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Cinnabon President Kat Cole: Hustling the Gut Bomb

Public Enemies: Social Media Is Fueling Gang Wars in Chicago
Sexting, Shame and Suicide
My kids will not have phones and social networks are for stupid people. I’ll let Louis CK explain.

In a Breathtaking First, NASA’s Voyager 1 Exits the Solar System

As the solar system’s edge grew tantalizingly close, NASA asked the Voyager scientists to increase the amount of data collection. The problem: the 8-track data recorders from 1977 were not exactly bursting with extra space. Could Ms. Dodd even find anyone who specialized in that piece of technology and could coax it to record more?

And Then Steve Said, ‘Let There Be an iPhone’
A must read for Apple fans.

Jobs wanted the demo phones he would use onstage to have their screens mirrored on the big screen behind him. To show a gadget on a big screen, most companies just point a video camera at it, but that was unacceptable to Jobs. The audience would see his finger on the iPhone screen, which would mar the look of his presentation. So he had Apple engineers spend weeks fitting extra circuit boards and video cables onto the backs of the iPhones he would have onstage.

How the feds took down the Dread Pirate Roberts
SilkRoad.com’s long road to shutdown.

Reading (Read) > Nerd:
@import pie-clearfix;
I’ve only recently discovered Compass’ @import pie-clearfix; For those times you need a clearfix, but do not want your overflow: hidden.

Google’s Web Designer
It turns out, it’s true intentions are to litter the web with animated banner ads.

Pocket Casts 4, for iOS
Hand’s down, THE best podcast app on iOS. Also, this is one of the few crowning jewels on Android.

HTML5 Boilerplate Snippet for Sublime
Handy, if you remember that you have it installed.

instead
Good idea for an iPhone app. Kind of sort of in-line with my very very rough mobile based savings site, movetosavin.gs

Watching (Watched):
Tom Papa Live in New York City (Netflix Watch Instantly)
Tom Papa is hilarious. You’ll agree. Side note: I just now noticed that Rob Zombie directed this. Odd.

Uncategorized:
My house has eight smoke detectors. The backup 9volt batteries that they use all die around the same time, letting out a loud chirp every single minute. My solution, add an eight pack to Amazon Subscribe and Save, and change them all when they show up at your door. No more chirping. They’re a bit cheaper than in-store to boot.