Book and Volume by Nick Montfort. Extra-geeky, highly quirky: my kind of humor (i.e., unsafe for normal people).
You head north on Abalone...
Abalone & Second
A familiar whiff rustles a flood of memories free.
Well, not a flood, maybe. But there was that pepperoni and mushroom thin-crust you consumed right after moving in, after solving the difficult solid geometry puzzle posed by your doorway and your one piece of legacy, non-flat-pack furniture. The movers went away shaking their heads that afternoon. You did the Snoopy dance of triumph.
Upon reading this WaPo article1 about DC Snacks (a Kozmo-like service for customers living within a mile of the White House), I promptly checked out dcsnacks.com, expecting a q&d student website. It’s actually really slick; well-organized and mouthwatering at every turn. Very professional. (Those K Street types probably won’t order from you if you seem shady. Well, they won’t order food from you.)
Wow, I’ve been busy. So busy that my advisor even said, “You know, I’ve dumped way more than the average grad student load on you. If you need to, you know, take May off, I’d understand.”
Catching up with people I care about around the CyberNetWebIntosh: E forces her students to make decisions. Amar has discovered a “6 foot 7inch Jew [who] Will Freestyle Rap For You.” Jason is working on reverse-engineering the Texpresso so he and Regan can survive life in California.
And now, for webcomics nurdz only. Some brilliant webcomics from the last couple of days: Appropriately-named Tut Tut dissects our future sarcophagi; PBF offers a very Gorey story; Jeff Rowland comments on the question-block controversy. Also note that the Penny-Arcade podcast (which now has a proper RSS feed) is actually kind of worth listening to. You may be resisting it because podcasts are terrible and you don’t want to start hating the P-A guys, but (largely because they’re really just talking to each other and aren’t addressing a putative “audience”), it’s generally pretty entertaining.