Star Wars High

I generally find all the “Star Wars” retreads in popular culture to be tedious. Leave that dead horse alone! However, these illustrations of “Star Wars” characters as high school kids in the 80s are adorable.

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Tags: Things art

Gothamites by Perry Maple

Project Rooftop highlights some wonderful Batman character designs by Perry Maple.

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Tags: Things art batman

Erase your Feedly account

Feedly finally updates to allow users to delete their own account.

Previous Feedly nonsense.

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Babies are dumb

Babies are dumb

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Default system fonts on mobile platforms

Tinytype is a great resource, charting all the system fonts available on major mobile platforms.

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Khoi Vinh says goodbye to blog comments

Khoi Vinh discusses some updates to his website, including removing comments altogether.

Comments are mostly rubbish. In rare occasions a website can generate a vibrate commenting community. Most often, though, comments are just a vector for spam or a way for to increase page views for advertising.

Twitter and other media make blog comments obsolete.

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Tags: Things blogs

Opt out of Dropbox’s arbitration clause

Dropbox wants its users to handle all disputes via arbitration. You probably don’t want to do that.

Dropbox’s opt out form

via Clutter

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Apples and kale

We’re trying to eat better. “Better” means more vegetables.

grated apple

kale and shredded apple

  • Using a box grater, shred two apples
  • Sauté minced shallot in two tablespoons of olive oil
  • Add some salt
  • Once shallot is translucent, layer kale on top
  • Cook for 2 – 3 minutes, periodically turning the kale with tongs
  • Turn heat to low
  • Add a cup of vegetable stock
  • Cover and let steam for 4 minutes
  • Add shredded apples
  • Add more vegetable stock if needed
  • Cover and steam for 4 more minutes

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Tags: Recipes


I was having a whinge to my brother about a particular man at my work. My job is very physical and requires a lot of lifting and pushing heavy roll cages. I may be a rather petite 50kg woman but I pride myself in being able to keep up with the much large blokes even if it takes a little more…