A bit of this and that to wrap up the work week:
- Project #1 for today: dealing with my Delicious bookmarks, including my carefully curated Maru archive. On Lifehacker’s recommendation, I’ve signed up for Pinboard. I’ve gone back and forth on bookmarking for a while – I used Xmarks pretty heavily for a few years, but found the web interface a bit clunky and slow-loading. Delicious has been great for my purposes for years, and I’m sad to see it go.
- Project #2: change passwords around the internet in the wake of the Gawker hack.
- Catalog Living may have saved my day on Wednesday. Seriously, I don’t remember the last time I laughed that hard. Thank you to everyone who sent me your favorite internets, by the way. So many funny things!
- For 30 seconds of hilarity and birds, watch some of these product videos of squirrel-proof bird feeders, especially the Yankee Flipper
- Also: Comments overheard at a brainstorming meeting between Ted Nugent and the editors of Gourmet Magazine where they were discussing the upcoming book Gourmet Magazine’s Vegan Cooking with Ted Nugent – I love you, McSweeney’s.
- In the spirit of being thankful, Thxthxthx is lovely – handwritten thank you notes to people and things, including Outdated Globes or Lengthy Conversations about Fruits and Vegetables.
- The Sandra Lee Kwanzaa cake debacle is like watching a train wreck – an event so horrifying that it frightened Anthony Bourdain.
- So many funny tweets this week, the highlights of which were these folks, who you should definitely follow:
@mjanssen: My tombstone might read: “He Still Cared About the Difference Between ‘Like’ and ‘Such As’”
@mjanssen: I’m glad my cell phone knows “Wiseau.” Related note: I might be at the point where I never need to see the The Room again
@alwysabridesmd: I meant to be productive today but all I did so far was fall asleep watching Hoarders on Netflix and eat. LIKE A HIBERNATING BEAR.
@alwysabridesmd: OH BOY free cookies in the breakroom. WHY DID I CHOOSE AN OUTFIT WITH NO POCKETS TODAY
@j00j: I like how as soon as I’d had enough of that party, the dog decided I was its new BFF. Yes, tiny dog, I will protect you from the crowds
@exlibris: Playing some Xbox, or as Isobel refers to it, “Button.”