Weekly Links: 6/24/2016

Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2016 at 9:53 am

Fan meets Patrick & Sponge Bob
I could and have watched this a hundred times. “NO DON’T TOUCH IT!!!”

You’d Have to be Crazy – Homelessness in Seattle
A multi-part series about a brother and his encounters with his homeless sister dealing with mental illness.

The Bates Motel
A pictorial history

The Young Ones & The Fifth Roommate
You’ve got to see it to believe it

“If the goal was to get rid of poverty, we failed”: the legacy of the 1996 welfare reform
A interesting history of not just the Clinton initiative, but a general history of gender, race, and the evolution of welfare in the US

Snopes: Australian Gun Statistics
Googled in response to a fact-riddled Facebook post about gun violence Down Under

Build Your Own Stompbox
DIY instructions for a distortion pedal… maybe the next electronics project

Alt-code Reference
Essential, but rarely used. I have a stickynote on my desk with the most frequently needed ones.

AMC Preacher Music Playlists
I don’t know who’s picking the music for Pracher on AMC, but they’re killing it.

#NoBillNoBreak
House Democrats stage a sit-in to try to force a vote on new gun regulations. C-Span cameras were turned off, so they took to Facebook & Periscope to livestream their cause. Historic.

Chrome Memory Issues & How to Deal With Them
The most popular browser is also the biggest memory hog. You could use Opera, but no one else does. Meh.

McDonald’s Hot Mustard Sauce Clone
Since they started charging for condiments (whatupwiththat?), I’ve been missing this in my life.

Eulogy for Bali Hai
The first Mongolian Grill I remember eating at. Many years later, I discovered that the owner (Peter) had let a friend do punk shows there while in high school. Life has all sorts of odd connections.

Stacking Projectors
Video comparison of stacking 2-4 video projectors to get a brighter and more viewable picture at a much lower cost.