Category ArchiveThe Weird Wide Web
The Weird Wide Web 07 Jan 2009 09:22 pm
In some way that I cannot explain, this sums up my ancient history in the tech industry.
The Weird Wide Web 11 Dec 2008 05:32 pm
These are my links for November 24th through December 11th:
- Austenbook – Pride and Prejudice as a series of Facebook messages.
- Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply – A decent source for oystershell lime and other amendments that are hard to find at the garden store — often in really big, fairly cheap bags. (Start a buying co-op for soil amendments?)
- Transporting Broiler Chickens Could Spread Antibiotic-Resistant Organisms – “Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found evidence of a novel pathway for potential human exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria from intensively raised poultry — driving behind the trucks transporting broiler chickens from farm to slaughterhouse.”
- Design*Sponge: Paper Holiday – Gift Wrapping – Nifty, frugal ways to make a gift look extra fancy.
- You Bastard: A Narrative Exploration of the Experience of Indignation within Organizations – “Our patience with forming interpretations and reinterpretations of others’ behaviour is not unlimited. The time comes when we lose interest in trying to understand, and conclude that another person is behaving in a way that is simply unacceptable. This paper explores the narratives that go with immoderate indignation, even for those best versed in the idea that they should attempt to understand the perspective of the other.”
The Weird Wide Web 08 Nov 2008 06:11 pm
Okay, maybe racism hasn’t ended forever. But I’m still thrilled that Obama’s headed to the White House.
The Weird Wide Web 03 Nov 2008 05:31 pm
These are my links for October 19th through November 3rd:
- Cook and Eat – Udon with no Shoes On – The key is to walk all over the dough. KAM-RON STOMP!
- Zojirushi Bread from The Bread Beckers, Inc. – A bread recipe for the Zojirushi that uses home-milled whole wheat.
- The Most Radical Thing You Can Do | Rebecca Solnit | Orion Magazine – “From outer space, the privileged of this world must look like ants in an anthill that’s been stirred with a stick: everyone constantly rushing around in cars and planes for work and pleasure, for meetings, jobs, conferences, vacations, and more. This is bad for the planet, but it’s not so good for us either.”
- Politics of the Plate: Greens of Wrath – gourmet.com – “We all want safe spinach. But the measures now being adopted may destroy the land without solving the problem.”
The Weird Wide Web 14 Oct 2008 05:30 pm
These are my links for September 17th through October 14th:
- Fafblog: Giblets explains Obama. Scary, scary Obama! – “FACT! The previous fact was made up. But doesn’t the fact that it was so easily made up prove that a kernel of truth must exist within the lie, and doesn’t the existence of that kernel of truth prove that the lie is, in fact, true? Think about it! But not very hard!”
- THE MINIMALIST; In a Stockpot, Home Brew Beats Store-Bought – New York Times – Recipes for vegetable stocks.
- The Dish on Deliquescence in Coprinus Species :Cornell Mushroom Blog – SPLAT! Love the time-lapse sequence.
- MykoWeb: Getting Started with Mushroom Cultivation – How to start with a mushroom, grow bits of it in agar culture, make grain spawn from that, and use the grain spawn to make a fruiting culture.
- Talk To Action | Reclaiming Citizenship, History, and Faith – “Last Sunday our research team released a video, a ten-minute mini-documentary focusing on the Wasilla Assemblies of God and the video seemed on the verge of a massive ‘viral’ breakthrough when YouTube pulled it down, citing ‘inappropriate content’.” (Link includes video)
The Weird Wide Web 16 Sep 2008 05:33 pm
These are my links for August 5th through September 16th:
- EzraKlein Archive | The American Prospect – Sarah Palin, whom John McCain has said knows more about energy than “probably anyone in the United States of America,” doesn’t actually know how much energy her own state produces.
- ?Alaska Women Reject Palin? Rally is HUGE! « Mudflats – The organizers had someone walk the rally with a counter, and they clicked off well over 1400 people (not including the 90 counter-demonstrators). This was the biggest political rally ever in the history of the state.
- Kermit Software Assists in Hurricane Tracking – Kermit still exists: “The EM-APEX float uses Embedded Kermit with an Iridium data modem, a Motorola model 9522. C-Kermit is used ashore on a Linux box with several serial ports and modems. The floats phone home, log in, then give shell commands to start C-Kermit for data transfer.”
- Techskeptic’s Data Daily: Fractal Wrongness – Fractal wrongness: the state of being wrong at every conceivable scale of resolution. From a distance, a fractally wrong person’s worldview is incorrect; and furthermore, if you zoom in on any part of that person’s worldview, that part is just as wrong.
- strawberry chiffon shortcake | smitten kitchen – This.
The Weird Wide Web 01 Aug 2008 05:32 pm
These are my links for June 16th through August 1st:
- Science News / Wake Up And Smell The Java – “Cells in sleep-deprived rats sniffing freshly brewed coffee turn up the volume of genes that soothe stress and prevent cell damage… Rats exposed to the scent of coffee for 24 hours amped up production of products from genes that encode antioxidants.”
- Bicycle Saturdays and Sundays – 2008 dates for carfree days on Lake Washington Boulevard in Seattle.
- Creature Comforts: D.I.Y. Paper Wrapped Soaps – How to wrap soap neatly and attractively for gifts.
- Vintage Chinese Children’s Hats Silk Embroidered – Charming, beautiful, evocative hats for small children. Many of the hats are in the shape of animal heads with pointy ears and big googly eyes.
- Crooked Timber » » Libertarians and global warming – John Quiggin writes some critical notes on the general response of libertarians to climate change, referencing Jonathan Adler. (Nice point about the Pacific Island nations.) Conversation ensues.
The Weird Wide Web 08 Jul 2008 03:17 pm
From the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, “The rejection of moral rebels: Resenting those who do the right thing.” (pdf), by Monin, Sawyer, and Marquez (2008):
Four studies document the rejection of moral rebels. In Study 1, participants who made a counterattitudinal speech disliked a person who refused on principle to do so, but uninvolved observers preferred this rebel to an obedient other. In Study 2, participants taking part in a racist task disliked a rebel who refused to go along, but mere observers did not. This rejection was mediated by the perception that rebels would reject obedient participants (Study 3), but did not occur when participants described an important trait or value beforehand (Study 4). Together, these studies suggest that rebels are resented when their implicit reproach threatens the positive self-image of individuals who did not rebel.
See also the venomous freakouts in the Seattle P-I’s Soundoff pages any time that bicycles or farmers’ markets are in the news.
The Weird Wide Web 08 Jun 2008 05:31 pm
These are my links for May 26th through June 8th:
- stereotypist: comix for the 21st of january – The Death of Garfield. Perhaps the greatest Garfield comic ever made.
- Militia Fail « FAIL Blog – Fail Pictures at Failblog.ORG – Via Making Light. Sweet mother of God. That isn’t… no. Nobody I know. But jeez… the resemblance to a certain former KateHauser is uncanny.
- Margarita Fick – handcut unique papel picado (cut paper) creations – Killer papel picado. Damn.
- Union Station Photo Flap – “A local news crew was interviewing an Amtrak spokesman at D.C.’s Union Station who told the reporter that photography is allowed in the station. During the interview, a security guard interrupted them to say that photography/video was not allowed.”
- Brain and Mind – Video lectures from prominent neuroscience researchers, recorded in 2004.
- Silicone Plastique – Food Grade Silicone Mold Making Rubber – *covet* *covet* *covet*