DNA Lounge: Wherein there are photos.

Photos of Hubba Hubba Revue: Summer Camp are up now, with the fabulous Fans of Jimmy Century, who put on a great show as always. This was also the premiere of their new music video Hollywood Ending, which you can now watch online.

I've also put up photos of last month's Mortified. I had forgotten that I hadn't posted them yet, oops!

It looks like SF Weekly is having another contest for some "Web Awards" thing, and one of their categories is "Best Venue Website". Guess what? DNA Lounge is not one of the choices, and there's no mechanism for write-ins. What do you think is it a deliberate snub, or simple incompetence? It's not like we don't win their "Best of SF" contest every year! Feh.

I happen to think that this web site is pretty good!


Flickr adds "Geo Fences"

This is neat:

Geofences are special locations that deserve their own geo privacy settings. Simply draw a circle on a map, choose a geo privacy setting for that area, and you're done. Existing photos in that location are updated with your new setting, and any time you geotag a photo in that area, it gets that setting too.
Current Music: Recoil -- Stalker ♬

I, for one, welcome our new race of Luminous Atomic Supermen

Radioactive Control by Luzinterruptus

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Nice animation showing how wide the bike lane really is.

According to the SFMTA, dooring is the second most common form of injury collision involving cyclists, behind unsafe speed, though the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) points out that dooring is the highest injury collision type caused by motorists or their passengers.
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This man's eye still works:

US man impaled through eye with pruning shears

Leroy Luetscher was working in his back garden when he dropped a pair of pruning shears, which landed point-side down in the ground. When Luetscher went to pick them up, he lost his balance and fell face-down on the handle. The handle penetrated his eye socket and went down into his neck, resting on the external carotid artery. Half the shears were left in his head, while the other half was sticking out.

Mr Luetscher was rushed to the hospital, where surgeons removed the shears and rebuilt his orbital floor with metal mesh, saving his eye.

Doctors say Mr Luetscher still has slight swelling in his eyelids and minor double vision but has otherwise recovered.

I repeat, this man's eye still works.

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Monkey hands.

The Bloggess:


Laura: Do you want them?

me: Do I want a box of monkey hands? Is this a trick question? Of course I want a box of monkey hands. But I'm not going to take all your monkey hands. I'll just take two.

Laura: OMG, take the box of monkey hands. What am I going to do with monkey hands?

me: What couldn't you do with monkey hands?

Laura: I...have no response for that.

me: Okay, I'm taking these monkey hands on loan, but they're yours when you need them.

Laura: I've almost never had the need for monkey hands.

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Things Could Be Worse

Depictions drawn from regrettable accounts of the less fortunate for purposes of instruction; so that one may avoid similar missteps.

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Catholics object to Irish law requiring them to stop covering up the rape of children.


Catholics object to Irish law requiring them to stop covering up the rape of children.

Cardinal Sean Brady called the practice of hiding child rapists a "sacred and treasured" rite.

The Archbishop of Armagh said "any intrusion upon it is a challenge to the very basis of a free society".

The government of Ireland, in the mean time, insists that aiding and abetting is aiding and abetting even when you do it because the voices in your head tell you to.

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Fukushima Robot Diaries

Robot Operator Writes Tell-All Blog

An anonymous worker at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant has written dozens of blog posts describing the ups and downs of his experience as one of the lead robot operators at the crippled facility.

Since the earthquake hit, S.H. wrote one or more posts on a daily basis. Early last month, however, after word of the blog began circulating among Japanese Twitter users and bloggers, all posts related to the robot work were deleted (the blog included posts on other topics as well). Not long after, the entire blog disappeared. It's unclear whether TEPCO or S.H.'s supervisors demanded that the material be removed. Efforts to reach S.H. were unsuccessful. [...]

Below are portions excerpted from nearly 50 robot-related posts that S.H. published on his blog, covering a period from late April to early July 2011. This translation attempts to remain as close to the original text as possible, as well as preserve the author's style and tone.

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