one word you wish we were all using more? (Mine: jamboree!) Hootenanny! Fortuitous! But only as long as it’s still being used properly! One more: Non-plussed. My vote: crikey!
I am Chris Hardwick. You probably recognize me from TV. You don’t realize that’s...– About, from nerdist.com
welterweightUX: Yay for inverted design funnels! →
“Never make your users fight to find what they’re looking for. Just be tactical and logical in the way you open the doors to things.”
Weirdly, this is exactly how I felt about the New...
kelsey: I haaaate the DC metro
me: Oh i know. Doesn't it make you feel smug?
kelsey: It's archaic! And slow!
kelsey: And concrete like a bunker!
kelsey: I actually just scoffed at the ticket machine and said, "well in NEW YORK..."
(The DC metro was built in the 1970s, has crazy-interesting, consistent architecture, and has one of the smartest route naming systems of any major city (they use colors). The New York subway was opened in 1904 and has incredibly low scary ceilings. Also, it usually smells bad.)
catbird: One day, not long from now, people will look back and this is what they’ll say: “Can you believe how stupid we were back then? All we cared about was “pageviews, pageviews, pageviews;” full stop. And all the while, we never really gave much of a damn about the quality of those views— or of the person doing the viewing. I don’t know how we could have been so stupid. And for so...
To suggest that the U.S. abandon economic growth as a policy goal is a fairly...– What can policymakers learn from happiness research? : The New Yorker I am always a bit uneasy when folks point out that wealthy people are getting wealthier while the poor remain poor, and this point gets to the heart of my uneasiness.
Then someone asked me, How did you come up with the pattern language? How did...– Christopher Alexander, in the prologue to Nature of Order, an Essay on the Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe: Book 1: The Phenomenon of Life
Tuscan Whole Milk, 1 Gallon, 128 fl oz: Reviews,... →
Narrative poems, haikus, short stories, electronics reviews, true crime, natural disaster dramas, letters to the editor, time travel, and I think there’s even a hymn in there.
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cherith: Liked House of Leaves? Check out this short story by Gemma Files and Stephen J. Berringer, currently nominated for a Locus Award. Good stuff. There’s some great stuff nominated, you can see…
The Very Most’s “April is the Kindest...
This dog was a stray I found, he was in a lot of physical pain and bleeding....– run bunny run This is a good example of the future of American English. Yeah, it’s a bit appalling, and we all shudder at comma splices, but there’s a rhythm to it that is the same rhythm throughout all of the Hemingway-esque ultrasimple prose that hyperaware programmers and designers...
Say "what" again.: Jason Permenter is a figment of... →
A few pals and I finally came to this realization over the weekend of sftu: JASON PERMENTER IS A FIGMENT OF OUR IMAGINATION. Yes, we’ve met him, stroked his hair, heard wonderfully clever things coming out of his mouth, even met his insanely-more-beautiful-in-person bride-to-be Anna and… I know!!! This is exactly what I thought when I saw his profile on Consumating like, ages and ages...