what's going on

I think sometimes we forget about how devastating Hurricane Katrina was... found a reference to this song w/ Chuck D and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and this powerful slideshow...

"Yarrr... I'll scalawag the lot o' ya, yarrrr, with the walk-the-plank. Keel-haul." I'm not a very good pirate #talklikeapirateday
Lately I've stumbling with the UIs of GarageBand and Xcode, fumbling without grokking the core interaction metaphors... the silver lining is that it's a chance for empathy with my non-techy friends and family I try to help, where the OS and browser can also seem opaque and inscrutable.
http://www.xkcd.com/1110/ - today's xkcd is amazing. Play with it, then check out the "cheat mode" at http://xkcd-map.rent-a-geek.de/