It’s Saturday, and time to clear out the accumulated links for the week. This has been a busy week with travel and the move of my mother-in-law, so I didn’t even have the time to theme what I had.
- Don’t Bring This To The Airport. Here’s a Swiss Army Knife in a handy credit-card shape. It contains a sharp blade, an even sharper pair of scissors, a file, a tweezers, a toothpick, and a pen.
- It Makes Me Sick. You’ve probably heard that if you work at your computer too long, you’ll get sick. Here’s another data point. It appears that iPads and similar devices are giving people rashes because of the nickel in their cases.
- Making Students Sick. Last week was the deadline for SHIP waivers — waivers that tell UC Berkeley that your student already has health insurance and you don’t want to pay for university provided insurance. They’ve made the process more confusing this year, more students are having to file appeals, and more appeals are being denied. There is no reason that a student who has coverage that meets the rules of the ACA shouldn’t be good enough for SHIP, but perhaps they get money for each student covered.
- Parking Confusion. Here’s a proposal for a redesigned parking sign that eliminates all confusion. I like it. Perhaps we should ask 99% Invisible to look into parking signs.
- Napalm Girl and Photographer Man. When I was growing up, one article I clipped and saved was “Should this photo have been posted”, which looked into the ethics of posting controversial photos such as the girl running from napalm in Vietnam. Here’s an interesting article on the man who took that photo.
- Ghost Airports. I find the notion of abandoned airports fascinating. I still remember when Denver shut down Stapleton and opened their new airport, and how quickly Stapleton disappeared. Here’s an interesting photo essay about the old Athens airport, which shut down in 2001 and is still standing.