link love

Lots of great links this week!

Story of my life from itsprobablyphdme. Shiny!

The annual food stamp/SNAP challenge from the nonconsumer advocate.  It’s would be a bit easier for us given that we’re now a family of four, but #4 only eats vicariously ($112 is pretty close to our regular grocery bill… $84 is not).

Graceful retirement links to a bunch of longevity calculators.

Gabe is winning at chore wars.

A map of the market from Smart Money.

Kelly Damian talks about horrible gift ideas.

Reassigned time discusses, among other things, how we wish we could hire more folks.

Oil and Garlic nails some problems with common proposals for fixing retirement and health insurance.

Wandering Scientist talks a bit about why she works and life the universe and everything (but not balance or having it all).

First Gen American with some great career advice.

No trust fund has an anonymous survey she’d like you to take.

Mutant Supermodel is looking for single parents to share their stories.

Hush with an interesting take on the tiger mother book.

We were in this week’s carnival of personal finance.

xkcd is epic.

13 Responses to “link love”

  1. First Gen American Says:

    Awesome being linked to twice in a row. Thanks.

  2. Comradde PhysioProffe Says:

    The xkcd thing is interesting, not per se, but because of how different people react differently to it. Some people I know were all like you guys–XOMFG! So awesome!–and were driven to click and drag all over the thing to see everything. Other people–I was more this way–were all like “Eh. Who gives a shit?” and had no interest whatsoever in clicking and dragging all over the thing.

  3. Comradde PhysioProffe Says:

    The market map reminded me of mapping genomic data on a Hilbert curve:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2677744/

    The genome of most organisms is kajillions of nucleotides long, and so if you want to visually display genomic information at nucleotide resolution, you need a really long thin piece of paper. Hilbert curves are a way to conveniently map one dimensional spaces onto two-dimensional spaces, and allow you to visually display genomic information on a square or rectangle. You can fit an entire genome of data onto a single page and view its large scale features at a glance.

  4. kellydamian Says:

    Thanks for the linky love. Am feeling all warm and cozy over here in Bakersfield.

  5. Cloud Says:

    Thanks for the link! Anyone who wants to wander over and tell me how they’d arrange the interests I list would be very welcome- a couple of people have done that, and its been fun reading what other people think I should do.

  6. NoTrustFund Says:

    Thanks for the link.

  7. MutantSupermodel Says:

    Thanks for the love. I KNEW you were going to link to the XKCD. I freaking loved it. Penny Arcade looks great. What is this Chore Wars?

  8. oilandgarlic Says:

    Thanks for the xkcd link…loved it. And thanks for the link love, too.

  9. hush Says:

    Gracias for the link – y’all are too kind!!!


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