Archives: October 2009

links for 2009-10-31

Home — Second Story Second Story is a non-profit writing project serving kids, schools and community organizations in Indianapolis, Ind. Programs include in-class writing instruction at local schools, as well as after-school tutoring, creative-writing workshops and other events. (tags: writing creative children eucation fun) The Secret Headquarters Dr. Fredric Rinehart has been credited with developing

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links for 2009-10-30

GOOD.is | The GOOD 100, or so GOOD Magazine's list of the most important, exciting and innovative people, ideas and products making our world better. The list is made up of of projects, people and ideas nominated by a combination of the extended GOOD team, and its readers. It's a great and inspiring list; Good

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links for 2009-10-29

Get Great Gadgets. And Keep Them. – Last Year's Model I can take the pledge – I still use my generation One iPhone, even after I stepped on it and cracked the screen (tags: sustainability gadget funny lifehacks consumerism frugality) Alt Text: New Cult Spares Members From Early Adopters’ Pain | Underwire | Wired.com This

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links for 2009-10-28

A Rolling Stone Leads to Rome – Schott’s Vocab Blog – NYTimes.com All’s fair in love and lemonade. If life gives you lemons, make war. (tags: english vocabulary) Story Structure & Plot – Novel Writing Tips (tags: plotting novel NaNoWriMo)

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links for 2009-10-23

Plus size clothing at Ulla Popken. Women's plus size clothes. Hmmm. This is relevant to my interests. (tags: clothes shopping)

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links for 2009-10-22

How Photographers Created Rock And Roll – The Picture Show Blog : NPR Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History 1955-Present. Want. (tags: photography) Localwashing: How corporate America is co-opting “local” This new variation on corporate greenwashing—localwashing—is, like the buy-local movement itself, most advanced in the context of food. Hellmann’s, the mayonnaise brand owned

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links for 2009-10-21

A List Apart: Articles: Getting to No Five signs your potential client isn't the one you want to work with. (tags: webdesign contractWork webdev)

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links for 2009-10-20

sevensevennine.com | nick turpin on street photography | Photochart This Venn diagram needs to go on my bulletin board. (tags: charts photography visualization toPrint) Chris Jordan Photography: albatross These photographs of albatross chicks were made just a few weeks ago on Midway Atoll, a tiny stretch of sand and coral near the middle of the

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links for 2009-10-17

Hospital Forces Lesbian to Die Alone; Judge Gives Stamp of Approval | Asterisk (tags: lgbt rights equality)

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links for 2009-10-16

Eric & the Dread Gazebo :: DreadGazebo :: Roleplaying Resources Beware the Dread Gazebo. (tags: gaming rpg story comedy funny) Does the Brain Like E-Books? – Room for Debate Blog – NYTimes.com This is relevant to my interests. (tags: ebooks kindle technology books reading learning) OpEdNews – Article: Has There Been a Virtual Coup D'Etat

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links for 2009-10-15

mental_floss Blog » He Took a Polaroid Every Day, Until the Day He Died a collection of Polaroids, one per day, from March 31, 1979 through October 25, 1997. (tags: photography projects) The Referendum – Happy Days Blog – NYTimes.com Slap bang on for me! – "The Referendum is a phenomenon typical of (but not

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links for 2009-10-14

Buyer-Linked Foundation: Who Gave, And Where Did The Money Go? | TPMMuckraker The foundation closely linked to Rep. Steve Buyer (R-IN) that's taken nearly a million dollars from companies with interest in legislation moving through his committees, but given out nothing for its stated purpose, college scholarships for Indiana students. (tags: indiana politics lobbying scandal)

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Richard Dawkins

I went with our friend Mike down to Bloomington to visit our friend Joe and to see Richard Dawkins speak at the IU auditorium last night. He was there to read from and discuss his newest book The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution. I don’t have the book and haven’t read it,

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Downtown Indianapolis Restaurant Delivery Options

I put together this list of downtown Indianapolis delivery options for my own reference. If you happen to know of others or if this list needs an update, please comment with suggestions. Aunt Polly’s – 317-632-3663 Bazbeaux Pizza – 317-636-7662 Best Taste China Buffet – 317-684-1818 Bob’s Tu Your Door – 317-358-2627 China King –

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links for 2009-10-11

CAMBAGS.COM Camera Bag Review Resource for DSLR Cameras A review site that explains how much gear you can get into any camera bag – sweet! (tags: photography cameras bags gear)

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links for 2009-10-10

Shakesville: Rape Culture 101 What is it? You're soaking in it. Melissa assembles all the pieces, connecting the dots into the overwhelming pattern that makes this picture impossible to ignore or deny. (tags: misogyny violence crime women equality culture)

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links for 2009-10-09

atypically.knit – Hogwarts house scarves I made up my own pattern for mine and it came out well, but these are more polished that mind and I think I'll make one like this, too. (tags: knitting HarryPotter scarf) Yarn, Patterns, Knitting and Crocheting (tags: knitting catalog shop supplies) One Family’s Roots, a Nation’s History –

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links for 2009-10-08

Caterina.net: Working hard is overrated Much more important than working hard is knowing how to find the right thing to work on. Paying attention to what is going on in the world. Seeing patterns. Seeing things as they are rather than how you want them to be. Being able to read what people want. Putting

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Last weekend in photographs

On Friday evening, we went to Trina O’Connor’s solo photography show at the The Language and Culture International Gallery. 158 East 14th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202. More on the show here. Trina is part of the “Indy Women in Focus” Photography group that I participate in. She has moved from being a professional photojournalist to

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links for 2009-10-07

Facebook Connect Commenters | MovableType.org – Home of the MT Community I should have installed this awhile back. (tags: movableType facebook plugin)

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Vonnegut’s eight rules for writing a short story

Cribbed from Kurt Vonnegut’s Wikipedia entry: In his book Bagombo Snuff Box: Uncollected Short Fiction, Vonnegut listed eight rules for writing a short story: Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted. Give the reader at least one character he or

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links for 2009-10-06

Welcome | MagCloud Publish your own printed magazine. Check out the photo mag done in just 31 hours from beginning to finished product. Sweet. (tags: magazine printondemand self-publishing photography design) Pitchfork: Staff Lists: The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s: 20-1 Yeah, mostly. (tags: music lists best) Photographers – Toughest Shot | Outside Online Photographers

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links for 2009-10-05

Fat Cat Software – iPhoto Library Manager a piece of software that fixes crap that iPhoto does. Gee, too bad none of this functionality is actually in iPhoto itself. Harumph. (tags: photography tools apple iphoto) Roman Polanski: ‘Everyone else fancies little girls too’ – Telegraph Blogs Polanski quote in 1979: "“If I had killed somebody,

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links for 2009-10-03

Wonkette : Deleted: ‘Peggy Noonan Will Educate The Young Princes, Now’ Ah, Wonkette, your commentors are a delight. (tags: funny) Where to buy? Battery for E-620 – Fourthirdsphoto Forum Bookmarking for future reference. I haven't run my current camera battery down, but I may need a replacement sometime soon. (tags: cameras) The Smoking Gun: Polanski

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links for 2009-10-02

chrismm | Celebrities supporting the Roman Polanski arrest A nice compilation of famous folks who've spoken out in favor of his arrest. (tags: polanski crime justice) Roman the Rapist – Rasmussen Reports™ Rape is a crime against the state, as well as a civil wrong against the individual. The victim is free not to pursue

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Conservatives against Women’s Right to Vote

Transcript discussed by Think Progress: John Derbyshire, a British-American conservative author and columnist for the National Review, has written a new book titled We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism. The book contains a section called “The Case Against Female Suffrage.” Yesterday on his radio show, Alan Colmes asked Derbyshire to articulate his argument. “What is

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links for 2009-10-01

Banned Books Week More about the event (tags: reference books censorship freedom) Banned Books Week Crap – we're in the middle of banned books week, and I keep forgetting to blog about it. Hey, here's some info on Banned Books week. Go out and buy a banned book (tags: books censorship) Newsmax columnist: Military coup

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