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Linkdump for September 7th

by Rob Friesel

Beyond Farmers Markets: Why Local Food Belongs on Grocery Shelves Kathleen Merrigan (deputy secretary of the USDA), writing at The Atlandtic: When the farmer, the packer, the wholesaler, and the retailer all prosper in the same region, it creates opportunity for home-grown jobs, draws more people into agriculture, and fosters relationships between the people who […]

Linkdump for April 11th

by Rob Friesel

Peter Thiel: We’re in a Bubble and It’s Not the Internet. It’s Higher Education. at TechCrunch: He [Peter Theil] thinks it’s fundamentally wrong for a society to pin people’s best hope for a better life on  something that is by definition exclusionary. “If Harvard were really the best education, if it makes that much of […]

Linkdump for September 8th

by Rob Friesel

JavaScript shell scripting / phpied.com via Ajaxian — a little more useful info on using jsc (tagged: jsc javascript shell console terminal scripting tutorial todo Mac OSX ) JavaScript on the command line or as a shell scripting language at Ajaxian — /usr/bin/jsc for me, baby… (tagged: javascript shell scripting terminal command console todo ) […]

Perdido Street Station

by Rob Friesel

In lieu of an actual review (short version: it was good but a little challenging and took at least 2 reads to “get it”), a couple of observations about China Miéville’s Perdido Street Station: (1) On the appeal of steampunk: I remain convinced (and in large part because of this book) that the big appeal […]

Linkdump for June 30th

by Rob Friesel

Hands on with the Opera 10 Web browser beta at Macworld (via DF) — posting waaay after the fact but: I love what they've done with the tab bar. (tagged: opera browsers ui todo ) The Big Idea: Seth Shostak at Whatever (tagged: science space astronomy culture society exobiology research todo ) China Mieville on […]

Linkdump for June 2nd

by Rob Friesel

The Big Idea John Joseph Adams at John Scalzi's blog ("Whatever") re: his new anthology, Federations. WANT. (tagged: scifi literature wishlist ) The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals at Ecstatic Days : …this bite-sized bestiary is the deciding vote on which fantastical creatures are kosher. Embarking on an undomesticated romp from A to Z, the […]