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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Linkdump for October 26th

by Rob Friesel

Scrivener NaNoWriMo 2009 Trial Against my better judgment, I'm going to participate in NaNoWriMo this year. And I'm using the special trial version of Scrivener to do it. (tagged: Scrivener writing NaNoWriMo todo ) Seven questions that keep physicists up at night at New Scientist (via B²) (tagged: science physics todo ) Left vs Right […]

the case against the tv

by Rob Friesel

Since moving into our new home, we’ve been trying to sort out our home audio situation.  We listen to a lot of music1 around here.  Though we were feeling cramped, one of the nice things about our condo’s small footprint was the fact that that the music could be heard throughout the house without having […]

Linkdump for October 22nd

by Rob Friesel

Cool Stuff: Zombie Wedding Cake Awesome. A.: Ben is right, this needs to be the cake at our 2nd wedding. (tagged: via:kheiligh zombie ambulothanatophobia food ) Steak House or Gay Bar? Fun for 5 minutes worth of laughter. (tagged: humor ) Flickr Adds People Tagging. And It’s Better Than Facebook’s. About damn time. (tagged: flickr […]

Linkdump for October 19th

by Rob Friesel

Rashomon at (via DF) (tagged: film cinema culture Rashomon Kurosawa essay ) Observations: Evolution details revealed through 21-year E. coli experiment via /. — E. coli evolution FTW! (tagged: evolution news ) Wall Street Smarts Another one via DF (at “Did you ever hear the word ‘derivatives’?” he said. “Do you think our […]

Linkdump for October 10th

by Rob Friesel

Building a World that "Gives Life to the Promise of Our Founding Documents" Well said, Mr. President: And that is why I will accept this award as a call to action — a call for all nations to confront the common challenges of the 21st century. (tagged: obama international politics nobel ) JavaScript: Bad Practices […]

on Robocop

by Rob Friesel

When you walk away from Robocop, there is a temptation to describe it as a Dickian film. Certainly the elements seem to be there:  a man with a subsumed identity and a concealed past, struggling against forces larger than him—perhaps even controlling him—in a bleak dystopian future setting.  The looming megacorporation that wipes out his […]

dream.20091006: something old

by Rob Friesel

It’s you and me baby. The way we used to be. But older. Wiser? That’s debatable. Our conversations meander just as much. Maybe more? We avoid the important questions. Same as we always did? More so? The air is thinner. Thinner than you used to be. You’re not that thin anymore. The air between us […]

Linkdump for October 5th

by Rob Friesel

PKD writes the FBI October 28, 1972: “…several months ago I was approached by an individual who I have reason to believe belonged to a cover organization involving politics, illegal weapons, etc….” Dare we say that if it were anyone else we would believe him to be crazy? (And how does that preclude us from […]