hoodwink.d enhanced

Thu Jul 31

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone – Toby Take a Bow

If you’ve never wept and want to, have a child.

Incarnations of Burned Children

Excessive, often uncontrollable sexual desire in and behavior by a man.

This is Not a Love Song

Nouvelle Vague (PiL cover)

North Korean Mass Games – Finale

Wed Jul 30

Grasp the subject, the words will follow.

Cato the Elder


Iron sign at Sentinel Point

Cortez the Killer

Built to Spill

Tue Jul 29


Bloody Marys and Grace

This moment is yours and you can give it to someone else.

Hercules & Love Affair

Alizée – Fifty Sixty

Mon Jul 28

Dr. Ronald Chevalier – The Art of Relaxating

Tiger Mountain Peasant Song

Fleet Foxes


Tangram shelving system

Sat Jul 26

You have laid here by the water side. You have let the family down.

Will Oldham


Pinohuacho observation deck

Tiger Tattoos

Laura Veirs

1. A composition or structure in radiating form or arrangement, such as a rotating display of fireworks.
2. An ornamental branched candleholder, sometimes backed by a mirror.
3. An earring that consists of a central piece with three smaller ornaments or stones hanging from it.

Kernel#rand_within range

module Kernel def rand_within(range) rand(range.max - range.min) + range.max end end rand_within 12..17 # => 15 rand_within 12..17 # => 13 age_range = students.map(&:age) rand_within age_range

Fri Jul 25

If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.

Robert Capa

Lucky Strike & Sinatra

The Freestyle (Roc Boys)

Wale on The Mixtape About Nothing

Date#at_some_point between:start and:end

class Date def at_some_point(options = {}) start_hour = options[:between] end_hour = options[:and] if start_hour && end_hour hours = rand_within(start_hour...end_hour) else hours = rand(24) end minutes = rand(60) seconds = rand(60) Time.mktime(year, month, day, hours, minutes, seconds) end end class Fixnum def am self == 12 ? 0 : self end def pm self == 12 ? self : self + 12 end end Job.schedule task, :to_run => Date.today.at_some_point( :between => 1.am, :and => 7.am )

Wed Jul 23

Tip Butterfly needle

If giving blood makes you light headed or even pass out, ask that a butterfly needle be used rather than a straight needle.


Gas Panic

Being an intellectual means more than doing your homework.

William Deresiewicz

The Johnny Cash Lawsuit Song

Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci

There are two types of programming languages: the ones that people bitch about and the ones that no one uses.

Bjarne Stroustrup

More REST/CRUD conventions

class ApplicationController < ActionController::Base def self.set_resource(resource, &custom_setter) filter_name = :"set_#{resource}" before_filter filter_name, :only => [:show, :edit, :update, :destroy] if custom_setter define_method(filter_name) do custom_setter.call(resource) end else define_method(filter_name) do instance_variable_set( "@#{resource}", resource.to_s.classify.find(params[:id]) ) end end end def self.default_formats_for(data) respond_to do |format| format.html format.xml { render :xml => data } end end end class AccountsController < ApplicationController set_resource :account def index @accounts = Account.all default_formats_for @accounts end def show default_formats_for @account end end

Tue Jul 22

He is a jolly and amiable fellow to meet, yet he is also a lone scarred tree, for the lightning of living has hit him.

Sinclair Lewis on Hemingway

Paul Otlet was a Belgian who predicted the Internet in 1934

Sun Jul 20

Ease Back

Amos Lee

Soft 404 by Kari Altmann

Mon Jul 14

Ode to Street Hassle

Spacemen 3

1. Beginning; initial.
2. Grammar Of or being a verb or verbal form that designates the beginning of an action, state, or event, such as the Latin verb tumescere, “to begin to swell”.

Straight of Gibralter

Sun Jul 13

Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vacuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1.5 tons.

Popular Mechanics, March 1949

Supercar - Wonderword

A Very Unlikely Occurrence

MC Frontalot


This is sand

Fri Jul 11

The position of a figure in painting or sculpture in which the hips and legs are turned in a different direction from that of the shoulders and head; the twisting of a figure on its own vertical axis.

We Will Become Silhouettes

The Shins


Space Wedding

The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we’re uncool.

Lester Bangs in Almost Famous

J. Robert Oppenheimer

Wed Jul 9

Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.

Ernest Hemingway


Ryan - you'll be the first one to integrate sparkline ads into the body of your articles
Marcel - the sparklines could be a projection of my monthly revenue increases over time if the sparkline is clicked
Marcel - sufficiently self referential

Tue Jul 8


Jay Z

There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.

Mark Twain

Cripple Creek performed by Doug and Tyler

Sat Jul 5

The only important rule is that all sexual climaxes must be simulated, not real.

Austin AIR SEX Championships


Miyajima ferry

21st Century Schizoid Man

King Crimson

Edison – Failure of the Year

Wed Jul 2

As usual, Ruby is 100 times slower.

Mauricio Fernandez


100 yen in Hiroshima

The Unanswered Question

Charles Ives


Marcel - Have you seen this yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrV2SZuRPv0
Marcel - It's pretty funny
Marcel - Although I don't think they made this as a joke :(

Paper Prototyping