Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Paul for Ghost!

I know I already posted this:

. . . but this storyline is so filled with goodness that I can't help linking to the next few panels as well:

I am just glad that someone has taken the time to accurately portray the political process in comic form. Of course, Pictures for Sad Children is always good so be sure to read the archives.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Coffin Couches

I was looking around online to see how wide most couches are and what is one of the top results in Google for couches? Why this, of course:

If I was looking to spend $3,500 on a couch I would be sorely tempted, but, alas, I think I'll be a little more frugal than that.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sweet, sweet, Gaimany giveaways

I love the chance at free stuff and I love Neil Gaiman so I couldn't help but post this contest:

Shhhhh! Don't tell anyone, but posting this might give me an extra chance to win stuff. Umm, that's probably a big MIGHT since the entry rules are slightly unclear.

Anyway, the Gaimany offerings increase as entrants increase so be sure to sign up just so winners will have a nice selection of items to choose from.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Mmm, multiversey:

Ah what beautiful, mathematical madness!

I've long been convinced of the lack of free will, but the explanation of the multiverse from that podcast made much more sense to me than other craziness I have read. The swiss cheese example is quite nice, although it should almost be a sponge or some other, more elastic, holey object.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Maine's Library Use Value Calculator

The Maine State Library has created a nice value calculator for their library system:

From the Maine Library's standpoint the nicest part about it is that it makes the clear connection between use and dollars. I would be quite surprised if library users were able to walk away from the calculator thinking they're not getting their money's worth from the tax dollars that they spend.

From the standpoint of other libraries, they owe Maine some words of thanks for opening up their code and making this tool available to other libraries.