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Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Adding this as an option for CodePen Embeds. RSS is the inspiration. I noticed Feedly isn’t stripping iframes anymore, but instead putting a box you can tap to load the iframe. RSS has traditionally just stripped iframes, which was the inspiration for using something like a <p> for the embed which gets replaced with JavaScript. Now I suppose we’ll let people choose.

Milwaukee Ruins

Monday, December 29th, 2014

There are some dilapidated old buildings in the Walker’s Point area. Apparently they used to be part of a coke factory (like the ingredient in steel). I went walking around in them the other day. There isn’t fences or even any signs saying not too, which is weird because it’s super dangerous. There are deep holes and nails and crap everywhere. I went in super bright daylight. At night I probably would have peed my pants in some of these creepy places.

Movies

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

My holiday movie watching binge was themed “hot sad people”:

Another Earth
Tiger Eyes
Martha Marcy May Marlene

“I’d subscribe to your service except for that I only need some of the features so you should offer an ala carte plan where I only have to pay for the features I need”

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Stop me if you’ve heard that one before.

I’d love it if you became a customer, but I’m afraid that’s a bad idea for everybody. It’s bad for us because it complicates things tremendously in our code. It’s bad because having a complicated billing system and signup form means we lose customers. It’s bad for you because if we crap up our business, we aren’t there to help you at all.

Willie Watson

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

I always loved Willie in Old Crow, but I’m glad his new record alone is awesome.

Parable of the Polygons

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Human beings are probably slightly more complicated than squares and triangles, but this makes for one fun and compelling demonstration.

All it takes is a change in the perception of what an acceptable environment looks like. So, fellow shapes, remember it’s not about triangles vs squares, it’s about deciding what we want the world to look like, and settling for no less.

Explanation of Boots Of Spanish Leather

Friday, December 5th, 2014

I’ve always loved the ending of this song. Most of it is this brooding lovers-separated ballad. But then it’s like, just kidding, she was really just trying to get rid of the dude without outright saying it and it took him the whole song to get it. And when he does, he’s like OH RIGHT, yeah, I’ll take a consolation prize.

Oh, I’m sailin’ away my own true love
I’m sailin’ away in the morning
Is there something I can send you from across the sea
From the place that I’ll be landing?

HER: I’m taking off, need anything?

No, there’s nothin’ you can send me, my own true love
There’s nothin’ I wish to be ownin’
Just carry yourself back to me unspoiled
From across that lonesome ocean

HIM: I’m good. I’ll miss you!

Oh, but I just thought you might want something fine
Made of silver or of golden
Either from the mountains of Madrid
Or from the coast of Barcelona

HER: Are you sure? There’s some nice swag over here. I feel like I should get you something.

Oh, but if I had the stars from the darkest night
And the diamonds from the deepest ocean
I’d forsake them all for your sweet kiss
For that’s all I’m wishin’ to be ownin’

HIM: I don’t want anything, I just want you.

That I might be gone a long time
And it’s only that I’m askin’
Is there something I can send you to remember me by
To make your time more easy passin’

HER: So I’m gonna be gone kind of a while. Know what I’m saying? Can you read between the lines here?

Oh, how can, how can you ask me again
It only brings me sorrow
The same thing I want from you today
I would want again tomorrow

HIM: Oh I get it, I’m just heartbroken and if you wanna break up with me, you do it.

I got a letter on a lonesome day
It was from her ship a-sailin’
Saying I don’t know when I’ll be comin’ back again
It depends on how I’m a-feelin’

HER: Definitely gonna be gone a while over here. Quite a while. No certain return plans.

Well, if you, my love, must think that-a-way
I’m sure your mind is roamin’
I’m sure your heart is not with me
But with the country to where you’re goin’

So take heed, take heed of the western wind
Take heed of the stormy weather
And yes, there’s something you can send back to me
Spanish boots of Spanish leather

HIM: Actually you know what? Send me some boots. Some reallllly nice boots.

Mini Documentary on Pro StarCraft

Monday, December 1st, 2014

I watch a decent amount of professional StarCraft. It’s just fun. I dunno, I guess nobody really cares so I don’t have to justify it. This little documentary was neat to see:

It wasn’t amazingly well done or anything, but the history of the Jaedong and Flash rivalry was a nice human angle to it. I didn’t watch much Brood War back in the day so that was interesting.

Then totally coinsidently, I watched Flash totally win IEM Toronto 2014 playing StarCraft 2. Well done sir.