Leonard and Sumana's personal notebook

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https://plus.google.com/u/0/114327923392503572284/posts/56RDso3C8M1: Another. ("He's a Texan and steals alcohol.")

London Library After the Blitz , vintage uploaded by jchip8 : Blackened library

Galaxy Magazine : Free Texts : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive: Why OCR when you can scan?

Wake In Progress: Page 45: the ballad of Persse O'Reilly 1/3: Hot damn!

Wake In Progress: Page 16, version 2: "Ghinees hies good for you."

Fontenelle: I liked "The Elegant Universe", but cool.

Nordic Larp: Would like this but not in the mood to pay 24 EUR for shipping on a 30 EUR book.

Forget What Did: Hold the snide.: and now, a message from Robert Louis Stevenson

deborah: authorial intent: "yay equality" in the book, "except for you" online

Bitch Ph.D.: goodbye. *sniff* But deciding to end is better than never closing the parenthesis

marnanel | Song against Twitter: lovely

kaigou | the currency of little stories (pt 2): to read when I'm awake

Andrew Jackson's America - National - The Atlantic: "They claim to fear the immigrant clinging to his language. No. What they fear is the immigrant learning theirs."

reseda: Fake News: Five Other Correspondents Jon (Thought He) Seduced : You haven't read enough Daily Show slash recently, have you?

On fathers and daughters and illusions and strength: "... It is full of wonders, even though they are illusory, sometimes because of that...." one of many awesome sentences from this thoughtful essay

"Clever Title: City Name + Time Frame" = nonfiction delight | Ask MetaFilter: for Leonard

Yatima » Blog Archive » a chimpanzee manifesto: You knew I'd bookmark this. Status play, compromise, imagining the possible, the endless joyous struggle.

If You Build This, Magazines Will Come | K. Tempest Bradford: manybooks.net should hook up with this

Tor.com / Science fiction and fantasy / Stories / The Office of Shadow by Matthew Sturges: Like "Declare" only good?!

http://www.sfwa.org/registration-for-nyc-simulcast-of-nebula-reception/: Leonard, you interested? Nora'll be there

http://www.kevinfanning.com/store/lets-all-find-awesome-jobs/: If it has "awesome" in the title, I'm already 50% sold.

garran: March novel-reading: I need to think about what it is to be Hugo-esque, plus a welcome reminder of Walton's note on magical realism vs fantasy

garran: March novel-reading: I need to think about what it is to be Hugo-esque, plus a welcome reminder of Walton's note on magical realism vs fantasy

Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath, The, by H. P. Lovecraft: This is unquestionably the best written, most inventive, least formulaic Lovecraft I've ever read.

"Make True on that Promise" | The White House: Lincoln, then Obama playing with the word "bound" something fierce

Ten Influential Books — Crooked Timber: oh dear, another very expensive Crooked Timber book thread

http://skaredykat.livejournal.com/1083.html: note to self: use this to find that awesome Stargate "what else are you missing?" fic

Tor.com / Science fiction and fantasy / Blog posts / Michael Whelan, an appreciation: "I read that book in one day. It wasn’t like anything I’d ever tried reading before. (I had never been introduced to fantasy novels.)... I remember a severe bout of disappointment upon finishing the book because I thought surely there couldn’t be anything else like it in the entire world."

For The Community (Long) - Personal - The Atlantic: for the interaction designers in the room. Communities sneak up on you, and they care about convenience and branding

What is Epic Fantasy? | Epiphany 2.0: makes me want to read "Twenty Epics" and make a chart

Bitch Ph.D.: There is no terrorism but Islamic terrorism: just for the title

Majikthise : Of course it was terrorism: "Stack said he hoped that his spectacular act of violence would galvanize others to rebel against the government."

MediaShift Idea Lab . Don't Blame the Tools -- People Plagiarize Copy! | PBS: Oh snap! Tell 'em, Scott

Foy? Are you there? | Real Live Preacher: I snorted out loud at the Jung reference.

Strange Horizons Fiction: Doctor Diablo Goes Through the Motions, by Saladin Ahmed: hurts good

Book View Cafe - Mom and Dad at the Home Front: recommended by Cynthia1960

Your Science Fiction Award Nomination Suggestions « Whatever: note to self: remember/calculate wordcounts for TE stories so as to suggest appropriate nomination categories

http://mediactive.com/2010/02/02/the-future-of-journalism-education/: this is the kind of journalism that could send graduates into industry as managers & facilitators, writers of many sorts

such as it is « style over substance: on style & character

Redefining Property: Lessons from American History | QuestionCopyright.org: points reader to http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28148/28148-h/28148-h.htm - proslavery arguments

"Coverage in Philadelphia has been good....": "A big man with a big hurt, [Mike Daisey] sucker punches the newsy macabre in the face..." Probably my favorite phrase of the year.

Black Oak store reopens across town: Apress cofounder Gary Cornell resurrects Black Oak Books

Pass the Popcorn. In the Pipeline: : Leonard: book & movie recommendations based on realistic depictions of research chemistry!

All the World's a Ractive: by Julia - a Diamond Age ending

TASCHEN Books: Albertus Seba's Cabinet of Natural Curiosities: One day I will own this again.

pandagon.net: on romance novels: women learn to objectify ourselves -- thoughts

Why I don’t like “Non-Commercial” licenses « Nina Paley’s Blog: to consider

Aca-speak: Pretty sure I've used these

http://tablesaw.dreamwidth.org/395780.html: !

Fiction: Alien Animal Encounters, by John Scalzi: silly alien animal stories

Science Fiction Writer Robert J. Sawyer: Identity Theft: yet more noir? may read

http://fileserv.polter.pl/Wywiad_z_Peterem_Wattsem_wersja_angielska.pdf?direct: oooh! meaty Peter Watts talk

Strange Horizons Fiction: Another End of the Empire, by Tim Pratt: fun short fantasy piece about a dark lord who's read the "when I am a dark lord I will not..." list

The Women Of McSweeneys.net - The Rumpus.net: for when i need to laugh heartily

http://www.amptoons.com/blog/archives/2009/06/16/why-not-to-use-the-word-lame-i-think-im-starting-to-get-it/#comment-365760: links to alternatives

lcohen: thoughts on lesbians and science and stories: on necessary narratives

http://www.shortcovers.com/shortcovers/Computer-Virus/sc-dnOyEsMEDUqlmL7rqoJEGg/page1.html#1: new nancy kress!

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Comments Written By Actual Students Extracted From Workshopped Manuscripts at a Major University.: Remembering writing critiques

Tor.com / Science fiction and fantasy / Blog posts / Something old, something new?: note to self re Joe, Jed, Jo, Zack, & Abi as sensitive, empathy-focused usability geeks

Silence and the Word - Mohanraj: Such a good piece

http://en.wordpress.com/tag/thoughtcrime-experiments/: Erica Naone is reviewing the anthology in detail

The Singularity Sucks: What's currently out there: In which we are punk rock.

fine lines - Jezebel: evidently there are a few redeeming pockets in the Gawker empire

M Chabon on The Mysteries of Berkeley: for the next edition of There Was Light

Candle Cove - Ichor Falls: Creepy horror piece by Kris Straub

TAXES! Books Sumana needs to read and asked for from the SFPL at one point:

cusk, rachel: the lucky ones
perrotta, tom: little children
ricardo, david: principles of political economy and ...
mccall smith, r. a: heavenly date and other flirtations
rushkoff, douglas: nothing sacred: the truth about ju...
kelly, dean m: why churches should not pay taxes
seligman, edwin ribert anderson: essays in taxation
adams, charles: for good and evil: the impact of t...
dennet, daniel clement: conversion and the poll tax in earl...
morrow, james: bible stories for adults
sigafoos, robert alan: the municipal income tax: its history
mccall smith, r. a.: the full cupboard of lif
?: tax policy in the real world (336.2 T1993)
shlaes, amity: the greedy hand: how taxes drive a...

Lorem Ipsum: Backstory: different tastes in scifi protagonists

The Invasion from Outer Space: Fiction: The New Yorker: not bad for New Yorker scifi

on friends and trolls: translation: "I will say racist things and resist if you critique them."

starkeymonster's forcluelesswhitepeople Bookmarks on Delicious: meta-deliciousing!

"I'm actually going to talk to people who consider themselves White writers.": useful tips

Heidi, Geek Girl Detective: fairly addictive

Tor.com / Science fiction and fantasy / Blog posts / Greg Manchess painting <em>Canticle</em> by Ken Scholes: beautiful: the craft of visual art

Fallen Heroes by Eric Feezell - The Morning News: about two thousand exclamation points in there, but worth it

sputter sputter « style over substance: the rhyme-engine and dormant skill

DreadWhimsy.: hilarious

Tor.com / Science fiction and fantasy / Blog posts / New Online Fiction for March: There is so much good free online fiction!

Suvudu Free Book Library - Suvudu - Science Fiction and Fantasy Books, Movies, and Games: oooh, Red Mars!

ccfinlay: Powerboy's Last Adventure: best superhero subversion I've read in a while

footnotes: Leonard tends to dislike primary sources in fiction, but how about *citations* of primary sources?

ccfinlay.com - extras : Leonard, have you seen this funny CC Finlay stuff?

Apex Book Company » Slush Lessons: Soon to come: Leonard's & Sumana's slush lessons for narrative

Lorem Ipsum: Blazoning: so THAT'S what that is

http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=11323: totally

Sony PRS-505 Reader eBook Reviewed (Verdict: Better, If Barely) - Boing Boing Gadgets : on Wuthering Heights

things magazine - because you're worth it: for Leonard

It Came From Airport Security - CC Wiki: But where's the download link?

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Young_Lord_Hamlet.jpg: Yorick bearing Hamlet on his back, as per the speech

Palonis, Estelle V. English (ca 8-45) [13 l.] [re language problems]: "Particularly in the Social Sciences, it was difficult to counteract the obvious fact that we had not abided by the rules of the game in our treatment of the Nisei."

Another Day of Death - TIME: Contemporaneous account of the Moscone & Milk murders

YouTube - November 18, 1977 Harvey Milk speaks, audio tape he recorded: "....destroy every closet door..."

Jeeves and the Blessed Indiscretion: high point: coat-stealing

Merry Christmas, Jeeves: getting to meet the Jeeveses -- refreshing change of scene/content/characters

The Aunt and the Ankh: recommended by Julia

BBC - WW2 People's War - A Woman Doctor (Part One): a five-part recollection of a British woman who worked in military medicine in WWII - hilarious

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/A_Tryst_with_Destiny: worth considering: what is the Indian idea, akin to the American idea?

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Keep_Moving_From_This_Mountain: MLK, Kerala, and untouchables

October 24, 2008, 11:08 a.m. - The Guilfoile-Warner Papers - The Morning News: aforementioned righteousness

Swampland - TIME.com » Blog Archive The Full Obama Interview «: He just came up with "lurch from crisis to trance" off the cuff, what beautiful phrasing. Kevin Guilfoile is right about Bartletry.

DonorsChoose.org: Help Keep the School Newspaper in Print: Leonard, can we give?

Help Wanted -- We're Launching the Ghost Works Survey | QuestionCopyright.org: What works did you consider making but discard due to copyright worries?

What’s so great about the family anyway? — Crooked Timber: What are the goods a family makes? Also in the comments a really civilized "how does that data work?" argument!

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23anathemhaiku: Haiku from Stephenson lovers aiming to win a copy of Anathem

Internet Archive: Details: The Whistler: Awesome! Hundreds of free-to-download episodes of the half-hour noir radio drama "The Whistler"

No Time Like the Present - WSJ.com: Hey Leonard, Hal's review of an SF collection is in the WSJ. And he loves the short form.

Real Live Preacher: This is WHY I made the poignant tag

My favorite books of 2008 (so far): yet more reason for me to recommend what I've been reading

Scott Rosenberg’s Wordyard » Blog Archive » Open Salon launches: Congrats to Scott and his legacy!

What single book is the best introduction to your field (or specialization within your field) for laypeople? | Ask Metafilter: I should write about the books I'm reading based on this recommendation list, such as Lynch, Ball, and Murch

Last Plane to Jakarta | Thirty Short Poems About My Favorite Black Metal Band: the value of cherishing

Last Plane to Jakarta | Thirty Short Poems About My Favorite Black Metal Band: Darnielle loves hidden power

Last Plane to Jakarta | Thirty Short Poems About My Favorite Black Metal Band: For The Win

Last Plane to Jakarta | Thirty Short Poems About My Favorite Black Metal Band: I just wanna keep on loving you

Last Plane to Jakarta | Thirty Short Poems About My Favorite Black Metal Band: while reading Thomas Lynch's The Undertaking I am reminding myself of my favorite Darnielle poems

Brutal Women: The Tudors: "One of the most despicable lies in history is that women were just always passive slaves to men. That, historically, women had no power and no voice and contented themselves with their lot in life. If that was true, nobody would have burned witches..."

The challenge is in the bones | Oakland Tribune | Find Articles at BNET: ARGH that second paragraph. Count the SAT words. And I need to check on that copyright data...

: Test

"Stories for Men" by John Kessel: Zed recommended this like 5 years ago

The Web's Least Wanted Painting: Susan McCarthy's book: part of the web's least wanted painting

281 - Holmes, Sweet Holmes: A Floorplan of 221B Baker Street « Strange Maps: Fun.

The Dissertation Office Deposit, Degree Conferral, Diplomas and Library Deposit: It costs nearly $100 more to file an open access dissertation than to file a traditionally copyrighted one. Why?

Beeswax: 1950's Wolverine: saved for Leonard's delectation

We need a different copyright for individuals - Boing Boing : Folk copyright and what it's OK to share

Making Light: Could lead to goose-stepping: Close reading of "the words with which once-free people talk themselves into tyranny" -- e.g., "it's only authorities who get the benefit of the doubt"

Pg.7, Index . "Fearsome Creature of the Lumberwoods": Monster Manual

Girlebooks - free ebooks by the gals | Ebook Download: Sounds fun. (didn't I read about this in Oxford Book of Humorous Prose?)

Bookstores in New York City (Manhattan): It's tough to believe that a document that's fixed-position plain text autoconverted to HTML hosted on Geocities would be accurate.

Brutal Women: Bowling, Beer, & Brutal Women: "Now I have no idea what I want or who I am, because all I want to do is swill whiskey and fuck the night away and chain smoke and get on a plane to Marrakech... and then I realize I already did that, and it brought me here. "

Cody's Books moving to smaller space: What the hell? Telegraph store shut down, 4th St store moving to Allston & Shattuck, near Other Change of Hobbit and the comics shop. Anirvan should be happy

When free books aren't really free - Feb. 8, 2008: For reference; I have a big NYCB draft I'm working on about this

YouTube - Yes We Can - Barack Obama Music Video: I wonder what McWhorter is thinking about the loss of the formal register right now

The Last Reef by Gareth Lyn Powell: to read before I read "Flotsam" starring Shweta Venkatesh

Luminous Prose: glad Frances read it, and I hel_ed, before she died

The Papers of Benjamin Franklin: Weird possibly bogus license

I Had A Dream I Was Your Hero - The Kindness of Strangers: Fanfic and online community save a kid's mental health

Religious Education Archive: 19th Century Mormon Publications : Browse: For Mom.

Locana: Sita continues to be abandoned: King Rama has to please his subjects and end the scandal. He's no longer an avatar of Vishnu. Many reasons to abandon Sita. And Ravana doesn't rape her because he's cursed.

The Hindu : Entertainment Chennai / Personality : Ramayana in all its hues : There have been lots of Ramayana satires. And R. has a greater variety of creatures.

Versions of The Ramayana: What? The Amar Chitra Katha cartoon is not the definitive version? Seriously, maybe I'd like it more if I tried an original.

Wax Banks: The magic of the silver screen, holiday edition.: Awwww! Thanks! I like you too, readers!

On The Decay Of The Art Of Lying by Mark Twain: I really admire the old-time ability to just whip out classical references: lying is "the fourth Grace, the tenth Muse,"

Move Under Ground: Officer Friendly's little boy's got a mohawk.

A Newly Discovered System of Electrical Medication by Daniel Clark - Project Gutenberg: This will not end well.

Unshelved comic strip archive : Crichton dis follows a dis on "5 people you meet in heaven"

Discworld News PJSM Prints: Curse curse curse, Pratchett has -ing Alzheimer's. At least it's been caught early and they can medicate.

TIME'S ARROW, TIME'S CYCLE: Online at a presumably legitimate source. See also syllabus for one of SJG's Harvard classes.

Wax Banks: How literary theory works.: Hey programmer: Walter Holland feels your pain, but do you feel his?

Freeloading Man: Franzen's obtuse remark at the end of the first para makes me want to avoid his work forever. Men shouldn't write 1st person re females? WTF?

reseda_ptah: Fake News: Five Times Jon Terrified Stephen (5): "He's fragile and plagued by self-doubt. He always tries to do his best." I'd missed those.

Kung Fu Monkey: Heh, You Know ...: The worst thing about promotions is all the ads.

Harry Potter and the Eagle of Truthiness: Too bad it ends so abruptly, but HILARIOUS and written just right (and it's not slash!)

http://smilesawakeyou.livejournal.com/12256.html: Alternate universe fanfic where Vowell, Hodgman, Colbert, Seinfeld, Ferrell, et al. go to or teach at the same high school. Slash is breaking my mind.

reseda_ptah: Fake News: The Thing With Feathers: One of the best Colbert fanfics I've ever read; Pratchett-y. "If you're an act," SC asked O'Reilly, "then what am I?" The sequel is also fun. Gah I'm up late.

Casey at the Bat (Road Game) by Garrison Keillor on Baseball Almanac: I remember the glee with which Keillor recited "A special kind of cheeese"

Fantasy and Science Fiction - Writers' Guidelines: You've apparently got a fast turnaround time!

Dear Internets: I forgot the name of this book | Ask MetaFilter: I think it's "Firebrats." Hilarious how many books plausibly fit.

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection by Charles Darwin - Project Gutenberg: I guess now there's an HTML version?

Electricity for Boys by J. S. Zerbe - Project Gutenberg: The original "Dangerous Book for Boys"

BibliOdyssey: Piscium Vivace Icones: My mind was blown early on reading that fish were always depicted this way because people didn't have aquariums.

Ed Batista: Debord, Stewart, Colbert: Is DeBord on that giant mantelpiece under the recursive painting?

Salon.com | The truthiness hurts: I'm not the first to think about Colbert as a Situationist

A Door into Ocean: Study Guide: I love it when science fiction authors write study guides for their books. This makes me feel better than the stereotypical jacket copy for the book did.

halifax_slasher: The politics of hipster-baiting and the semiotics of hipsterdom: As always, Hal is definitive

Download | Vaguely Disreputable | Mayer Brenner : These sound very promising

"Impossible Dreams": This year's Hugo winner made me cry

Twenty Sided » DM of the Rings I:The Copious Backstory: via Lore Sjoberg. Leonard, this is for you.

The world is too much with us: Taste of Anacrusis. I wish Mel had kept this up.

In Nature's Casino: Michael Lewis: always awesome. Halfway through: "Wall Street is a machine for turning information nobody cares about into information people can get rich from."

Michael Lewis - The New York Times: Sweet! I can subscribe to an RSS feed to alert me whenever Michael Lewis writes for the NYT! (Sumana is eleven yrs behind the times)

Indie Comics Roundup - August 2007 » PopCultureShock: "In this scale, Incredible Hulk #185 is considered to be the average comic (a solid C)... Since Incredible Hulk #185 contains a Glen Talbot imposter trying to assassinate Gerald Ford with an organic bomb, you will perceive that we grade harshly."

PLT Online: Books I'll never read!

BYTE.com: Byte for me as a teenager

Ambrose Bierce, Fantastic Fables: Ridiculous one-liners spun into paragraph-length shaggy dog stories

The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism. : A topic of interest to me.

O'Reilly Radar > Release 1.0: I've struck DATA GOLD!

Project Gutenberg Edition of Our Village: Methinks the various women in my life would enjoy this.

The Heroine (1813) by Eaton Stannard Barrett (Valancourt Classics): I read a bit of this and it was quite funny.

OMACL: Heimskringla: Hal-endorsed

NARA | The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription: Let's teach the US Declaration of Independence in English/Lit class, not just History. The brilliance of "let Facts be submitted to a candid world."

manybooks.net - Free eBooks for your PDA, iPod, or eBook Reader: An ebook beautification project, with old covers.

Category:Bookshelf - Gutenberg: Prototype classification system for Gutenberg texts

National Film Preservation Foundation - The Field Guide to Sponsored Films: Rick Prelinger's book

http://mutales.livejournal.com/7052.html: NSFW. "It requires intelligence to have sex for any reason other than joy... or even worse, without joy." Ouch.

Star Harbor Nights - Updates M-W-F - 9.5: Power Players: An all your base joke? Also, yes, I am using del.icio.us to keep track of my progress through the story.

Star Harbor Nights - Updates M-W-F - 9.1: The Storm Breaks: Spinal Tap reference? And: natural disasters take precedence over ominous puppeteers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5_%28Peanuts%29: one of the weirdest bits of ZIP code trivia

Star Harbor Nights - Updates M-W-F - 8.2: Blue Moon Rising: Not quite Gyges' ring, but close

Star Harbor Nights - Updates M-W-F - 5.4: Wicked Games: Hey Leonard, not only is there military harvesting of American Idol contestants, but there's a General/Scientist banter scene.

Star Harbor Nights - Updates M-W-F - 4.3: Love Potion No. 6: "...why not mess with their memories instead? I've got something here they call 'Lethe-All Dose'..." ["take this and love us again!"]

Star Harbor Nights - Updates M-W-F - 2.6: Answers and Questions: "This has got to be a front for something." "What makes you say that?" "It's called The Dummy Corporation."

UC Berkeley Webcasts | Video and Podcasts: CS 61A: classic, and I was too damn afraid to go when I was at Cal

Bottomless Soup: lessons from directing. You're directing the audience('s attention). Pay attention to the unseen. Perspire over details. Yay databases and floor plans.

The Confidence-Man by Herman Melville - Project Gutenberg: At last! Excellent book.

The Metamorphoses of Ovid by Publius Ovidius Naso - Project Gutenberg: Va-voom! I'm gone!

Sir Thomas Browne: Pseudodoxia, or Vulgar Errors: The Snopes of his day. "That there are severall passages for meate and drinke."

Bookyards.com » Web Links categories list: From NYCB reader

The Project Gutenberg eBook of Bibliomania in The Middle Ages, by F. Somner Merryweather : I think it was spread by rats

The Project Gutenberg eBook of Gambler's World by Keith Laumer.: Wow, a Retief story in public domain due to unrenewed copyright. It's one I've read but I don't remember whether or not it's good. Nice 1961 Retief drawing.

Prelinger Library: I wish to visit when I go to SF

A Computational Introduction to Number Theory and Algebra : Nice to meet you.

Poetic Devices Illustrated Through Billy Joel: includes Pathetic Fallacy, Synecdoche, and Metonymy. "Hopefully, through Billy Joel's brilliant lyrics, you now have a better grasp of basic poetic and literary devices..."

http://www.mikedaisey.com/2007/05/blackberry.sht: "Life is short, the art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgment difficult."

Charles Dickens, by Charles Kent. : Who was Charles Foster Kent?

The Bibliotaph and Other People, by Leon H. Vincent.: Lots of anecdotes

Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO » Good summer vacation books?: "I've read enough Ayn Rand. At the point where someone criticizes Google and you think "How Ellsworth Toohey-like!", you know it's time to step away from the Ayn Rand."

Medieval Legends: Awesome old stories

Absolute Elsewhere Contents: Lots of fun madness

DigitalBookIndex: World's Virtual Library (90,000+ FREE eBooks, eTexts, On-Line Books, eDocuments): Haven't used, makes you log in

DigitalBookIndex: World's Virtual Library (90,000+ FREE eBooks, eTexts, On-Line Books, eDocuments): Haven't used, makes you log in

George Orwell: Shooting an Elephant: Another story I read when I was too young to grok it. Had an Achebe-like moment realizing I was Orwell and the Burmese both.

User interface and user education: the significance of literacy and comp literacy; "our inability to articulate the standards for these judgments... was no evidence that the judgments were impossible"

George Orwell: Funny, but not Vulgar: I just need to buy and read a Compleat Orwell and not bankrupt myself in the process

Zack Weinberg Is: A Weird Poem Form: Last night, when I was all, "trebuchet? tricolor?" I mean "triolet." Villanelles include "Do not go Gentle into that Good Night."

punditslash: "The Drink" by SilentAuror: The best Colbert/Stewart slash I've read. I've been thinking JS-SC is the One True Pairing but many argue in favor of Colbert-Olbermann?!

slacktivist: All you need is: Western Civ's advice for Leonard and me as our marriage approaches the 1-year mark

The Poet Speaks of Art: poems about paintings, shown next to the paintings

gamecourse: CS classics with links

"Verbatim" - Erin McKean speaks at Google - Google Video: Sounds like the title to an IF game

The Project Gutenberg eBook of An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace and the Terms of its Perpetuation, by Thorstein Veblen. : Nice outline!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfekcyjna_niedoskona%C5%82o%C5%9B%C4%87: Wow, someone should translate this into English

halifax_slasher: Why We Love Manga: includes "nowadays Frank Miller can write entire issues in which Batman never leaves the car."

Sherlockian.Net: How Watson Learned the Trick: Damn you, Holmes!

FANFM2: A replica of one of my favorite things from that Met exhibit

[20110311 REDACTED BY AUTHOR REQUEST]: Would be easier to follow if there were paragraphs

Thing Worth Knowing: Wouldn't you be wearing mourning colors more or less constantly back then?

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liber_notarum: Anywhere on the web?

Blindsight: The world is a SF-retconned vampire

KRAD's Inaccurate Guide to Life: Sumana's Star Trek novelist boyfriend has a LIVEJOURNAL

Twenty Years of Congress, Volume 2 (of 2) by James Gillespie Blaine - Project Gutenberg: People yellin' at each other

The Napoleon of Notting Hill by Gilbert K. Chesterton - Project Gutenberg: Finally!

About the comment system: A model

Listology: "1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die": "Here is the list you requested". I count 69 of these read, 22 owned but not read, 8 on wishlist

WHAT PEOPLE SAID ABOUT BOOKS IN 1498: Menocchio, the Lyndon LaRouche/Camille Paglia/David Icke of 1500s Italy, and William Caxton, who scratched his own itch

Acephalous: Spam Poetry, Part II: Needs to go into SAFA

Curiosities of Literature: I've never been happier.

Sources for Scan Harvesting - DPWiki: Not as ominous as it sounds: lots of PD page images

Phobos Entertainment - Features - 100 Science Fiction Books : I've read 40 of these, 6 more on bookshelf, most of the rest in wishlist

The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll (Rev. C. L. Dodgson) by Collingwood - Project Gutenberg: I was just reading about the revisionist reevaluation of Caroll's life

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._Beam_Piper: Wrote "The Cosmic Computer" *and* "Murder in the Gunroom"

FLURB, a Webzine of Astonishing Tales.: For every online sci-fi magazine I will write a story seemingly tailored specifically to that magazine

PROTECTION-PAGE 1: stil more!

THE HEAT DEATH OF THE UNIVERSE-PAGE 1: So much of this stuff is online

http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Aelian/home.html: Still haven't found any translations of this guy

http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Frontinus/Strategemata/home.html: A public domain Loeb translation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Plunkett,_18th_Baron_Dunsany: Still more (I'm reading a history of SF, in case you're wondering)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hope_Hodgson: Both novels on Gutenberg. "Nauseatingly sticky romantic sentimentality" -- H.P. Lovecraft

Titles from Shakespeare: Now this is a thankless task.

Outlaws of the Marsh: A Somewhat Less Than Critical Commentary : From Andrew Leonard's weblog. There must be a free translation online; who can find it?

The Geoponica (Agricultural Pursuits): I deem it awesome

Fiction: The Ant King: A California Fairy Tale, by Benjamin Rosenbaum: Wow, a story about the bilko spell from GTV!

Tales from the Hindu Dramatists by R. N. Dutta - Project Gutenberg: Hey, that's my butter!

Introduction to Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts: Everything is illuminated

David MacKay: Information Theory, Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks: The Book : Soon to be The Movie

Directory of FREE Online Books: Gutenberg + others, in an annoying Javascripty interface

Internet Archive: Details: The Whole Internet User's Guide & Catalog: Original first edition

RAND | RAND Pardee Center | 50 Books for Thinking About the Future Human Condition: lousy humans

The Project Gutenberg eBook of Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet, by Harold Leland Goodwin: Rake That Radiation!

Enquire Within Upon Everything by Anonymous - Project Gutenberg: Truly excellent (via Kevan)

Engines of Creation - K. Eric Drexler : Table of Contents : Woo hoo

Gaius Petronius/Satyricon:

Horace, Persius satires
Menippean satire a la Boethius
picaresque mix genres
Milesian tales p118
sentimental romance, melodrama, farce, mime, tragedy
cf Plautus
Gil Blas, Roderick Random
oral presentation
rhetorical set piece
sees secret rites -> Quartilla -> impotence -> prayer -> kills goose
Circe = courtesan
Lichas = Cyclops
Behrens Poetae Latini Minores
morealize through satire that exposes hypocrisy
Sexuality for Romans is a matter for taste

"posturing poets with empty-hearted denunciations of their own age and
hypocritical loyalty to a society that never was."

XIV: Lucan

Against rhetoricians (politics MBA
defense of teaching rhetoric
led to whorehouse  tutors
send my signature
why create good poetry?
Virago? (Califaria)
Lawgivers: Lycurgus, Drace
p.154: Proselenos
p.87: "deserted the ring"
p.92: decadence
p.106 Lichas and Tryphena in Tarantum
p.111 p.120 more backstory
p.126 robbed Lysurgus's villa


(Lichas and Tryphena)
Ascyltus (knight) 
A&G run off, E alone

Erasmus Notes:

 Horace Satires 1.8
 Jose Clichtore (Clichtove?)
 Roman small typeface: Thomas Linacre
 Virgil Georgics 4.3 P -> Lampsocus
Silenus figure
 "Silent Alcibiadis" 1515 Adages, Erasmus
 Erasmus on his Times (Margaret Mann Phillips)
 MAD fold-ins
Mirror of History (Vincent of Beauvais)
Deeds of the Romans (Gesta Romanum)
St Jerome: On Virginity, on the life of Clerics/Monks
Poggio: Facetiae
Today there's no end to futile investigations which are the root of all the discord between sect and party, and every day one pronouncement leads to another. In short, we have come to the point where the basis of the issue involved rests not so much on Christ's teaching as on the schoolmen's definitions and the power of the bishops, such as they are. Consequently everything is now so complicated that there is not even a hope of recalling the world to true Christianity.

The Project Gutenberg eBook of History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2), by Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange: It's unlikely that I will ever be able to write a sentence like "The ludicrous is in its character so elusive and protean, and the field over which it extends is so vast, that few have ever undertaken the task of examining it systematically."

Island Nights' Entertainments by Robert Louis Stevenson - Project Gutenberg: This grabbed me

http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/DocumentArchive/Documents/Books/Computing%20Before%20Computers/CBC.html: From the authors of "Thinking Before Thinkers"

The Clarion Foundation: Wait, Kim Stanley Robinson is a _man_? That... confirms what I thought before, actually.

"How to Camp Out": "Joe. (Worthless.)" RPG tables for real-life "Three Men in a Boat" style living

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext05/sfboh10.txt: What You Leave Behind

W. James: The Varieties of Religious Experience (Table of Contents): In leiu of lugging the book around

: Dostoyevsky's "White Nights" -- excellent

Goethe's Faust: Another one I had to keep "find the text" in my brain

Oblomov, Ivan Goncharev, 1858, 1915 : I promised I'd look this up on the web when I got back from the bookstore, so here it is

The Head Hunters of Northern Luzon by Cornélis de Witt Willcox - Project Gutenberg: In case you couldn't get enough of that one part of "Cryptonomicon"

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/16870.html.utf8.gz: "Thanks, Whitey! My, but that certainly was a close scrape!" <-Not a real quote

'Lost' book mention may be good for small press | IndyStar.com : Circular nature of the plot revealed as TV reruns.

Heretics by G. K. Chesterton - Project Gutenberg: Off my wish list it goes

The Olden Time Series, Vol. 5: Some Strange and Curious Punishments by Brooks - Project Gutenberg: Last-minute del.icio.us link dumping

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Selby: Thanks for "The Third Policeman", Kevan. Funniest footnotes I've ever read.

The Entire Project Gutenberg Works of Mark Twain by Mark Twain - Project Gutenberg: Wow

The Pot of Gold by Mary E. Wilkins - Project Gutenberg: Interesting captions-as-story here.

LIGHT OF OTHER DAYS-PAGE 1: I must have absorbed this idea (from the Planetfall feelies?) because clearly I didn't come up with it.

Cornford: Microcosmographia Academica - I Warning: "There is another world within this microcosm -- a silent, reasonable world, which you are now bent on leaving."

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext05/7bkft10.txt: "Books Fatal to their Authors"

Free Books from Samizdat Press: "The Taboo Post-Glacial Rebound Calculator" not nearly as interesting as you'd think

Essay on Wit: Standards, gentlemen! We must have standards!

The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas père - Project Gutenberg: Dumas really sucks you in

Jean Gallier's Home Page for logic book : My plan to put mathematicians out of business through automatic theorem proving continues apace!

http://www.ftlpublications.com/bw.htm: Next need to find a more general history of fandom, then HISTORY OF THINGS

Petty Troubles of Married Life by Honoré de Balzac - Project Gutenberg: It's like the start of an IF game

SurLaLune Fairy Tales: Philippine Folk Tales by Mabel Cook Cole: Methinks too tame to contain any pennangalans

On the Juche Idea: I don't see the chapter where he talks about fucking up your whole country

Yummy! Personal PDF Library: It's a community built around a file format?

OVERVIEW OF THE NATURE OF ORDER: Reading over this again it looks like Matthew Barney: The Book

Not that it Matters by A. A. Milne - Project Gutenberg: Like a combination of Wodehouse and one of his characters

Christian Classics Ethereal Library: I think this has all the really old stuff

Document Preparation with : I love those old school icons

Chesterton, G. K. 1908. The Man Who Was Thursday: Some of these are from deep in my personal notebook

Gust Front by John Ringo - Baen Books: This is on my wish list, or was at one point, due to some weblog recommendation

eBooks@Adelaide: Free Web Books, Online: Has 'the physiology of taste' (but so does Gutenberg, now that I look)

The Wallet of Kai Lung by Ernest Bramah - Project Gutenberg: More funny fake folktales

The Unpopular Review, Volume II Number 3 by Various - Project Gutenberg: That's odd...

How to Fail in Literature: "He who would fail in literature cannot begin too early to neglect his education..."

The Economic Consequences of the Peace by John Maynard Keynes - Project Gutenberg: For Sumana

Amazon.com: Books: Primitive Technology: A Book of Earth Skills: " Have You Ever Longed To Return To A Past Where Humanity's Greatest Concern Was Survival"? Sometimes I did, until you put it like that.

The Book of Frogs and Mice.: damn frogs, stealing our women!

John Wilkins - An Essay Toward a Real Character and a Philosophical Language: If only he had completed this book, we would have had THE SEMANTIC WEB

My Adventures as a Spy by Baden-Powell of Gilwell - Project Gutenberg: Boys' Life would have been much more interesting had it syndicated this

developer.* - Code as Design: Three Essays by Jack W. Reeves: will probably never read this

Eric Von Hippel's Homepage: I am having a dilemma as to whether or not to read this. It's the innovator's dilemma!

Index of /library: This guy needs to meet Peter Hodgson

Index of /~bnc/feynman: Cue Leonard/Kris Feynman impersonation: "Yeah this is Dick Feynman! What's it to you?"

Chrisman, Arthur Bowie -- Britannica Student Encyclopedia: This guy's stuff is great, with Twain-style humor, but who knows how many of the stories he just made up

Advanced Internet Technologies : Hey, kid, work faster

The New Yorker: The Critics: Books: okay, *now* i get it


He was the inventor of an improvement in telephones, and hoped to make his bread by selling the privilege of using it. "At present", he continued, "a man may go and tap a telegraph wire which is conveying a song or a concert from one state to another, and he can attach his private telephone and steal a hearing of that music as it passes along. My invention will stop all that."

"Well," answered Alonzo, "if the owner of the music could not miss what was stolen, why should he care?"

"He shouldn't care," said the Reverend.

"Well?" said Alonzo, inquiringly.

"Suppose," replied the Reverend, "suppose that, instead of music that was passing along and being stolen, the burden of the wire was loving endearments of the most private and sacred nature?"

Alonzo shuddered from head to heel. "Sir, it is a priceless invention," said he; "I must have it at any cost."

The Efficiency Expert, by Edgar Rice Burroughs.: i am bizarrely intruigued by this story so far

Feeding America: Now in html form

Amazon.com: Books: Jeffrey Combs Reads H. P. Lovecraft's Herbert West - Re-Animator: cross-domain recommendations

thebookbandit's blog on bookselling: "pseudo book sellers"? My books! Turning to sand!

: was stanford wong the inspiration for stevenson's harvard li?

The Fathom Archive :: The University of Chicago Library :: Digital Collections: probably has some good stuff

Eunoia, Christian Bk: Chapter A: ultimate book for seth

Pirate Monkey's Artwork: This is structurally as funny as the captain planet comic, *and* it makes fun of something that people might actually care about

The Project Gutenberg eBook of Military Instructors Manual, by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker: more general wwi counterpart to the vietnam officer's manual sumana gave me

Welcome to Dover Publications! Since 1941, weve offered great books at amazing pricesincluding over 600 titles that sell for less than $2.00! With over 8,000 value-priced titles we have books for almost every interest. Dover collections include fun, educational books for Children, a world-renowned series of Science books, not to mention our famous Clip-Art and Music titles. Weve got books for Architects, Crafters, Designers, Artists, Civil War buffs and more. Please take a moment to browse our extensive collection. And when you shop at Dover, you may do so with complete confidence. We stand behind every product we sell with our unconditional money-back guarantee.: the less crazy version of previous

Loompanics Unlimited - hard to find, controversial, unusual books - call 1-800-380-2230 (24/7) to order: sample titles: "easy business for women", "choose the southwest", "occult science dictatorship" "seizing the airwaves"

introduction.html: mcsweeney's: oddly, a force for good

Zen for Americans Index: from online books archive

Great Books Lists: Lists of Classics, Eastern and Western: metalist

The Classics Pages - Lucian: a True Story: nice translation

A Merry Dialogue Declaringe the Properties of Shrowde Shrews and Honest Wives: "Happely mi new gown maketh me to loke fayrer then I sholde doe."

http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/1/4/2/6/14268/14268-8.txt: "catalog of my misfortunes" or something

fishighway.com: I just love that image

One Minute Perl Book Reviews: decision procedure for perl book quality (of course, the value of a good perl book is dubious at best since it just encourages people to learn perl)

A Design and Technology Site: renaissance man

http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/1/4/0/3/14031/14031.txt: more erasmus

Free Electronic Books Online: Attempt at a big list

http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/1/7/2/1720/1720.txt: "The Man Who Knew Too Much"

The Mississippi Bubble by Emerson Hough - Project Gutenberg: A whole book about John Law

Bobby and the A-Bomb Factory: man, good thing bb is so obsessed with being a catalog of cc-licensed text

The Project Gutenberg Letters to his Son, by The Earl of Chesterfield : "pray take great care of your teeth, and keep them extremely clean."

Mark Twain - A Couple of Sad Experiences: "To write a burlesque so wild that its pretended facts will not be accepted in perfect good faith by somebody, is very nearly an impossible thing to do."

The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) by Mrs. F.L. Gillette - Project Gutenberg: I'm a sucker for these

Strange Horizons Fiction: The Great Old Pumpkin, by John Aegard: Good for what ails you

Secret Chambers and Hiding Places by Allan Fea - Project Gutenberg: man, a whole book about them

Digital Dada Library: smash all pdf files!

PRINCE PRIGIO by Andrew Lang: Looks fun.

Slashdot | Neal Stephenson Responds With Wit and Humor: I guess slashdot is good for something after all

Internet Public Library: Online Texts: Another library

DigitalBookIndex: World's Virtual Library (60,000+ FREE eBooks, eTexts, On-Line Books, eDocuments): How do you find the free ones?

"Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff" by A.E. Housman: Not just "Malt does more than Milton can"

http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/1/3/7/3/13730/13730-8.txt: Happy memories of "Danny The Champion of the World"

Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: "a browser's joy"

Amazon.com: Books: The Big Book of Boy Stuff : I'm sure I'll need to buy this for someone eventually

The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo: Don't let stack beat you at your own banjo game!

Author Record - Project Gutenberg: PG Wodehouse

A Tale of a Tub: Wait a minute, this isn't hard to read at all! What was that weird hypertext thing that claimed to be a gloss on this?

The Household Cyclopedia: More old-timey stuff. Kevan, has "Also, a treatise on bees and their management".

Mark Twain in THE GALAXY: I guess there's some conceivable way these articles could battle to the death, but actually I'm just enamored of my new fallback catchphrase.

TRANSSTUDIO: Free download

Books Go To War: Birth of the paperback industry

A Colder War - a novelette by Charles Stross: Finally gets Hallucigenia right

http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/etext99/cpbld11.txt: Captain Blood

http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/1/3/4/4/13444/13444.txt: Another "Eugenics" type book, very similar to the one Andy had.

Cosgrove Hall's "The Wind in the Willows": Mr. Toad well-realized as Admiral Akbar

Project Gutenberg - The Vanity of Human Wishes (1749) and Two Rambler papers (1750) by Johnson: Haven't read it but soudns interesting

Futurismic: Fiction: I feel like that a lot of the time, though hopefully I am not psychotic. (Also, I like the idea of Stack-like AIs calling you "boss", though these AIs are un-Stack-like in their sycophancy).

Index of /dirs/1/3/3/2/13327: Punch's self-explanatory essay

Coming up for Air by George Orwell: "note to students: you will not find any school essays or term papers on this website" Curses! How can I fulfil my plagiarization requirement if no term papers are available!

Modern History Sourcebook: Index Librorum Prohibitorum: Publication stopped in 1966. It seems I was totally wrong about how accessible the list should be made. Also: Defoe? Gibbon?!?

CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Index of Prohibited Books: Describes the laborious process by which only truly heretical books were put on the Index, preventing bias or personal opinions from unjustly condemning a non-heretical book as heretical

: 'lolita' reenacted in spam:

Subject: don`t be stupid Humberto remove all spyware from your PC
sleeping pi~ll is useless now

Project Gutenberg - A Book of Fruits and Flowers by Anonymous: Receipts for their preservation

U.S. Army Chief of Staff's Reading List: Study war some more

Nineteenth-Century American Children & What They Read: Life is short, kids! But maybe you'll learn to read before your untimely demise!

Classics of Western Philosophy: full-text links

McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Ghost Stories With Hidden Agendas: What McSweeney's should be

Project Gutenberg - Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen: "At an earlier, but not the earliest, stage of barbarism, the leisure class is found in a less differentiated form."

Project Gutenberg - Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books by Charles W. Eliot: Most boring book of all time!

Telegraph | Arts | Circle of clichs: Oddly, lacks "oddly compelling"; compelling nonetheless; if you read between the lines you can see a lot about the difference between American and British journalism

The Project Gutenberg eBook of The Abolitionist, by John F. Hume. : MISSOURI (Continued)

: My Pet GEGL

NEXT: Finnegans wake with gloss that ranges from the insightful to the frankly rather sad

Open Directory - Reference: Libraries: Government Documents: More government documents

Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science | Online - Table of Contents: A New Kind of Online

http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/1/3/1/4/13144/13144-8.txt: "Medieval People"

http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/1/3/1/4/13146/13146-8.txt: "Beauty and the Bolshevist": 1920 comedy of manners (?)

http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/1/3/1/3/13136/13136.txt: Treasure trove of early-20th-century self-help effluvia

http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/1/3/1/1/13114/13114-8.txt: "The Collectors"

PLT Online: Programming language theory

Classical Computer Science Texts: Lots of good stuff

Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | Profile: Paul Fussell: He really is cranky, you know.

Why Shouldn’t Authors Self-Publish?: Only real answers: subsidized copy editing and distribution

Secret Teachings of All Ages Index: Ah, "the chemical marriage". How I've missed you.

http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/1/3/0/8/13084/13084-8.txt: "Back to Methuselah"

The Programmers Stone: Haven't even had time to look at this; don't know if it's any good

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP): Stop looking for this link, self! Here it is! (I think GPO stuff is PD, or near as makes no difference)

Pillow Talk: Forgot about this, found it again months later--one additional entry! Not exactly Pepys quality site maintenance.

The Online Medieval and Classical Library (DL SunSITE) : Good chunk of medieval stuff

The Online Medieval and Classical Library (DL SunSITE) : Maybe this time I can spell "medieval" correctly

Authors listed chronologically: free web books, online: The so-called "Dark Age" was actually a time of great refinement and cultural activity. Here are the FOUR DAMN BOOKS from that timespan we find worthwhile.

the Complete works of H. P. Lovecraft: Back, foul beast of copyright!

Stanford Database Group Publication Server: Lots of papers

Google Answers: Web sites that contain collections that are copyright free: Great summary

Chapter index - Hypnerotomachia Poliphili: Probably too much to expect a translation anywhere

Searle's Chinese Box: Did I read this already? It seems familiar. Maybe I just saw all the words and parsed them without understanding the semantics! Ha!

The Structure and Function of Complex Networks: probably requires all that cs111 knowledge i forgot

Index of /resources/twobf2: Ben Franklin, Boy Rocketeer (or whatever... you think of descriptions for these!)

A Reader's Companion to Infinite Jest: Just like for Finnegans Wake

Robert Kowalski: Logic For Problem Solving

RSS(sm): Rich Site Services: Lots of new texts

Parsing Techniques - A Practical Guide: Teach me about parsing techniques.

Internet Archive: Search Engine: Clean this URL up. It gets all the texts

http://www.davidrperry.com/forewords_01text.txt: Lem Lite

ETEXT.TEXTFILES.COM: NON-FICTION: What passed for etexts back in the day

www.kovi.org main page: Lessons learned

How To Have A Number One The Easy Way: Got bored with this, haven't reached end yet

Chaitin, Meta Math! The Quest for Omega : Omega Man

Infinite Jest Online Index: More Infinite Jest stuff. Just search for the wacky subsidized time year names to get stuff, 'year of the whopper' is best.

IJ Manuscript Comparison : This book has actually been published.

The Prime lexicon: A child's first prime primer.

XML.com: Hacking the Library: Just like Jake Berendes did

Sci-Fi Writer Stanislaw Lem on Down-to-Earth Issues - INTERVIEW - MOSNEWS.COM: "Moreover, it has nothing to do with the Universe." Interview with Lem (bb)


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