Three coders in California built a better health insurance browsing website than the government. Granted, it didn't have to mess with the security and database issues regarding signups, since it simply directs those looking to actually buy something they see to call some phone number -- but still. It's a whole lot more user-friendly.
A rather funny blog on First Things called Dr. Boli publishes esoteric jokes of general interest, plus some that Christians or Catholics will get, because it's a Catholic site. My favorite posts are the "Ask Dr. Boli" ones... because they sound like this:
Dear Dr. Boli: I play circadian rhythm guitar in the psychobilly fusion rock band, “BiPolar Express.” We tour nearly constantly and our gigs typically last well into the wee hours of the morning. As a result I suffer from a high degree of sleep deprivation. I try to sleep on the tour bus, but it’s not a wise idea to close your eyes when you share a bus with a lead singer named Brain Scissors! I, therefore, am plagued with chronic insomnia. So naturally, I have a lot of time to think. And this leads me to my question for you. If time should suddenly stand still, would I only be able to think in past and present tenses?
"Sanctification is not always an earth-shattering affair. More often, I think, sanctification and spiritual growth come through the (perhaps seemingly menial) tasks, actions, decisions, thoughts, and words that populate our daily lives." So begins a valuable essay on Evangelical Outpost about "everyday holiness."
Can you read people's emotions? Take an online test at the New York Times website to see how well you do. I scored unerringly on every negative emotion and missed a few of the ones generally considered more positive, however I don't recall my exact score, unfortunately.
King of Tokyo is amazingly fun to play! (It's a board game, and I think it's going on my Christmas list.)
And for your listening and viewing pleasure today, you're treated to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony for three guitars. IT'S AMAZING!