When I originally signed up for Tumblr, I did so mostly to have a centralized location that would enable me to
Unfortunately, Tumblr kind of sucks when it comes to (1), and being a proprietary service I remain extremely skeptical of its ability to fulfill (2). Moreover, I’ve begun to use HootSuite more regularly on my phone, which actually does allow me to cross-post to Twitter and Facebook without, well, doing a piss-poor job of it.
So I’m putting Tumblr on semi-permanent hiatus. I may come back to it, particularly if HootSuite’s Android app ever adds support or if the service gets some kind of major upgrade that actually makes cross-posting look decent. I’ll probably pop in ever now and then just to test the latter.
In the mean time, you should either follow me on Twitter at @Necopinus, or friend me on Facebook. You won’t be missing anything if you do.
Assange to UK cops: No, I will not come out of my Ecuadorean embassy -
We’re definitely in the end-game here.
I can’t imagine this is going to end well. If Ecuador was going to grant Assange asylum, I’m sure they would have done it by now.
Facebook is continuing to shed U.S. visitors -
Eventually I think that Facebook’s only viable business model will be harvesting the organs of its users.
Gir - The Doom Song -
I kind of imagine that this summarizes most modern economics.
There is growing evidence looking across countries over time that suggests a link between equality, growth and stability. — Joseph Stiglitz, America is no longer a land of opportunity
A third of Earthlings believe in UFOs, would befriend aliens -
65% of respondents also believe that President Obama would handle an alien invasion better than Mitt Romney.
I desperately want to see the campaign ads for this.
Small-Town Cops Pile Up on Useless Military Gear
Searching for John Snows -
Of open data and the famous Ghost Map.
The Economic Importance of U.S. Cities -
The top 30 US cities produce over 40% of its GDP. Think about that.
CNN journalist: don’t be nosy -
I am a big believer that, in the long run, knowing the cold, hard truth of the world will always be better - no matter how unpleasant or distressing the knowledge turns out to be.
Russian Nuclear Launch Code Backup Procedure -
While I love how bloody practical Russians can be, I think the backup code access procedure described here may be subtly missing the point of having a safe in the first place…