Things you should be looking at.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Google's Official Opposition to California's Proposition 8

Google did good.

Our position on California's No on 8 campaign

9/26/2008 03:23:00 PM
As an Internet company, Google is an active participant in policy debates surrounding information access, technology and energy. Because our company has a great diversity of people and opinions -- Democrats and Republicans, conservatives and liberals, all religions and no religion, straight and gay -- we do not generally take a position on issues outside of our field, especially not social issues. So when Proposition 8 appeared on the California ballot, it was an unlikely question for Google to take an official company position on.

However, while there are many objections to this proposition -- further government encroachment on personal lives, ambiguously written text -- it is the chilling and discriminatory effect of the proposition on many of our employees that brings Google to publicly oppose Proposition 8. While we respect the strongly-held beliefs that people have on both sides of this argument, we see this fundamentally as an issue of equality. We hope that California voters will vote no on Proposition 8 -- we should not eliminate anyone's fundamental rights, whatever their sexuality, to marry the person they love.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Insanely Cool Typography Art

Art made with characters- flash animations show process of creation for each.

Just go see it. So cool.


The Lost Fingers (rule)

The Lost Fingers sort of remind me of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, but where the Gimmes perform every song as punk, The Lost Fingers perform every song as a guitare manouche gypsy jazz piece (think Django Reinhardt). Love it.

Pump Up The Jam:

Billie Jean:

You Give Love a Bad Name:

Thanks to Amy Buckland for turning me on to this Québécois group!