Archives: November 2010

The Indiana Humanities Council

Yes, I have gotten really lazy with the blogging, as MJ calls me out in a comment on the last link blog post I just put up. Indiana Humanities Council :: Home Page "the Council encourages Hoosiers to think, read ­and talk. How? By creating its own programs, such as Community Conversations, Evenings at the

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links for 2010-11-29

Indiana Humanities Council :: Home Page "the Council encourages Hoosiers to think, read ­and talk. How? By creating its own programs, such as Community Conversations, Evenings at the House and Novel Conversations; by providing grants for humanities programs throughout the state; and by providing a space—physically and digitally—for people to connect and converse." (tags: indiana

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links for 2010-11-25

fantastic journal: the all seeing eye One of the many strange scenes in Powell and Pressburger's 1946 masterpiece A Matter of Life and Death – a film choc-full of fabulous strangeness – involves a camera obscura, an optical device which projects an image of its surroundings onto a screen. (tags: movies optics cameraObscura)

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links for 2010-11-23

Floorplanner.com Create floor plans, house plans and home plans online with Floorplanner.com. (tags: architecture drawing furniture floorplan house home) Cindy's Take on Tech» Blog Archive » An Open Letter to Wired Magazine "I met one of your female editors, Rebecca Hurd, at SXSW. We had a nice chat, and she politely said that if I

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links for 2010-11-21

whatwasthatbook: Sam and Ann school readers, mythology, early 70's Yay! someone else was hunting for the same school readers from my childhood that I have been for years, and they had better luck finding them. I loved these. Sam Ann Nip Tuck and Walter in Sullivan Associate Readers or Programmed Reading Books, by C. D.

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links for 2010-11-19

Your Child Left Behind – Magazine – The Atlantic Even if we treat each state as its own country, not a single one makes it into the top dozen contenders on the list. The best performer is Massachusetts, ringing in at No. 17. Minnesota also makes it into the upper-middle tier, followed by Vermont, New

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links for 2010-11-17

Bike bucket instructions Page includes a link to a PDF file on how to convert cat litter buckets to bike panniers. (tags: diy panniers bikes bikemod) SARAGA International Grocery "SARAGA International Grocery in Indianapolis, Indiana can be your home away from home or a new adventure. We offer food from all over Asia, Africa, Carribean,

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links for 2010-11-13

What a Hundred Million Calls to 311 Reveal About New York | Magazine | Wired.com (tags: visualization crowdsourcing newyork 311 government statistics) Wheel of Fortune puzzle solved in one letter Eh. Big deal Stephanie has solved the puzzle with no letters several times. She's a bit uncanny in her ability to solve Wheel of Fortune. She

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Flying, Body Scanners and TSA Groping

I’m sure by now you’re probably aware of the new security regulations at airports that subject you to very intimate searches if you opt out of the body scanner that photographs you naked in the security line. The scanners and new search procedures are going into every airport in the country now. For me personally,

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links for 2010-11-12

Zoopraxiscope – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The zoopraxiscope is an early device for displaying motion pictures. Created by photographic pioneer Eadweard Muybridge in 1879, it may be considered the first movie projector. The zoopraxiscope projected images from rotating glass disks in rapid succession to give the impression of motion. The stop-motion images were initially painted

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Toy Story Zoetrope

And a pedal-powered Zoetrope at Burning Man. Make magazine’s instructions for building your own.

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links for 2010-11-11

mental_floss Blog » Talking Pictures: Times of Trouble Photos with written captions from the depression and other eras. (tags: photos history)

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links for 2010-11-09

How every single discussion about sexism on the internet has happened An awesome comic that lead to the exact sort of misogynist fallout that the comic itself depicted. Point – you're proving it now! (tags: sexism comics feminism funny misogyny awesome)

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Journalists vs. Pundits

I disagree with about 90% of what Meghan McCain believes in, but in general I think she’s a likable girl. I think part of that is because in the back of my head, I think she’s really a closeted liberal just waiting for the light bulb to go on so she can come out of

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Made in America

One of the ways we can all help our economy is to look for products made in America, especially in the upcoming Christmas season. Here are some directories to get you started finding products made here in the United States by American workers. Americans Working a Directory of products made in the United States US

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links for 2010-11-05

Rameau's Nephew – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Rameau's Nephew, or the Second Satire (French: Le Neveu de Rameau ou La Satire seconde) is an imaginary philosophical conversation written by Denis Diderot, probably between 1761 and 1772. (tags: ideas)

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links for 2010-11-04

Tim Wise » An Open Letter to the White Right, On the Occasion of Your Recent, Successful Temper Tantrum I know, you think you’ve taken “your country back” with this election — and of course you have always thought it was yours for the taking, cuz that’s what we white folks are bred to believe,

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