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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Linkdump for March 31st

by Rob Friesel

Contrast is King at A List Apart (tagged: accessibility color design usability webdev essay ) Internet Explorer UA Style Sheets via Scott M. (tagged: IE CSS webdev ) the barefoot philosophy at Zen Habits — apropos of recent reading (tagged: exercise barefoot gtd philosophy ) Kurt Vonnegut at the Blackboard at Lapham’s Quarterly (tagged: awesome […]

the runner’s diet: where’s the beef?

by Rob Friesel

I just finished reading Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run1—which is a great read and a great2 book.  The book has been tremendously popular and has reached many people3, and there are tons of reviews out there, many of them with the same glowing endorsements and focusing on the same synopsis of the book: …an epic […]

Linkdump for March 23rd

by Rob Friesel

A sweet problem: Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain at Princeton University — the real "this is why you're fat": "Some people have claimed that high-fructose corn syrup is no different than other sweeteners when it comes to weight gain and obesity, but our results make it clear that […]

3D cinema and depth-of-field

by Rob Friesel

With 3D turning into a big draw for box office films now1, and with Sony claiming they’ll put in our living rooms by the end of the year, I’ve had a few conversations now about the 3D effects and whether/not they “feel right”.  Most folks seem to agree that if you let go and relax […]

Linkdump for March 22nd

by Rob Friesel

Waterloo And to keep it balanced, a quote from FrumForum: This time, when we went for all the marbles, we ended with none. UPDATED: looking at this again, this here might be the more relevant pull quote1: Could a deal have been reached? Who knows? But we do know that the gap between this plan […]

back from Myrtle Beach

by Rob Friesel

Back from Myrtle Beach! Aside from being sick pretty much the entire time, it was awesome. The Boy loved the ocean, otters, and eating cheeseburgers whole. We loved the fresh seafood, catching up with the family, and the non-freezing temperatures1. Not that Vermont has exactly had the coldest winter this past season. [↩]

Linkdump for March 3rd

by Rob Friesel

The Hacker Crackdown via lawnczar — just in time for the 20th anniversary of the Steve Jackson Games raid; Bruce Sterling's The Hacker Crackdown in HTML (tagged: history hackers government censorship ) The Steve Jackson Games Raid was 20 years ago at Beyond The Beyond (via lawnczar) — 20th anniversary of the Steve Jackson Games […]