Reading is hard. Let’s do it anyway! Links after the jump.
- In a lot of fiction, the protagonist has to deal with saving large number of faceless people at great personal cost. Carol Borden of The Cultural Gutter explains how iZombie – both the original comic and the CW show that is loosely based on it – makes these “apocalyptic” scenarios more personal. Instead of using random skyscrapers and abstract lives as objects affected by choices, iZombie roots choices in interpersonal relationships.
- Hallie Cantor of The New Yorker ponders everything that might happen if she asks a new acquaintance to grab coffee with her. Perfect for exacerbating your social anxiety!
- This is an oldie but a goodie. At his personal blog, programmer Peter Welch details the myriad things that can go wrong when multiple people work on the same code.
- Finally, go play with a fluid. (Courtesy of George Corney. Thanks to Internet friend djsubversive for showing this to me.)
Now get off the Internet and go do something useful with your lives, kids.