Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: McSweeney’s Recommends

This is the cryptic and odd image that McSweeney's uses for its logo.

I went googling for something or other and one of the links was to this.

Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: McSweeney’s Recommends.

I regained my sense of time after several minutes, and had only scrolled about a third of the page. This is a huge list of podcasts, books, movies, foods, music, experiences, and ideas. You’ll recognize some of them, and think the list is smart, so you’ll keep scrolling to find more familiar items. In the meantime, you’ll find out about more things worth checking into. An honorable time sink.

Plug Computers

Have you played with one of these $100 network attached storage servers? I just found out about them today. They’re “Plug computers”—a solid-state wall-wart-sized low-power-drawing Linux server; attach a Gigabit Ethernet connection to your router and a USB drive for storage, and you’ve got file sharing and media streaming on your home LAN and over the web. There’s the TonidoPlug, the PogoPlug, and the announced-just-yesterday Marvell Plug computer. I don’t know if I’m too easily impressed, but if these things deliver what they promise, then our home network needs just got way cheaper.