MBO: July 25, 2014

I found some stuff on the internet for you.

The Human Experience
#NailedIt
“#NailedIt: Vietnamese Americans & the Nail Industry is a documentary and web series that explores the impact Vietnamese Americans have on the $8 billion dollar nail industry in the US, and throughout the world.”

Technology and Design

Beats By Dre’s Splash New Headquarters
I’d work there

1 Hour Photo
Delayed gratification in digital photography is an interesting concept

The History of Autocorrect

Art and Culture
The Jenny Lewis Experience

Jewish
New Gleanings from a Jewish Farm

Israel
Hope in the Abattoir; The Shared Destiny of Israel and Gaza

MBO: July 3, 2014

Time again for the best things I came across on the interwebs this week. I’m posting a day early because of tomorrow’s holiday.

Food & Drink
Frozen Coconut Limeade
You can be damn sure I’m making this soon.

Jewish
When the Rabbi’s Wife Plays Gay Matchmaker

Technology and Design
Apps for Summer

Facebook’s Emotional Manipulation Study: When Ethical Worlds Collide

The Simple Reason Facebook’s Mood Study Creeps Us Out

Every Bad Apology Your Tech Company Needs
Facebook must have read this before all of their bad apologies this week

Why I Invest in Women

This is your brain on mobile

Louisville
Where Are Louisville’s Most Ticketed Parking Meters? (Hint: They’re All on the Same Block)
Not surprised by this. Meter monitors are merciless and omnipresent at Douglass Loop

The Human Experience
Why Pepsi CEO Indra K Nooyi Can’t Have It All
Such refreshing (if a little painful) talk from a woman with a very demanding career

What’s a Caliphate?

Entertainment & Culture
One woman, 17 British Accents (Video)

Fox News steals ‘Bioshock Infinite’ logo for segment on keeping American free from foreigners
God bless irony though I really hope it’s a graphic designer at Fox trolling his own employers

Google’s Street View Cameras Are Touring Museums and Taking Weird Selfies By Accident

And Mighty Judicial Shade Was Thrown

Today Judge John Heyburn of the 6th Circuit Court ruled that Kentucky’s laws banning same-sex couples from being married in the state are unconstitutional. As a Kentuckian in a same sex marriage (married legally in the state of Maryland and Jewishly under the chuppah at our shul) this is obviously very joyous news to me. However that joy is heightened by the epic side eye attitude the judge threw at Kentucky’s governor, his lawyers and the arguments they put forth for why the state should discriminate against gay couples.

These arguments are not those of serious people.

The state’s attempts to connect the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage to its interest in economic stability and in “ensuring humanity’s continued existence” are at best illogical and even bewildering.

Assuring equal protection for same-sex couples does not diminish the freedom of others to any degree. Thus, same-sex couples’ right to marry seems to be a uniquely “free” constitutional right. Hopefully, even those opposed to or uncertain about same-sex marriage will see it that way in the future.

Well said Judge Heyburn, well said.

MBO: June 27, 2014

I had a very busy and trying week so time spent reading on the internet was limited. Here are a few of the best things I did manage to read and see.

Technology and Design
The Death of the Urdu Script

Gigabit’d

Client Feedback on the Creation of the Earth
It hurts because it’s true.

Game of Thrones World Cup Kit Concepts
So very awesome.

Louisville
Change is Coming to Louisville’s Portland Neighborhood, Like It or Not
I have mixed emotions about gentrification.

Jewish
To Our Presbyterian Brothers and Sisters
I have a lot of criticisms for Israel but this path the Presbyterians are walking down is a dangerous one, one that inflicts pain upon the vast majority of Jewry.

Home & Garden
Melissa Leo’s Theater in the Round

Judicial Wisdom

It is clear that the fundamental right to marry shall not be deprived to some individuals based solely on the person they choose to love. In time, Americans will look at the marriage of couples such as Plaintiffs, and refer to it simply as a marriage – not a same sex marriage.

Richard L. Young, United States District Court Judge whose ruling struck down Indiana’s gay marriage ban today

In future generations, the label “same sex marriage” will be abandoned, to be replaced simply by “marriage.” We are a better people than what these (anti-gay marriage) laws represent, and it is time to discard them into the ash heap of history.

John E. Jones III, United States District Judge whose ruling struck down Pennsylvania’s gay marriage ban last month

MBO: June 20, 2013

Once again I present the best stuff (in my biased opinion) I saw on the web this week.

Technology and Design
Share: The Icon No One Agrees On

How the Cops Watch Your Tweets in Real Time

The Human Experience
My Storified quotes from amicus briefs opposing marriage equality in Kentucky

Pew Survey: Liberals Want Walkability, Conservatives Want a Big Lawn

In Landmark Decision, U.S. Patent Office Cancels Trademark for Redskins

World Cup
“Some fans are already blaming Uruguay’s shock 3-1 defeat to Costa Rica on the lack of dulce de leche.”

What Fills the World’s Cups

What It Felt Like to Be in the Stadium When USA Beat Ghana

Photography
Beautiful Iceland

Entertainment and Culture
Shaka, When the Walls Fell

Food and Drink
Lunch al Desko: Upgrade Your Midday Meal

Best of the Web: June 13, 2014

Once again I’m presenting a list of the best things I found on the web this week.

The Human Experience
Life, After

Casey Kasem does not want to go into a sad dedication after an uptempo record

Technology and Design
How Twitter Is Preparing For the World Cup

How to watch the World Cup in the US without paying for TV

Delightful Desk Organization Innovation

Google+ Auto Backup

Food and Drink
Alcoholic Beverages Under Microscope

The Best Olive Oil for Home Use

The Best Rum for a Daiquiri

Delight
Corgi gets a pool for his birthday

Gaming
Assassin’s Creed Unity Opening Trailer from E3

My Biased Opinion: Best of June 6 2013

I read a lot of things on the internet. Some of it is amazing. So I thought I’d attempt a roundup of the best things I’ve seen on the internet each week. And by week I mean “I encountered them this week” instead of necessarily being published this week (though must of them are). Obviously this list is totally biased by my personal opinions about what is amazing and what categories of things I find particularly interesting.

Art and Culture
Roxane Gay at The Great Discontent
All reviews of her book point to it being a wonderful, powerful, disturbing book. I’m waiting to read it until I have time and strength in reserve for it.

A Very Recent History of Celebrity Cultural Appropriation

Technology and Design
The Case Against Sharing
Funny Face
Bad Design Makes Twitter Angry
I had a role in this. An interesting conversation has been inspired by it about whether or not a design contest is “good.” Of course the question is “good for whom?” I don’t know the answers.

The CIA’s first tweet
Someone at the CIA has a sense of humor.

Communication & Creativity
Penmanship for the Heavy Handed
One of my goals for the summer is to improve my handwriting

Staying Creative
11-Year-Old Makes An Unbreakable, Spill-Proof Cup For Her Ailing Grandfather

Jewish
After BDS Victory, Tending a Scorched Campus Community

Products
Kidpost
I want my brother and sister-in-law to sign up for this so I can ditch my Facebook account. Pictures of my nephew are just about the only reason I keep it. Kidpost would fix that.