“Aware of his attraction to a fellow student, he visited a Jerusalem sage, Rabbi Yosef Shalom Eliashuv, and spoke candidly of what he then thought was the truth, that he was attracted to men and women. The sage responded, “My dear one, you have twice the power of love. Use it carefully.” The rabbi’s words calmed him and buoyed him above his fears. He felt that he could still marry and have a family.”—
Wisconsin: Knock Knock East Coast: Yes? Wisconsin: Please take this box. It is full of Beer. And Cheese. East Coast: Oooh, we like beer! And cheese! *opens box* HOLY SHIT!! WHAT IS THIS??!!? Wisconsin: HAHAHAHA. WUZ NOT BEER AND CHEEZ. WUZ OUR WINTER. U HAZ IT NAO.
via a friend of a friend’s livejournal
This winter? This winter right here? Well this winter is complete bullshit. Enough with the cold and snow.
“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.” I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one. I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”—Dr. Maya Angelou (via lovealesia) (via misterjt)
“I want the government to govern less… except for who I can marry, who I can sleep with, when to cut off my life support, if I can have an abortion, if I can take birth control, what drugs I can take, what books teachers can use in schools, what music is on the radio, what is on the TV, GET OFF MY LAWN!”—Reddit’s good at sarcasm (via nickdouglas) (via misterjt)
I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this, and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.
Me:(tries to visit a local restaurant’s website via iPhone) Restaurant website: I require Flash. Fuck off. Me: I just want to know how late you’re open. Website: Nope. Me: But I’m on my phone. Don’t you have a little “HTML Version” link up in the corner or something? Website: I’m ignoring you. Me: What if I’m on my phone because I’m out, looking for a place to eat? Didn’t that ever occur to you? Website: Fuck entirely off. Me:(gives up, switches to computer) Website: Oh! Hi! What can I help you with today? Me: What are your — Website: Hang on, I’m loading the music. Me: Really. Website: You’ll love it. It’s “Girl from Ipanema” arranged for steel drum and keytar. Me: No, you don’t have to — Website: Loading… Me: All I want is — Website: I SAID DOT DOT DOT. Me:(drums fingers on desk) Website: There we go. Isn’t that nice? It’s… what’s the word. Ethnicky. Me: What are your hours? Website: Take a look at our menu! It’s a PDF of a screenshot of a scan of a Word document printed on a dishtowel. With fonts! Me: I don’t care. What are your hours? Website: Don’t worry, the menu loads in a new window so the music won’t stop. Can I show you some broken images? Me: What. Are. Your. Hou. Rs. Website: I… I don’t know. Me:(goes to Denny’s)
I am more than a bit excited to be able to be one of the first to bring you a preview of TaskPaper for the iPhone, a new task/list manager for the iPhone.
A little over a year ago, my good friend Michael Mistretta lamented the fact that there was no task/list app for the iPhone that was a simple as pen and paper or, even, the built in Notes.app on the iPhone. At the time he ended his post with this request:
Now, for my notebook-style lists app: I’ll take a paper-UI, swipe to strikethrough, double-tap to highlight iPhone app with a side order of fries and a large Sprite to go.
Well, very soon, Jesse Grosjean of Hog Bay Software will deliver just that (except without the Fries and Sprite feature – though that may be in a future version).
I have been a big fan of TaskPaper for Mac for quite some time. It was one of the first items I posted to Minimal Mac and there is good reason, as task/list applications go it is as basic as it gets without removing crucial functionality – thus leaving an elegant and well balanced solution (plus, the documents are simply marked up plain text files. Viva la .txt!). The iPhone version, out now, is no different – all the features you need, none you don’t…
Intuitive, with subtle guidance to help you only where you need it? Check!
Make lists quickly without tapping buttons or leaving the keyboard? Check!
Swipe to strikethrough completed items? Check!
Double tap to edit? Check!
Landscape support? Check!
Highlight and manipulate multiple items? Check!
Archiving of completed items? Check!
Ability to focus on single projects and tags? Check!
Oh, and did I mention…
Over the air syncing, emailing of documents, superfast seraching, TextExpander support, password protection? Check! Check! Check! Check! And Check!
What is also nice is that it does not lock you into any single usage type. You can use it for any list you can think of – Groceries, Wishlists, etc. The features that make it great at task management (Projects, Tagging) are also easy to ignore and not use on a per list basis.
I have been using the beta version as my full time task and list manager for about a month now and it has evolved nicely and is rock solid. This, in my opinion, is a must have item and I put it right on up there with Simplenote as my favorite and most used application on my iPhone.
“And in his first year, he prevented a second Great Depression, has stopped torture as official policy, is winding down an unnecessary war, has dramatically opened up the transparency of government and has gone a good way towards restoring America’s place in the world.”
“And people are disappointed?”
“They want more.”
“Like the people disappointed with the computer?”
“So people in 2010 are dicks?”
“Oh, please. I’m a cynic, and all this stuff sounds incredibly great.
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A discussion about my aversion to phone calls and an inquiry into “why are you so quiet tonight?” when I was around people I barely knew makes me think it’s time to bring out this brilliant piece again.