Archives: March 2008

links for 2008-03-31

How to Disagree For examples of how to disagree in ways that are completely wrong, please see all of my writing. I need to clean up my act completely. (tags: philosophy debate writing) || Dummy Text Generator | Lorem ipsum for webdesigners || (tags: designTools webdesign resources) I, Cringely . The Pulpit . The $200

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links for 2008-03-30

Ten typographic mistakes everyone makes | Life, Tutorials | Receding Hairline (tags: typography reference writing)

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links for 2008-03-29

Sign Painting : Jeff Canham (tags: typography artist) Mai ’68: Atelier Populaire. Mai ’68: Atelier Populaire. (tags: art history politics left)

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Design is Dead says Phillippe Starck

The hilarity of this recent news item is only enhanced by my having just finished watching the movie Art School Confidential mere moments before I read it: BERLIN (AFP) — Renowned French designer Philippe Starck says he is fed up with his job and plans to retire in two years, in an interview published in

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Book Review Catch-Up – Spring 2008

Boy, am I behind on recording what I’ve read. I’ve had this post in progress forever trying to summarize some of these books, and I kept tacking new titles onto the end. I finally stole enough free time to get it finished. The Geographer’s Library by Jon Fasman A literary history suspense novel, along the

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Credibility

My post below about Butler student Evan Strange who asked Chelsea Clinton an inappropriate question spawned an interesting response. I received several emails from Butler student Lauren Laski defending her fellow student. I’m not going to go into detail of what they said, other than that Lauren really needs to take a logic course while

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Butler student insults Chelsea Clinton

Leave it to an idiot Hoosier to embarrass the state of Indiana now that we’re in the national spotlight. I’m sure it’s the first of many bonehead moves Hoosiers will make when they see television cameras. From the Chicago Tribune: INDIANAPOLIS – The college student who got a stinging brushback from Chelsea Clinton when he

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links for 2008-03-25

Acoustics.com: Article – Designing Workspaces for Higher Productivity Why acoustics are important. (tags: productivity) FORTUNE: Trapped in cubicles – Mar. 22, 2006 (tags: productivity architecture)

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links for 2008-03-23

Black Guy Asks Nation For Change | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source Oh, my. (tags: election 2008 satire funny)

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links for 2008-03-22

Obama demands probe over passport breach – 2008 Presidential Campaign Blog – Political Intelligence – Boston.com Barack Obama’s campaign tonight is demanding a full investigation of reports that his passport files at the State Department were viewed BY THE WHITEHOUSE without authorization. (tags: bush corruption privacy election 2008) Proof that fundamentalists selectively quote the Bible

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links for 2008-03-21

The Great Illinois Corn Flake Coupon eBay (item 110235071660 end time Mar-21-08 20:16:33 PDT) (tags: bigThings)

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WTF? ABC News is full of shit

via Shakeville – this lovely gem appeared on ABC news yesterday. What the hell is this about? Do they actually think that WE think this is news? Do they think anyone seeing this wouldn’t recognize it for the sexist, misogynist smear job that it is? I was sorta halfway still on the fence between Obama

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links for 2008-03-20

Abyss & Apex : Fourth Quarter 2007: Wikihistory Why we can’t kill Hitler: no Hitler means no Third Reich, no World War II, no rocketry programs, no electronics, no computers, no time travel. Get the picture? (tags: fiction satire history funny) Urban Dictionary: ftw (tags: urban dictionary) Chocolate & Zucchini: Super Simple Nutella Ice Cream

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What the liberal hawks got wrong

Slate has an interesting series of articles posted by several liberals who supported the Iraq war in its early stages, entitled “Why Did We Get It Wrong?” I applaud their willingness to recognize that they were indeed wrong, but I wonder why they’re not asking the other question — why didn’t they listen to the

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links for 2008-03-19

DO THE TEST How many passes does the team in white make? (tags: awareness advertising video) Vintage Travel Decals (tags: travel sticker retro)

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links for 2008-03-18

Video Coming To Flickr Soon. Really. Yay. I’ve been patiently waiting for this. I have a YouTube account, but having my videos in separate places has always bothered me. (tags: flickr tools video) Hepper | Modern Pet Furniture That Will Make You Jealous (tags: design furniture pets) flickrSLiDR – Embed Flickr Slideshows within Your Site

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links for 2008-03-16

Tulsa World: Kern’s son denies gay rumors Oh, for pete’s sake. (tags: lgbt rights news equality) The HBR List: Breakthrough Ideas for 2008 Some interesting ideas about business here, especially alternate reality business. (tags: business innovation ideas productivity 2008) The Myth of Sisyphus – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (tags: mythology philosophy ideas) Our Favorite Typefaces

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links for 2008-03-15

SF0 SFZero is a Collaborative Production Game. Players build characters by completing tasks for their groups and increasing their Score. The goals of play include meeting new people, exploring the city, and participating in non-consumer leisure activities. We (tags: urban games gamesPublic community) Avant Game: The Lost Ring – the alternate reality game for the

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links for 2008-03-14

» wallpapers (tags: wallpaper) David Lanham : Hi Gloss (tags: wallpapers) Tubbypaws – papercraft ceiling cat! This is why I love the internets and the people that use them. People are awesome. (tags: papercraft lolcats) YouTube – Mr. Boddy Is Dead Yes, he is. And it’s your job to find who killed him. (tags: clue

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links for 2008-03-13

Carson wins seat in 7th District race | IndyStar.com (tags: local news Indianapolis) Gay Iranian teen loses asylum appeal – CNN.com Basically, Britain is sending a gay teenager to his death in Iran. Nice. (tags: lgbt rights equality)

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SXSWi 2008 post game analysis

I made it home from Austin last night rather late and went to work this morning. Unlike the trip out, the flight home was rather uneventful. Thank goodness. We didn’t get our luggage until late Saturday night, so I basically had two nights without my CPAP machine, which the Airlines had told me to pack

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links for 2008-03-12

World Clock (tags: culture data census statistics) Guinness certifies giant crab cake – USATODAY.com That’s the awesome. I love it when people make big things. I should be working for the Guinness Book of World Records. Or the beer company, either one. (tags: bigThings news awesome) drupal.org | Community plumbing (tags: cms applications resources publishing)

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links for 2008-03-10

Train-ee | ExpressionEngine® Training by Boyink Interactive (tags: EE training) An Introduction to ExpressionEngine [on Geek & Mild] (tags: ee training) ElfCartel Wireframes (tags: design prototyping) PolyPage (tags: prototyping javascript design GUI) Cryptomundo.com » Evolution of Yeti (tags: illustration) I Love the Yeti: Yeti in Popular Culture (tags: awesome blogs culture)

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I wanna commitment ceremony you

Stephanie and I were having talk the other day with one of our friends over terminology and what we called our selves, our wedding, and what we’ll call ourselves once we’re married. That’s not an unusual discussion, and gay people have different opinions about it. There are some who don’t embrace the words “marriage” “fiancée”

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links for 2008-03-09

Average pay of mayor’s inner circle up 8% in Ballard administration | IndyStar.com Republican Mayor Greg Ballard has spent more money hiring top lieutenants for his administration than his Democratic predecessor did. (tags: Indianapolis local politics)

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links for 2008-03-08

Dumb and Dumber: An Essay and Its Editors – washingtonpost.com What bothers Allen about this picture is that these women reject, with every fiber of their latte-loving beings, the abstinence-only, father-knows-best, slut-shaming crabbed misogyny of the Republican right. (tags: feminism misogyny women journalism) Photoshop Disasters (tags: photoshop funny) From the Washington Post article: In a

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Sean Connery Defends Hitting His Wife

Discovered in the comments of yesterday’s Shakespeare’s Sister’s Question of the Day, (What actor makes you refuse to see a film?) this video of Sean Connery defending hitting his wife: Wow. Epic fucking FAIL. Never seeing a Sean Connery movie again.

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My reality show concept: Celebrity Karaoke Roulette

Shakespeare’s Sister question of the day the other day was: “You’ve been given unlimited resources and creative control to create your own contest reality show (a la Project Runway) or game show: What’s your concept?” I’ve had this one rolling around in my head: Celebrity Karaoke Roulette. Take five famous musicians, throw them up on

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On the Tarmac for 6 hours for SXSWi

Yesterday we had one of those nightmarish plane trips you hear about on the news every so often. Our American Airlines flight to Austin, Texas had a (supposed to be) short stop in Dallas/Fort Worth airport. The first leg from Indianapolis to Dallas went smoothly, and we got on the plane 1717 for the 36ish

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links for 2008-03-06

Putting Your Kitchen on a Diet – New York Times Blog “If you walked into a new restaurant and saw a messy, disorganized kitchen and dining area, you’d turn around and walk out the door. You wouldn’t eat dinner in a place like that. So why would you do it at home?’’ (tags: health organization

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SXSW Interactive 2008

I’m getting final stuff prepped to take off for SXSW Interactive 2008 in Austin, Texas tomorrow. I’m going with three of my design team co-workers; one from here in Indianapolis and two from Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. We’re staying in the Courtyard Marriott right next to the Austin Convention Center, so we’re in the

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links for 2008-03-05

Forgotten Chicago (tags: chicago history urban retro) Schoolhouse Electric Co. Classic period light fixtures and vintage glass shades. Very, very cool, and very much in keeping with our house. (tags: lighting reproduction retro vintage architecture) Chicago World’s Fair | 1893 – a photoset on Flickr (tags: photography vintage history chicago)

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Dealing with some denial of service attacks on the site

I have been dealing with a denial of service attack on my site recently. I suspect that I’m the target of some unethical behavior in the gay Republican base in Indianapolis politics, specifically because of this post I wrote about Marion County’s special election to replace Julia Carson. It’s been almost exactly a year since

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The Ripple Effect: How my post on Jon Elrod has spread

I presumed yesterday’s post on the special election would cause some consternation, but it’s always interesting to see how these things play out. Bil Browning of The Bilerico Project asked me to cross post my entry there, which I though would be fun. From there, Abdul Hakim-Shabazz, radio personality and erstwhile former blogger at IndyUndercover

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links for 2008-03-04

Steampunk Remake: Dave Veloz’s Keyboard and Monitor Very cool steampunk computer. (tags: cool steampunk design) The Steampunk Workshop (tags: awesome steampunk) Toronto Gay Weddings.com | Home (tags: marriage)

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March 11 District 7 Special Election

I’ve been saying I’m going to write about the March 11th special election, and I haven’t forgotten that. I actually have had a REALLY long post written about it since Friday, but I’ve revised it 10 times and can’t quite get out what I really want to say… so I’m starting over. Hopefully you’ve all

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