31.1.04

defective yeti: An Unofficial Howard Jones Fanzine

defective yeti: An Unofficial Howard Jones Fanzine Hey! This guy is funny. He's the one who wrote the Ikea walkthrough. As most of you know because you actually read that link the other day when I posted it. Unlike me. You think you're so smart don't you? Well you're not! You just have too much time on your hands. If I didn't have Blog This! installed you would be looking at a post from last summer or something. What I need is some sort of feedback mechanism ... I post a link, you guys follow it and rate it and the next time I read my blog all of the links are colour coded by your ratings. Then again, you're reading _this_ so it doesn't say much for your judgement now does it?

28.1.04

24.1.04

Books by Title: Page by Page Books. Read Free Books Online!

Read Free Books Online ... formatted versions of Project Gutenberg or something. But cool.

22.1.04

Government surveillance of citizens. Book it online... (yes, really) :: PublicTechnology.net :: eGovernment

Government surveillance of citizens. Book it online... (yes, really) :: PublicTechnology.net :: eGovernment.

Haven't finalized my setup at work yet, so I will fall back into my non-updating ways.

Haven't decided on my new job title. Boring but fancy: Lead Bioinformatics Architect. Amusing but obscure: YABA.

19.1.04

The Word Spy

The Word Spy. Cool. Better than A-Word-A-Day.

18.1.04

Ananova - Government inspectors condemned over sex shop visits

Ontario Government inspectors condemned over sex shop visits. Seems like they inspected porn video stores 300 times more frequently than repair garages.

15.1.04

George Lakoff tells how conservatives use language to dominate politics

George Lakoff tells how conservatives use language to dominate politics. The obvious question is why these progressives don't take Luntz' book and rewrite and sell it as "The Language of Freedom."

13.1.04

Encyclopedia Mythica: Mythology, Folklore, and Legends.

Encyclopedia Mythica: Mythology, Folklore, and Legends. Very useful to those of us who are, you know,

gamers
. And other people too.

9.1.04

Britannica(TM) Free Online Encyclopedia

Britannica(TM) Free Online Encyclopedia: "The Eleventh Edition filled 29 volumes and contains over 44 million words. It contains over 40,000 articles written by over 1,500 authors within their various fields of expertise. What was particularly remarkable was that many of the entries were written by the most famous people of the age. Henry Ford, for example, wrote the article on mass production. As such, it was considered to represent the sum of human knowledge at the beginning of the 20th Century."

Their OCR is obviously on the fritz, with occasional missing chunks and strange characters, but it's still cool.

And out of copyright too - use it as you will.

8.1.04

Welcome to the White House - WWW.WHITEHOUSE.ORG

Welcome to the White House - WWW.WHITEHOUSE.ORG: "I figure if there's anyone on whose face I can take a warm, wet, sloppy dump, it's those FOX-watching crackers who spent the last three years screeching that I'm God on Earth."

There's a problem with this site, good as it is, in that it reminds you so many times on every page exactly how uncomfortable it is to live next door to the states. 10 minutes, and then I gotta go read Get Fuzzy for a wee while

7.1.04

Engaged: Conference: inkwell.vue, Topic 204

Engaged: Conference: inkwell.vue, Topic 204 Bruce Sterling State of The Future bit. The guy would make a great alternative Karl Rove

WITNESS

WITNESS "Using video and technology to fight for human rights" Now, if only I could use some clever math that would allow me to spend my income 25% "causes", 25% "very expensive alcohol", 103% food, 68% media and electronics, 5% cost-of-living.

Acid trip 1

Acid trip 1: "These 9 drawings were done by an artist under the influence of LSD"

6.1.04

Bush in 30 Seconds

Bush in 30 Seconds finalists are up. This is a limited time offer.

5.1.04

Subtly Simpsons

Subtly Simpsons: "Homer: You can't sell that! Karma can only be portioned out by the cosmos."

GeekPress

The GeekPress is a good place to start browsing. Lots of nummy links on the left side too. After all, any sight that links to something I like is automatically perfect.