November 4, 2014

Minds are rarely changed in 140 character bursts...

Of interest from the last couple months...

How to clean your gadgets without ruining them.

Donald Miller: I'm Glad I'm Not the Same Guy Who Wrote Blue Like Jazz.

A link that will make my wife's head explode: A Definitive Ranking of Every Character on the West Wing.

Seth Godin: Without a Keyboard.
"The public square is more public than ever, but minds are rarely changed in 140 character bursts and by selfies."
 GEGeek Tech Toolkit - I've played with similar USB app packages in the past, but this one looks particularly interesting.

That time I let my cloud storage get too full...

Why You're More Successful Than You Think.

Jamie, the Very Worst Missionary: #Blessed. I preached on Matthew 5 this past week in Ypsilanti and touched on this same theme that our very notion of blessing in warped, but Jamie lays it out in a much better way.

Kali LInux NetHunter. This past spring I was playing with some basic tools that turn tablets into hacking platforms as a way of understanding the potential security risks mobile devices can present. This takes that possibility to a whole new level.

Guy is setting up coffee dates with all 1088 of his Facebook friends. I love this idea.

A gun is more likely to be used against its owner than against a bad guy.

Diet Racism (via)

January 1, 2014

Roundup (Jan 1, 2014)

Of interest from recent weeks...

The Auto Bailout Saved 1.5 Million Jobs

Here's Everywhere You Should Enable Two-Factor Authentication Right Now (For non tech friends, two-factor authentication is basically an easy way to add a second "layer" to your passwords on various internet sites - generally your e-mail, cloud, social network service, etc. will send you a 4-6 digit code via text so you can help prove who you are. I'd recommend using it for any service you might worry about being compromised).

The Journal of a New Cobra Recruit:
 "Sarge is a great teacher because he doesn’t just criticize. He showed the right way to shoot. What you do is you start shooting your gun wildly and run towards the target as fast as you can and, in your scariest voice, you yell “COBRA!” We worked on that all afternoon, and just before we broke for dinner, I actually hit the target! Sarge and everyone else were so happy for me that they were about to cry. Told me I’d just set the record for marksmanship in COBRA boot camp."
(make sure you read the whole thing).

 How Hitler Tried to Redesign Christmas

The FBI Considered "It's A Wonderful Life" to be Communist Propaganda

Surprise! It's Super Easy to Identify People from Metadata 

Saving Mr. Banks is a Spoonful of Lies

Neil Gaiman's New Year's Wish

Seth Godin: Welcome to Paris

Billy Bragg - January Song: