Friday, August 26, 2011

Link roundup

1. "A huge underground river appears to be flowing thousands of feet beneath the Amazon River, Brazilian scientists said Thursday." Via. UPDATE: Or maybe not.

2. "A Jewish charity co-founder who claimed he crisscrossed the globe rescuing Torahs as a 'Jewish Indiana Jones' surrendered Wednesday to face mail and wire fraud charges after authorities said he duped benefactors by fabricating dramatic stories about sometimes dangerous trips, including to concentration camp sites in Poland and Germany."

3. On Monday, I'm going to give away $25 Threadless credits to three of my Tumblr followers. (Most of the content I post there does not appear here.)


  1. I don't know how these things work, so I'm going to ask what is probably a dim-witted question, but what is the advantage to having a Tumblr and a blog? What does one do that the other doesn't?

  2. I started the Tumblr a few months ago because Blogger was down quite a bit. Mostly it's a hedge against this blog being lost for some reason.

    The major difference is that there's a robust community on Tumblr, so popular posts are reposted widely very quickly.