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Facebook changes “Like” button to work more like “Share” does now (bait and switch)

Ah, Facebook: So big, and yet so changeable.

posted at 10:46 am
on Feb. 28, 2011


Google “recipe view” makes finding a recipe easier

Combine this with street view to see what your neighbours are eating!

posted at 4:13 pm
on Feb. 25, 2011


Google Toolbar Keeps Tracking Your Browsing Even After You Choose Disable?

Answer: yes, in some circumstances.

posted at 2:38 pm
on Feb. 25, 2011


Cartoon: How to build a corporate website

It's true, all of it, every word.

posted at 10:06 pm
on Feb. 21, 2011


Vancouver: Most livable city in the world, 5 years in a row

Eat our shorts, Melbourne!

posted at 10:11 am
on Feb. 21, 2011


Drunk baby—a video study

I like the part where she eats someone else's beans.

posted at 11:58 am
on Feb. 18, 2011


What It Looks Like To Deeply Regret Changing Your Facebook Relationship Status

aka a whole lot of masturbation puns

posted at 10:45 am
on Feb. 18, 2011


Dissertation Haiku: Years of your work, in 17 syllables

I do love haiku. Susie thinks they're wastes of time. I won't say she's wrong.

posted at 6:17 pm
on Feb. 15, 2011


OKCupid Acquired by for $50 million

I guess had to buy love...

posted at 3:46 pm
on Feb. 15, 2011


Mike deGruy was hooked on undersea exploration and biology by an octopus (Ted Talk)

Octopus videos are ALWAYS AWESOME.

posted at 10:26 am
on Feb. 14, 2011


The pleasures and perils of running a business with your spouse (

They don't mention the part about whether having cats is a good idea.

posted at 10:09 am
on Feb. 14, 2011


Craigslist ad: This man will do ANYTHING (his list is hilarious)

But, just like Meatball, he won't do THAT.

posted at 12:03 pm
on Feb. 11, 2011


Video: Pilot’s view of Los Angeles, landing at LAX at twilight

So amazingly beautiful.

posted at 11:58 pm
on Feb. 8, 2011


The Difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England Explained REALLY FAST

Bonus: What's Canada in all this then?

posted at 11:49 pm
on Feb. 8, 2011


Photos and an article from Vietnam of the World’s Largest Cave Passage

It's pretty spectacular, that's for sure.

posted at 12:47 pm
on Feb. 8, 2011


The blind photographer

Pete Eckert takes photos but went blind years ago.

posted at 10:34 am
on Feb. 7, 2011


Cats Get Tired Too: Video of a Super Sleepy Kitty

I tend to go to sleep like that. Thanks Debbie!

posted at 10:16 am
on Feb. 4, 2011


Basecamp, the tool we use to track all Hop Studios projects, now has a crappy mobile version

I guess they figured that these smart phone things were here to stay and might catch on with technical adopters.

posted at 3:32 pm
on Feb. 2, 2011



“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

...who said it?

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