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= december 2008 =
WareLogging: OGDL, Ordered graph data language
flickr: please don't divorce us
What is Hindley-Milner? (and why is it cool?) - Suddenly I kind of feel like learning Haskell.
Why the World's Oldest Map Isn't a Map (via Strange Maps)
WareLogging: unix-jun72 - awesome.
More gravy than the grave
A bunch of pictures of women with cats
Probative Programming: the physical unification of code and tests
Reverse Whorfianism and the value of SHAs
Because the first one made a lot of money?
Change, change, change: Sandman and the '90s
A picture of a common grackle
An open letter from Jello Biafra to Barack Obama.
Damn It Feels Good to be a Banksta
achewood: If I did I'd be bluffing.
Poetry and pragmatism (Rick Warren? What?)
Free Mundadar Zaidi now!
victor grimm - Casey's new band.
ct: Cooking with Campbell's Soup
Christian Identity whackjobs are the second Google result for "doctrinal".
ct: They Bellow 'Til We're Deaf - More dissection of stupid genre-bashing.
Blogs about people's working lives. Including sped, porn, coffee, and farming.
Make-work. - On the nature of WPA projects.
An Imperial Palimpsest on Poland’s Electoral Map
At Least It’s An Ethos: Why Merging Rhetoric With Composition Is A Mistake (things I haven't read yet)
An observation by steve dekorte which strikes me as near-total BS, but is interesting anyway.
Every base is base 10.
Music: An Elephant 6 Orchestra concert
Music: The Team Love Library
:Songs brand us a part of a tribe. We can pick and choose what tribe we belong to. Goth, emo, hippie, punk, folk, alternative, for example. "Mom! Why are you wearing all black?" my daughter recently shouted at me. "You look so emo!" "I always wear black," I mumbled. "But we are at the beach!" she said. Well, maybe she had a point.
Architecture: OSK Architects (via)
Weapons of Mass Instruction (mefi)
Bands from ''Illuminatus!'' which might also be real bands.
mjd: Official ''Higher-Order Perl'' text available. MOD, PDF.
You don't got a good grasp of the dynamics of romance.
The Atlas of True Names
Understanding the black anti-gay marriage sentiment
robin in the rye
I'm from The Future, Asshole - Also, keep scrolling and read the artist's statement.
Why defend freedom of icky speech?
My take on that whole Wikipedia thing yet again.
qwantz: Attention, people who are breaking up with someone
Law & revision control
= november 2008 =
pa: In Memoriam
BookLogging: A Byte of Vim
Your wrists hurt, you must be a programmer
Bérubé drives past my house. Well, pretty close anyway.
i ain't need no disease
''Maybe'' the best photograph of all time.
Yahoo Answers: What do you think of the name Brennen?
A pretty good list of web comics to read.
AssHattery: On how Obama was elected because the Academic Left has brainwashed the youth of America
Bob the Angry Flower: Atlas Shrugged 2
The End (flickr) (via)
qwantz: ...and finally around a huge roseate "V"...
All noble things are as difficult as they are rare. (Leibniz, Spinoza, etc.)
WareLogging: Minimalist blog engines: trivium, Jekyll (via).
Metafilter comments vs. Youtube comments
xkcd: A Bunch of Rocks
14Nov2008: The fortune cookie said: Only count the blessed moments of life. / The pessimist mathematician reasoned: The cursed moments are uncountable.
Three approaches to Utopia. Ishi, Ursula K. Le Guin, first contact, etc.
Penny Arcade explains my total indifference to WoW.
Movin' Up the Ladder
ct: We're In Ur Librariez, Controlling Ur Recordz
Stealing Your Library: The OCLC Powergrab
John Sautter has a blog
Well, it's not like Paglia doesn't deserve this.
BatchPCB gets a ''Wired'' plug
One Velociraptor per Child
Free text geocoding / Fetegeo
LanguageLog: Some discipline where nobody knows what the hell it is
tnh: The Great War, ninety years on
riotclitshave: So I'm curious~ what do you look like?
Dulce et Decorum est
Lyrics to Wilco's ''A.M.'' (txt)
qwantz: ultimatum game
qwantz: ryan north = pure class
Wikimedia and GFDL 1.3
Obama wins electoral vote in Nebraska
ocms: at Boulder Theater, 11/20
tnh: Google is imperfect
mjd: Election results
:Hence: Bill Clinton had an affair and let contributors stay in the Lincoln Bedroom; George Bush tortured people, stomped on the Constitution, chronically broke our laws, started wars based on manufactured pretexts, committed felonies by spying on American without warrants, abolished habeas corpus, imprisoned human beings in "black sites," etc. Boy, politicians sure are bad.
Bill Ayers sounds like a pretty likable guy.
Schneier on election results
WebComics: Sex Fantasy
Linux: udev - renaming network interfaces
WareLogging: MSDN Library
WareLogging: ab - Apache benchmarking.
= october 2008 =
Natalie Dee has a baby
The Museum of Stones
Richard Kulisz explains what is wrong with academia
JackChick: The Death Cookie
The lost Bloom County strips
Red Sex, Blue Sex (via)
\ as a namespace separator in PHP
I am staring into the garden, I am watching the moon
sparkfun: Battery vs. Water Tank
dy: ''The Anatomy of Fascism'', Robert O. Paxton.
Stephen King's God trip
acephalous: The high price of idealism
Adam Smith, socialist
LanguageLog: Giveth and taketh. Also, T. L. Friedman still sucks.
Interview with riotclitshave's Bean Noneya. Who's apparently at Maker Faire in Austin this weekend. So are a bunch of Sparkfun kids.
achewood: Light all flickerin' across the empty spot on the mantel where her massage therapy degree will never go
AssHattery: On how militant atheism is responsible for the financial crisis (via)
Deletionpedia - Pages on Wikipedia for 1000 or more days
The Heartbreak Fairy:
:Instead I’m drinkin’ some barley wine called Hog Heaven and playin’ Rock-‘Em-Sock-‘Em Robots with transsexuals down at Burp Castle! Yow! And someday, O heartbroken reader, I promise, you will be too. (Maybe not literally, since these days Rock-‘Em-Sock-‘Em Robots are harder to come by than transsexuals, but you know what I’m saying.)
ct: Ad hominem worries about global justice
Major shock: Eavesdropping powers abused without oversight
acephalous: Sandworm farts, etc.
Video from Neil Gaiman's reading last night in Boulder.
achewood: Ray gets kind of stoned.
What was that about palling around with terrorists?
"you know, a dark room"
Much recent material via.
:...should be hot as hell, black as death, and gulped greatly from a cadaver-hued earthenware mug while listening to nightmarish glitch techno through big fuck-off headphones and staring out the window at fall-colored ash leaves shuddering in low-horizon sunlight as window drafts under your ugly desk refrigerate your feet.
The effect of country music on suicide
Brown bag apple pie
(An exchange with) Just maybe my new favorite reddit user.
Anarchaia done, go read Trivium
dy: Violence in Early Modern Europe
Glenn Beck, asshat
"Weddin's is all ooh, look at me I found '''joy''' in a world of crap and now I might not die '''alone'''"
Phish are playing some 2009 dates.
Adam Gopnik on John Stuart Mill
wp: Harriet Taylor Mill
Will Sheff guest-DJs All Songs Considered (via Julia Wertz)
More untimely stuff about disability. Worth reading.
Reuters sues GMU over Zotero, another take.
Bret Chilcott's WVF '08 photos
RHR photography WVF photos - Click on the little walking guy.
Don Shorock's '08 Winfield photos
WareLogging: Sysadmin's unixersal translator
WareLogging: USPS APIs
= september 2008 =
"Well, tough shit. Nobody added your business to the list of protected species"
What part of legal immigration don't you understand?
Jacob has a blog again.
The phonetics of flop sweat?
Harmonica Stomp (youtube)
Reality is a Harsh Mistress
acephalous: Dawg, We Is Underscrewed
ocms: tour dates
Darkness Becomes Him
A DFW syllabus (via)
Our Culture is Our Resistance
A more or less perfect exercise in missing the point.
How to usurp PHP’s place: an outline
Locations for some relocated camps at Winfield
I share this problem.
Winfield floodwaters (youtube)
Mandatory evacuation in effect for Winfield Fairgrounds
WebComics, etc.: This dude's stuff, it is really good.
Samurai Jack, Clone Wars, and Buddhism
To tear a cat
DN! needs a sysadmin
Call to action on Behalf of DN! Journalists Facing Charges
Impeach. They're looking for a million signatures before the 10th.
Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the earth yet?
Farley Mowat and non-fiction
The Singularity is Far
Average of 1220 Dinosaur Comics
Hating on ''The Elements of Style''
qwantz: My life is a whispered apology
Evolutionists Flock to Darwin-Shaped Wall Stain
The beautiful thing about Achewood, really, is that every time you get a little worried that maybe Onstad has decided not to make comics that would offend and disgust three quarters of the people you know, he comes through with something like this.
Change in voter registration
Phineas Gage - Unravelling the Myth
Party Time with Richard III
Comics with problems: Dick Hafer was an asshole.
ml: Minneapolis / St. Paul: asking the right questions
Le Guin on technology. And, more briefly, on Ishi.
''Ishi in Three Centuries'', Nebraska, 2003.
wp: Harry Potter influences and analogues (via Eric)
ct: Better Never to Have Been
An Urban Dictionary entry for Slapball. Really?
Amy Goodman, Sharif Abdel Kouddous, and Nicole Salazar arrested at RNC
Police at the RNC
Report: Massive, warrantless raids on peace protesters in Minneapolis, ahead of RNC.
Greenwald: Massive police raids on suspected protestors in Minneapolis
nyt: Dozens Detained Ahead of Convention
The History of Breaking Up Protests Before They Can Happen, How Cops Have Spent Years Squashing the Right to Assembly and Free Speech
Tension high after pepper spray used on protesters (1997)
WareLogging: A decent PHP feed generator.
WareLogging: TWiki -> mediawiki syntax converter. RegEx based, but may work.
WareLogging: A comparison of Mail Transfer Agents
Selectutorial - Good CSS selector tutorial
Super useful PHP functions: debug_backtrace()
= august 2008 =
Four Corners Folk Festival - Shoulda gone to this one.
Recap of Making Light's Katrina coverage
Are these people fucking insane?
The Futility of Flogging Music
Pseudo-persuasion in online discourse
Turning High School Biology into a Battleground Over the Existence of God - The comments here are instructive, in their way.
Ken Knabb: Rapid Responses. Also Ten years on the web. Also, The Poverty of Primitivism.
regrets, I've had a few
A Buyer's Guide to Maps of Antarctica
Maps and Nationalism
achewood: Jack Chick tracts
Comics: "You Ain't No Dancer" strikes me as a pretty great name for a thing.
Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction
How to Deconstruct Almost Anything - I expected to hate this, but actually I suspect the guy's basically right.
qwantz: Analogical difficulties.
Denvention 3 sketch notes
LanguageLog: One question, two answers, three interpretations
I never read Thomas Disch, but man do I fucking despise Eric S. Raymond.
why on vintage PK Dick covers, a scanned collection of same.
qwantz: Do you want a boyfriend who's only a little desperate?
LanguageLog: David Brooks, Social Psychologist
Eric on ''Sandman''
Portraying Obama as the ''Left Behind'' antichrist
Is Wikipedia saturated? - Well, maybe, but is it saturated in terms of ''coverage'' or in terms of petty bureaucracy and procedural noise?
Folks Fest lineup
achewood: There are actually bad times to have a baby.
"Minglewood Blues", which doesn't mention the OCMS version on BigIronWorld, though I think the lyrics are pretty close to the NoahLewis original.
Awwww, how sweet.
JoWalton on Eric Frank Russell.
"The secret reformist history of the Ku Klux Klan"
modernist book design in germany and switzerland 1925–1965 (and beyond)
this is exactly how shitty i feel.
ocms: Tennessee Pusher
I actually suspect there might be a market for this.
Some Knol bashing.
WareLogging: hugin - panorama stitching.
WareLogging: A list of PCB design tools.
America and Coca-Cola
= july 2008 =
ubuweb: Wake Up America!, apropos of a conversation with Erik about how his dad's band recorded this with Abbie Hoffman.
AssHattery: Orson Scott Card on how legal recognition of gay marriage marks the end of democracy in America.
Rexroth: The Heat
qwantz: "if only I could describe something using my words"
Slightly crazy people I work with.
Summing up that whole human resources thing.
achewood: "all the magazines are saying that terrible is the new horrible"
ct: What obligation? Maximise what?
ocms: Eutaw, BigIronWorld
CowboyJunkies - MilesFromOurHome
John Gruber doesn't understand freedom
ct: Book Review: "Savage Mules"
RabbitFurCoat - JennyLewis & TheWatsonTwins
What is this terrible music?
Controlling a simulated Mars rover in tex with a perl wrapper for network support, code. Mad.
History: The Edge of the American West
achewood: Onstad in the New Yorker
"he would probably be an avid RED!"
Train in Vain
The Paragraph in Web Typography & Design
GoodDesign: Proper Treatment, Differentiating regions
The Unbound Bible
flickr: Stick Figures in Peril
Gerd Arntz web archive
Fifty Fantasy & Science Fiction Works That Socialists Should Read
Today is the Day
Lester Bangs on ''Astral Weeks''
I've never lived in Brooklyn, but who hasn't had a similar experience?
dc: "Childhood's End", concept art
Danny Yee on ''American Agriculture in the Twentieth Century''
perl: PBP Module Recommendation Commentary
Steal This Wiki
A lit review on serif vs. sans-serif legibility:
:Finally, we should accept that most reasonably designed typefaces in mainstream use will be equally legible, and that it makes much more sense to argue in favour of serif or sans serif typefaces on aesthetic grounds than on the question of legibility.
WareLogging: pseudo-class fix for IE's lack of :hover support
= june 2008 =
US copyright renewal records:
:Estimates of how many books were renewed vary, but everyone agrees that most books weren't renewed. If true, that means that the majority of U.S. books published between 1923 and 1963 are freely usable.
Will Shetterly: To Begin, the Gods
PROPERTY OF PIERRE-JOSEPH PROUDHON
WareLogging: magcloud.com - like Lulu specifically for magazines.
acephalous: Pity the poor supremacists
Some sputtering incoherence about the "demise of the sentence".
This pretty much sums up how I feel about Kevin J. Anderson's work.
Some spoilers for ''The Happening''
Measure for Measure - blogging by musicians.
:The exact words he said, who was right or wrong, whether he relapsed on the 7th or the 10th, why exactly she does what she does, the depth and weight and timbre of the feelings, whether Love Heals Everything — these aren’t facts, these are ever-changing blobs of emotional mercury, and when you are working in rhyme, it can be much more powerful and resonant to write about the shards of the coffee cup than about the feeling that caused him to throw it across the room. You are better off moving the furniture than you are directly analyzing the furniture maker.
"Ahead of what?"
Profiles of same-sex couples with marriage licenses in California
pnh: An interview with George Takei (mp3)
AssHattery: "Don't use your browser to cut, copy, and paste content. It is wrong and, in most cases, illegal."
VisualizingThings: Many Eyes, code_swarm
Deleting Deletionism? - This is just crying out to be implemented.
ct: Map of things to do in Budapest
The Meaning of Box 722
Patchwork School in the local rag
The Distraction Machine
:UPS refuses to provide meaningful persistence figures for the more than fifty thousand students it has “aided” over the past decade. But of the ten thousand at the Louisville hub, it could account for little more than three hundred bachelor’s or associate’s degrees earned.
achewood: on pimm's
be open to the possibility that you are a bad person
ocms: We're all in this together
xkcd: Every damn morning
wp: The Year of the Sex Olympics
WareLogging: XAMPP - Decent looking LAMP bundle for OS X.
Why we skip Photoshop
sparkfun: GPS USB stick
pm: Parsing with Regexes and Beyond
= may 2008 =
ct: The Great and Unremembered War
You aren't allowed to think that's awesome.
Hospitality House Shelter
''Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds'' - 1841 - Amazon, Google Books, Project Gutenberg
Amy Goodman on Utah Phillips
Well, shit. Utah Phillips dead.
Rockygrass 2008 lineup
A feed of blocked wikispam.
RTD on Google Maps
Kapitalismus, Kommunismus, Klutter
mjd: A missing feature in document viewers
The Progress & Freedom Foundation - Evidently dedicated to eliminating both.
Is Lessig's Free Culture just a modern Das Kopyright?
AssHattery: Tragedy and Farce: An Analysis of the Book ''Free Culture''
GoodDesign, planets: systemic
State-by-state map of marijuana laws
Hypertext interlinear of the Gospel of Thomas
OLPC's a con?
:I've thought for a while that sending laptops to developing colonies is simply the 21st century equivalent of sending bibles to the colonies. --comment from Guido van Rossum
The Reminiscences of William Topaz Mc Gonagall:
:I will begin with giving an account of my experiences amongst the publicans. Well, I must say that the first man who threw peas at me was a publican, while I was giving an entertainment to a few of my admirers in a public-house in a certain little village not far from Dundee but, my dear friends, I wish it to be understood that the publican who threw the peas at me was not the landlord of the public-house, he was one of the party who came to hear me give my entertainment.
An economist I ain't, but this comparison - while interesting - strikes me as a bogus way to delineate the "world's largest economic entities".
PaulBlackburn: Pancho Villa or The Fate
MAN-BOOKS FOR MAN-MEN!
Some days, just some of us are Roast Beef Kazenzakis. Not that anyone around here knows what I'm talking about.
Raymond Geuss on on Richard Rorty
WareLogging: Google Doctype
Debian OpenSSL vulnerability (also affects Ubuntu)
ct: In praise of Rachel Carson
What the platypus genome is and isn't
SF as the ur-fandom
LynnMargulis: Gaia Is a Tough Bitch
Amy Goodman columns on AlterNet
LanguageLog: Creole birdsong?:
:The cited work by Olga Feher et al. demonstrates this kind of “multi-generational phenotype” (Ofer’s phrase) experimentally, in a colony of zebra finches whose founder was an isolate. As each succeeding generation learns songs from the preceeding one, the effects of biases in the learning process accumulate, so that after a few generations, normal zebra finch songs have re-emerged.
mjd on ''The Origin of Conscious in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind''
M. Ward - "Chinese Translation"
Further evidence that the DEA's marketing people are taking the piss.
Eric Clapton, White Power enthusiast
We are all Roast Beef Kazenzakis.
WareLogging: Fixedsys Excelsior - a Truetype version of my favorite ugly monospaced font with support for additional languages.
WebComics: I'm in a rock group.
= april 2008 =
Join NORML for $4.20
Is anyone even slightly surprised by this?
Lessig on DN
Buy some Tubman Free School swag
WebComics: David Foster Wallace on a desert island
JoGuldi: The Technologies of Management - "It is difficult, looking backwards, to conceive of gravel roads and footpaths as carefully engineered devices of high technology."
Writings of Subcommander Marcos of the EZLN
Rexroth's Daughter lyrics again
The Light Above Cities
Gregory Alan Isakov & the Freight
d^2 on Ayn Rand:
:I forget who was that said that there is a moment in a child’s life when he is reading the Narnia novels and some grown-up tells him "Of course, you realise that ''Aslan'' is really ''Jesus''" and the kid realises that he can never trust an adult again. As with Pilgrim's Progress, as with Narnia, as with all such books, the students are going to end up fucking hating capitalism for ruining an otherwise perfectly decent novel.
~Would it not be fairer to say the authors ruined the novels? And what the hell does a form of government, namely capitalism, have to do with the interpretation of literature?~
<Brennen> Have you ''read'' AynRand? Further to this point.
What's in your bash history?
For some reason I really appreciated this.
Molly Ivins on Camille Paglia
WebComics: There's no such thing as spiders.
Devotchka: A Mad & Faithful Telling
RobertPlant & AlisonKrauss: RaisingSand
KenyonReview: Interview with Ted Kooser
A bunch of William Carlos Williams audio
The Case for Paul Violi
JonahGoldberg: Still an asshat.
Medieval Unicode Font Initiative
vim_use google group
wikisym 2008: call for papers
= march 2008 =
mjd: Suffering from "make install"
Those strange, irretrievable days.
the hater's high five
Early Bill Watterson comics
ct: Thank you Mr Mankiw:
:And then they find themselves at the age of 30, smack bang on the career track of an academic industry which is in general, organised around its economic base, which is the production and retail of plausible arguments for the capitalist system as it exists. Which is not a dishonourable trade, but probably a bit of an anticlimax for someone who dreamed of joining Hari Seldon’s Foundation.
ct: Watchlists, human rights, and judicial politics
I fucking love Penny Arcade.
The Charles Cotton translation of Montaigne
Match It For Pratchett
Kansas license plates, 1969 - present
Eric goes off on education and art: 1, 2, 3.
This is basically my life right now.
WebComics: The Fart Party
i blame the sea
WebComics: Raising Hell
The design of UTF-8
Yellow Split-Pea Soup
Public Domain Geocaching Logo, some variants
LanguageLog: Five more thoughts on the that rule
mjd: "Advice to people wishing to become smarter: Get in the habit of assuming that everything is more complex than you imagine."
The Online Directory of Democratic Education
Rodgrigo Y Gabriela
TrackingWriters: Tim Bradford
The GNU Awk User's Guide
JS based code prettification
VimEditor: NERD Commenter - The keybindings for this look pretty cool, and it's got an absurdly large set of features.
The (Lack of) Testing Death Spiral
Why functional programming?
= february 2008 =
pnh: William F. Buckley, dead:
:"The central question that emerges ... is whether the White community in the South is entitled to take such measures as are necessary to prevail, politically and culturally, in areas where it does not predominate numerically? The sobering answer is Yes—the White community is so entitled because, for the time being, it is the advanced race." - William F. Buckley, National Review, August 24, 1957
Hunter S. Thompson on the death of Richard Nixon
Export Control Basics
HOW MANY TIMES IN A ROW ARE YOU GOING TO LISTEN TO TOUCH OF GREY, YOU SON OF A BITCH!?
Snoop, Say it Ain't So:
:I read this and time slowed down. I read this and all that I knew no longer made sense. I read this and a single tear moved from the corner of my eye, down my soft cheek, and dropped onto a picture of Nelly. Was this true? Were these words correct? Could this short article really have said what I think I read? Could Tha Doggfather really be quitting the cheeba?
alt.collecting.pens-pencils (via Google)
The God of Fountain Pens
KR on Montaigne
AssHattery: on the virtues of a "mild and tolerant homophobia"
AssHattery: on how Obama is a Scary Negro Communist by Birth, or something like that.
A Subversion repo of the p1k3 archives. I'm going to pull this into darcs soon and merge it with the p1k3::wala stuff. (Just as soon as I finish a first-pass implementation of a literary markup language.)
DannyYee: review of ''Standing Stones: Stonehenge, Carnac and the World of Megaliths''
WilliamStukeley: ''Stonehenge, A temple Restor'd to the British Druids''
Problems I ain't got.
"It is possible to love everything more than everything else."
The Fountain Pen Network
YOU WILL LOSE WHAT LITTLE SENSE YOU HAVE AND DRIVE OFF A CLIFF!
WebComics: The Abominable Charles Christopher
Buttercup Festival is back.
twas: best of 2007
Fun at the Turing tar pit
Ecodefense: A field guide to monkeywrenching
= december 07, january 2008 =
Nukes and Nukemen:
:Big things are expensive, and fine tolerances are expensive. Nukemen have a really bad habit of forgetting this fact. This is why, in general, nuclear projects tend to go over budget in such an extravagant, life-affirming, joyous kind of way. Also, partly because of the ill-informed criticism that they often get from well-meaning crusties, nukemen are constitutionally inclined to always minimise the dangers of radioactive waste. This habit of mind tends to feed off the first one, in a kind of chain reaction; because they are trying to tell the public that most of the waste from a nuclear plant is basically less radioactive than Cornwall, they find it difficult to admit to themselves or the budget committee that you need to spend millions and millions of pounds on building a special facility to deal with the teaspoonful or two of high-grade waste, which tends to fall into the category "Very Very Very Not Safe".
Are We At War With Iran?
MLK: Beyond Vietnam
Whose mind is it anyway?
huge, free gis database (CCL)
list of datasets on the web
theinfo.org - large data sets
Dreamhost accidentally bills $7.5 mil in excess
SusanSontag on Paul Goodman:
:It has never been clear to most people, I think, what an extraordinary figure he was. He could do almost anything, and tried to do almost everything a writer can do. Though his fiction became increasingly didactic and unpoetic, he continued to grow as a poet of considerable and entirely unfashionable sensibility; one day people will discover what a good poetry he wrote. Most of what he said in his essays about people, cities, and the feel of life is true. His so-called amateurism enabled him to bring to the questions of schooling, psychiatry, and citizenship an extraordinary, curmudgeonly accuracy of insight and freedom to envisage practical change.
Anarchism in America
VisualizingThings: reAnimator - visualize regexen in Flash
Help Utah Phillips
Song, by Toad - an mp3 blog that I think I like.
The Cook's Thesaurus
WebComics: Wild Toronto (from Rosemary who does BirdAndMoon)
Yegge on essay length
Mike West's Big Book of Songs
Thai personal names
:Commonplace books (or commonplaces) emerged in the 15th century with the availability of cheap paper for writing, mainly in England. They were a way to compile knowledge, usually by writing information into books. They were essentially scrapbooks filled with items of every kind: medical recipes, quotes, letters, poems, tables of weights and measures, proverbs, prayers, legal formulas. Commonplaces were used by readers, writers, students, and humanists as an aid for remembering useful concepts or facts they had learned. Each commonplace book was unique to its creator's particular interests.
Heat in the kitchen.
Where Rachael Ray Lives
Trail of Dead at Emo's, Oct. '04
Allen Ginsberg lecture on 'expansive poetics' and Whitman
A JoshRitter show recorded Oct. 29 in Austin
Listening to Otis Redding at Home During Christmas
OkkervilRiver have a covers record called GoldenOpportunities up for download.
GeorgeMonbiot: Choose Life
i want a dyke for president
Don't worry, I'll give you a sign. The sign will be that life is awesome.
Awwwww, fuck. Terry Pratchett:
:I would have liked to keep this one quiet for a little while, but because of upcoming conventions and of course the need to keep my publishers informed, it seems to me unfair to withhold the news. I have been diagnosed with a very rare form of early onset Alzheimer's, which lay behind this year's phantom "stroke".
Ron Paul vs. the New World Order
song for the dumped
the erotic appeal of the Lands End catalog
Debian Administration: using debian system-created user accounts?
rsync: Bug 4793 - link-dest hardlink does not always work well with -o -g -p
Fourmilab's calendar converter
fusepod - mount an iPod as a sanely organized filesystem.
Git on Dreamhost
Mibbit, a fairly clean Ajax IRC client.
PerlSix: Simon Cozens recently on Parrot
BruceSchneier: steal this wifi
SQLite3 error codes
Kcachegrind is the shit.
VimEditor: Align - plugin to do tabular alignment of code, etc.
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