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The Glass Wings mailing list and blog is for general idle chit-chat about things we find interesting, especially humor, animation or other subjects relevant to the Glass Wings web site.

Going viral: How to make content shareable

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:41:01 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.cjr.org/feature/going_viral.php

"One of the many great promises of the internet was that it would expand
our horizons by allowing access to information and perspectives beyond
the limits of our geography and personal circle. But research has shown

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Incredible Dark Crystal Wedding Cake

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:38:27 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.strangebeaver.com/2014/03/incredible-dark-crystal-wedding-cake/>

"This incredible wedding cake from Little Cherry Cake Company in the UK
features some amazingly detailed characters from the 80s movie Dark
Crystal. The layers depict different scenes from the movie and it’s even

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Mosaic: The Publishing Of Science, And The Science Of Publishing

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:36:45 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140309/03241526499/mosaic-publishing-science-science-publishing.shtml>

"First there was open source software, given away for anybody to
download, use and share without charge. Then there was open access
publishing, the movement to make the results of scientific research

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Enemies of the Internet 2014: entities at the heart of censorship and surveillance

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:53:12 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://12mars.rsf.org/2014-en/enemies-of-the-internet-2014-entities-at-the-heart-of-censorship-and-surveillance/>

"Identifying government units or agencies rather than entire governments
as Enemies of the Internet allows us to draw attention to the
schizophrenic attitude towards online freedoms that prevails in in some

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The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:51:44 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/the-flight-of-the-birdman-flappy-bird-creator-dong-nguyen-speaks-out-20140311>

"How did a chain-smoking geek from Hanoi design the viral hit Flappy
Bird - and why did he walk away?"

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Tim Berners-Lee: 25 years on, the Web still needs work (Q&A)

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:50:45 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cnet.com/news/tim-berners-lee-on-its-25th-anniversary-the-web-still-needs-work-q-a/>

"The World Wide Web is a smashing technological success. But the man who
invented it wants it to break down more cultural barriers, thwart
government snooping, and let the Web run applications not just house

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フクロウカフェ (Owl cafes)

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:52:58 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://myresin.tumblr.com/post/78726043690

"Forget cat cafes. Or black cat cafes. Or penguin bars. Japan’s latest
novelty cafe is the “fukurou cafe” (フクロウカフェ), or the “owl cafe.”"

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So Let's Talk About Patreon...

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:47:03 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://ursulav.livejournal.com/1579850.html

'In the last few weeks, I've been getting occasional comments and
e-mails suggesting I set up a Patreon account, which is a sort of
patronage model where a "patron" sets up a monthly donation to a

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Game - 30th Anniversary Edition

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:44:57 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1g84m0sXpnNCv84GpN2PLZG/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy-game-30th-anniversary-edition>

The 30th anniversary edition of the game is out now for everyone to play
free online!  Now reimplemented with HTML5.  The 20th anniversary Flash
version is still available too.

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Americans have no idea how much water they’re using

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:26:17 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/03/americans-have-no-idea-how-much-water-theyre-using/>

"They also think everyone else should be efficient while they simply
conserve."

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