Archives: October 2007

links for 2007-10-31

AT&T Explains Guilt by Association the FBI asked several phone companies to analyze phone-call patterns of Americans using a technology called “communities of interest”. How AT&T helped the goverment spy on your cell calls. (tags: privacy rights surveillance datamining) AT&T Invents Programming Language for Mass Surveillance on Threat Level (tags: privacy rights surveillance) How To:

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Recent Reading

It was about this time last year that I got behind in reviewing what I had read recently and gave up and simply posted a list of recent reads. Must be the time of year. I’ve definitely been having trouble getting through any book; I have tons of things half read, and I’m very frustrated

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links for 2007-10-30

Fast Food Items Highest In Trans Fat – The 88 least healthy foods. The 88 Fast Food Items Most Likely To Kill You (tags: food health nutrition statistics) Candy & Chocolate Bars Compared – Hershey’s, Nestle, Mars Nutrition Facts (tags: health nutrition Food) Breakfast Cereal Compared – Cereals from Post, Kellogg’s & General Mills (tags:

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Weekend Wrap Up

These wrap ups are turning into a long list of “finished chores” aren’t they? Oh, well. At least we’re getting shit accomplished. Eventually I’ll write something that someone other than me wants to read. We’ve made some pretty major purchases lately (see dog fence and truck shell), so we’re trying to stay and home and

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links for 2007-10-29

» Steer clear of these 10 illegal job interview questions | 10 Things | TechRepublic.com I’d add googling the person to this list. Eventually it will be on here. (tags: career employment interview legal)

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links for 2007-10-28

Top 15 Manipulated Photographs – The List Universe The most well-know alter photographs. (tags: photography photoshop) Drinking stories that put yours to shame – CNN.com (tags: drinking funny history) English Russia » An Appartment in Kharkov Style One Russian guy in Kharkov, Ukraine preferred was obsessed with some idea which he tried to express in

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links for 2007-10-27

myartspace>blog: Art Space Opinions: Kirsten Anderson on Pop Surrealism (tags: art popculture artist) Terror watch list swells to more than 755,000 – USATODAY.com Gee, that’s got to be effective. Way to protect the country there. Losers. (tags: surveillance terrorism privacy rights) Indy CrimeWatch Yeah, I just volunteered to be our block captain. (tags: crime local

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links for 2007-10-26

What to do if you’re attacked by monkeys. – By Michelle Tsai – Slate Magazine Handy tips. (tags: monkey india travel funny) Vonnegut Dollhouse Awesome CD Jewel case/packaging. (tags: design inspiration designCool) Dada Dolls from Blue Chair Press (tags: inspiration art)

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links for 2007-10-25

Serial Diners Rules My friend MJ is thinking about organizing this for Indy. This looks like a fantastic idea for exploring area dining. (tags: food local restaurants) In Disasters, Everyone, Not Just Bloggers, Should Use Twitter Wired’s blog about why twitter is an excellent tool in emergency situations to let everyone know quickly how you

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links for 2007-10-24

Aquatic Observation of Channeled Aetheric Energies (updated with color photos!) Awesome steampunk fishbowl. (tags: steampunk) Feministe » What Color Are the Holes in Your Parachute? Read this story about health care in the U.S. and find out why the Republicans who voted against SCHIP are a bunch of retarded fucking morons. Then pray this doesn’t

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November is National Novel Writing Month

This year, for National Novel Writing Month – I have a plan! I’m going to do something really innovative — I’m going to spend the month of November… … building a website for my friend Chi. Yes! I know, it’s not a novel. However… I actually know how to build websites (unlike novels, which I

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All in a day’s work

One of the best things about working for a big corporation is that you get to see real life examples of the Peter Principle in action. For example, I actually really received this as a note on a design I’m working on for a couple people very high up in our company: Add a search

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links for 2007-10-23

Going Local blog specifically about local Indiana foods. I’m so putting this in my feed reader. (tags: Indiana local produce Food blogging) Wisbech – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia English town where Charles Dickens was born. (tags: UK wikipedia reference) Textbook may have been gunman’s target | IndyStar.com IU law student shoots his textbook and shuts

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J.K. Rowling: Dumbledore was gay.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald: Harry Potter fans, the rumours are true: Albus Dumbledore, master wizard and Headmaster of Hogwarts, is gay. JK Rowling, author of the mega-selling fantasy series, outed the beloved character today while appearing before a full house at Carnegie Hall in New York. After reading briefly from the final book,

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links for 2007-10-20

Edge-Serpentine Gallery: FORMULAE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY The Edge asks “What is your formula?’ to the best thinkers today, and they respond with thought-provoking, fun and inspiration answers. (tags: cool philosophy mathematics psychology physics science)

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Holy crap, that’s a cute dog! (lol version)

A couple weeks ago, I was reading articles on line about dog food for Spike, and one of them was on the petfinder.com site, where there was an ad for an adorably cute dog named Chip who needed a home. I twittered “holy crap, that’s a cute dog!” with a link to his page, and

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links for 2007-10-19

Senate and Bush Agree On Terms of Spying Bill – washingtonpost.com Lovely. You know, if the democrats want to stay in the majority, they really should stop pissing off their base. (tags: government privacy surveillance) Bureau of Workplace Interruptions (tags: work office funny) The Pedal-to-the-Metal, Totally Illegal, Cross-Country Sprint for Glory NYC to Santa Monica

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links for 2007-10-18

Goose The Market.com New market in Fall Creek Place just north of us, opening Saturday. We need to stop and check this out. (tags: shopping local green Indianapolis) Stop Puppy Mills And organization dedicated to exposing and opposing the terrible conditions in puppy mills. Lots of good information on how to find a good pet

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links for 2007-10-17

Subtraction: The Framework Formally Known as ’Prints (tags: css webdesign grid) shillPages – Movie Title Screens Page (tags: animation graphics design movies) SupersizedMeals.com – Bacon Apple Pie I double dog dare you. (tags: food funny cooking) Archinect : Features : Delirious Moscow Fantastic Soviet architecture. (tags: architecture design toread) Astheria » Blog Archive » Why

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links for 2007-10-16

Pedro – Chihuahua,Dachshund [Mix] – Petfinder.com PetNotes Want. (tags: pets dogs) The Associated Press: Vatican Official Insists He’s Not Gay Well of course not. Who would imagine that? (tags: religion politics lgbt equality)

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Bush was spying on U.S. Citizens Before 9/11

From the Washington Post: Former chief executive Joseph P. Nacchio, convicted in April of 19 counts of insider trading, said the NSA approached Qwest more than six months before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, according to court documents unsealed in Denver this week. Details about the alleged NSA program have been redacted from the documents,

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Former Top General in Iraq Faults Bush Administration

From the New York Times (presented to you without comment on my part): WASHINGTON, Oct. 12— In a sweeping indictment of the four-year effort in Iraq, the former top American commander called the Bush administration’s handling of the war incompetent and warned that the United States was “living a nightmare with no end in sight.”

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Spike’s Birthday Fence

We’re having the backyard fenced in for Spike for his (belated) Fifth birthday present, since I promised him when he was a puppy that he could have a fenced in yard. I called around a few months ago and got estimates from a surveying company to do a boundary survey, and we eventually hired Site

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Weekend Update 2007-10-15

We managed to get a lot done this weekend, and not kill ourselves in the process, which is pretty good for us. Saturday, I put 7 sets of Avon bottles on eBay, which was pretty huge. I have somewhat of an assembly line going on for getting this done, because there are lots of steps

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links for 2007-10-14

Review: Canon Powershot G9 — Small. Powerful. Perfect. on Gadget Lab This (or the next version of it) will be my next camera. Maybe next year sometime. (tags: photography reviews wishlist) Make photos look … retro? Digital lomography? [tech rant] (tags: photography photoshop research)

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links for 2007-10-12

Right Brain v Left Brain | Herald Sun Check out this awesome optical illusion. If you see it spinning clockwise (like I did) you’re right brained. If it spins counter, you’re left brained. With some concentration, i could see it spin the other way. (tags: illusion brain psychology science games) U.S. Guards Kill 2 Iraqi

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Happy 20th Annual National Coming Out Day

Last year, I recounted the story of what I was doing on the original National Coming Out Day 20 years ago… so I’ve already blown that anecdote. You’ll have to go read it; it was good. October 11th, 1987 was a great day for me. So officially, I quit lying about my sexual orientation over

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Dear Rena Corey

Dear Rena Corey, Please come over and clean my house. I have a lot more important shit to do. Thanks! Steph M.

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links for 2007-10-11

The PSB Gallery of Thrift Store Art “Bad art, while often quite bad, is much better than no art at all” (tags: art fun weird strange) The Musical Cliché Figure Signifying The Far East: Whence, Wherefore, Whither? Where that “Asian Riff” in Kung Fu Fighting came from. (tags: history music asian) AntiTicket Donut.com – Home

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links for 2007-10-09

Anderson Orchard – Mooresville Indianapolis Indiana IN apples fruit vegetables produce cider butter preserves field trips concession stand Local orchard. (tags: local food produce) World Usability Day – 2007 Indiana’s world usability day conference 2007 is in downtown Indianapolis at the Ball State Indianapolis center on November 8th. Register online at this link. (tags: usability

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links for 2007-10-08

The Best Word Book Ever,1963 and 1991. – a photoset on Flickr Changes made to the Richard Scarry book between versions. (tags: books children)

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Weekend Update/eBay Listings

Friday night: picked Stephanie up from Tune Tech after work because the clutch on the Honda is having problems again. Fortunately, it appears to be under warranty. With Phoebe’s battery dead, we’re down to one vehicle – the trusty truck. Saturday: Spent the morning helping with neighborhood cleanup by driving the truck up and down

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links for 2007-10-07

Pratie Place: Cab Calloway’s “Hepsters’ Dictionary,” c. 1944 (tags: language english history) Art or bioterrorism? RU Sirius interviews Steve Kurtz – Boing Boing A harmless artist experimenting with biological art projects is arrested for “bioterrorism” on trumped up charges. (tags: activism freedom surveillance) Read Your Own DHS Travel Dossier The Department of Homeland Security already

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links for 2007-10-05

GEOFFREY AARON HARRIS – Artist / Illustrator WE bought a cool print from this guy at the Broadripple Art Fair last year. (tags: art ideas artist) Chip’s Web Page Holy crap, that’s an adorable dog. (tags: dogs rescue shelters)

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links for 2007-10-04

Creativity Spark From Masters Of Illustration | Design Showcase (tags: design inspiration illustration photoshop)

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links for 2007-10-03

The Pfc. LaVena Johnson Petition Help compel the Army to reopen the investigation of a young soldier’s death in Iraq. (tags: justice politics crime) Urban Asshole Notification Cards – Odds + Ends – Glarkware Congratulations! You’re an asshole. Now let’s discuss why that is… (tags: entertainment Sociology) Bigfoot vs – Abe Lincoln – Glarkware In

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Melissa Etheridge’s New CD

I bought her new CD “The Awakening” last week on a whim – I actually purchased the physical CD because we still haven’t had a spare two or three hours to sit down and sort out what the hell is wrong with the terrabyte server after I killed it vacuuming. So our music situation is

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links for 2007-10-02

Farm Fresh Delivery “Delivering organic produce, vegetables, and foods to your door in Indianapolis, IN.” – we’ve been thinking about joining a co-op like this. (tags: food nutrition local)

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kerouac

Louis Menand in the New Yorker, on kerouac… Kerouac credited the inspiration for the scroll to Cassady–specifically, to a long letter, supposedly around thirteen thousand words, that Cassady wrote over several days (he was on speed) in December, 1950. This is known as the “Joan letter,” because its ostensible subject is a girlfriend of Cassady’s

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