- Jim's Best Pranks on The Office.
- My good friend Ryan Topper wittingly expresses his excitment for the beginning of Christmas.
- GMail has been on a roll ever since the released the customizable themes (I'm still enjoying my pebbles). Since then they have released free built in SMS messaging, a built in to-do list, and now a PDF viewer (which will complements the poor mans powerpoint viewer quite well). If you don't have gmail at this point - why? It can even do email forwarding and make the transition seamless. :)
- Everything you need - but probably don't care - to know about Windows 7.
- The geek in my rears it's head every now and again. If you are interested in knowing what consumed the middle 10 years of my life check out the middle years (1992-2000) of Video Game Design Between 1990-2008. Specifically Master of Orion in 1993, Warcraft II and Need for Speed in 1995, Starcraft and Age of Empires in 1999.
- There is a great article on NPR about Peak Oil in light of the plummeting gas prices. Please read!
- The Onion explains the particle accelerator (aka 'The complex, expensive science thing').
- Ever been disappointed by a purchase when the actual product doesn't live up to the hyped expectations of the box art? Check out the box vs. reality for Wild Waves Water Park.
- Brilliant iPhone online marketing ad.
- Really cool christmas tree card craft that I did with my students in SUN. They loved it and it turned out really well using green crad stock for the front and red card stock for the backing.
- For any Mac users out there, 10 ways to slim down and speed up your system.
- Colorado Schools no longer offer soda to students. I hope this is a pioneering step that will spark a wider trend.
- Two interesting studies down on the development of low income children vs. more affluent counter parts. Obesity Among California's Low-income Teens Nearly Triple That Of More Affluent Peers. Scientists at UC Berkeley's Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and the School of Public Health report that normal 9- and 10-year-olds differing only in socioeconomic status have detectable differences in the response of their prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that is critical for problem solving and creativity.
- Elena wrote an interesting paper on Christian Intentional Communities for her writing class. As we worked through the research I came across two awesome books I am putting on my long term reading list. Life Together by Bonhoeffer and The Different Drum by Scott Peck.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
There seems to be an abundance of fascinating items swirling around on the Internet as of late. So much so to warrant a second Link-O-Rama a mere 4 days after the last.