Sprinkles Around the Web 7/02-7/08/10

Sprinkles from around the web

Standard warning: These are links that I found interesting, exciting, or relevant, and I hope you do too. But I don’t make any promises.

Environment

Scientists find oil blotches on Gulf crab larvae. Great. This is the first major consequence of both the dispersant and the oil. If you don’t count clean-up workers getting sick.

Tar balls wash up on Florida’s eastern coast. That’s right, the Gulf Oil Spill continues to spread.

Fandom

How to Stop Worrying and Love Comics. Sometimes, you just have to remember what made you so passionate about your hobbies to start with. They should never be a chore.

Wonder Woman's new costume
Wonder Woman's new costume designed by Jim Lee and much talked about.
Project Runway’s Tim Gunn Loves Wonder Woman’s New Costume. The style guru himself has a say about Wonder Woman’s new look: “This new look says, ‘I’m confident, I’m powerful, I’m sexy, and don’t mess with me.’ Furthermore, she looks like a citizen of the real world rather than a creature from another land.” Which the latter could just be what fans are unhappy about.

Wonder Woman Gets a Makeover. Fashion bloggers Tom & Lorenzo weigh-in on Wonder Woman’s new costume, and they have the review of it that I most agree with.

• Comic blog, the 4thletter! is doing a great series showcasing comic book artists; here are some of the artists featured that I love too: David Aja and Amanda Conner.

National Public Radio is changing its name to NPR. Yeah, this is fandom because I obsess about NRP and listen to my favorite shows on podcast when I miss them.

Inspiration

Sometimes quitting is the bravest decision.

Politics

#Why I Vote, a Twitter meme on people’s personal philosophical reasons for voting.

Recipes (I want to make)

Science

NETRA: Interactive Display for Estimating Refractive Errors and Focal Range. With a simple device attached to a cellphone, you can measure your own vision simply. This is awesome and will totally freak out my optometrist.

Technology

YouTube Hacked, Justin Bieber Gets the Worst of It. Those who shall not be named hacked YouTube, targeting Bieber videos and freaking out preteens everywhere.

The secret code in U.S. Cyber Command’s logo. This is kind of awesome.

Web Design

SEO Audit Outline Sample. A great starter on a checklist for an SEO audit that can be shared with clients.

Taking Photoshop’s Curves Beyond Highlights and Shadows. If you’ve ever played around with Photoshop’s curves feature, you know they’re a very powerful tool. Here’s a tutorial/explanation how to to use them better and just what they do.

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