shallanelprin: (giggle)
I may so seriously have to use these sometime: Tetris Tiles. Show your appreciation for Tetris and such in the bathroom. Hee.
shallanelprin: (macgyver)
Apparently there's now a search engine just for finding t-shirts: Kinda fun.
shallanelprin: (shiny)
Thsrs, the shorter thesaurus. Type in a word and only get synonyms that are shorter than the original.
shallanelprin: (bored)
I'm far more amused than I should be: Tag Galaxy, a
Flickr tags flash toy that is apparently a diploma thesis project. If only my school projects turned out that cool.
shallanelprin: (bright idea)
You know, it's so sad that these things have to be spelled out. So very sad.

Don't Be That Guy. Excellent read for any guy on how not to be a sexist jackass (most of you are, at some point or another), also can be applied to anyone coming from a place of privilege (aka myself from my white, middle class American women place of privilege). Made me think and view some stuff differently. Some things I should change in my behavior and somethings I should stop putting up with (granted, I'm spoiled rotten by having some truly wonderful male friends, but still).

A Straight Geek Male's Guide to Interaction with Females - pretty basic, like I said before—very sad that this needs to be spelled out.

Thoughts on Men and Rape - A very thought provoking read on rape and how society, specifically men, treat it.

On my own personal note: Just because I'm having a bad day or am pissed off at you does not mean I'm PMSing. Could be, could not be. Also, just because I'm PMSing does not mean everything I say should be dismissed out of hand. 'Cause I'm a champion at suppressing emotions and when the hormones mean I can't control them is when you'll find out if I actually have any issues with you.
shallanelprin: (accio brain)
How to Disagree is a fantastic article about the web, how writing has turned into a conversation, and how to hold a good disgreement/argument in comments, forums, etc.

From the article:
The web is turning writing into a conversation. Twenty years ago, writers wrote and readers read. The web lets readers respond, and increasingly they do—in comment threads, on forums, and in their own blog posts.

Many who respond to something disagree with it. That's to be expected. Agreeing tends to motivate people less than disagreeing. And when you agree there's less to say. You could expand on something the author said, but he has probably already explored the most interesting implications. When you disagree you're entering territory he may not have explored.

The result is there's a lot more disagreeing going on, especially measured by the word. That doesn't mean people are getting angrier. The structural change in the way we communicate is enough to account for it. But though it's not anger that's driving the increase in disagreement, there's a danger that the increase in disagreement will make people angrier. Particularly online, where it's easy to say things you'd never say face to face.

If we're all going to be disagreeing more, we should be careful to do it well. What does it mean to disagree well? Most readers can tell the difference between mere name-calling and a carefully reasoned refutation, but I think it would help to put names on the intermediate stages.

Most of this stuff applies to spoken conversations as well.
shallanelprin: (winter snow)
GelaSkins - beautiful, artist designed skins/protectors for your iPod or laptop. So, so pretty. When I get around to having an iPod I think I want a Monet or Van Gogh skin.
shallanelprin: (winter snow)
And has posted many beautiful pieces of photographic history: Includes color photos from the Depression era and World War II and B&W news photos from the 1910s.


Jan. 16th, 2008 05:08 pm
shallanelprin: (kill w/brain)
Because some designers and clients so need to be yelled at in bright red:
shallanelprin: (coffee love)
'Cause it's not like Starbucks gets it right and should you ever wander into a normal coffee shop you might need to know what all those coffee drinks actually contain.

And I'm really spamming the flist today. Sorry 'bout that.
shallanelprin: (whatever)
Little known facts about Hugh Laurie. He's written for Saturday Night Live, appeared on Friends and has apparently written a novel. Many more facts if you follow the link.
shallanelprin: (autumn)
Since my regular bookcases often end up with books stacked this way anyway these bookcases are kinda cool.


Oct. 18th, 2007 02:27 pm
shallanelprin: (kill w/brain)
Star Wars: A New Hope Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Via Daring Fireball

That's just funny. Also, today is Thursday which means it's Supernatural night and I'm also going to watch Smallville tonight because Dean Cain (Clark Kent/Superman from Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman which I greatly enjoy) will be on playing the baddie of the week. Yay!
shallanelprin: (coffee love)
20 Things I Learned From Coffee

My fave: "When in doubt, add another espresso shot."
shallanelprin: (giggle)
Think LotR map: Map on Online Communities. I especially like the "Bay of Angst."


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