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Linkdump for March 19th

by Rob Friesel

Ready for Contact at Smithsonian Magazine (via Boing Boing) — interesting article about first contact and the preparations for its eventuality (tagged: seti first_contact astronomy politics research essay todo ) Stranger than fiction: The search for habitable exomoons at BoingBoing (tagged: astronomy research ) How ‘OK’ took over the world at BBC News (via DF) (tagged: […]

Linkdump for February 18th

by Rob Friesel

Jdrop – JSON in the cloud By the venerable Steve Souders. Anyone doing web development with mobile devices in mind should check this out. The premise is simple: real-world testing on real-world devices, then push your data to a cloud for retrieval and analysis on “saner” machines. (tagged: mobile performance javascript browser webdev Jdrop ) […]

Linkdump for July 8th

by Rob Friesel

JavaScript needs modules! by Dave Herman (via @slicknet) (tagged: javascript code ) Terminal Tips and Tricks For Mac OS X at Super User (tagged: Apple bash osx terminal todo ) Preview: The Dervish House by Ian McDonald at Tor.com — skimming it, I must say it looks great (and/but McDonald is one of my favorite's […]

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 […]

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 […]

Linkdump for December 15th

by Rob Friesel

20 Best Science Fiction Books Of The Decade at io9 (via B²) (tagged: literature scifi todo reading ) 30 Must See Web Generator for Lazy Webmasters Not sure where the "Webmasters" bit comes in but it's still a decent round-up of some useful graphic/widget generators. (tagged: web generator graphics ) Douglas Crockford — The State […]

Linkdump for December 6th

by Rob Friesel

In-wall USB charger is as cheap as it is ingenious at Engadget — so cool (tagged: USB power charger energy blog ) One Million Years of Isolation: An Interview with Abraham Van Luik at BLDGBLOG (via B²) — re: Yucca Mountain (great images and interesting discussion) (tagged: design science future history environment nuclear energy architecture […]

Linkdump for November 23rd

by Rob Friesel

Beverage Company McKinlay And Co. Drills For Vintage Scotch Whiskey In Antarctica at cbs5.com (via B²) — I wish all news stories were like this. It has everything! (tagged: whiskey conservation Antarctica environment history news ) Pasadena Yoga Some linky love for a friend's yoga program down in MD. (tagged: Maryland yoga friend ) Hacked […]

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 […]

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 […]