- Here's a picture (Facebook link) of Eagle Fern Creek from the 1950s. Have you ever been there? It's really nice.
- On Videogum, there is a preview of Killer Karaoke. That does not look like a show I would want to watch! (Although I do love how nonchalant the skunk in the cage is. I'd watch a whole show of that little guy.)
- Today's episode of the "Yo, Is This Racist?" podcast.
- There's a new shop on Supportland. I've never heard of this place; I'll have to go check it out.
- I spent a lot of time using Google Translate this morning because my Dutch isn't good enough for me to read the tweets of the Dutch folks I follow. They were having a lot of fun with Google Trends today.
- H&M website. (I got a job, so I need some new office clothes!)
- I am having a hard time deciding how I feel about Joseph Pierce's art, aside from that it makes me feel uncomfortable.
- Here's a survey relating to the SW Corridor plan (the future transit route - possibly MAX line - out towards the Tualitin area). I didn't take the survey, because I don't really ever go out that way and don't have any opinions on it. (via @alex_zee)
- Police blotter: a tree on Hayden Island attacked a police officer on an ATV. Cops pull over a jaywalker who runs, is captured, and then is run over by an unoccupied police cruiser. The Oregonian has the same story, but with a bonus fun quote from a police spokesperson.
- You've probably already seen the fun "This is what an atheist looks like" graffiti.
- You can't drop off your children at Mall of America during Black Friday. (File under: Why did I read this?)
- Some guy wearing a shawl.
- "The White Negro" by Norman Mailer.
- Really creepy old Disney character costumes on Retronaut!
- It's been a wet week! Here's a list of the city's rain gauges.
- Here's a free-ish font that I'm not sure if I kind-of like or kind-of don't like.
- Today's Vintage Portland is a great old aerial view of the Hollywood District.
- A former mayor's house in Lake Oswego gets listed on the National Register.
- Photos of men heading towards the Yukon goldfields, also on Retronaut.
- Rocco Landesman is stepping down from the NEA.
- Something something #8 bus line something Woodlawn.
- I thought that this was going to be an article about finding organic molecules on Mars, but it is an article about how they might announce that they found organic molecules on Mars.
- Here's a review of Portlandia the book by someone that doesn't like Portlandia the show.
- Drawings of venture capitalists as packaged action figures.
- Willamette Week makes a post about an actual article (versus a "post") about Zach Randolph on Grantland. This is about as close as I come to reading about sports.
- You can learn to kayak at Milo McIver State Park!
- A press release from the Dill Pickle Club about their "Don't Move Out!" poster.
- Resilient masonry buildings!
- Neuromorphic engineering still has a ways to go.
- Reported on Bike Portland: 600 miles of city streets are now under the jurisdiction of the National Highway System, which impacts the design requirements of the streets and could have a negative effect on bike and pedestrian projects.
Cute animals department:
- Chris Christie, Republican pariah.
- Big surprise that the Oregonian editorial board is against the incredibly small amount of tax being raised on the companies that provide landline service. In the article, they frame it as a tax on the elderly, which: sure, but they fail to mention that the tax would amount to something like an extra $4.20 annually. Also, there is some really weird anti-tax/"just tax everybody" logic going on in that article. Remember when the Oregonian used to be a good newspaper without a conservative/anti-tax/anti-bike bias? I wonder if everyone on their editorial board lives in Vancouver.
- There's finally a plan to do... something? with Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
- php.net - I keep avoiding doing all of the server-side programming that I want to do, and today I decided that I'd better work on it.
iPhone apps I installed today: