December 1, 2011


Posted in Go tagged , , , at 10:35 pm by onetinyacorn

One more reason to love my new job: they have a tradition of donating gifts to children in foster care, rather than having a gift exchange for each other. I love this idea so much, and think it would be great if more workplaces adopted it instead of trotting out the tired old White Elephant/gift exchange. Consider: do you need a Twilight-themed board game more than a child in foster care needs a pair of socks? Yeah.

Speaking of charitable causes, have you seen VolunteerMatch? Put in your location and interests, and it will find volunteer opportunities out there for you. I cross-referenced it with Charity Navigator to ensure that any organization that piqued my interest was well-run (though organizations run on a local level may not be indexed there).


May 11, 2011

On Tattoos

Posted in Look tagged , , at 7:35 pm by onetinyacorn

Like many people in this day and age, I’m obsessed with tattoos. I was a tattoo apprentice for a while back in 2004 or so, but circumstances made me stop mid-way through my apprenticeship and I haven’t found a suitable place to pick the trade up again. Nowadays, I sate my desire by perusing tattoo art sites since I don’t have the cash flow to add to my body art.

What is my favorite site for such purposes? Oh, I’m so glad you asked. is my new favorite. There’s a large amount of great work, owing to the fact that each submission is vetted first. Many people include the stories behind their tattoo, if you’re into that (I tend to like art for art’s sake, but that’s an unfashionable response. People are now expected to have elaborate reasons for their tattoos, as if beauty isn’t enough). As a bonus, there’s no superfluous nudity. I hate tattoo sites that look like all the submitters are trying to build up their Suicide Girls portfolio. I’m here to see the tattoos, dammit.

March 23, 2011

What is Consciousness?

Posted in Go tagged , , at 2:08 am by onetinyacorn

Information is Beautiful is one of my very favorite sites, and it is devoted to information visualization. Check out this awesome study they’re conducting: you choose your conception of consciousness, and they’ll crunch the numbers and send you the results! This made me so happy, I can’t even tell you.

What is Consciousness?

November 22, 2009

New Math

Posted in Look tagged , at 11:29 pm by onetinyacorn

I have a serious aversion to math, nurtured by my complete ineptitude in it. New Math, however, adds a fun and witty twist to that much-maligned subject.


Like many awesome findings, I’m pretty sure I learned about this site from swissmiss.

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