Short film: "Denali"

“There's no easy way to say goodbye to a friend, especially when they've supported you through your darkest times.” Read the rest

Retro-computing and grieving

Paul Ford has written a haunting, beautiful essay about his voyage into the emulation of extinct, obsolete computers and the way that this has allowed him to come to grips with the death of an older friend and father figure, who helped him through a very difficult period of adolescence through their shared love of computers. Read the rest

Letters to Newtown: digitally archiving sympathy cards sent to town after school shooting massacre

Digitally archiving half million cards, letters, and drawings sent to the town of Newtown, CT after the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Losing a mom to cancer soon after becoming one

Amy Joyce writes about losing her mother to cancer, not long after she became a mom herself. "When I started thinking about writing about losing my mom, I thought I would be able to fill pages with what exactly has been lost. But it sort of comes down to one thing that my wise 3-year-old said recently, when he didn’t want me to leave his room after a prolonged bath-books-bed routine. He grabbed my arm and wouldn’t let go and whined: 'But I want you forever!'" (HT: @aileengraef) Read the rest

North Koreans grieve loss of Dear Leader (Updated!)

You should have seen them when they lost the Stanley Cup [John Biggs]

Joe Sabia made a surreal Palin-interposition in the classic tradition of Sarah Palin Breathing:

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