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Amazon releases “Cloud Player”, a listen-anywhere*-to-your-music service

* Not on Apple products, (yet?)

posted at 4:09 pm
on Mar. 29, 2011


If you want to see 25 mind-blowing short videos by various folks…

Ladybird is my favorite so far.

posted at 12:35 pm
on Mar. 29, 2011


Beautiful Time Lapse video of Northern Lights (Auroras) Over Norway

How can you NOT think that these are supernatural in origin? (Thanks, @dbarefoot.)

posted at 10:31 am
on Mar. 28, 2011


4-part series about drug dealers’ lives in East Vancouver; nicely written

I like reading things like this.

posted at 4:13 pm
on Mar. 25, 2011


The best journalism-job want ad ever ever.

It's for editor. Fun.

posted at 2:00 pm
on Mar. 23, 2011


Say ‘Protest’ on a cell phone in China and *bang* your call disconnects

It's the same in the U.S. except... you blame AT&T's shitty network.

posted at 12:44 pm
on Mar. 23, 2011


Venn Piagram (aka a REAL pie chart)

Question: What are the flavors?

posted at 11:11 am
on Mar. 23, 2011


What is Cavalia, the Vancouver horse circus thingy?

Turns out it's by one of the creators of Cirque du Soleil.

posted at 9:56 am
on Mar. 21, 2011


Pot and How to Use It - A book by Roger Ebert

Oh, wait, I left the "The" off -- but that makes it only slightly less weird.

posted at 3:24 pm
on Mar. 19, 2011


Etsy does not reveal your purchases in Google searches

Though, kinda sorta there was a link from October to today.

posted at 4:20 pm
on Mar. 15, 2011


Is Short-Term Happiness bad for Long-Term Happiness?

The short answer is Yes. There, are you happy?

posted at 11:27 am
on Mar. 15, 2011


Short Video: Sumo wrestlers arranged in sexy poses on Subaru cars

It sounds funny, and it IS funnier than you even imagine.

posted at 11:00 am
on Mar. 10, 2011


Should You Stay or Should You Go (from a troubled relationship)

"Think about the problems that you have with your beloved: Are they solvable? Cyclical? Wounding? Or just plain deal-breakers?"

posted at 10:22 am
on Mar. 9, 2011


I’m going to stop typing two spaces after a period.

Life's too short.

posted at 8:23 pm
on Mar. 4, 2011


A long, personal article by a woman training to be an abortion provider

This might be the most fascinating thing you read today, whether you agree with her profession or not. I love it when people talk about what isn't talked about.

posted at 11:22 am
on Mar. 4, 2011


Who is your Starbucks cup alter ego? (photos)

Mine is Fabio. No, not really. :(

posted at 10:21 am
on Mar. 4, 2011


Laughing Baby laughs at paper being torn

What more do you need to know? Nothin'.

posted at 10:16 am
on Mar. 4, 2011


How citizen journalism has changed since George Holliday’s Rodney King video

For one thing, there's a word for it now.

posted at 10:41 am
on Mar. 3, 2011


If the Internet was only sites this mesmerizing, I’d be happy

And unemployed. (Vectorpark is 10 years old now!)

posted at 10:21 pm
on Mar. 1, 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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