RSS

Glass Wings Blog

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.

PayPal freezes Canadian media company's account over story about Syrian family

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:06:37 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/manitoba/paypal-freezes-flin-flon-newspaper-syrian-refugees-1.3977292>

"A community newspaper's payment to enter a feel-good story about a
family of Syrian refugees in an awards competition prompted PayPal to
freeze the account of a national media organization after flagging the

(More...)

I’m A Refugee From A Banned Country— This Is My American Story

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:05:25 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theestablishment.co/im-a-refugee-from-a-banned-country-this-is-my-american-story-9a324d131618>

"But consider what a fatwa is: It’s an executive order, unhindered by
checks and balances, issued by a supreme leader."

(More...)

Studio Ghibli Characters Look Even Better in Traditional Japanese Wood-Cut Style

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:04:36 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/studio-ghibli-posters-look-even-better-in-traditional-japanese-wood-cut-style>

"If Miyazaki was a pre-WWII Japanese wood print artist, here's what his
characters might look like."

(More...)

She Outsmarted Jamie Oliver — And Figured Out The Future Of School Lunch

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:50:39 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/school-lunch/

"How an unassuming bureaucrat outsmarted Jamie Oliver and pulled off an
honest-to-god miracle in one of America's unhealthiest cities."

(More...)

New research to help preserve the benefits people receive from nature

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:49:27 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170209133421.htm

"Humans rely on things that come from nature -- including clean air,
water, food, and timber. But how can we tell if these natural services
that people rely on, are at risk of being lost, potentially permanently?"

(More...)

How global economic growth will drown in Trump’s oil glut after 2018

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:48:17 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/how-global-economic-growth-will-drown-in-the-oil-glut-after-2018-5c96dec3f13b>

"Rather than an adaptive response based on a whole systems
understanding, information overload — along with a deeply inadequate
approach to understanding global systemic crises — allows short-sighted

(More...)

So Proud to be a Jew Today

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:46:49 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
https://byrslf.co/so-proud-to-be-a-jew-today-7c014be50ded

"Within living memory, it was our people fleeing war and genocide, and
being turned away based on flimsy excuses of “national security” and
accusations of spying for the very regimes trying to kill us all. We

(More...)

Material Design and the Mystery Meat Navigation Problem

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:45:56 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.freecodecamp.com/material-design-and-the-mystery-meat-navigation-problem-65425fb5b52e>

"Mystery meat navigation is a term coined in 1998 by Vincent Flanders of
the famous website Web Pages That Suck. It refers to buttons or links
that don’t explain to you what they do. Instead, you have to click on

(More...)

We Are The Scientists Against A Fascist Government

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:05:05 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theestablishment.co/we-are-the-scientists-against-a-fascist-government-d44043da274e>

"Our lengthy human legacy traces a long and fraught entanglement between
scientists and fascist administrations; we’ve borne witness to the havoc
it wreaks not only on scientific research, but on society’s most

(More...)

In Berlin, refugees become friends—through board games

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:03:54 +1100

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

Andrew Pam
<https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/01/cardboard-connection-board-games-that-tell-refugees-stories/>

"Whenever I play games with others, we share each other’s stories. The
games themselves do not have to tell a story; they simply give us a
starting point and a framework for interaction."

(More...)

Home E-Mail Sponsors Index Search About Us