I read everything I could get my hands on about Ada Lovelace in college and she is undoubtedly a genius. And Water Isaacson is undoubtedly a tool. She told Babbage, "hey, you know, we could create programs for this machine and make it do all kinds of stuff, right?" The thought hadn't really occurred to him. She wasn't just the world's first programmer, she invented the idea of computer programs.
@tea for all I'm still giggling at "Canadiano".
Oh my God, I feel so bad for you for having to go through this but I also am crying from laughing. By far the best poop story I've read all day.
Oh my God, I have tears in my eyes from laughing so hard at this. Nutria!
This made me take a second look at the iPhone alarm clock and GUESS WHAT you can totally disable snooze on your alarms now. Tim Cook creates/solves all your problems!
@CeeJay Cregg I saw Jay Levine on the Red Line a couple of weeks ago. He rode from Chicago to Lake, which is what, a five minute walk? (Also you know Bill and Walter retired again, right? <3 u, Bill Kurtis)
@ohmy BIG STAR TACOS YES. That, and Hot Chocolate are the two things not to be missed in Wicker Park.
@Olivia2.0 UGH WRIGLEYVILLE. I am actually looking at Wrigley Field through my living room window right now — Cubs game is about to start. Why did I think this neighborhood was a good idea? So many drunk people and random barf-piles on the sidewalks. I used to live about six blocks from here right off Halsted and I MISS BOYSTOWN SOOOOOOO MUCH YOU GUYS.
@I AM DIAPHENA ha! As soon as you said it I was like, yesssssssss that is totally B&B looking toward the lake. Lakeview represent!
My friend had a New Year's resolution to go all year without getting the Jurassic Park theme stuck in her head. I think she made it to 8:30 AM?