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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Falling Farther In

This is the good life. I've been blessedly sleeping, it's cool, the natives have stopped being restless, I'm caught up on most emails and with house chores, the Beest is content in her window and I have a plate of chicken nuggets with "Trick 'r Treat" playing on tv in the background. All's well with the world.

So here I go screw it up with big fat ponderous things to think about.

One of those "Why didn't someone think this up before" things!
http://news.discovery.com/tech/bladeless-wind-turbine-spares-birds-120904.html

Soon the sofa will rat you out
http://phys.org/news/2012-09-smart-fabric-presence-intruders-triggers.html

It'll be extreme marketing next...
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/07/big-data-in-your-blood/?ref=health

Eat it while you got it
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/05/climate-change-food-oxfam?

I don't know what the hell
http://bigthink.com/think-tank/diy-drones-the-future-is-now?

Programming is fundamental
http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/09/estonia-reprograms-first-graders-as-web-coders/

Canadia, the last bastion of civilisation
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/09/201291103825936625.html

Alfred E Newman is an AARP member
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444230504577615624095873192.html

Not being mainstream
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Keep-Calm/2012/0811/Good-Reads-What-it-means-to-be-the-other-in-America

I think it's time for chocolate after all that.

10 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Canadians are too bland and polite to be union thugs (or any other kinds of thugs for that matter).

Austan said...

Thugs? I didn't see anything about thugs...? The only thugs I know are the wannabes who hang out in the parking lots with "Thug Life" on them somewhere.

Geo. said...

My compliments, Austan. Somehow you can post the gravest issues and still maintain a lightness of the soul. Remarkable. Appreciated. In return I can only say, "What, me worry?" and help perpetuate a phrase worth keeping.

The Elephant's Child said...

Soon the sofa will rat you out had me assuming that it was going to dob-in olfactory offences. I am not sure whether I am pleased or not to find out I was wrong. A fart detecting sofa would be very useful.

And its always time for chocolate.

Lisa said...

You are talking about the Trick'R'Treat movie with Ozzy as the preacher, Gene Simmons as the DJ, Tony from Solid Gold as the villain, and and and Skippy from Family Ties as the "hero"?!?!?!?!?!?!?!???? LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE that movie! I have the soundtrack and the dvd :D And, yes, that's all I'm commenting about. LOL

CarrieBoo said...

Ooooh, wonder if I can get Roz programming next year. Now that would be useful!

Hard to know what to think about anything! Now I have to see what this sofa detector is all about. :)

Austan said...

Geo.- Thank you. There are times I wish that was easier to say...

Austan said...

EC- I don't want a houseful of things reporting info about me all the time, so I'm glad I'll be dead before that happens.

And yes, chocolate is always good!!

Austan said...

Niecely- No, though I love that movie, too. That's "Trick or Treat". This one stars Anna Paquin, whom I'm happy to see scream. ;)

Austan said...

Boo! Why not? Languages of all sorts are easier to absorb when young!