Marginally useful and interesting Internet crap #5

Posted: July 19, 2015 in Christianity, Humor, Movie Reviews, Religion
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It’s not quite time for a good old-fashioned satanic dogfood revival, but it is time for more Internet crap. Here goes.

Every now and then something good happens. This week’s example: Bloom County, the best comic strip of the 1980s, is back (as of July 19)–and with a dig at one of the comics I despise the most (for the very poor quality of its artwork and its relentless triviality).

For some unfathomable reason, almost all ISPs limit attachment size to 25 Mb or less. This is often more than a bit irritating, but there are ways around it. Tyler the Tech Guy has a nice short article on how to do it.

Fifteen years ago I learned html,  wrote my business site, seesharppress.com, and haven’t updated my skills since. As a result, my site is now in Save Walter White territory. I finally have the time, so I’ve investigated free online coding sites, and found two that I’d recommend:  Dash and Codecademy. I’m currently working my way through Codecademy’s html5, css3, and javascript courses, and am impressed. The lessons are broken down into modules, flow in in a logical manner, and are interactive, providing real-time feedback. Highly recommended.

Open with Photoshop is an extremely useful Firefox add-on for bloggers and web developers. If you see a graphic you want to use, all you need to do is right click on it, and it’ll automatically open it in Photoshop if Photoshop is open. If it’s not, Open with Photoshop will open Photoshop for you and open the file in it.

You probably missed it, perhaps skipped it deliberately because of it’s unfortunate title (what were they thinking!?), but The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology is available on Netflix (still the best entertainment value on the market). Contrary to what you’d expect from the title, it’s an often amusing, highly cerebral examination of the pervasive ideologies (capitalist, communist, consumerist, religious, etc.) that dominate our lives, seen through the lens of movies (Jaws, Full Metal Jacket, Taxi Driver, Titanic, The Sound of Music, and They Live, among others). There are so many stimulating ideas coming at you so fast that this flick bears repeated watching.

Finally, for perverse, sick laughs, you can’t go wrong with the Biblical Gender Roles site, especially the jaw-dropping post “Christian Husbands — you don’t pay for the milk when you own the cow!“, which provides helpful hints on keeping the little woman in line–and in the sack when you want her. The piece barely stops short of recommending marital rape. It’s yet another fine example of the respect for women inculcated by reading and obeying the Bible.

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