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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Linkdump for January 27th

by Rob Friesel

JavaScript pattern and antipattern collection A neat little collection of JavaScript patterns (and anti-patterns), collected and curated by Shi Chuan. (tagged: patterns javascript ) An interview with William Gibson William Gibson, interviewed at The Verge: The idea of rarity and value and collectibility fascinates me in an abstract sense. It doesn't particularly drive me to […]

Linkdump for January 24th

by Rob Friesel

Interview: Neal Stephenson Interview with Neal Stephenson at Lightspeed Magazine: …I think that what science fiction can do in cases like this is provide not just an idea for some specific technical innovation, but also supply a coherent picture of that innovation being integrated into a society and an economy. (tagged: scifi interview Neal Stephenson […]

Linkdump for January 21st

by Rob Friesel

retro_futurism: ОБЛОЖКИ ЖУРНАЛА "ТЕХНИКА-МОЛОДЕЖИ" С 1960 ПО 1969 г. Amazing gallery of Soviet-era propaganda-cum-futurism. (tagged: propaganda art retro Soviet Union Cold War Nostalgia futurism ) Citizens United Fallout: Coalition Asks SEC To Order Corporate Disclosure Of Political Spending Maybe not the worst Supreme Court ruling ever, but bordering on the top 10. If you're unfamiliar […]

dream.20120120: Russian whiskey

by Rob Friesel

The Company has been bought by (of all things) a smaller nimbler company that specializes in software for financial organizations. The Founders are kept on, but most of the staff is phased out, transferred to other subsidiaries, or else out-and-out fired. I am one of the lucky handful1 that is kept and integrated with the […]

Linkdump for January 8th

by Rob Friesel

ssh-agent on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) at Dave Dribin's Blog (tagged: mac osx ssh ) The Whisky Flavour Map "Strange Maps" at Big Think. I don't agree about that Highland Park 12-year, but otherwise this made me smile. (tagged: single malt scotch whiskey whisky ) Abandoned Bomb Shelter, 1960s At Retronaut. (tagged: history architecture […]

2012 Goals

by Rob Friesel

In my annual tradition of setting “goals, not resolutions”, I present: my 2012 Personal Goals: Exercise: ≥4 days each week. Same as last year. Call it re-committing, if you must. Again, nothing too specific; an exercise session could be a hike or a brisk lunch-time walk, or 2 hours at the rock gym or a […]