Yet again this has been a busy busy week. In particular, I’ve been so busy at lunch and when I get home I haven’t had the time (or energy) to share my accumulated links with you. So here’s a quick link post before I write up the review from last night’s show:
- At The Top of Her Class. Here’s an interesting story about a high school valedictorian… in a high school class of one. She lives in a central Nevada town, and is the only graduating senior. She’s at the top of her class… and I guess also at the bottom. It’s all how you look at it.
- Hidden Design. I’ve grown very fond of the podcast “99% Invisible“, which looks at hidden design issues in everyday items we never think about. Here are a couple of hidden design questions I’ve spotted this week. For example, have you ever thought about the share button, and why there are so many variants of it. Here’s another: Why is blue such a predominant color on the Internet? Wonderful design questions.
- History. History fascinates me, especially obscure history. For example, here’s a link that came across a maps reddit that presents an animated history of the Boston Subway system (click on the thumbnail of the map to see the animation). Here’s another: an article on one of the first drafts of the screenplay of “The Wizard of Oz”. What is especially interesting is the author: Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked.
- Security. Two interesting articles on security and privacy. The first is very important for everyone who uses AT&T — it appears your mobile phone can put you at risk by being a promiscuous slut. The other is a warning for everyone who loves to complete those Buzzfeed quizzes — remember that quizzes are a great way to collect loads of personal information.
- News You Can Use. Here are some links to news you can use. The first talks about middle class relief for UC tuition; alas, we didn’t file the FAFSA this year as we never get anything anyway, and now it is too late for us (we may also be above the cutoff). The second is a useful list of Windows tips and tricks, including the information on how to create God Mode.
- Theatre Things. Here are two theatre related things about some parody musicals. First, “Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical” is returning to NYC. Alas, I think it is after Erin returns to LA. Secondly, the parody musical we saw in Las Vegas, “Evil Dead: The Musical“, is working on their own cast album and funding it on IndeGoGo.
- Everyone Loves Pizza. Here’s a last singlet item: an article on the bakery behind most of the GF pizza dough in restaurants in LA.