The state of Texas has strict rules about how to handle dangerous heat on pig farms; not so in their non-air-conditioned prisons, where 14 inmates have reportedly died of heat exposure since 2007. A new report says the state is doing nothing to address the issue.
Fitbit has started to sell its trackers by the thousands to employers along with “sophisticated tracking software,” says a new report from Forbes. With employees’ permission, employers can then track their workers’ health, see how active individual employees are and foster a little healthy competition. Wiring up companies so that employers can monitor workers’ health is becoming “one of the fastest growing parts of Fitbit’s business,” Fitbit CEO James Park told Forbes.
Great, the era of employer bio-surveillance is upon us!
Wow… those kids look unhappy!
brucesterling's posts with creepy Easter bunnies prompted me to dig up this creepy bunny photo. I had a crush on this woman when I was an undergrad. She was too cool to be interested in me – I'm not sure why she gave me a print of her smooching the pagan symbol, except perhaps to mess with my head.
Gearing up for the April 19 show at Comet Pingpong.
(photo from a shoot with Hugh Photography)
This image prompted a wild goose chase that lasted over two weeks. I’d recently seen the name of that practice of arranging equipment in an orthogonal fashion. This photo made me want to remember its name, and I couldn’t remember it.
I searched my browser history, went back through my Tumblr dashboard, tried to construct Google queries that would bring it up, but nothing worked.
Because I’m a nerd, I finally went to the reference desk at the Perry-Castañeda library to ask if they could tell me what this is called. The very helpful librarian valiantly made several queries, but she couldn’t figure it out, either.
When I returned to my fortress of nerditude, I made one more Google query, which revealed this is called Knolling. As you might expect, it’s named for the Knoll furniture company. Concerned that I might have wasted the reference staff’s time, I ran downstairs to tell them I had figured it out. They had just figured it out themselves.
I believe that the arrangement of equipment in an orthogonal fashion is named “Knolling” is officially my stupid fact of the month. Also, I think that’s a great shot of Deena. I also appreciate the help I received at the UT Libraries reference desk; I wouldn’t have figured this out if I hadn’t asked.
Yeah, this is probably too weird for Spinning® class, but
- it’s awesome.
- it would be perfect for a speed drill I’m running on Saturday.
- It came out last year, so participants can’t complain that I only play old music.
I think participants are going to be slaying some gnar to what sounds like a collabo between Neu! and Suicide.