penguingirl's tumbling thoughts

Hi. I'm Penny. I love penguins, books, yarn, stationary, technology, and muddy trail running. Not necessarily in that order and not always every day.

On my main site I post weekly about one of my interests and Fridays feature photos of my cats Shadow (adopted 2009) and Buddy (adopted 2013) or of any kittens we're fostering.

Shorter and more varied postings occur here through the magic of scheduled posts.

"The reason typos get through isn’t because we’re stupid or careless, it’s because what we’re doing is actually very smart, explains psychologist Tom Stafford, who studies typos of the University of Sheffield in the UK. “When you’re writing, you’re trying to convey meaning. It’s a very high level task,” he said."


What’s Up With That: Why It’s So Hard to Catch Your Own Typos | Science | WIRED

The reason typos get through isn’t because we’re stupid or careless, it’s because what we’re doing is actually very smart.

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Ernest Hemingway's Other Legacy: A Colony Of Adorable, Six-Toed Cats →
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#cats 
#polydactyl cats 
#hemingway 

Sheep vs cyclist.

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#sheep 
fastcompany:

Forget Glasses. Soon Your Computer Display Will Correct Your Vision
Whether we’re reading articles or emails or tweets, most of us probably spend more time reading online than paging through physical books. If you wear glasses, there’s a good chance you’re putting them on to stare at a screen. But what if a digital display could take care of vision correction on its own?
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fastcompany:

Forget Glasses. Soon Your Computer Display Will Correct Your Vision

Whether we’re reading articles or emails or tweets, most of us probably spend more time reading online than paging through physical books. If you wear glasses, there’s a good chance you’re putting them on to stare at a screen. But what if a digital display could take care of vision correction on its own?

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#technology 
#technology and society 
fastcompany:

Rebecca Eaton, longtime executive producer of Masterpiece, reveals the creative risks she took to reinvent a failing series.
"We did a couple of drastic things. We changed the name. And we organized the programming, different genres, started doing more social media. We didn’t change the programs, we just changed the on-air look of them and the marketing of them. And it worked."
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fastcompany:

Rebecca Eaton, longtime executive producer of Masterpiece, reveals the creative risks she took to reinvent a failing series.

"We did a couple of drastic things. We changed the name. And we organized the programming, different genres, started doing more social media. We didn’t change the programs, we just changed the on-air look of them and the marketing of them. And it worked."

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#pbs 
#masterpiece 
explore-blog:

Heartening news of the day: Stanford’s Maryam Mirzakhani becomes the first woman to win the Fields Medal, the “Nobel Prize of mathematics.” In some distant galaxy, Maria Mitchell’s heart is bursting with joy.

explore-blog:

Heartening news of the day: Stanford’s Maryam Mirzakhani becomes the first woman to win the Fields Medal, the “Nobel Prize of mathematics.” In some distant galaxy, Maria Mitchell’s heart is bursting with joy.

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#science and technology 
#women in science 
#fields medal 
#mathematics 
#maths 

Over 35, Under Pressure seeks to provide young women with thoughtful, honest explorations about the baby question. Contributors examine their choices, lack of choices, triumphs, and regrets to create a rich range of information about becoming mothers–or not–over 35. They’re currently looking to fill some gaps in the submissions, please click through to learn more.


Call for Submissions

Over 35, Under Pressure: Missives from Gen X to Gen Y on the Baby Question, a multi-modal e-anthology, seeks submissions for work created with a focus on the decision of whether or not to have chil…

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"PHP has been around since 1994. Back then, it was the very first scripting language that allowed programmers to build dynamic HTML pages easily and for free. Combined with its easy database integration, especially with the ultrapopular, open-source MySQL, it did everything webmasters needed with a low learning curve."


PHP, Once The Web’s Favorite Programming Language, Is On The Wane

Why? Too much junk in the trunk.

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While I advocate keeping cats indoors for safety (and spay and neuter) … WarKitteh is brilliant.


Man uses his cat to map which neighbors have Wi-Fi networks he can easily hack

Security researcher Gene Bransfield has figured out a fun way to map the vunerable Wi-Fi networks in his neighborhood. As reported in Wired, he outfitted his cat Coco with a specially-made collar…

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"What you do each morning is an indicator of how you approach your entire day. It’s the choices that we repeatedly make that determine the life we live, the health we enjoy, and the work we create."


You Get 25,000 Mornings as an Adult: Here are 8 Ways to Not Waste Them

Improve your morning routine by following these 8 strategies to get more done each day. Read this article to learn them now.

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