Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Huh, it's Friday and there's no silly site cat blogging about. Okay then, how about tribble blogging, care of Xeni Jardin?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

The city is bedecked for the holidays already, but I'm not complaining considering it's felt like winter for a few days now. Back in the world of fiction, Caperton at Feministe has a go at a Barbie book about computer engineering, and directs readers (many of whom are, presumably, actual computer engineers) to this fix-the-book-yourself site. Have at it, ladies! ETA: And they have. Check out this article about #feministhackerbarbie.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Here it comes again - record cold in so many spots in the US, record snowfall up in Buffalo, and the usual gang of idiots are whining because they still don't understand the difference between climate and weather. Hey numbnuts, climate change is causing this freakish weather! Oh, why bother. Here are ten of the funniest climate change videos to, I dunno, soothe you or something. Don't mind me, I'll just sit here in my layers, stewing in seasonal affective disorder...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

I have to admit, I'm still trying to figure out the mass appeal of Guardians of the Galaxy, a movie that I found pleasant enough but nowhere near the level of (as Robin put it) this generation's Star Wars. Maybe I just need to see it done with cats?



Via The Mary Sue.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Ugh, this dreaded lurgy has me in its grip. Left work early, sat for about 20-25 minutes in the pouring rain (fortunately in a bus shelter, but still) waiting for my homebound commute, and just collapsed. Very little can make me feel better now. Clickhole comes close, though. Thanks Melissa!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Well, my long-sleeved shirts are ironed and ready in the closet, our DVR is a bit lighter, and I've even gotten some reading done, so I'd say it's time to kick Bach:



Via N Todd.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Time for a couple Star Wars-inspired videos:



That was a take on the now-famous Holla video, via BoingBoing.



And that Bible-spouting creep was also via BoingBoing.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Another day, another Twitter backfire. As PZ Myers reports, this time it's "Dr." Oz, and it couldn't happen to a move deserving quack.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Silly Site o' the Day

Good on Newcastle for hiring Wil Wheaton to do some new web ads:





This is actually relevant to my interests, although I suspect not as much as it is to Wil's.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014