Digital Spittle

Apr 16

untitled on Flickr.

untitled on Flickr.

Apr 14

“III
The purity of the unclouded moon
Has flung its atrowy shaft upon the floor.
Seven centuries have passed and it is pure,
The blood of innocence has left no stain.
There, on blood-saturated ground, have stood
Soldier, assassin, executioner.
Whether for daily pittance or in blind fear
Or out of abstract hatred, and shed blood,
But could not cast a single jet thereon.
Odour of blood on the ancestral stair!
And we that have shed none must gather there
And clamour in drunken frenzy for the moon.” — William Butler Yates in Blood And The Moon

Apr 13

2014 garden preparation on Flickr.

2014 garden preparation on Flickr.

Rodoreda by Mirall http://flic.kr/p/kH1GzK

Rodoreda by Mirall http://flic.kr/p/kH1GzK

Apr 11

http://How it Feels to Be an Engineer in the Corporate World http//www.todaysbigthing.com/embed/6961066/how-it-feels-to-be-an-engineer-in-the-corporate-world-sketch -

How it Feels to Be an Engineer in the Corporate World http://www.todaysbigthing.com/embed/6961066/how-it-feels-to-be-an-engineer-in-the-corporate-world-sketch

Apr 10

The rise of mobile apps hasn’t taken anything away from the wide open world of web browsers and cross-platform HTML/CSS/JavaScript — other than supremacy. I think that bothers some, who saw the HTML/CSS/JavaScript browser-centric web’s decade-ago supremacy as the end point, the ultimate triumph of a truly open platform, rather than what it really was: just another milestone along the way of an industry that is always in flux, ever ebbing and flowing.

What we’ve gained, though, is a wide range of interaction capabilities that never could have existed in a web browser-centric world. That to me is cause for celebration.

” — John Gruber counter’s Chris Dixon’s anti-app screed with Rethinking What We Mean by ‘Mobile Web’ saying it’s all the web. (via stoweboyd)

(via stoweboyd)

Nanotechnology successfully working in cockroaches -

romeviharo:

From New Scientist. We are getting closer and closer :)

It’s a computer – inside a cockroach. Nano-sized entities made of DNA that are able to perform the same kind of logic operations as a silicon-based computer have been introduced into a living animal.

The DNA computers – known as…

(via emergentfutures)

“If you are 35 or younger - and quite often, older - the advice of the old economy does not apply to you. You live in the post-employment economy, where corporations have decided not to pay people. Profits are still high. The money is still there. But not for you. You will work without a raise, benefits, or job security. Survival is now a laudable aspiration.” —

Quoted from Sarah Kendzior’s “Surviving the Post-Employment Economy

“In the United States, nine percent of computer science majors are unemployed, and 14.7 percent of those who hold degrees in information systems have no job. Graduates with degrees in STEM - science, technology, engineering and medicine - are facing record joblessness, with unemployment at more than twice pre-recession levels. The job market for law degree holders continues to erode, with only 55 percent of 2011 law graduates in full-time jobs. Even in the military, that behemoth of the national budget, positions are being eliminated or becoming contingent due to the sequester.

It is not skills or majors that are being devalued. It is people.”

Her work is frank, speaking of a reality I hope that will never be mine. At the same time, it gives me a strange comfort to know that I am not alone.

(via sextus—empiricus)

(via newmodelminority)

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Twenty12_myARTmovie - YouTube

Apr 08

‘The Simpsons’ Say Farewell to David Letterman with a Special ‘Late Show’ Couch Gag

With $100M and an 8-year head start, Prodea tackles the internet of things — Tech News and Analysis

Can we design machines to automate ethics? – Tom Chatfield – Aeon

Apr 07

Periwinkle by gapey http://flic.kr/p/mJWaEg

Periwinkle by gapey http://flic.kr/p/mJWaEg

kimchi by loveapplefarm http://flic.kr/p/mLMHv4

kimchi by loveapplefarm http://flic.kr/p/mLMHv4