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RSS Feeds Updates

tcr! · Mar 27, 2013 at 9:32 pm

The RSS Feed is no longer sorted by the updated date — it’s now sorted on the original published date. I liked it the former way for awhile but now I like it the latter way. I’ve also fixed (again) the lastBuildDate so cross your fingers that your feed reader will do the right thing.

Comments are added to the main feed auto-magically as they appear and there’s a new feed solely for them.

I, for one, welcome our new XML overlords.

#tcr

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The Walking Dead and Toy Story — Same Plot??

tcr! · Mar 27, 2013 at 12:36 pm

A Convincing Argument That ‘The Walking Dead’ And ‘Toy Story’ Are One And The Same

A Convincing Argument That ‘The Walking Dead’ And ‘Toy Story’ Are One And The Same

Small town sheriff. Weird looking kid wearing an oversized hat. Outsider arrives and shakes things up. The dead come to life. I’m, of course, talking about Toy Story, Pixar’s 1995 film that gave the studio enough clout to eventually make Cars 2 (thank GOD). I suppose the same plot summary could be used for AMC’s The Walking Dead, two dots that Redditor “JimmyLegs50” connected to make a mashup of the movie and zombie series.

You’ve probably already seen this because of the awesome-factor it holds. If not, you’re in for a treat.

Jump to the imgur page if ya want but the site is flaky at best right now.

#thewalkingdead

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Mar 27th, 2013 at 12:22:31 pm

tcr! · Mar 27, 2013 at 12:22 pm

I need to re-configure the RSS feed. I don’t like it.

#tcr

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Africa’s Oldest Penguins: The Jackass

tcr! · Mar 26, 2013 at 11:03 pm

black-footed, or jackass, penguin

Found: Africa’s Oldest Penguins: Scientific American

Penguin fossils from 10 million to 12 million years ago have been unearthed in South Africa, the oldest fossil evidence of these cuddly, tuxedoed birds in Africa.

The new discovery, detailed in the March 26 issue of the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, could shed light on why the number of penguin species plummeted on Africa’s coastline from four species 5 million years ago to just one today — Spheniscus demersus, or the jackass penguin, known for their donkeylike calls.

jimi, I thought of you when I read this. Not because you’re a jackass but because I know how sensitive them guys are.

#naturerocks

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Mar 26th, 2013 at 7:46:18 pm

tcr! · Mar 26, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Note to Starbucks… Sprint’s 4G is faster than your crappy in-house WiFi.

#attention

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Nerdy, Nerd Tattoos

tcr! · Mar 26, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Hitchhiker's Guide: Don't Panic tattoo

The 11 Geekiest Tattoos Ever Inked

There are plenty of Hitchhiker’s Guide tattoos, but I have yet to see one as perfectly humorous and complexly obscure to those who haven’t read the series.

The one above is my favorite from this set. Also check out more tattooeys from Mental Floss:

#arts

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Mar 26th, 2013 at 8:49:35 am

tcr! · Mar 26, 2013 at 8:49 am

Rinse until the water's clear.

#nutsandbolts

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keamoose keamoose · Mar 26, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Metaphorically, or did you dye your hair this morning?

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tcr! tcr! · Mar 26, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Coffee-potically. It's my morning routine at work since I'm the first one there.

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Stairwell Battlestar Galactica Posters

tcr! · Mar 24, 2013 at 8:45 am

Battlestar Galactica poster 1 Battlestar Galactica poster 2

Finally hung up my Battlestar Galactica posters in the stairwell after the epic paint last Spring.

So say we all.

#photos #bsg #homeimprovement

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Deferred Image Loading - Not Such a Good Idea

tcr! · Mar 22, 2013 at 8:45 pm

Deferred image loading is all fun and games until your content is loaded outside your website.

When might this happen you ask? Check your RSS feed for quality assurance.

PS— I’m not saying 24 ways fell victim. I’m just saying.

#webdev

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Thoughts: Google Keep and Evernote

tcr! · Mar 22, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Since I’m a nerd dork, I installed Google Keep on my Nexus and tinkered with it for a few minutes. It’s a beautiful little app and draws much inspiration from the Google Now theme. I wish Google would use this look and feel across all their properties and get rid of that ugly muted black header, blue and red button disaster they’re using now. Google Currents is another beautiful gem but the usability leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Google Keep's note in Android

Below is the same note in my favorite note app, Evernote. The white background and black text remind me too much of MS Word. Evernote for Mac is beautiful. The Android app needs that same paint brush.

Evernote's note in Android

Evernote has many advanced and mature features that the newly launched Google Keep hasn’t incorporated yet. Encrypting text is huge for me along the dedicated desktop app. All my desktop browsers also have Evernote Clearly installed and 99.99% of the whatnots I post on tcrbang.com has been saved to Evernote first via that extension. At the moment my Evernote has 56 notes tagged for later reading and possible posting.

Personally, I’ll continue to use Evernote simply because Google can, will and does kill off services as it sees fit. Cases in point: Google Notebook and Google Reader. If you’re a dork nerd, you’ve already heard. Evernote’s whole business model is based on what they do. Google’s business is about search.

Remember kids — the big picture is that these websites that you sink your data and photos into aren’t public utilities. They just might close up shop and leave your ass cold and shaking in the wind.

If it wasn’t for Google Notebook getting the axe, I probably wouldn’t be using Evernote. They made it so super-duper easy for me to import my notes into their service, they were a godsend. See Google wanted me to put my notes into Google Docs. Bullshit Malarkey. I needed a note taking app, not a crappy online word processor. I loved Evernote so much after the move, I’ve been a premium subscriber since 2010.

PS— Skitch has more awesome.

#software

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