Links for August 15th through August 18th
Sometime between August 15th and August 18th, I thought this stuff was interesting. You might think so too!
- The Geekiest Spots in Seattle: "Let's face it: There are a lot of geeks living in Seattle. It's really not that surprising when you think about it. We have Microsoft in our backyard, as well as more video game developers, comics publishers and record labels than you can shake a slide rule at. In spite of what you might have heard about geeks, we don't spend all our time hiding in basements and shunning social interaction — but the kinds of places geeks like aren't always obvious. Here's a short list of some of the best hangouts in the city for geeks … or for those who just want to find out if it's true that geeks have more fun."
- Translation Party: "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch. = Like that just is not enough. = That's enough. Equilibrium found! "
- IN the LAND of the JUGGALOS: "From the earliest reviews of the Insane Clown Posse's singular brand of circus-themed swear-rap, the general contention has been that there is no way music could possibly sink below this point. This is the bottom. It's almost as if ICP intentionally cherry-picked the worst aspects of goth, punk, gangsta rap, rave, nu-metal, and real metal to create a sub-culture so universally repulsive as to forestall any attempts at outside involvement. Basically, they trumped all previous claims of FTW, and then wrote a nearly unlistenable song called 'Fuck the World' just to hammer the point home. "
- The Evolution of Blogging: "As Twitter has become increasingly ingrained in our everyday lives, its value as as source of information tidbits has become clear. Think of it like that plate of chips and salsa you get before the entree arrives: tasty — spicy, even — but not entirely satisfying. Meanwhile, blogging has become the main course — the source of context. And the evolution into that role has injected new life into the blogosphere."
- Burgerville Announces Latest Sustainability Innovation: Makes Its Drive-Thru Open to Bicyclists: "Opening up our drive-thrus to the large cycling community in our area is a natural for us and is very much in line with our overall values. While we are sorry that Ms. Gilbert was inconvenienced, we appreciate the passion she brought to the issue and her commitment to the environment and our food. We are excited about the positive impact we will be able to make through our new bike policy." This is cool. We need Burgerville to expand northward, they really seem to be a good company.