whenever you are sad or lonely remember that sanrio once made a movie about a sheep in a weird stockholm syndrome sorta relationship with the wolf what ate his mom and it teaches you a lot of great life lessons and is entirely on youtube
I love this film. It’s so relentlessly horrible.
…. now a graduate…. DOCTORAL CANDIDATE!
*toots horns, now the real work can begin!!*
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Rear Admiral Grace Hopper would have been 107 today, and is being honored with a great Google Doodle. It’s quite literally impossible for us to imagine, as we sit here reading about her on the internet, but people used to use things like paper and pencils and chalk and slide rules to solve (and often not solve) complicated problems. Grace Hopper quite simply helped usher in the modern age, her impact, I think, is no less than the steam engine or the cotton gin.
Some awesome stuff she did: Grace Hopper developed first compiler, allowing computer calculations to move beyond simple arithmetic and into more complex problems. She also developed first standardized computer language, COBOL, which laid the groundwork for all the languages we use today.
One day she found a dead moth disrupting one of the electronic relays in the Mark 1 computer, and upon removing it (and fixing the computer), the term “debugging" was popularized (although the idea of computer "bugs" had been around before). Here’s her daily log from that day, with the offending moth taped to the page:
Beyond that, she was a charming scientific communicator, and she possessed a marvelous ability to make people, and mind you this was in a time when almost no one owned their own computer, truly appreciate both the importance and the complexity of computing technology.
She famously carried around a bundle of nanoseconds in her purse for illustrative purposes. Here she is charming the socks off of David Letterman, and giving him a nanosecond of his very own (don’t miss the picosecond joke, either) :
It’s amazing how much diet advice on the Internet will actually hurt you and contributes to eating disorders and generally poor nutrition. I hope that in the future we look back on these as indicators of a dark age. However, Listerine lied decades ago about what their product is and does, and they’re still in business, trying to find new ways to shame, guilt, and deceive people into buying their products. Capitalism doesn’t only kill, it maims and starves.
One By One directed by Pixote Hunt
Whoa, I’ve never seen this before? This is lovely! I had to go fact check it, because I had a hard time believing it was really Disney! BUT—
One by One is a traditionally animated short film directed by Pixote Hunt and released by Walt Disney Pictures on August 31, 2004, as an extra feature on the DVD release of The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride Special Edition. The short intended to be one of the segments for the proposed but never completed Fantasia 2006.
So uh, how, then, do I.. give this all of my money…?
On the frickin’ Simba’s Pride DVD?! What the hell, Disney.