Searching for Truth in a Wild Blue Yonder

January 14, 2010

I heartily recommend the short story Searching for Truth in a Wild Blue Yonder, published the other day on Tor.com. Four pages. Ten minutes of reading, fifteen max. You won’t regret it.

Ten years after my parents died, my therabot, Bob, informed me that I should seek help elsewhere. I blinked at his suggestion.

"I’ve already tried chemical intervention," I told his plastic grin. "It didn’t work." I scowled, but that did nothing to de-brighten his soothing, chipper voice.

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The lesson from two lemonade stands

January 14, 2010

Via Suzanne: the lesson from two lemonade stands.

The other stand is different. The lemonade is free, but there’s a big tip jar. When you pull up, the owner of the stand beams as only a proud eleven year old girl can beam. She takes her time and reaches into a pail filled with ice and lemons. She pulls out a lemon. Slices it. Then she squeezes it with a clever little hand juicer.

Part of the ongoing memeplex of how to make money on the Internet..

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The Toyota FT-CH

January 14, 2010

Seen on True Chip Till Death: a new Toyota hybrid?

ED2 designers looked to capture the vivid, high-energy appeal of what has come to be called the 8-bit generation. Popularized in the early 80’s, 8-bit microprocessor technology dominated the budding home video game industry. Today, 8-bit is considered a specific retro-style that is embraced by such things as 8-bit genre music and 8-bit inspired art.

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