Linky Friday #49

Energy: [En1] The decline of oil. [En2] Smart street lights may save energy. Imagine, of course, what robocars will do. [En3] The media has focused quite a bit on the upheavel caused by the energy boom in North Dakota. David Blackmon explains what its own oil boom means to West Texas and the Texas economy.…

Linky Friday #44

Ed note: Due to time constraints and declining interest, Linky Friday will be taking a hiatus after this week. Neat: [N1] The US Army is trying to build Iron Man. [N2] The AV Club has an interesting piece on the lasting impact of Homestar Runner, one of the first successful webseries. [N3] Thirteen gateways to…

Linky Friday #42

Science: [S1] It reminds me of the Grunions invasion from Beverly Hillbillies, but Jellyfish are invading and it looks like it could be something serious. It seems weird to me that this could be such an intractable menace. [S2] The Earth isn’t flat. Maybe the universe isn’t flat, either. [S3] According to Alex Knapp, we’re…

Linky Friday #38

Science: [S1] We’re apparently making monkeys dumber. [S2] Our kidney shortage hits the unemployed hardest. Writing: [W1] I am quite pleased to see my friend Abel participating in the petition by LDS authors to get a uncancel a book by a gay author on account to his acknowledging his partner. [W2] Eleven words that can’t…

Linky Friday #36

Residence: [R1] Recent research suggests that housing vouchers do not disperse crime, as previously thought. One thing I find interesting is that the article mentions that these vouchers are putting a lot of recipients in the suburbs. This piece is in Atlantic Cities, which loves to gloat about increasing poverty in the suburbs. If they…

Open-Sourcing Linky Friday

So here’s the deal: I have one Linky Friday post ready and I need two. So you are invited to provide the second! 1) Send an email to my gmail account (trumwill at). Include the link and between one and three sentences of commentary. If you have more than that to say on the article, put it in a comment. 2) Since it may not be appearing until next week, I would not recommend an article that is particularly time-sensitive […]