- My friend Jon found two cool zombie movies. And I created a "zombies" tag, because I realized it was missing from my blog.
- The new New Deal is starting. Woot.
- I don't have anything against David Gregory for Meet the Press, per se, but I was pulling for Chuck Todd. Then again, I've never seen Chuck Todd interview anyone, and that's what's required. It's big shoes to fill in any case, and I'm not sure anyone can pull it off.
- The first challenge of Obama's citizenship has been rejected by the Supreme Court. There's another one coming, but it's a good start. He was born in Hawaii, you idiots. That's all it takes, as long as he hasn't rejected his citizenship... and if it's possible for a little kid to reject their US citizenship, the system is insane.
- Holy crap, the Governor of Illinois is super corrupt, and was trying to sell Obama's Senate seat. It may take a while now to get that seat filled. Chances are good the Senate will reject anyone Blagojevich picks, and it takes time to spin up an impeachment and/or special election.
- Bill O'Reilly, in describing how terrible Seattle is from a war-on-Christmas perspective, makes me want to move there.
- This article was entitled "Scientists Achive Mental Body-Swapping," but it's about getting people to essentially think as if they're in another body. It's not nearly as sci-fi cool as I thought it must not possibly be.
- The summary of this article about Hawaii's plan for a state-wide electric car network on Slashdot annoyed me. An electric car grid encourages/allows more efficient power generation; it takes the power generation step out of the car, so you can do whatever it takes to make the power generation clean on a statewide basis. It doesn't rule out wind and solar, it just puts that step in a centralized place.
- I'm very annoyed that I didn't hear about/see the 3D NFL broadcast.
- There's some evidence that the herpes simplex virus (the virus that causes cold sores, among other things) causes Alzheimer's. It would be awesome if this pans out and leads to treatment and/or a cure.
- Techskeptic (via Pharyngula) has a list of Atheist/secular charities. I've often wanted something like this myself, so it's nice that someone else compiled it for me.
The Internets and other Computeriness:
- A nearly full-featured, browser-based, image-editing program is available. It's very cool, and I love the pic they made in their demo video.
Programming (but the first one is awesome, Libby):
- This evolutionary algorithm to create the Mona Lisa is stunningly amazingly awesome. It dovetails with something I've wanted to do, and might inspire me to finally get that project moving.
- Google has announced Google native client, which promises to put code written for x86 processors onto the web. That's very, very cool, and opens up all kinds of possibilities.
Finally, uncategorized, I shared this old video of "Keeping the Dream Alive" by Munchener Freiheit (huh, I always thought the band was just "Freiheit"), because I missed it and randomly searched to see if it was on YouTube... and it was. Enjoy. Or, ya know, don't, if you don't like cheesy music. In any case, comment below.