A Billion Suns: flightlog of the Rocketpilot

Recording my journey past the billion suns of the Internet.

  1. On Penny Arcade, Exploitation, and the Myth of the Do-Everything Rock Star

    Been a while since I’ve posted! This one moved me to a reblog.

    cwbuecheler:

    A couple of my friends pointed out this absurd LinkedIn post from the gentleman behind the actual monetary success of the popular webcomic Penny Arcade, Robert Khoo. Here it is in full — http://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/9887522?trk=job_nov — but allow me to summarize:

    "We want someone…

  2. (via White City Stadium Box by BBC Centre)

That blue box in the middle of the image, there? Probably the exact phone booth that inspired Doctor Who writer Anthony Coburn to make the TARDIS a police box.

    (via White City Stadium Box by BBC Centre)

    That blue box in the middle of the image, there? Probably the exact phone booth that inspired Doctor Who writer Anthony Coburn to make the TARDIS a police box.

  3. Dear Sir, Regarding Your Affection for A Compacted Catwoman

    wheelr:

    For all the chaps who are so upset, furious, offended, affronted that people mocked the Catwoman #0 cover, I have a few words of counsel.

    First, please understand that the critics are not complaining that the cover is “too sexy”. Perhaps someone somewhere has said that the cover is “too…

    Outstanding post about the counter-outrage over the absurdly awful Catwoman cover art. You know the one I mean.

  4. "There is a large portion of the population that relies on the carbohydrates and energy in our regular beverages. When my son gets home from school, he needs a pick-up with calories and great taste."

    Coke executive answers questions about sugary drinks – USATODAY.com

    Mike Bloomberg tosses ultimate softball, Coke exec manages to injure herself with bat

    (via nickdouglas)

    (via nickdouglas)

  5. thisisklass:

Space Cadet Mural

    thisisklass:

    Space Cadet Mural

  6. Turning Patrons into Producers

    Andy Baio thinking the big thoughts again.

  7. TRUE BLOOD makes a lot less sense if you assume Sookie is a Time Lord in a chronic state of post-regenerative crisis.

  8. "I also want to mention a term people in the VC-world consider derogatory, which is “lifestyle business” where someone builds a site, and brings in enough money to support themselves. Investors see that as a bad thing, and it boggles my mind sometimes when I think about the twisted world that produces that kind of idea. I’ve had discussions with VC investors where they hear about my business and dismiss it as “just a lifestyle business” and I’ve come back with “hey, it’s a pretty good lifestyle, probably a better lifestyle than yours, probably a better lifestyle than if I accepted five million dollars from you.”"
  9. A public request to Naomi Caldwell

    Stop handing out my fucking email address to online recruiters, you incredibly fucking stupid person.

  10. ""My new iOS app uses Facebook for logins" is the new "It only runs on Windows"."
    Wise words from @danbenjamin.