May 31, 2010  •  In Facebook, Web

Do You Know Anyone Quitting Facebook Today?

In addition to Memorial Day, today also marks Quit Facebook Day. Coincidentally, today’s GraphJam features a poke on Facebook.   According to the website, Over 32,000 people have committed to quitting Facebook today. Sure, that’s barely a scratch in Facebook’s 400+ million users, but it’s still a decent size to openly pack up and leave […]

May 31, 2010  •  In Personal, Web

What Your Email Address Says About You

Remember when Gmail was invite-only? I remember getting overly excited for J when he became the first person I knew in real life to get a Gmail invite (only a couple of days after the service launched!), and feeling a strange sense of accomplishment when he was finally able to invite others and gladly presented […]

May 31, 2010  •  In Personal, Random

Grammar vs Sarcasm

In my post about the 2010 World Cup Murals, reader Nina left a comment to correct my grammar: It’s “I COULDN’T care less about soccer.” “I can care less” implies that you do in fact care about soccer and it would be possible for you reduce the amount you care. Make sense? 🙂 This was […]

May 29, 2010  •  In Facebook, Funny, Star Wars

Darth Vader’s Facebook Page

I know there are tons of mock Facebook pages up for Star Wars characters, but this has to be the best Darth Vader one I’ve seen yet. Spanning across all six movies, even the level of detail in re-creating Facebook’s interface is amazing. Head on over to the original at Everybody Sucks But Us for the […]

May 29, 2010  •  In Art/Design, Colors

Masters’ Palettes

The Telegraph has a terrific article about the preservation and study of renowned artists’ paint palettes: Why preserve Van Gogh’s palette? Why preserve an artist’s palette? The daubs of raw pigment or the mixes left in position can be an intriguing index to the working method and the mind of the artist. And most, once […]

May 29, 2010  •  In Information, Web

Is Your Personal Data on Spokeo?

My blogging friend Fabulously Broke alerted me of Spokeo this morning. According to their website, Spokeo is a “people” search engine that aggregates all publicly available data (including but not limited to: phone directories, social networks, marketing surveys, mailing lists, government census, real estate listings, and business websites). While a quick name search will bring […]

May 28, 2010  •  In Art/Design, Personal, Sports

2010 World Cup Murals

There are exactly two weeks left until I become a soccer widow. While J and I share enthusiasm for basketball and football, there is one sport where we do not stand on common ground: soccer. Having grown up in Hong Kong and attended boarding school in England, J is a HUGE soccer — ahem, football — fan. His […]

May 28, 2010  •  In Twitter, Web

Uniqlo’s Color Tweet

The Japanese retailer Uniqlo has released a completely useless but fun web app called Color Tweet. Just enter your username or keyword(s) to a dazzling animation filled with music, your icon, and tweets! Via Boing Boing. You may also like: A Twisted FRIENDS Fan Theory What Social Networking Was Like Before the Internet Wednesday Rewind: […]

May 28, 2010  •  In Baby, Christianity, Touching, Web

A Priceless Moment Caught on Video

Baby Jonathan was born deaf. At the age of 8 months, he received a cochlear implant. Watch the implant be activated for the first time… I totally bawled my eyes out watching this video! Via ETA: Some of the comments on the YouTube video page can be upsetting/offensive to theists. I personally praise God […]