Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Birther scam email

So there's an email going around to birther types and other Republicans claiming that a former U.S. marine and current U.S. District Court judge as ordered Barack Obama to "prove his eligibility" to be U.S. President in court. Ha!

What judge David O. Carter actually said to these nuts is:

"Plaintiffs have encouraged the Court to ignore these mandates of the Constitution; to disregard the limits on its power put in place by the Constitution; and to effectively overthrow a sitting president who was popularly elected by We the People‚ sixty-nine million of the people. Plaintiffs have attacked the judiciary, including every prior court that has dismissed their claim, as unpatriotic and even treasonous for refusing to grant their requests and for adhering to the terms of the Constitution which set forth its jurisdiction. Respecting the constitutional role and jurisdiction of this Court is not unpatriotic. Quite the contrary, this Court considers commitment to that constitutional role to be the ultimate reflection of patriotism. Therefore, for the reasons stated above, Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss is GRANTED."

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cute overload

From Vanity Fair, an evisceration of our "cute culture":

"Cootchie-coo behavior used to be reserved for private moments in the home. But now, with the Internet’s help, people feel free to wallow in cuteness en masse, in the company of strangers. The serious political blog Daily Kos, for instance, is awash in cute pictures of kittens and panda bears. The Web site Cute Overload, which gets 100,000 visits a day, is all photographs and videos of puppies (“puppehs” in the site’s own particular argot), kittens (“kittehs”), and baby rabbits (“bun-buns”), who are said to go nom-nom-nom as they munch their little meals."

As someone who has a random kitten gadget in my iGoogle home page and an entire tab dedicated to pictures of dogs, I am certainly guilty of "cootchie-coo behavior". But they're soooooo cuuuuuuute....

Addicted to Cute

Cute Overload

Cute Things Falling Asleep

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Google Wave of wonder

This tripped my shit out:

Watch Multiple Cursors Type into the Same Wave

The first time you're reading or adding content to a wave at the same time one of your contacts is editing that wave, something interesting will catch your eye: Wave displays a participant's changes to that wave in real-time, keystroke by keystroke. Within the blip, a colored cursor, labeled with the owner's name, moves through the text as that person types, as shown in Figure 2-6. Wave can show more than one cursor working within a given wave as well. Wherever you see this cursor on your screen is exactly where that user's cursor is on his screen. Active waves with lots of participants are a spectacle to watch, with multi-colored names typing text before your eyes, live.