Interesting Links of the Day

Links that caught my eye on March 28, 2011:

(With a hat tip to Maria Langer, from whom I got the idea to begin posting thusly.)

  • An abject lesson in how NOT to react when someone posts a negative review of your work. This self-published author had a meltdown – on the reviewer’s site, no less – when it happened to her.
  • People are getting quite creative with their pages. They use their own URLs (as opposed to, so only code geeks would know they weren’t custom-made. Two fun examples: Jay Siegan and DEDE.
  • A witty quote from writer Katie Rosman via her Twitter feed: “For those feeling unsettled about changes in the NYT’s pay structure, rest assured that the WSJ remains, as always, unfree.”
  • CNBC named the Magic Castle, one of my favorite haunts (pun intended) among “America’s Weirdest Restaurants.” I find it more quirky than weird, personally, but then again that’s me.
  • BioWare’s David Gaider calls out a Dragon Age 2 player offended at being hit on within the game by another guy, and demanding changes accordingly: “The romances in the game are not for the ‘straight male gamer.’ They’re for everyone. We have a lot of fans, many of whom are neither straight or male, and they deserve no less attention.”
  • I first saw this trailer for the film Super when Ben Wszalek posted it on his Facebook page. It’s got a Hollywood Boulevard block full of stars (Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon, Linda Cardellini, and Michael Rooker and – wait for it – Nathan Fillion) and I can’t wait to see it.