Of Note This Week

by anna on August 22, 2009

Cartoon by Hugh MacLeod at gapingvoid.com

Cartoon by Hugh MacLeod at gapingvoid.com

Each week, in addition to the links you can see by spying on my Google Reader, I compile a list of posts that interested me and post them here on Saturday. You can check out the ABDPBT Personal Finance, ABDPBT Tech, and ABDPBT Commodity Fetishism versions at your leisure as well. If you have any posts that were great that I missed, please send me an email and I’ll check it out before next week.

  • The cartoon from the header is from Gaping Void, which is a cool site featuring cartoons drawn on the back of business cards by Hugh MacLeod. Check it out if you haven’t already.
  • NPR reports that there is a gene that determines how much sleep you need ahead of time. And if you need a lot of it, you’re pretty much just screwed, forever. But it’s not totally your fault that you’re a lazy bastard, so that’s comforting.
  • Here‘s a well-written, funny, and kinda heartwarming-in-an-offbeat-way story about being a father. The dude who wrote it appears to be a Christian, and I’m being super open-minded and inclusive by not letting this bother me. Too much.
  • FutureMe is a website that allows you to write an email to yourself in the future. So, for example, you could tell yourself to quit feeling sorry for yourself on your 75th birthday, or whatever. Or, more likely, marvel at the primitive state of communications available back in 2009, when your email is delivered straight to your cerebral cortex.

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