Debi Linton has an excellent ‘beginners guide to Barbara Gordon’.
More serious science here – the annotation of human proteins has been completed. This is a far bigger thing than the human genome project.
A complaint about bloatware in free software. I have to agree with this – a lot of free programs written in very high-level languages like Python are absolute memory hogs. On my last laptop, if I tried to run a web browser, comic reader, bittorrent client and MP3 player at the same time my system would practically grind to a halt (and this was using IceWM, a lightweight window manager). It’s a truism that programmer time is more expensive than machine cycles, but one advantage people always give for GNU/Linux is that it runs well on older hardware, and that’s rapidly changing.
J.H. WIlliams is posting a page a day of his Jonah Hex issue. Williams is by far the best artist working in comics today, and every page of his rewards study.
Dougas Rushkoff talks about the fundamental problems with our monetary system. I don’t know enough about economics to know if I agree with his analysis, but it smells right.