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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Linkdump for August 27th

by Rob Friesel

Things plug-in syntax – Things Wiki (tagged: Quicksilver Things ) A Message on Ted Kennedy to Conservatives Who Hated Him (Mostly Profanity-Free for the Kiddies) at The Rude Pundit (via XJ's Twitter stream) (tagged: TedKennedy politics history ) tap tap tap ~ Convert design evolution Worth the watch. (tagged: video ui usability design ux ) […]

Linkdump for August 23rd

by Rob Friesel

Setting up the Ultimate Mac mini Home Theater at TUAW (tagged: Mac Macmini hometheater howto hardware tutorial ) Storyist 2.0, a professional’s writing tool at TUAW (tagged: writing software todo ) punypng at Gracepoint After Five (via Ajaxian) — PNG Image Optimization and Compression (tagged: PNG graphics webdev work ) Where I Write via B² […]

redux: Deadwood as creation myth

by Rob Friesel

Coming to Deadwood‘s anti-climactic finale last night, I decided to append a few follow-up notes and thought questions to my earlier assertion that the show was David Milch’s attempt at a purely American creation myth: Upon further reflection, Milch is attempting some important inversions on the creation myth paradigm.  We’ve already discussed how his women […]

Linkdump for August 16th

by Rob Friesel

White House appears ready to drop ‘public option’ In order: (1) it may not be necessary to have "the public option" in the first round of health care reform [see #3] but (2) this is just more evidence that "reaching across the aisle" is going to get us no where and/but (3) we need to […]

Linkdump for August 12th

by Rob Friesel

Dig Into Unix: Sed and Awk (tagged: sed awk tutorial todo ) Ext JS 3.0 – Be Outstanding 3.0 released (tagged: Ext javascript work blog ) grep Pocket Reference at O'Reilly Media — two things I use all the time and utterly fail at retain their syntax: any flavor of regex and grep. (tagged: grep […]

Finch vs. McNulty

by Rob Friesel

In the August 10, 2009 issue of The New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell writes the following in his essay “The Courthouse Ring: Atticus Finch and the limits of Southern liberalism“: One of George Orwell’s finest essays takes Charles Dickens to task for his lack of “constructive suggestions.” Dickens was a powerful critic of Victorian England, a […]