John3 writes: "Someone apparently hacked the Facebook pages for Major League Baseball teams. Individual team pages had bogus updates posted, including an update from the Yankees that Derek Jeter was planning to have a sex change operation. The various team pages are managed by MLB and not the individual team, and it appears that the bogus postings have been removed. Deadspin has screen captures of the various postings, some quite amusing."
John3 writes: "For the past 15+ years I've maintained The Hardlines Digest (URL omitted to reduce the/. effect), an email discussion list for members of the retail hardware and lumber business. Since the beginning I've run the list on a Windows box running Lyris Listmanager, and it's worked admirably over the years. However, the list now has over 2,600 members and Listmanager doesn't have a nice web interface for users that like to read via their browser. Listmanager also doesn't handle attachments and HTML formatting well for the daily "digest" version of the discussions. Finally, I'd really like to move hosting off-site so I don't need to maintain the server. The list members are hardware store owners and many are technically challenged, so I need to keep change to a minimum and make it easy for them to migrate. I've considered Google Groups and that seems to have most of the features I need. Are there any other low cost solutions for hosting a large discussion list?"
John3 writes: "American artist Chris Burden is finishing up his latest work titled Metropolis II for display this fall in Los Angeles. There's a fascinating five minute documentary on YouTube about his miniature city and the traffic that flows through it. He comments "The idea that a car runs free, those days are about to close". Whether you agree or disagree, he certainly has built one of the coolest Hot Wheels layouts I've ever seen."
John3 writes: "Searching Google Maps for the Lincoln Memorial is returning the location of the FDR Memorial instead. Conservativebloggers smell a conspiracy since Glen Beck is holding his Restoring Honor gathering at the Lincoln Memorial tomorrow (August 28). Notes for the map listing on Google state "This place has unverified edits", so did someone claim the listing and edit the location?"