Jesus, I’m old. Lost Souls, the first album by Doves, is 20 years old this year. Rise and Sea Song are absolutely two of the best tracks of 2000, bar none, and that was a decent year for music (if you knew where to look).

Date posted: April 4, 2020 | Filed under music, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

The idea that we’re on the brink of a return to normalcy is flatly insane. We’re barely saying hello to covid-19 in its mild and moderate mercies.

This reporter, in Kansas City, thinks he probably has a mild to moderate case of Coronavirus. He can’t tell for sure, because there are no tests available. He doesn’t know how he got it, because he works from home and took all the precautions. He’s been dealing with the symptoms for nine days, and says it feels like getting hit with a ton of bricks.

Date posted: March 25, 2020 | Filed under general, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

In the absence of March Madness (like I give a fuck) 512 Pixels is running a voting bracket for our favorite Mac. As a power user who has owned, fixed, or laid hands on 90% of the models listed here—pour one out for my Quadra 840AV, and good riddance to all the Power Mac G5 towers I ever owned—I definitely have favorites. Vote early, vote often.

Date posted: March 18, 2020 | Filed under apple, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Huh, I’d never heard of this before: CRV Black Death, an affliction that affects Honda CR-V’s of our vintage. From the article:

All too often, it will self-destruct, shattering its internals and forcing the bits and pieces through the rest of your AC system. The microscopic metal shavings mix with the lubricating oil and create a tough “black” sludge that clogs the narrow passages in the system and is impossible to clean out completely.

I wonder if this is why our A/C system has never really felt like it was up to snuff? We had to replace ours last year right before we went on vacation; perhaps this was the problem.

Date posted: March 18, 2020 | Filed under honda, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Here it is, your 2020 Minnesota State High School All Hockey Hair Team. So much salad. For reference: 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016. Magnificent.

Date posted: March 9, 2020 | Filed under humor, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Petapixel had an article on a Kickstarter project that’s building a tiny light meter for film cameras, small enough to clip into the hotshoe and stay out of the way, while providing immediate info for shooting. It’s a little under $100 at the time of writing, but I think I’m going to keep an eye on it for the future—this would be exceptionally handy to have.

Date posted: March 6, 2020 | Filed under photography, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Awesome! My cousin Mike got a great writeup in the Syracuse paper:

Scipio, N.Y. — Sometimes a great meal is worth a drive, even if it’s a 48-minute stroll from Syracuse, through roads squeezed between acres of farmland full of cattle.

Meals at Dugan’s Country Grill are prepared by a Culinary Institute of America graduate who cooked at fine dining restaurants across the country’s before opening his own place on Route 34B in the southern half of Cayuga County.

(via, which is behind a registration wall).

Date posted: February 16, 2020 | Filed under family, general, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

I had made a call downstairs to the backstage area: “Are we good, are we good?” And then I finally heard from one of the people downstairs and I said, “Is Prince OK?” And then he said, “He wants to know if you can make it rain harder.” I was like, “We’re gonna be OK.”

via The Oral History of Prince’s Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show

Date posted: February 3, 2020 | Filed under entertainment, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

On Jalopnik, Andrew Collins (fellow Scout owner) writes an appreciation of The Second-Gen Honda CR-V. Because Jalopnik’s commenting system is such a giant bag of dicks, I couldn’t log in with one of the four accounts it’s made me create over the years to add my opinion, but my love of our CR-V is well documented here.

Date posted: January 31, 2020 | Filed under cars, honda, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Hooray! a bunch of the writers from Deadspin have come together and stood up an Unnamed Temporary Sports Blog for the next couple of days. I hope they are able to keep it going.

Date posted: January 31, 2020 | Filed under entertainment, general, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »