Collecting Stray Thoughts – 2008-09-29

September 30th, 2008 | microlog

  • 1) I live in the UK, so have not seen this ad. 2) Seriously: if I were getting paid for a tv ad, you don’t think I’d've mentioned it? #
  • This doesn’t look a thing like me, you pack of wankers. There will be Punishment. http://fyad.org/wacm #
  • Red Bull does not give me wings. It gives me a pulse. #
  • @Grymm but I have no nurses! The universe has cheated me out of nurses. I blame you. #
  • Sushi a la Tesco’s. Christ. #
  • One of my surviving tomato plants has murdered a celery plant in the night. I am baffled and a little nervous. Am I raising triffids? #
  • There goes the Dow, down where the dead men go… #

@network 29sep08

September 30th, 2008 | people I know

* Matt Fraction & Kelly Sue DeConnick’s sixth anniversary today. Congrats, angels. Making a place where you two could meet is still one of the best things I ever did.

* Siege is up to something. His Tumbler is being shot through with hints like this:

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I keep hearing "Fleur de Lys: whatever you desire."

* I will eventually catch up with Matt Jones’ ubicomp-related coverage of tech conference Picnic.

* Caitlin Kittredge will be signing at Murder One Books in London on 15 November.

* Melissa Gira on Folsom Street:

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The End Of The Jules Verne

September 30th, 2008 | photography, researchmaterial

The Jules Verne, ESA space freighter, breaks up over the South Pacific:


Finally Falcon

September 30th, 2008 | researchmaterial

SpaceX finally got their Falcon 1 vehicle to orbit. And they had a camera mounted on the vehicle, capturing the whole thing in a wonderful video:


Links for 2008-09-28

September 29th, 2008 | brainjuice