In a couple weeks, I'm going to see a performance by the Gutter Twins, the joint project of Afghan Whigs/Twilight Singers frontman Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age fame. (If you haven't heard the Gutter Twins album, Saturnalia, it's a deeply moving and soulful collection of neo-gothic gospel.) Having emerged from Seattle's influential Sub Pop music scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s, Lanegan was also a close friend of the late Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. Here's a duet of those two singing a searing rendition of Leadbelly's "Where Did You Sleep Last Night," available on Lanegan's 1990 solo album The Winding Sheet.
President Donald Trump's lesser failson Eric Trump claims his social media likes are being throttled and he thinks that's become the number one issue in politics over the past few weeks. READ THE REST
Welcome to the latest Silicon Valley sexism scandal: Verkada, a face-recognition startup where the men used the company's own cameras to harass women co-workers and received trivial discipline when caught. a sales director on the company's sales team abused their access to these cameras to take and post photos of colleagues in a Slack channel… READ THE REST
It's a few years old and I no longer have a computer with a CD tray, but I enjoyed this guide to removing ham from optical drives all the same. I might have to head up to the attic to find my old machine, as a large cotto salami is in its Blu-Ray player and… READ THE REST
Calling all caffeine addicts! There's no reason to pin all your hopes on Black Friday for your new coffee gadget fix. As part of the Boing Boing Store's Pre-Black Friday Sale, you can score a great deal right now on one of more than a dozen different coffee and espresso makers by top brands. With… READ THE REST
There used to be a name for people who carried around equipment that could handle almost anything at a moment's notice: Boy Scouts. Now, we're all carrying everyday essentials that will hopefully help us MacGuyver our way out of any sticky situation. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the fight against COVID. KeySmart has… READ THE REST
With everyone stuck in COVID quarantine for much of the year, online sales for Amazon and other retailers have gone through the roof. That means more and more packages coming right to your door, to the sheer delight of a more loathsome brand of COVID opportunist: the porch pirate. Thieves taking off with delivered packages… READ THE REST