So over on the Ruminator I made a post about Star Wars, specifically about why there’s a Star Wars-related link here every week. I think it’s sorta interesting, plus it has something like a billion Star Wars links in it. So, you know, go take a look, and tweet it or whatever. Tweets feel great.
Since then I’ve discovered this week’s Star Wars linky: Lando sings karaoke in the Cantina bar.
A short film that offers an ominous take on the idea of what a superpowered being would mean in the world. I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet but it seems like it’d be hot stuff.
Huge US govt dept displays an admirable thoroughness in computer security: smash everything with a brick.
Genuinely disturbing account of increasing deployment of armed response units in U.S. policing. Founded on the same mix of paranoia and unchecked power that causes most of that nation’s problems as it shuffles backwards into some kind of weird capitalist authoritarianism. (Not that any other nation is free of this kind of overreach.)
Biggie vs. Thomas (the Tank Engine) (via Richard Burge)
The Rockwell Integrated Space Plan. (Space as in rocketships, not space as in architectural design.)
The Anagramaton: a Twitter bot that finds tweets that are anagrams of each other. Amazing. (via DavidR who got it via Mike Upton; no, I’ve been corrected, via Mike who got it from David)
99 Problems (via Mike Sands)
Fascinating wee article about crypto-currencies like Bitcoin and how they work. Well worth a look, especially if (like me) you occasionally suspect you should know more about Bitcoin.
Kindle Worlds: release your fanfiction through this official route, earn real money, get incredibly rich. Okay maybe not that last one. An odd selection of worlds there at launch…
Huge book domino chain at the Seattle public library (which is a really cool space, I hung out there quite a bit when in Seattle)
Huh, it’s already the second half of 2013, I should really get around to linking to Teju Cole’s “12 essays I wrote in 2012“. And also to reading those essays.
And finally… have I ever linked to this before? been int he linky folder for *years*. It’s Bad Romance.