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Monthly Archives: May 2008

rye bread

by Rob Friesel

The taste of the rye bread brings back this memory; it comes into focus sharper than the tips of the caraway seeds that dot the crust.  The counter is long and glass and behind it are coiled links of sausages: liverwurst and blutwurst and knackwurst.  The coils are a rainbow of flesh tones, each in […]

links for 2008-05-21

by Rob Friesel

Playing infixing at Podslam :: HI-FUCKING-LARIOUS! (tags: humor linguistics video) Why Zappos Pays New Employees to Quit—And You Should Too from Harvard Business Online’s Bill Taylor (tags: customerservice leadership management service work essay) Why Did You Hire Me? via A List Apart (tags: management work essay todo)

links for 2008-05-17

by Rob Friesel

TUAW Faceoff: Low-cost vector design apps (tags: design graphics Mac OSX software vector illustration) The Fermi Paradox revisited; random despatches from the front line via Charlie’s Diary (tags: blog essay Fermi future philosophy science space)

dream.20080516: orangutan

by Rob Friesel

We have a pet orangutan; she wanders the house and speaks to us in Sign.  One evening, the orangutan tells us that she is pregnant and she dives into the swimming pool.  We watch her for a bit, waiting for something to happen.  The whole thing makes us very nervous.  After a while, the orangutan […]