14-year old Seattle cancer patient turned Make-A-Wish-Foundation superhero Erik Martin sadly succumbed to his disease (HEY -- FUCK YOU CANCER, SERIOUSLY) Friday, and yes, I'm writing this by touch because I can't see the screen. Rest in peace, Erik, you will be missed.
Electron Boy lit up the lives of many [seattletimes]
Thanks to Becca and Puwe, who both found solace in knowing Electron Boy lives on inside every little atom. Thanks, I needed that.
BAM -- hello, world.
Dennis Ritchie, father of the Unix operating system and C programming language, has passed away. He was 70 (1000110) years young.
Unix's influence has been felt in many ways. It established many software engineering principles that persist until today;... / Continue →
Remember the video of the cats with fainting goat syndrome? Well here's an edit of the video with the little guys getting laser blasted and falling over. I can't tell if actually makes me feel better or worse, but I just loved those kitties so much I thought I'd post it. Als... / Continue →
Seen here with Fausto Llerena, his caretaker of 40 years, Lonesome George, the last remaining Chelonoidis nigra abingdoni (Pinta Island Giant Tortoise, a subspecies of the Galapagos Tortoise), passed away on Sunday, June 24th. He was around 100.
Scientists had expected him ... / Continue →