Morning Links: More Weird And Wild News

A tech blog discusses the possibility of using a GPS device to get out of a speeding ticket. I think I’d just prefer to not speed, personally. We learn that making decisions really does make your brain tired. It’s not just your imagination. We also learn that mosquitos have now have an actual use. Scientists…
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Morning Links: Odd News

Some of these news links are a bit old, but they’re all so strange and esoteric you may have missed them the first time around. First, a New York Times article examines the dark psyche of the Internet’s persistent painful pests, trolls. While I wish I could say trolls are just people with stunted consciences…
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Sad News For Star Trek Fans

Majel Barrett Roddenberry, wife of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and the actress who played Nurse Chapel, Lwaxana Troi and the voice of the computer (she’d already recorded the voice work for the next movie), is dead. She was a cool lady and she was also a wonderful actress.

Holiday Links: In The Mood For Christmas

Here’s a neat little photo essay about hiking to get into the Christmas mood from Far Side of Fifty, another AreaVoices blogger I like. I get into the Christmas mood by listening to Christmas music, both of the good variety and of the horrible, awful, OMG-BAD variety. I have a friend from college who sends…
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Christmas At The Daily Globe

In accordance with the previous post about wrapping presents, I gave some creative wrapping techniques a try today for the Secret Santa gift exchange. My inspiration came from Wrap Art, and my materials came from Sterling in downtown Worthington, where fun stuff can be bought for very cheap prices. I got some shiny "tissue paper"…
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