Category Archives: Interweb

What happens when the internet vanishes?

Governments and enemies alike know the power of the “off switch” for silencing opposition and fomenting unrest. How vulnerable are we, individually and collectively? – cPaul By Joe Tidy & Becky Dale | 25 February 2020 | BBC News As … Continue reading

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The Institute of Official Cheer

It’s been forever since I last perused the pages, nay, plumbed the profundity of James Lileks website, The Institute of Official Cheer. Check it out: http://lileks.com/

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How to fight lies, tricks, and chaos online

Excellent article by Adi Robertson posted on theverge.com FIRSTHAND SOURCES Even if you don’t trust a particular outlet, you can often use their reporting to work back to primary sources, which you can use to fact-check what the outlet is … Continue reading

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Mostly Worth a Look-See

If you’re curious about what the cool folks are browsing these days, here’s a list of websites that I visit from time-to-time: MEL Magazine“Because there is no playbook for how to be a guy.” MEL is a lifestyle and culture … Continue reading

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Media Bias Fact-Checking

A useful tool for filtering the news:

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What Is Fake News?

I like to kid around, and I do post idiotic nonsense, sometimes with reckless abandon. In doing so, I assume that my “friends” understand that I am much more than the sum of my posts, as I keep in mind … Continue reading

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The infamous lists of “Things I’ll do if I ever become an Evil Overlord”.

This has been around since I first started surfing the ‘Net in the early 90’s.  In fact, I recall seeing this on a BBS before that time.  Still excellent!! The original Evil Overlord List was compiled in 1990 by several … Continue reading

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International Talk Like a Pirate Day – Site

Because we’re guys, and because we can.   The Official Talk-Like A Pirate Day Web site.   WWW.TALKLIKEAPIRATE.COM BY MARK SUMMERS AND JOHN BAUR  

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Dead Blogs Create Web Litter

By DAVID NEWLAND | the Ottawa Sun Dotsam and netsam are cluttering up the web. That’s right, dotsam and netsam. The expression derives from the nautical term flotsam and jetsam, which refers to man-made junk that litters the sea, such … Continue reading

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Spam: More than Junk Mail or Junk Meat

NPR.org, July 4, 2007 Spam, which turns 70 this year, has been called the Holy Grail of canned meats. Damning with faint praise? Not when you consider the source: Eric Idle, Monty Python alum and member of the Tony Award-winning … Continue reading

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Web Zen: animal games

chicken tic-tac-toe cow herding pig balance catching tales dog frisbee dog bounce panda bounce spider jump bug on a wire worm battleship seagull bomber bear and cat   web zen home     Posted Wed Dec 28th 2005

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Time Well Wasted

If you have lots of holiday time to spare, do enjoy a protracted visit to Kevin Cornell’s website, Bearskinrug.   Posted* Tue Dec 27th 2005

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Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey

From the site: Whiplash the Cowboy monkey is truly a fan favorite, he is an international star and a true cowboy. He is an 18 yr old Capuchin Monkey and he is one of the biggest little monkeys in the … Continue reading

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Price of virtual living: Patience, privacy

Price of virtual living: Patience, privacy By Peggy Mihelich | CNN The virtual worlds depicted in the movies “The Matrix” and “Minority Report” can often seem far too real in today’s world of computers, e-mail, instant messaging, MP3 players, cell … Continue reading

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