Archives: March 2007

links for 2007-03-31

Jott.com – Mobile Note Taking and Hands-Free Messaging You call the number, leave a message, and it transcribes you message and emails the message to you. Interesting… now I just need it to post a message to my blog for me. (tags: communication tools) School bus yellow – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The RGB and

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Stop Cyberbullying Day

Read more about it here….. In all of this, one of the things that is bothering me is people’s defense of the “mean kids” who put up the two sites that were promoting maliciousness towards various tech people, including Kathy Sierra. Like one of the comments in my previous post, who actually went so far

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links for 2007-03-30

Finally, a Feminism 101 blog An awesome resource from feminist bloggers on the basics of feminist thought – basic resources to link to when you’re having a discussion and you don’t have time to go into all the detail. (tags: feminism sexism progressive women) Exercise Is a State of Mind – Health For Life –

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Kathy Sierra, hate comments, and women bloggers

I’ve avoided blogging about this because it’s very difficult to explain, really. I’ll try to keep it really short: Kathy Sierra is a tech guru who got her start in Java, published some really popular books, and became well-known in the tech community for her ideas about technology and writing user-friendly web applications. She writes

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Twittervision

Twittervision is a googlemap with all the latest twitter posts displayed on it – it’s pretty mesmerizing to watch – check it out.

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SJR-7 Language rejected as flawed by ultra-conservative Bork

Bilerico contributor Don Sherffick testified before the recent House Committee meeting on SJR-7, noting that the language for the flawed second paragraph of the bill originally came from an early draft of the Federal version of the amendment – a draft that was later re-written considerably. That revelation caused some comment and concern amongst committee

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Statewide religious coalition speaks out against SJR-7

From iconindiana.org: Indianapolis – The Interfaith Coalition on Nondiscrimination (ICON) today spoke out against Senate Joint Resolution 7 (SJR-7) in a letter to the Indiana General Assembly. The letter, which is signed by 130 Indiana clergy, leaders of faith communities, and other religious professionals, opens with, “Our backgrounds and those of the people we serve

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links for 2007-03-29

Teacher Lesson Plan – Suffragists and Their Tactics Cool! (tags: feminism equality rights) ::HorsePigCow:: marketing uncommon » The Unsinkable Kathy Sierra (tags: blogs civility)

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Lilly Opposes SJR-7

As reported in the Indy Star (and by bilerico.com, Advance Indiana and Taking Down Words): Eli Lilly has joined several other large Indiana corporations (Cummins, Wellpoint, Dow AgroSciences) in opposing SJR-7, the Marriage Discrimination Amendment: “As a result of this uncertainty (over what the amendment’s impact might be,)” Murphy wrote, “some employees may choose to

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Tactics and Techniques of the National Woman’s Party Suffrage Campaign

Something that caught my eye as I was wandering through the Library of Congress photographs of the women’s movement… Tactics and Techniques of the National Woman’s Party Suffrage Campaign Summary Founded in 1913 as the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage (CU), the National Woman’s Party (NWP) was instrumental in raising public awareness of the women’s

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The ERA is back! Awesome!

Holy crap, I was really surprised when I read this on Shakespeare’s Sister, and then read the WaPo article: New Drive Afoot to Pass Equal Rights Amendment Federal and state lawmakers have launched a new drive to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, reviving a feminist goal that faltered a quarter-century ago when the measure did

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links for 2007-03-28

Museumr > dumpr.net hee. Frame a Flickr photo like it’s hung in a museum. (tags: flickr funny gallery museums photography) Slow Down, Brave Multitasker, and Don’t Read This in Traffic – New York Times “Multitasking is going to slow you down, increasing the chances of mistakes” – studies show multi-tasking doesn’t work, and actually costs

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Twitter

Shorter review: Simple, and seemingly frivolous web communication tool. But I can see it really working as a fun, handy IM/mobile texting tool for my friends, if I can only herd all of them onto it. What Twitter is: It’s a really simple, public blog. You post short (less than 140 characters) messages about what

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Rumor: Katamari for Wii?

The rumor is flying on all the gaming sites out there on the interweb tubes, but the article has been pulled from the original source: Beautiful Katamari is set to be released in the USA on October 17th for $39.99 on the PS3 (with SIXAXIS support) and XBOX 360. The Wii version will arrive shortly

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links for 2007-03-27

Inhabitat » MICRO WIND TURBINES: Small Size, Big Impact Wind turbines for urban settings. (tags: energy home solar green) CodeAve.com/JavaScript – Confirm Alert Box (tags: javascript) MIT OpenCourseWare | OCW Home a free and open educational resource (OER) for educators, students, and self-learners around the world. (tags: opensource research learning education) Aesop’s Fables – Wikipedia,

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Good Disguises

Me to a co-worker: “But would you expect me to have a mustache and goatee? No – that’s why it’s a good disguise!” 2022-03-16 Update: Why did it take me so long to deal with my gender issues? I do not know.

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Steph Sold Her House Mix

Douglas made me this mix, in celebration of selling my house. The Creeps – Camile Jones Vs. Fedde Le Grande She’s My Man – Scissor Sisters Miracle – Cascada By The Way – Jenna Drey Glamourous – Fergie feat. Ludacris She’s Madonna – Robbie Williams Love Today – Mika Take It – Tom Novay and

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links for 2007-03-26

steampunk magazine – putting the punk back into steampunk (tags: Steampunk nostalgia zine) Coulrophobia – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Steve, your condition has a name. (tags: clowns phobias wikipedia) Ladder Abuse Wow, I can’t believe some of these folks did this, and lived, apparently. (tags: funny photos safety) Free Photoshop – Free Photoshop Shapes and

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links for 2007-03-25

Desktop Tower Defense Wasting hours at a time. (tags: onlineGames videogames games fun) Neatorama > 10 Most Magnificent Trees in the World. Wow. I love the chapel in the tree. (tags: cool environment green interesting science) List of famous trees – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (tags: green environment biology cool interesting) Study Showing that Women

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Our Bedroom is Half Painted – A Contractor Review

Yep, we’ve had a fun day around Casa De Stephs. Our roofing contractor’s employees threw a fit and left, leaving our bedroom half-painted. Why is our roofer painting our bedroom? It’s a long story. But don’t worry, there are pictures. Remember back in October, when I wrote about the Worst. Roofers. Ever. ? Because we

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Indiana Newspapers Against SJR-7

I was in the middle of putting this post together when Bilerico beat me to it… Newspapers that have come out against the SJR-7 marriage discrimination amendment legislation: The Marion Chronicle-Tribune The Bedford Times-Mail [link deprecated: http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/news/editorial/16859370.htm The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette ] The Indianapolis Star The Bloomington Herald-Times The Evansville Courier & Press The South

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links for 2007-03-24

Far From Iraq, A Demonstration Of a War Zone – washingtonpost.com War veterans stage a protest by going on patrol in Washington D.C., demonstrating what it’s like to live an occupied nation. Cool. (tags: military activism protest war) Health: Can Exercise Make You Smarter? – Health For Life – MSNBC.com I sure hope so. (tags:

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I think I’m finally selling my house tomorrow

I haven’t mentioned this before, because I didn’t want to jinx it. But I think we’re finally going to get my house sold. We have a closing scheduled for 12:30 tomorrow. My realtor let me know before my water aerobics class that that buyer’s lender sent the package to the title company. So everything should

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Colts raise $20,000 for Anti-Gay Group

This is being discussed in the comments on my post on Tony Dungy – but it bears pulling up to it’s own entry – at the Indiana Family Institute Dinner, the Colts sent merchandise to be donated off in an auction, which raised $20,000 for the organization to oppose gay rights and to support SJR-7.

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Evite vs. Upcoming.Org

Last year in February, I was bothered by how unfortunate Friendster had become, and I mentioned somewhere in there that they (and other social networking sites) needed to suck in functionality like evite, where you can send out party invitations to friends and get RSVPs online, be able to see who is and isn’t coming

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links for 2007-03-22

Digital Web Magazine – Redesigning the ExpressionEngine Site Great article on redesigning a website. (tags: webdesign inspiration process) NOVA | The Last Great Ape | The Bonobo In All of Us Bonobos are great apes that are peaceful, emotionally-sensitive primates. (tags: news science money) The Wisdom of Children: Humor: The New Yorker A Conversation at

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House committee tables SJR-7 vote

According to Bil from Bilerico: The House Rules and Legislative Affairs committee listened to three hours of testimony regarding SJR-7, the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions. After several members of the committee commented that they’d like more time to review the testimony before voting on the matter, Chair Scott Pelath

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Cummins plans to testify against proposed ban

From the Indianapolis Star: No private employers testified against a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage when it was before the Senate, but that will change when discussion begins today in the House. Cummins Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tim Solso has sent a letter to House Speaker B. Patrick Bauer, D-South Bend, encouraging him

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Tony Dungy against same-sex marriage

According to the Indianapolis Star: Colts coach Tony Dungy said he knows some people would prefer him to steer clear of the gay marriage debate, but he used a speech Tuesday night to clearly stake out his position. Dungy told more than 700 people at the Indiana Family Institute’s banquet that he agrees with that

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links for 2007-03-21

why twitter matters A great explanation that I haven’t been able to capture myself in describing twitter to others. (tags: social trends mobile) FontShop: Products – The FontBook This is what I want for my birthday! If my loved ones go together and pitched in for it, I’d be eternally grateful. Seriously, I don’t want

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Why do straights hate gays?

By Larry Kramer March 20, 2007 DEAR STRAIGHT PEOPLE, Why do you hate gay people so much? Gays are hated. Prove me wrong. Your top general just called us immoral. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, is in charge of an estimated 65,000 gay and lesbian troops, some fighting for our country

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David Sedaris Exaggerates!

The New Republic comes out with a world-rocking revelation: David Sedaris embellishes his humorous non-fiction memoirs. Um, no shit, Sherlock. You needed to write an article to tell us this? He’s a humor writer. I sort of figured out he was gilding the lily on my own, thanks. As if any one person has that

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links for 2007-03-20

Fuck Garrison Keillor | The Stranger’s Blog Dan Savage has a lot of good stuff to say about Kellior’s recent weird screen on gay parents. (tags: homophobia children family marriage) “KatWALLk of Fame” Reading a recommendation of using these to sort out cat hostilities in a household. (tags: cats furniture home) Recall of Canned and

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Magnetic Fork

A while back, I blogged about a strange phenomenon that I and my co-workers discovered while out at lunch in a restaurant – some of the knives at our table were magnetic. We noticed it a few more times in different restaurants – one or two knives will be magnetic and you can pick up,

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links for 2007-03-19

here’s your gravy: A little more Maxine Even more mini-Maxine for me to cut out and play with. Yay!! (tags: papercraft) Rude Mechanical Orchestra A New York radical marching band that attends protest rallies for progressive social causes. (tags: protest subversive newyork cool) Peoplehood: An All-City Parade and Pageant by Spiral Q Puppet Theater Peoplehood:

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links for 2007-03-18

The Vine: ‘Veronica’ toys with time warp I don’t care which storyline they go with – but they better keep the Veronica Mars on the air, or I’ll be really pissy. (tags: news television) subk.net – maps A collection of hand-drawn personal maps. (tags: maps memory drawing cartography) Samples of Students’ Maps Amazing hand-drawn maps

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The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

A strange Victorian Steampunk novel that I enjoyed, despite its length and rather confusing cast of villains. Celeste Temple is a young English woman raised in the West Indies and residing in London awaiting a future wedding to her fiancé, Roger Bascombe. When he sends her a curt note breaking their engagement, she decides to

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The Big Over Easy: A Nursery Crime

A new series by the author of the bestselling “Tuesday Next” novels. A thoroughly enjoyable read; I polished it off in a weekend. Fforde’s novels are funny and full of literary cleverness. Jack Spratt is a like-able and entertaining protagonist and I look forward to reading the entire series. The Big Over Easy: A Nursery

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Mohler Says Gay Gene Should Be Manipulated, If Possible

From Beliefnet, among many other sources: The president of a prominent Southern Baptist seminary says he would support medical treatment, if it were available, to change the sexual orientation of a fetus inside its mother’s womb from homosexual to heterosexual. The idea of a hormonal patch for pregnant women was discussed by the Rev. R.

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Now With More Answers

After the last round of “Getting to know me” emails, I added some new questions to my Ultimate Survey. Proceed at your own risk. (I also ran the whole thing through the spell-checker. Boy, did that need it.)

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links for 2007-03-17

This Guy Can Get 59 MPG in a Plain Old Accord Hypermiler -a person who drives in an obsessive fashion in order to increase his vehicle’s fuel efficiency. He’s refined his driving technique to wring 59 MPG out of a Honda Accord and clocked over 180 MPG with a hybrid Honda Insight. (tags: green auto

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links for 2007-03-16

Fact or Fiction?: Living People Outnumber the Dead Actually. over 106 billion people have lived on the planet – so plenty of room for you to have been reincarnated. (tags: population) What’s So Funny? Well, Maybe Nothing Turns out people laugh not because something is funny, but to get along. (tags: Sociology humor psychology) Marion

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links for 2007-03-15

Functioning Form – SxSW: Design Patterns Blog entry from one of the sxsw panelists, linking to other note takers from the panel (tags: design webdev) Functioning Form – Design Patterns: Introduction (tags: design patterns webdesign)

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links for 2007-03-14

Fun With Words: Collective Nouns Trying to figure out what to call a group of bats. (tags: nouns language english writing) The Collective Noun Page There it is – a cloud of bats. (tags: language english writing nouns) The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) (tags: apple mac geek) Peachpit Commons (tags: design reference creative) Home: AIGA

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SJR-7 Assigned to Committee

House Joint Resolution 15 (HJR-15), the legislation formerly known as SJR-7 and the marriage discrimination amendment, has been assigned to committee in the house. It’s been placed in the House Rule and Legislative Procedures Committee. Please contact the members of this committee (information below) to oppose this legislation – for Democrats, remind them that putting

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Design Aesthetic of the Indie Developer Panel Notes (SXSWi 2007)

Design Aesthetic of the Indie Developer Moderator: Michael Lopp, Sr Engineering Mgr – Apple Nick Bradbury, Architect of Client Prods – NewsGator Technologies Inc John Gruber, Raconteur – Daring Fireball Shaun Inman, Designer/Dev – haveamint.com Michael Lopp, Sr Engineering Mgr – Apple Rough Notes: The panel ended up being more about how independent designer/developers work,

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A Cloud of Bats in Austin

Austin is home to the world’s largest urban bat colony; they live under the Congress Street Bridge, where the unique construction of the bridge lends itself to being a great shelter for them. In the summer, the bridge is home to over 1.5 million bats, and at dusk they leave the bridge to fly off

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SXSW 2007 thoughts

One of the first things I plan to do is take a closer look at Microformats and see where I can mark up my site appropriately. While I was sitting in the panel, I downloaded the firefox operator extension, and I’ve been playing with it. I also want to get OpenID set up on this

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Open Content, Remix Culture and the Sharing Economy Panel Notes (SXSWi 2007)

Open Content, Remix Culture and the Sharing Economy: Rights, Ownership and Getting Paid Moderator: Eric Steuer, Creative Dir – Creative Commons Eric Steuer, Creative Dir – Creative Commons Glenn Otis Brown, Products Counsel – YouTube John Buckman, Founder and CEO – Magnatune Laurie Racine, Eyespot and DotSub Max Schorr, Publisher & Founding Ed – GOOD

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1:30AM – The Future of the Online Magazine Panel Notes (SXSWi 2007)

1:30AM The Future of the Online Magazine (19AB) Moderator: Rufus Griscom CEO, Nerve Media Rufus Griscom CEO, Nerve Media Sean Mills The Onion Ricky Van Veen Editor, CollegeHumor.com Laurel Touby CEO & Founder, mediabistro.com Joan Walsh Editor in Chief, Salon.com Rough Panel Notes collective average age of their sites – 9.5 years. Online magazines have

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10:00AM – Get Unstuck: Moving From 1.0 to 2.0 Panel Notes (SXSWi 2007)

10:00AM Get Unstuck: Moving From 1.0 to 2.0 Moderator: Liz Danzico Director, experience strategy, Daylife Liz Danzico Director, experience strategy, Daylife Kristian Bengtsson Creative Dir, FutureLab Chris Messina Co-founder, Citizen Agency Luke Wroblewski Principal Designer, Yahoo! Jeffrey Zeldman Founder, Happy Cog

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Panels I Plan to see today and tomorrow

Some of these overlap, so I’ll have to pick one over the other. But a rough idea. Monday, 12 March 2007 10:00AM Get Unstuck: Moving From 1.0 to 2.0 (18ABCD) 11:30AM The Future of the Online Magazine (19AB) 02:00PM The Growth and Evolution of Microformats (18ABCD) 03:30PM Bullet Tooth Web Design: Plan Your Web Site

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Me, giving a testimonial on Firefox

Oh, and while surfing YouTube looking at other’s SXSW videos, I found a video of me shot yesterday by the firefox browser people, giving testimonial on the browser from the trade show space. I got a discount on a Firefox T-shirt in exchange. Which just goes to show — I can talk your damn ear

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Shadow Garden

I took this video at the frog design party Saturday night of an interesting interactive design project they did.

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links for 2007-03-12

Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design by Andy Clarke one of our authors. (tags: books webdev webstandards css sxswi) Soylent Green Stickers Download them and stick them on food at the grocery store. (tags: funny subversive)

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Free Trip to Europe

Stephanie’s dad called her today to tell her that he won a free trip to Europe from some contest on PBS – one that he apparently entered with the intention of giving to us if he won. So I guess we’re going to Europe? Wow. She going to find out some more details.

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Khoi Vinh on Offending Experts and Pleasing Everybody

After reading Khoi Vinh’s thoughts on streamlining web apps to remove features that only a few users need, I think for the most part the choice to make apps work for everyone is a good one. But I have a particular issue with at least one of his examples – 37 Signals, who make Basecamp

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4:05p.m. – Fictional Blogging Panel Notes (SXSWi 2007)

4:05p.m. – Fictional Blogging Panel Liz Henry, Developer Advocate – Socialtext Odin Soli, Dir Business Dev – Aveso Inc Rough Panel Notes: Very interesting panel on fictional blogging as an art form, and the ethics of it. Again, my rough, not cleaned up notes because I don’t have time. Fictional blogging: art form vs. lying/hoaxes?

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Sorry, Honey, I had to hang up

Stephanie — I’m sorry I had to shut off my phone – it was right at the beginning of my first panel, so I couldn’t answer; I wasn’t supposed to have the phone on. On the bright side, a room full of 50 people think my “sunshine, lollipops and rainbows” ringtone for you is excellent

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Panel Notes Bad, Food Tasty (SXSWi 2007)

The notes I took for the last three panels are pretty bad, so I don’t know that they’re worth uploading. The grids panel was pretty visual, and there’s a website that covers it. I also went to “ruining the user experience” which wasn’t particularly great, and a panel on “tags to riches” that was completely

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Rockstar seating

I’m at the Grids Are Good panel, sitting behind Jason Santa Maria. I’m not being a fangirl, though. I’m totally cool.

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11:30a.m. – Influence of Art in Design Panel (SXSWi 2007)

Influence of Art in Design Moderator: Dan Rubin, Creative Dir – Webgraph Inc (Superfulous Banter) Dan Rubin, Creative Dir – Webgraph Inc Patrick Haney – Not a Sausage Anton Peck, Web Designer – MultiAd Inc Erik Sagen – Erik Sagen Designs Glenda Sims, Sr Systems Analyst – UT Austin Dave Shea – mezzoblue.com Rough Panel

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10:00a.m. – Emerging Social and Technology Trends (SXSWi 2007)

10:00a.m. – Emerging Social and Technology Trends (SXSWi 2007) Moderator: Laura Moorhead, Sr Editor Culture – Wired Laura Moorhead Sr Editor Culture, Wired Andrew Blum Contributing Editor, Wired Robert Fabricant Exec Creative Dir, Frog Design Eliot Van Buskirk Columnist/Blogger, Wired News Peter Rojas Engadget Daniel Raffel Product Mgr, Yahoo!

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Urban Design Indianapolis

While we were exploring downtown Austin, we had an extended discussion comparing Austin and Indianapolis – and how Indy is quite a bit behind on basic urban design and development. Last night, though, a related email landed in my inbox forwarded by my neighborhood association – a link to Indianapolis’s website detailing their urban planning

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SXSW Friday

The plane trip wasn’t bad, aside from the fact that I forgot gum on the first leg and thus had a headache from my ears popping, and I managed to spill Starbucks on myself because the cup lid was borked. Nice. We got in around lunch, checked into the hotel, went to the Irowworks BBQ

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links for 2007-03-09

Rare gorilla birth recorded in Congo – World Environment – MSNBC.com Yay! Also, an adorable picture with the article. (tags: monkeys ecology) Tiger, orangutan babies become play pals – Wonderful World – MSNBC.com More adorable monkey pictures. I love the monkeys. (tags: monkeys) Seven of Cinema’s Worst Sissy Villains A solid list of unflattering and

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The Secret, Oprah, and the idea of “magical thinking”

Somewaterytart at Shakespeare’s Sister tackles the subject of the new DVD/Book “The Secret” that Oprah’s been touting. I’m inclined to agree with much of what she says. I first heard about the book from my mom, who works for Barnes and Noble, where the book is apparently flying off the shelves, so I resisted blurting

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I Am Not An “Activist”

I hate the word activist. Mainly because it’s one of those right-wing propaganda, tar-and-feather, hot button words that Frank Luntz cultivated to brand liberals as crazy folks who are out to burn down your house and roast your kids on the bar-be-que. (Read more about Frank Luntz and his language campaign – it’s important to

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SJR-7 and Eric Miller

Due to supervising all the work on my old house over the past few weeks, and the work on our current home (which is still ongoing. Sigh.), and a busy time at work, and preparation to go to SXSW, I’m guilty of quite a few “drive-by” posts: where I mention important things without enough context

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links for 2007-03-08

Heroes – Graphic Novels Graphic novels of the Heroes tv show. (tags: television scifi comics) Activating Evolution – Heroes Site Mohinder’s site – with a wiki about the show. (tags: entertainment television tv) Cartoon Brew » Hollywood Censors Its Animated Cartoons (1939) Of course “effeminate men” were censored. (tags: censorship cartoons art vintage) Evangelical Lobbyist

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SXSW anticipation

I’ve been busy getting prepared for the South by Southwest conference, and the closer it gets, the more excited I am. I am hugely lucky that we’re being sent by work – our whole web design team from both Indianapolis and New Jersey is going – which means I don’t have to foot the bill

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Schoolyard Taunts

Ann Coulter on Fox News: “The word I used has nothing to do with sexual preference. It is a schoolyard taunt… It isn’t offensive to gays. It has nothing to do with gays.” As I’ve said before, there are souls out there in the universe for whom the word faggot was the last word they

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University of Wisconsin’s Loss of Domestic Partner Benefits Loses Faculty

I linked to this story earlier, but the story bears more attention, and I’ve found some addition links with more information. The state of Wisconsin is pursuing a same sex-marriage ban and is refusing to provide domestic partner benefits, and as a result the nation’s leading researcher in nanotechnology, Robert Carpick, left the University of

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Alumni – Contact IU and Purdue about SJR-7

The bill I’ve been writing so much about lately – SJR-7 – will have an affect on the domestic partnership benefits that are offered by state universities. Currently Purdue and IU have these benefits, and Ball State and other universities have been considering adopting them to remain competitive for the best faculty. Currently, the right-wing

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Favorite Quotes

“Stop feeling sorry for yourself because someone said you’re going to die. I got an idea that’s gonna help us both. Now it is dangerous, and there’s a very good chance you will die. But if you don’t die, then we win. I don’t know about you, but things have really sucked for me lately,

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Ann Coulter’s Offensive Remarks

Despite the laughter and applause from the conservatives when Ann Coulter called presidential candidate John Edwards a “Faggot” – several GOP presidential candidates are now trying to distance themselves from her. A bit late; they should have done that from the podium during the event, while the applause was going on. Now it just looks

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links for 2007-03-05

MyFox Boston | Suspicious Package Found in Boston Police blew up a “suspicious package” chained to a light post in Boston. Trouble is, that if you watch the video, it’s pretty clear the “package” is a standard a traffic counter, as identified by thousands of online geeks. (tags: security weird paranoia) Black Rock Panoramas Cool

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Balcony Finished

The contractor we hired to re-deck our balcony finished in two days flat, which is pretty impressive. This was a new contractor we hired, because the guy who’s been working on our gutters for eight months couldn’t manage to get to the balcony job, and we’ve had water coming into our kitchen all winter. But

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links for 2007-03-04

Refreshing Cities: design, technology, usability, and standards (tags: accessibility webdesign local inspiration) Fetching Tags Online Store: Funny dog tags. (tags: dogs funny shopping) Airline Travel Blanket, Air Travel Accessory, Fleece Travel Blankets, Airline Luggage The Cabin Cuddler™ is a micro-fleece travel blanket with a unique wrap-around design created to keep airline passengers warm in even

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Smiling is a Sign of Subservience

This is interesting — a new study shows that people smile more when they have a lesser status, as a form of appeasement. Which frames this fierce discussion on Shakespeare’s Sister in a new light.

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Ann Coulter Calls Candidate John Edwards a Faggot

Reported in numerous places (see video), yesterday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (in front of a crowd that included 2008 Republican Presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Tom Tancredo (R-CO), Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), former Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) as well as Vice President Dick Cheney), right-wing pundit Ann Coulter had this

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links for 2007-03-03

Arianna Huffington: Limbaugh, Hannity, and the Right’s Faux Fury Over Anonymous Comments | The Huffington Post Pointing out the hypocrisy of complaining about Anonymous comments when the right openly incites violence (tags: media politics) Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (March 2, 2007) | AfterEllen.com A couple of bands are mentioned that I want to check out,

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links for 2007-03-02

18Seconds.org Awesome yahoo maps on how green different areas of the country are. Nice design, too! (tags: webdesign designCool yahoo green environment energy) Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (tags: music)

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Big List of Things I Like

Posted for no apparent reason, except that I needed a pick-me-up because it’s been a crappy week. Feel free to add your own list in the comments. My Girlfriend The Spikel Monster Monkeys, especially: – Curious George – Hanuman – King Kong Board Games, especially: – Clue Dave, the Computer Table – from Ikea, this

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