Monday, June 10, 2013

Grab bag of links

How Sesame Street got its name.

A clever way to guilt religious people into giving more.

Teens sneak meaning past authority figures. This is nothing new, but interesting nonetheless.

The Chemistry of the Murder Mystery. How mystery writers have gotten it right.

A real cloud at Facebook's data center. Or rather, a lot of condensation because of a lack of planning for certain temperature changes.

There's a very distressing, very real description of depression that's followed up by a second part. And Ursula also talks about it. I don't think I could put my own depression into words as well as these folks have.

And as long as I'm ending on a down-note, here's a whole bunch of euphemisms for "death" from early American tombstones.