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Girl Geeks and Boy Kings | Dissent Magazine: Women, Facebook, unpaid emotional labor, and selling ourselves

http://captainawkward.com/2012/12/26/411-frozen-out-by-a-relative/#comment-39557: "I never found out what her problem was. (I never contacted her again, obviously). The couple of former colleagues I asked refused to tell me either. It killed me for a bit, until I finally had the epiphany that it doesnt become my problem until shes prepared to at least tell me what the problem is. Up until then, the problem is 100% hers and I have better things to think about."

https://latticeqcd.net/fedorasocial: A conversation recently in the fedora-social IRC channel.

http://kaigou.dreamwidth.org/476793.html: read the comments re women, tech, and differential power

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Netha_Hussain/WikiWomenConf_India: 12 and 13 January 2013 in Pune, India, a conference for Wikimedia & open source women

How we ran the first Khan Academy Healthy Hackathon - Ben Kamens: emphasis on health -- no alcohol! Friendlier to some populations than the brogramming-style hackathons

http://www.dogsandshoes.com/2012/06/getting-women-and-other-under-represented-people-to-speak-at-your-conference-is-hard-so.html: Specific tips

Software Carpentry » What I’ve Learned So Far: "Online teaching isnt as effective as in-person teaching." & tools suck, and more

The Third Bit » A Week of Retroactive Accountability: the comfort we get from the evidence of others

Skallelujah | MeFi Music: Exactly right

TRK - Getting more women to your meet-up : personal invitations, advertise somewhere new, have a clear harassment policy & enforce it

The real criminals in the Tarek Mehanna case - Salon.com: if I were in a political theory class I would write a paper about this

The Kingdom of the Blind by Maureen F. McHugh | Lightspeed Magazine: Short scifi story from the perspective of a female programmer facing marginalization

HowTo: Mozilla Popcorn Learning Lab | Michelle Thorne: HOWTOs, yay

Requiem For Astronaut Janice Voss: "Requiem For Astronaut Janice Voss" "As payload commander of two shuttle missions, Janice was responsible for paving the way for experiments that we now perform on a daily basis on the International Space Station" Dead at 55.

Open Source for America | Resources: Open source in government: papers, policies, presentations, case studies, and other resources

proposed tech conference anti-harassment policy: Wikimedia Foundation works towards adding an anti-harassment policy for technical events and discussion goes pretty well

The Future of Academic Research | eaves.ca: Rosie Redfield a top 10 science newsmaker of 2011 for doing open collaborative science (blogging about trying to replicate results)

http://laboratorium.net/archive/2011/12/08/bad_news_from_berkeley: should look into this more

One of the Boys - boy'sclub man'sworld business | Ask MetaFilter: tips on surviving & thriving in male IT environments

Writing Like a White Guy: "When I say �privilege� here, I mean the condition of not needing to consider what others are forced to consider...Writing is as much the process of arriving at the point of composition as it is the act of composition itself."

http://olegvolk.net/blog/2011/04/23/women-in-computing/: "He asked me for suggestions on how to proceed without creating additional discrimination against boys in the process. Any advice?"

Seriously, stop with the booth babes | Standalone Sysadmin: argh booth babes

http://fivefilters.org/content-only/: reminds me of http://www.harihareswara.net/sumana/2010/01/30/0

PhDoula: Women, video games, and stereotype threat: "Women, video games, and stereotype threat "

http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/helen-lewis-hasteley/2011/11/comments-rape-abuse-women: several women's experiences of online harrassment in response to their writing

Internet misogyny — Crooked Timber: discussion of the disproportionate share of ugly attacks & harrassment women get when they write online

http://sourcemaking.com/design_patterns/object_pool: unnecessarily sexualised code example

a schemer at jsconf.eu -- wingolog: a male attendee at a conference expresses discomfort with sexuality-related elements of the conference

Conversation - Identi.ca: discussion/flamewar on Identi.ca over the alleged demerits of the GNOME Women's Outreach Program (according to its detractors, it's sexist)

What advice would you give to a young female STEM graduate? - female engineer STEM | Ask MetaFilter: What advice would you give to a young female STEM graduate who's facing sexism?

Masters of Media » Haifa, here I come: Wikimania 2011, Part I: another hard time getting to Israel

http://eaves.ca/2011/04/07/developing-community-management-metrics-and-tools-for-mozilla/: Mozilla's building a community stats dashboard too.

Project Dash - Dashboard Queries: Eclipse's dashboard of statistics regarding community activity

Open Source Community Metrics « Fast Wonder: Online Community Management: Dawn Foster's opensourcebridge presentation on collecting & analyzing statistics from FLOSS projects - check out MLStats & irssistats

Scholarly Publishing Guides | Public Knowledge Project: Thinking of starting a magazine or journal? some HOWTOs

http://www.themarysue.com/why-a-geek-site-for-women/: might be good to watch

FOSDEM: Mapping WikiLeaks using open-source tools [LWN.net]: possibly the only time WikiLeaks & Beautiful Soup will appear in proximity

Natalie Portman, Oscar Winner, Was Also a Precocious Scientist - NYTimes.com: Remember all those Slashdot trolls who talked about Natalie Portman? Did they know she was a supergeek?

Basic PC skills: a pretty good definition

Penny Arcade - The Usurper: "my job is to be noticed"

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

Young Entrepreneurs Create Their Own Jobs - NYTimes.com: disorienting & freeing to think "you will probably fail your first time"

YouTube - As Seen on TV - a tribute to doing it wrong : via http://metatalk.metafilter.com/20061/How-many-times-has-this-happened-to-you

YouTube - Dan Telfer: "The Best Dinosaur" 5-4-10 at Chicago Underground Comedy : wins me in the very first sentence/frame

Bible verses from The Life of the World to Come « Against Acedia: THANK YOU

TURKEY TRAINING CAMP / It's a turkey! / After two laborious weeks, our trainee produces a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner: gynecologist learns to make, carve Thanksgiving turkey

vito_excalibur | thinking out loud: "I play best in stolen amounts of time from required interactions, in imitation and opposition."

http://www.slideshare.net/mchua/eotf2010-5836179#commentsList: great explanation of complementary strengths of FLOSS & academe

Anti-Bullying Starts in First Grade - Portrait of an Adoption: women who like Star Wars and boys who are fine with girls liking Star Wars

pandagon.net: on hipsters, Tea Partiers, and the danger of pronouncing others inauthentic

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

Krystal Ball's New Statement About The Scandalous Photos Released Online | The Frisky: and she designs educational software!

http://kieran.healy.usesthis.com/: many choice quotes, incl "I resent the way its preferred means of solving your problems is first to have you surrender to it completely."

staranise: Automated bingo cards, get 'em while they're hot : sweet! 'I wrote that program with a little under a month of first-year University-level computing science under my belt. I was in that class at all because fandom, Dreamwidth and the AO3, said, "Coding isn't scary. Anyone can learn it." That's something I've tried to carry forward with this code.'

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

seanan_mcguire: Bitterness, bullying, and breaking the circle.: maybe someday we can have a farewell to the hellmouth

Fragments of Evolving Manhood: The Violence In Me 1 | Alas, a blog: heartwarming depiction of a loving relationship in the end-middle

poesy galore: Being Visibly Queer-Friendly: Please Consider It: Thinking about how to embody this. Not as necessary in NYC, but in India maybe? A button would be a start

Scott versus Hayek — Crooked Timber: price is a lossy indicator, we knew that, but what about standardization as lossy?

marnanel | Song against Twitter: lovely

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

Kung Fu Monkey: LEVERAGE #311 "The Rashomon Job" Question Post: in which I get weirdly intellectually schmoopy about "Leverage"'s "The Rashomon Job"

Going Hollywood. In the Pipeline: : On where the pharma/Hollywood analogy works or breaks down. I really like this + the linked article about the uniqueness of medicine as an industry.

http://www.benjaminrosenbaum.com/blog/archives/2010_07.html#000831: " In the real world, the labor that the bored sysadmin contributes to Apache is surplus created by the hyperefficient operations of state-mediated market capitalism..."

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?

The World of Ticketing Options | Idealware: a case study in why Idealware is an essential resource

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

http://www.flyingghoti.net/blogs/personal/comment.php?comment=56849&disp=full: an aphorism/insight/inspiration that's helped me a lot

http://lyrics.wikia.com/Oscar_Brand:Presidential_Campaign_Songs_1789%E2%80%931996_%281999%29: includes lyrics to "Get on a Raft with Taft," "Huzzah for Madison, Huzzah," "If He's Good Enough for Lindy," "Harding, You're the Man for Us," "Buckle Down With Nixon"; my heart sings to see this

INTERKOSMOS | a film by Jim Finn: Leonard, did you already know about this?

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

Open source is NASA's next frontier -- Federal Computer Week: open source at NASA -- takes organizational, structural, cultural change -- no surprise

http://alyse.org/home/2010/03/30/passover/: asking Jews & non-Jews what about the seder speaks to them

Dr. Rivka - Life and Death Situations: "My job, when I meet a suicidal person, is uncomplicated. It is my job to stand with the part of the person that wants to live.....Why is it that there is literally no disaster, no tragedy, no collection of problems so severe that our society argues that a person ought to be allowed to die rather than suffer them – EXCEPT for physical degeneration?"

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

Full List of Talks | HOPE: Totally going.

Lustlab: Control Tower: Dirty Talk: NSFW. rel: a friend's "VERB my NOUN" pattern; also see http://www.crummy.com/graphics/screenshots/newsbruiser/trackback-spam.png

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

What do jokes and bugs have in common? « Valerie Aurora: jokes, debugging, assumptions, constraints

The Second Step: HOWTO encourage open source work at for-profits - Open Source Bridge attendee wiki 2010: one thing to add: themes of "you should be doing this anyway"

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

coraa: Wiscon Panel Notes: Must Pleasures Be Guilty?: "By the end I was intermittently laughing too hard to take good notes."

Design By Committee Always Works | Ask MetaFilter: that road is not a trail!

There are 12 people who…: Watch out for the 12 people who love everything you do without justice or reason.

raffertyesque: Pat Rafferty's one of the most underrated humor writers in NYC.

Your hands tell your story: on hands

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

How to Manage Your Boss When Working Remotely : This is a good 101; a 201 of "how to deal with an uncommunicative remote boss" would be fantastic

Quahogcon-Day1 175 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!: My Hacker Jeopardy! team from QuahogCon, night 1: Mary (lastname unknown), me, Noah Bedford

Quahogcon-Day1 189 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!: Mary & me at QuahogCon

http://playthisthing.com/randomness-blight-or-bane: for Leonard

Danielle & David's wedding: star-studded!

wrkng » The Board : easy-peasy "who's doing what" magnet-style board

http://terriko.dreamwidth.org/28709.html: "The best women's groups aren't about separation and segregation: they're about providing an incubator for people who need a leg up to be part of the wider community."

A rant about humans: "Maybe we can figure out how to make the workplace work for lots of different types of people...."

Stop talking, start coding: canned food drive metaphor - ouch!

http://innovators.vassar.edu/innovator.html?id=67: Dr Asprey - student, then friend of Grace Hopper. Turned Vassar into "one of the first liberal arts colleges in the U.S. to establish a computer center and to offer courses in computer science... and the second college in the country to acquire an IBM System/360"

http://collegerelations.vassar.edu/2007/2497/: CS pioneer Winifred Asprey wrote in 1967: "Familiarity with a computer will be as commonplace a demand as familiarity with a foreign language presently is."

epub-tools - Project Hosting on Google Code: epub-tools is a project aimed at software developers who need reusable toolkits to produce ePub files from various formats. This project includes Python libraries that convert from the DocBook and TEI XML formats and epubjs, a lightweight pure Javascript ePub reader

Indie Author: Lulu vs. CreateSpace: Which Is More Economical For The DIY Author?: thoughts on lulu vs createspace as pod options

BBC News - Twitter used to predict box office hits: Aha! search queries do as well as existing methods, but add semantics and you get more predictive power

Radish - Indoor Solar-powered Calendar Display - Google Calendar APIs and Tools - Google Code: cool

Yahoo! Labs Research Presentations, February 2010: a Columbia Women in CS trip to Yahoo! Labs NYC; female researcher Sihem Amer-Yahia presented

Ventilations Or Revelations?: Munmun De Choudhury, Indian-American woman doing interesting CS research on homophily

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

Jimbo Matison: several Uncle Morty's Dub Shack clips

A Random Assortment of Thoughts - All of the Continents Used to Be One Body: great poem

http://soundcloud.com/gvsunme/zinc-1: Zoe Keating's great "In C" from that one Radiolab

Electric_Sheep Reloaded — Kickstarter: 'twould be awesome if this worked out

High-tech copy machines a gold mine for data thieves - thestar.com : oh jeez. via schneier

Help us petition @SenChrisDodd to amend his proposal devastating startups and angel investors: missing the crucial info, *what is the bill and what is it aiming to do?!*

HUMBLE ARTS FOUNDATION | 31 WOMEN IN ART PHOTOGRAPHY PRESS RELEASE : I should try this out

Connected Histories project plan: "All code and technical developments generated by the project will be available as an Open Source, and governed by a Creative Commons Licence." Also, source control referred to in one place as CVS and in another as Subversion

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

TAPPED Archive | The American Prospect: via Real Adult Sex. Personal excellence talks louder than bigotry, given a big juicy opportunity.

Civil Service — Crooked Timber: a reminder of the awesome Bunnatine Greenhouse

Politics, free trade, violence - Charlie's Diary: why capital and labor flows -> stupid harsh iron borders. Alt version http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/012260.html#408196

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

British Fantasy Awards 2010: the Longlist: We're on the longlist for Thoughtcrime Experiments! resiak, is that you?

Artistic New Directions - Calendar: "Boxers," starring a guy I met on the subway last night, is on the 19th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th, & 28th of March 2010

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/03/12/the_history_of_the_honey_trap: poor Mata Hari! (her last name had always made me think she was Indian)

Good Suppliers - And The Other Guys. In the Pipeline: : talking trash & recommending the reliable -- in chemical supply houses

Southern California Review: in case I want a paper copy of the excellent "Shit Went Down" by a pal

http://intro-to-cs.dreamwidth.org/: working through intro to CS together, using MIT's open courseware

Web Illiteracy: How Much Is Your Fault? : Gus tells it like it is

http://aqueductpress.com/newsletter/newsletter-win09.pdf: Aqueduct Press newsletter interviews women writing & editing in India

MBA Mondays : A VC: check for a refresher

Edge 314: missiology, science-based field research, and jihad

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

Strange Loopiness: The first n things to do after installing an Ubuntu command-line system, where n is large: molly-guard and !tty_tickets are the most exciting discoveries to me

http://idlewords.com/2010/03/scott_and_scurvy.htm: via resiak -- on scurvy, how hard science is, and the forward-and-back cycle of knowledge

Murray’s Blog » Blog Archive » Openismus Wants More Trainees: German software development firm wants to hire, mentor women & minorities, train them to develop FLOSS

BBC News - WPP profits fall after 'brutal' 2009 : great photo + caption

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."

Open 311 | The White House: San Francisco, 311, API sharing, pushing far too many of my buttons

Answers and Questions » Blog Archive » Firefox, Safe From Plugin Crashes: yay, process separation to come to Firefox

Getting involved with Mozilla | Dysfunctional Programming: tips on getting up to speed with a new source tree

On 1:1s :: dria.org: as rands says, you will always learn something during your 1:1. Prep work for the win. Richardson's format mirrors that of the liaison chats from the performance appraisal system I developed

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

Waking Sleeping Beauty - Movie Trailers - iTunes: I so want to see this

Google and Italy — Crooked Timber: on Italy, rule of law, & differing conceptions of what the law should be - read the comments

Schneier on Security: Small Planes and Lone Terrorist Nutcases: disagreement from Schneier!

Reprint: Giving Thanks for the CC at Hugo Schwyzer: Community colleges for the win

Maslow's hierarchy of (community) needs | opensource.com: just now saw that "sex" is lower on the pyramid than sexual fulfillment

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."

JanerBlog: February 2010 Archives: on gratitude, homemade, and the unexpected

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

http://lwn.net/Articles/374612/: nice roundup & commentary

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

Can I say this? — Swfblag: headdesk headdesk headdesk

Damien Katz: Thoughts on an Open Source Company: I'm especially curious about how the anti-manager bias and the allergy to performance/productivity criteria will end up working

Idealware: Four ways to send a SMS (a mobile text): any other ways to send an SMS? tell 'em about your project!

Chicago Getaway Hostel in Chicago - Cheap Accommodation for International Backpackers: recommended by Roger Ebert ("I hear...")

Character Actors: Useful list of character actors. Also a visual argument for more gender & ethnic diversity in film & tv.

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

KeePass Password Safe: recommended by Skud

http://bakesale.posterous.com/tracy-cox: for when you're alienated, and for a good cause

John O’Duinn’s Soapbox » Unveiling Mozilla’s Faraday Cage: my t-shirt insta-drawers could be holding mobile phones for testing!

39 Dollar Glasses.com Discount Prices on High Quality Eyeglasses and Sunglasses Online.: recommended by Will Kahn-Greene

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

Report From Staringintospacecon 2004: Seth's advice: be frank, gossip, use clear and specific examples, tell an interesting narrative.

Chrome support for Greasemonkey: your favorite greasemonkey script likely already runs in Chrome!

Mac & Cheese & other lovely memories: memories of wonder, mastery, calm...

Official Google Blog: 2010 Super Bowl: Some search touchdowns: "Behind every team is a great coach, and behind every coach is an engaged online community." This is not technically true.

http://rickscott.posterous.com/paying-off-technical-debt-ftw: tech debt is like financial debt: pay it off at the time of your choosing or it'll come due when you can ill afford it

GNOME Revamps and Renews Outreach Program for Women : roundup of some GNOME outreach to women; comments are fail

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

http://scholarsarchive.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/handle/1957/11355: Answering a newbie's question within 48 hours correlates strongly with them staying around & contributing

Paige Williams – Journalism, etc. - Finding Dolly Freed - Possum Living: Bio of nature, science, and rocketry geek Dolly Freed

The professional masquerade - The F-Word: SO GLAD tech isn't entirely like this (or maybe I just haven't risen high enough to see it)

http://lwn.net/Articles/372386/: food for thought

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

A short follow-up on work at Hugo Schwyzer: "putting one’s relationships first, or at least making sure that they aren’t jeopardized by one’s livelihood, is something that those who are fortunate enough to choose their livelihoods ought to strongly consider"

An Ongoing, Erratic Diary: on the difficulties of new parenthood

Why ask for an unskilled, not-yet-involved comaintainer?: Christine Spang requests entirely new contributors for some FLOSS maintainer mentee work, gets far more responses than expected

MathFiction: Female mathematicians in fiction, as catalogued by Alex Kasman's great MathFiction project

Mercurial « UCOSP: my old employer is sponsoring/leading some Mercurial development

Maia's Eclectic Ministry of Introspection :: The Zoo of Rampant Sexism : Maia Kozheva says: A Russian Linux site permits & approves horrendously sexist, demeaning, and objectifying comments, & the community at large doesn't notice because of language barrier

General Transit Feed Specification - Google Code: How many of the eight route_types have you experienced? I'm at 7, I think.

DebianNYC/Workshops/3 - Debian Wiki: Debian packaging for semi-beginners, NYC, 21 January 2010

Call for Participation » Grace Hopper Celebration 2010: "Collaborating Across Boundaries"

http://blog.lebedel.net/index.php?post/2010/01/12/WoMoz-at-FOSDEM: The nascent Women in Mozilla group will be at FOSDEM, are figuring out their roadmap & plans, and need your suggestions

Restart MythTV via Remote | www.baablogic.net: oh this might be nice

Obama Administration Appoints Openly Transgender Woman to Dept. of Commerce | PEEK | AlterNet: Simpson's quote at the end makes me choke up & feel patriotic

Tor.com / Science fiction and fantasy / User Profile / tor.com: Tor's posts on The Middleman

User:Jebba/NAT - maemo.org wiki: how to turn your N900 into a wifi hotspot

UbuntuFreeCultureShowcase - Ubuntu Wiki: submit Omni Animale Triste, 2 music videos?

http://blogs.fsfe.org/myriam/2010/01/in-an-ideal-world/: idea re creating deliberate dupes of poisonous bug reports

Patents, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, & Trademarks: just had to consult this to refresh my memory

View-Source Is Good? Discuss. | Continuing Intermittent Incoherency: found via http://antennasoft.net/robcee/2010/01/08/view-source-is-good-full-stop/ via planet mozilla

On public discussion and safety » philosophical geekess : why we need #ubuntu-women, & how to balance needs for privacy, safe-space assistance, and transparency

git.collabora.co.uk Git - user/daf/serious-business/summary: for running a company-internal pastebin site

Women in Open Source – Q&A with Myself « Marina'z Blog: a roundup of benefits to women & to open source to getting more women involved, activities in FLOSS, barriers, TODOs

Ill-mannered Grandiloquence » Blog Archive » Diversity at what cost?: talking about diversity in FLOSS for its own sake as opposed to for instrumental goals, + worries about taking the fun out of the community

The White House Blog | The White House: allez cuisine

http://www.kramm.com/blog/?p=175: to contact re encrypted videoconferencing (Farstream?)

What Should We Teach New Software Developers? Why? | January 2010 | Communications of the ACM: familiar

Muralisms ... Some use[ful | less] ideas!!: 2010 wiki template for status report: oooh, useful little snippet of mediawiki template

Build Your Own Microphone Pop Screen: craft project - could be a fun gift

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

Schneier on Security: How Smart are Islamic Terrorists?: transferrable insights

http://www.stormyscorner.com/2009/11/best-gifts-for-traveling-geeks-we-need-your-help.html: What did you get & love this year? Post a comment

"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.

Is it just me, or is it obvious to everyone that iPods...: 7.5 yrs later, it's obvious to everyone

Twitter / rands: Why yes, I can listen to t ...: *Sumana guiltily raises hand

Rands In Repose: The Words You Wear: Ouch.

soc - Project Hosting on Google Code: possible to use Melange to keep interns' FLOSS contributions visible & monitor progress?

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/467877: workaround mentioned here fixed my problem

http://kattekrab.net/polenta-scoffins: polenta = yum

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

YouTube - Batman Parody: The Dark Knight is Confused. Key of Awesome #8. : via Jed. Batman is confused about the plot of the Dark Knight. Spot-on, funny, lovely touches, especially Alfred's first couplet to the Joker.

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

How To Be A Beta Tester With Maemo Extras-Testing | Maemo-Guru.com: todo?

Damian Kulash and Kermit the Frog: Meeting Kermit is like meeting a god. A really friendly god.

Jane Silber to take over as Canonical CEO: new Canonical CEO: Jane Silber

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

Industrial Research: More Grounded in Reality, or Not?. In the Pipeline: : sunk-cost fallacy, metrics-driven perverse incentives, mistaking easy for right, bandwagon

Roman Polanski — Crooked Timber: cutting, hasn't dulled with age

Real Electrons. In the Pipeline: : "As always, I react to these things with interest, excitement, and a tiny bit of terror at seeing something that I assumed would always be hidden."

More on T2, and Degrees. In the Pipeline: : "And what experience gives you, among other things, is a sense of knowing what needs to be worried about."

Colorful Junk. In the Pipeline: : on astronomy & gunk

http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=9247: Yay Mountain Goats fannishness

Flashbake: Free version-control for writers using git - Boing Boing : Leonard uses Tiddlywiki for worldcreation; I'd be curious whether any authors are now using Flashbake

Anacrusis › Senji: “You’re beginning an argument that leads into a distrust of all information from your senses,” says Senji.

Happy holidays from Gmail: awww, dreidel instructions!

Charity Navigator - Suggest a Charity: If your favorite 501(c)3 isn't listed in Charity Navigator, you can suggest it for their evaluation

Help Lift Sex Ed to a Higher Plane: Support Scarleteen! | Scarleteen: Scarleteen is many teens' only reliable source of sex ed info

Ursula K. Le Guin: A Left-Handed Commencement Address: jawdropping

Helen Bailey, Farhad Manjoo - Weddings and Celebrations - NYTimes.com: someone I know, in the Times Weddings.

http://www.gnome.org/~federico/docs/summer-of-code-mentoring-howto/: not too hard to generalize this into a "how to mentor an intern"

Block building echoes from memory… « effiejayx’s blog: I should write about Seth

http://nedbatchelder.com/blog/200911/ditaa_diagrams_through_ascii_art.html: new diagramming tool to try

How do I deal with information? — A non-tech Zeitgeist background « Another ugly blaaahg: "The history items in my web browser are just as important as a random file on my computer! So are my chat logs, my future and past tasks in my preferred task manager, my search history..."

[M]etabrain [E]ntry [L]og » Blog Archive » The Invisible Traceback: "blockers that make potential contributors drop out (and how to fix them)" looking forward to the transcript

MediaShift Idea Lab . How Do We Categorize All Journalistic Errors? | PBS: towards an ontology of journalistic error

Official Google Blog: Finding the laws that govern us: How does this affect AltLaw's mission and scope?

Rupa MFA dt thesis blog: Rupa DasGupta's MFA blog - she's going to use eye-tracking technology to investigate & reveal the male gaze, partially as internalized by women

October 2009: Nell Scovell on David Letterman | vanityfair.com: via maevele on dw. How are Colbert/Daily Show different?

Call For Participation | fosdem.org: a month left to submit most talks to FOSDEM 2010 (Brussels)

SUN: forty years of mentoring: mentoring works, if it's systematic

Ninth Annual MIAAC Film Festival - November 11-15, 2009: Indian film festival in NYC in Nov

http://www.isso.cornell.edu/ithacalife/us1.php: To help me understand myself

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

Making Light: Permission to suck: Freedom to look stupid leads to getting smarter, part 2.

Where does the moon come from? Or, Launch Pad day 5 : Freedom to look stupid leads to getting smarter, part 1.

diogenes club: LOL: It gets fairly insane.

Everyone matters.: Get out there & tell your story.

how many roads? « style over substance: "Tomorrow I will go to the church and the library. And something else will happen, the day after that."

http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/07/15/sonia-sotomayor-pop-culture-maven/ : the comments include people speculating so as to make Perry Mason's always-losing prosecutor opponent not quite such a failure

Susan Senator: Susan's Blog: Given You Children, Milked the Cow: aww

vanilla_pride: Badges.That's where the future lies. Bad: "No dancing round the subject of whether they have a large collection of significant others and merely wish to add one, as they were only missing a grey haired grumpy bastard to complete the set."

» Tidying Up the Law VoxPopuLII: Stuart Sierra on law as prose rather than code: "Imagine the economic value of knowing, with mathematical certainty, exactly what the law is." & some IA/CS thoughts

The SALLY FORTH Dude Analyzes Television: "Part of my own ambiguous attitude to serials is that I think they can sometimes privilege plot mechanics over the creation of individual moments"

Interprete » Code is Speech: Legal Tinkering, Expertise, and Protest among Free and Open Source Software Developers: "...developers reconfigure central tenets of the liberal tradition—and the meanings of both freedom and speech—to defend against efforts to constrain their productive autonomy..."

Interprete » Biella’s Guide to PR: Memorable Events, Monumental Caves: "I first went on this very trip when I was 16 and it was one of those momentous, memorable events that struck like lightening."

Making a John Q Public account on Google: 'please help me create a fictional identity for use in my job'

The Invisible Traceback: blockers that make potential contributors drop out (and how to fix them) | Ontario [GNU] Linux Fest 2009: "new contributor on-ramp pipeline is particularly tricky to debug; potential participants often struggle in silence"

Send Music to WFMU: Leonaaaaaaaaard

Luis Villa’s Blog / pathetic, part II: ouch re zeitgeist

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

Derek Powazek - How to Publish a Magazine in a Day and a Half: brother!

http://chrisglass.com/journal/images/2006/0820-make-it-work-shirt.gif: anthemic

http://gwolf.org/blog/toast-turing: to Turing

http://www.jasonkolb.com/weblog/2009/09/why-google-wave-is-the-coolest-thing-since-sliced-bread.html: I want Leonard to comment on this

daily / links for 2009-07-05: hey, someone liked it

Simira's sewing services: Karianne's sewing in the UK

Motivation – you’re doing it wrong : to think about for work

My piece for BusinessWeek.com is live. Join the debate on performance reviews! : thinking for work

http://twitter.com/levarburton/status/3682136999: My brain breaks.

zwol: grar, sound on linux still sucks: get my gstreamer colleagues on this?

T Lo Saw Julie & Julia | Tom and Lorenzo - The #1 Project Runway Blog: via scott rosenberg

A Whole Lotta Nothing: Julie and Julia: via scott rosenberg

http://community.livejournal.com/vidding/1993598.html: vidding recommendations

http://www.bryen.com/taking-stock-of-it-all/: on family

Personism » Blog Archive » List of Women Speakers for Your Conference: if GeekSpeakr is too limited

SeeLight: Geek Post: Why Voyager Rocked: maybe I should give later ST:Voyager another try

The Limits Of Our Dialogue On Race And Beyond - Ta-Nehisi Coates : "It'd be as if our thoughts of sexism revolved strictly around honor-killings and rape. Perhaps they do."

Students Pay Services to Obtain Internships - NYTimes.com: remind me to never trust C. Mason Gates

Aca-speak: Pretty sure I've used these

Evil Robot Conference: Sept 12

While !Finished » #EAFail Link Roundup: link roundup in eafail

kisrael.com | enough with the making of sense already! : reminds me of Jakey B

Previously On: Prime Time Serials and the Mechanics of Memory « Just TV: from weinman's blog

YouTube - Auto-Step the News #5: loves, combined

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

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

Bitch Ph.D.: list of criteria there - scary

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

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Gay sex decriminalised in India: Yay! What will emerge from this?

Local Girlfriend Always Wants To Do Stuff | The Onion - America's Finest News Source: fairly chilling!

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

Geeks in Boston » Working from Home: Why It Sucks: yup.

The strange nakedness of Mark Sanford | Salon : captures some of my feelings about the guy

Recycle This - Creative ideas for reusing and recycling random stuff: looking for a way to recycle broken kitchenware

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

Robotic Tendencies » On contributing to Gaim…: what not to do as a FLOSS maintainer

Discussion on a possible interstellar polycultural setting: on a realistic milieu of extraterrestrials

Calvin & Hobbes fanfic (Teen Susie & Calvin slash): via vito_excalibur, and SO INCREDIBLY GOOD. Moving and sexy and aching.

The Left and the Living Dead | The American Prospect: "if you're a zombie lover, this is the time to be alive." Arguably. "This one goes out to all you zombies."

Enough Already: an article by Mark Edmundson about what he'd like to tell the bores in his life | The American Scholar: on me

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

Loving every moment - Sepia Mutiny: yup, my marriage would have been against the law

Scattershot, Desperate, and Sleazy | n+1: on craiglist you speak desire; on nerve you say who you are

Android barcode scanner in 6 lines of Python code: "go silent when screen is down" sounds awesome

Fantasy Book Critic: An Overview of Indian Speculative Fiction by Mihir Wanchoo: to add some folks to

Venturesome - Think Galacticon 2009 Pre-registration ends soon!: enticing

Think GalactiCon Registration: Should I consider going?

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

SeeLight: How Do Editors Reach Out to Writers of Color?: In case we ever repeat the anthology experiment: reach out to nonwhite authors!

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

Letters -- Published June 4, 2009 | Recordnet.com: oh, stockton

Running Cliches Through The Cuisinart: o, how we wax and wane

pfenixwings: Let me be really clear.: interesting articulation: "I have this marvelous experience, this huge beautiful easy experience... and then I have to find a way to integrate its memory and its absence in my life, hopefully without falling into my patterns of disengagement and stoicism."

pfenixwings: The streamers of my heart...: great phrase: "rubbing smooth my memories of what we'd already done"

Terra Prime (episode) - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki: archer's speech

Silence and the Word - Mohanraj: Such a good piece

http://clarkbw.net/blog/2009/05/14/negotiate-with-your-users/: via danny

mumbling_sage: Hurt, Angry, and Afraid: ten years younger

Twitter / Jordan Hamessley: Dear Orson Scott Card, I d ...: burn

Shhhh. Your secretes safe with me. Discretion comes 2nd. After you. - m4w: "discrete" accidentally used correctly

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

http://www.slate.com/id/2217905/: YAY

Project Euler: to register

Flickr: "sethschoen": yay pictures of Seth!

World Privacy Forum: Medical Identity Theft Consumer Tips : Medical ID theft is "the information crime that can kill you"

[Debian-NYC] GPG keysigning party on Friday's get-together : will probably attend tonight

gtrout: Today's Thing That Is Crazy: we got off our asses and did something, and amazing things happened

Steve Minutillo :: messy-78 » Communist Logic: colleagues might enjoy this

http://www.thehugoawards.org/?page_id=5: Locus, a progress report ad, reviewer sites & zines

hugo_recommend - Community Profile: again, why not

The Theodore Sturgeon Award: why not

Frequently Asked Questions | The Nebula Awards: do the sending dance

World Fantasy Award Judges: to check in a few months for submission info

YouTube - Classic Hits by Microsoft Songsmith: "Beat It" by Michael Jackson: actually fantastic

http://www.ncm.com/FathomContent/PDF/This-American-Life-Encore-Theatres.pdf: 3 theaters in NYC

Hivelogic - An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation: Step n to Leonard & me turning insufferable

YouTube - Joss Whedon singing DVD commentary to Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog: Alternate lyrics!

rants.org » Blog Archive » CiviCRM Saves the Day: I should blog about this so my nonprofit friends know about it

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

Bad Subjects: The West Wing and Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Star Trek: Voyager: comes up in Leonard's wishes re tng

Daisy Owl - Hey Now: there are not enough Smashmouth references in my webcomics? Daisy Owl remedies that

Daisy Owl - Movie Night: one of my favorite Daisy Owls

BBC NEWS | Technology | Facebook users say yes to changes: the ever-present threat of BBC tech coverage graphics

FON: Leonard, you want to get involved?

pandagon.net - review of Pledged: why would the nat'l force conformist reorgs on offbeat instances of the franchise? because admin officials are the ones who LOVE the old ways & old people-pool, & new/diff people contaminate that. cf marriagestuff

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/09/04/20/What-Makes-the-United-States-Special/: jesus yes

What if Oracle bought Sun Microsystems? | Developer World - InfoWorld: too early for analysis, but here's predictions from a speculation!

Future Me: the war in Iraq: dark

FutureMe.org: Gudday from a younger you: I like how he refers to past & future selves together as "us"

FutureMe.org: and don't gain those 90 pounds back either: Last Christmas

Fundraising — A Privacy Plugin for Movable Type : go go Byrne Reese

Linux.com :: How to get a Windows tax refund: may try to do this for new laptop

[Telepathy] ANNOUNCE: telepathy-gabble 0.7.26 : only you!

Bread and Circuits » Open Source, pre-1945: a reminder of why I'm glad I'm about to start my new job

Mugabe Aides Are Said to Use Violence to Gain Amnesty - NYTimes.com: talk about wrong

BART - Seen and heard on BART this week: Banjo, butterflies, found keys, sweat and despair : bart.gov used Beatrice Murch's photo on their homepage!!

Hark, a vagrant archive: Yay! Kate Beaton has archives by category!!!!

Tom the Dancing Bug | Salon Comics: you can sing "brain in a beaker" to the tune of "smoke on the water"

yatima: fell off: "...feeling the years and years of riding behind me - the teenage bolting around like a lunatic and learning how to land on my feet, the years in my twenties.... As if those years weren't wasted after all; as if all is not lost." see: me & customer service

GCU Dancer on the Midway - Pullman, plots and stories: God, The Plot, stories, fanfic

http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2008/07/21/handcranked-fujitsu.html: haunting dystopian scifi in an unexpected place

http://www.theartofthepossible.net/2008/07/24/labor-struggle-in-a-free-market/: "And I believe that when workers fully realize the potential of the incomplete labor contract, and become as willing to exploit it as the bosses have all these years, we’ll mop the floor with their asses. And we can do it in a free market, without any “help” from the NLRB. Let the bosses beg for help."

Lorem Ipsum: Backstory: different tastes in scifi protagonists

Mark's journal - I want a transcriber: how close are we?

YouTube - Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego: ludicrously overblown and gratuitously orchestrated? SILENCE

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

Twitter / Steven Frank: Super Bowl Viewers: Lookin ...: clipboards at the ready

http://video.google.com/googleplex.html: not just the tech talks

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

Ineligible Bachelors: Indian Men Living in U.S. Strike Out - WSJ.com: Yet another market I sidestepped

WLA?! | Weekender: There's the week, the weekend, and the weekender!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilmington_Insurrection_of_1898: my blood runs cold

Think GalactiCon Main Page: to contribute, even if I can't go

Positions on Race in Fiction 101: final grades: wanted letter grades? you got 'em

http://transcriptase.org/ : want to read these

shwetambari on deviantART: shweta art!

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

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

http://beatonna.livejournal.com/82660.html: Rami from Project Runway, witness Kate Beaton's draperie

Ancient Geeks' Dies: gotta tell Hal and Adi about this

Free Fiction : Federations: to read!

http://yurisnight.net/: April 4th AND 12th in NYC

Bliggity Blog by Ingrid Michaelson - it's like watching a monkey learn how to open a jar.: "I love you?"

Heidi, Geek Girl Detective: fairly addictive

Dallas police chief apologizes for conduct of officer who drew gun on NFL player outside hospital | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Latest News : via ta-nehisi coates. Especially note the giant SUBMISSIVE sign the driver hangs on himself once he realizes the cop is hell-bent on being a jerk

http://www.nyu.edu/ipk/events/event.php?id=50: ANOTHER interesting thing happening Monday!

Bitch Ph.D.: nice!

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

RIGHTRIDES PROGRAMS: I had no idea I was eligible for this!

Open For Questions: should I?

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

An Evening With the Twelve Colonies by Elizabeth Kiem - The Morning News: they cut the cold cuts into octagons!

Forever's Not So Long: unexpectedly touching and memorable

DreadWhimsy.: hilarious

Waiter Rant » Blog Archive » Fear and Loneliness in Las Vegas: the emotional intelligence to self-interrogate after strong or inappropriate feelings or behavior

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_Pass_incident: As the SF Chron article asks: how creepy do you want it?

Hugh Laurie — Crooked Timber: I'm partway there!

The importance of stupidity in scientific research -- Schwartz 121 (11): 1771 -- Journal of Cell Science: Do would-be scientists get hung up more on envying their peers' skills/knowledge, or on the massive pile of ignorance we all share?

signs of [crazy]: an asl interpretation - Truveo Video Search: tremendous, artful, "but is it fair use?" via von Lohmann

http://lls-mutant.livejournal.com/225486.html: to read in lieu of watching the finale at the same time as everyone else

http://www.ftrain.com/baltimore_conversion.html: in 2003 this piece moved me to tears and fanmail

dykestowatchoutfor.com » Blog Archive » out with the old: Alison Bechdel thanks Ganesha for helping her declutter

Digger by Ursula Vernon » Archive » Digger: to read

Timothy’s Turkish, but that hasn’t been mentioned either « By Erin Ptah: I should probably post and include this line

Fighting the Derail Since March 2009 - Wiscon fundraiser: request assistance here: maybe I can help

In a City Filled With Lawyers, Many Immigrants Fight Deportation Alone - NYTimes.com: These workers need to know about AltLaw

http://csunplugged.org/: to check out -- CS thinking activities

Escape Velocity - The Magazine of Science Fact and Fiction: Leonard, to consider

Firefox web browser | International versions: Get Firefox in your language: Firefox now has a Kannada release!

FSF annual meeting -- Libre Planet 2009 conference - Free Software Foundation: Leonard, mayhap we could/should go to this?

http://pculture.org/devblogs/mirotesting/: can i get set up and submit a bug today? or at least do some tests?

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!

flycon2009 - Community Profile: Leonard, we're editors and authors! Should we participate?

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?

Welcome Robot Sea Monsters: early REST thinking

Let's Push Things Forward - Continent 4: check!: starburst

Twitter / Pablo Defendini: No sooner do I step into T ...: me!

Saturday's walk: while listening to Moxy Fruvous's "you can't be too careful."

Creative Commons Science-Fiction [Feedbooks.com]: We'll add Thoughtcrime Experiments to this list, I hope

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

http://www.stimuluswatch.org/home/faqs: awesome!

http://www.mikebrotherton.com/diamonds/?page_id=4: yay web-based scifi anthologies

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

Consafo Publishing: preorder

Clark And Michael: like the Face of the Enemy webisodes, something to watch when I'm bored

Susan Senator: Susan's Blog: Suffering From Dimension: on liminality, going through an experience and making it 3D

Trader Joe's FAQ.: hilarious

Kung Fu Monkey: Waid Wednesdays #10: The Job of the Comic Book Editor: lessons for Sumana the editor - get out of the way, offer solutions, don't just add would-be-cool

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

Some Quick Notes on Approaching a Single Day Consultancy: (the explicit): Approach 3 reminds me of my wish that we'd share jokes on Diversity Day

Lorem Ipsum: Darths and Droids: to check out

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Underwear protest at India attack: Argh! Karnataka!

Brutal Women: Insurance PTSD: that voice is in me too

youcanhelp [Bkrpr Wiki] : Another reason to learn Python

YouTube - The "Oasis" Music Video - From "Who Killed Amanda Palmer": So this is what the Dresden Dolls frontwoman is up to now. What a song.

WNYC - Now Hear This: Flansburgh hosts a music show

Derek Powazek - Unsolicited Advice is a Valuable Clue: Thanks, Derek, for offering me a more neutral way to hear otherwise maddening unsolicited advice

Catfishing - Dutch philosophers and Dutch educationists?: I had no idea

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

http://training.associationforsoftwaretesting.org/bbst: Mel-recommended

A Page about Freemasonry: Pointers: Masonry for Women: shoulda known

http://www.pecha-kucha.org/: Brett Stillwell is involved; rec'd by Mako/sj

Dev House Boston wiki: not happening anytime soon?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Mindspillage: evidently I should meet her

CompassPoint: Ana-rec'd

The Echo Nest Blog: cool

http://www.nyredcross.org/page.php/prmID/71: Per Making Light encouragements, I should take a first aid class

Should we hire academics who are parents? — Crooked Timber: Substitute "tech startups" for "academe"?

Software Developers | Black Duck Software: Pretty awesome!

I've got the poorly written lab report blues || kuro5hin.org: Reading lab reports = reading slush.

http://www.inkoinkinc.com/: good pay rate, 5k word limit

Shiny Happy Users by Eric Drewski, Kevin Godby, Trent Grover, Elena Maximova, Michael Oren, Derrick Parkhurst, Janea Triplett, Valerie Williams (Book) in Computers & Internet: to brush up on IA

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

Plugged In : NKeppol: pretty diagram

http://globalgamejam.org/sites/test-location: yay test data

Paper Golem: Novellas solicited

Schneier on Security: New Police Computer System Impeding Arrests: When usability has chronic and serious effects

http://wealhtheow.livejournal.com/275837.html: autarky!

Knowyourmoney - Weirdest Taxes of All Time: best reddit link of the year

Call for Participation » Grace Hopper Celebration 2009: reminder to self: prep polisci lecture for Grace Hopper?

Brandon Bird, Painter of Might: New Year's Steals: Brandon Bird sale till the 15th

Brutal Women: How to Get an Insurance Claim Expedited (Without Cutting Off Anybody's Head): reminder

http://stevenpoole.net/trigger-happy/working-for-the-man/: Leonard, wanna check this out?

AMC » The Prisoner Classic Series 1967 - 68: watch full eps of Prisoner free

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/barcampboston/message/848: Boston's BarCamp in 2009 is in April

Jobs, News, Emerging Growth Companies, Startups, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Boston, Austin: recommended by CCarrick

http://www.pe-international.com: recommended by CCarrick

Stacey's Bookstore closing down in S.F.: This physically hurts.

http://ideo.com/culture/career/engagement-designer-transformation-practice/: via Mel

soupablog: SoupBold, the first experimental Soupablog Typeface for sale. $5: BOLD!

soupablog: Franciscan Retreat Blogpost 2.01 - Friday June 6, 2008: remembering the retreat

soupablog: Franciscan Retreat Blogpost 3.01 - Friday, Saturday, Sunday: remembering the retreat

GCU Dancer on the Midway - Myers-Briggs corrective pills: Rachel Chalmers, you might enjoy these more than I

paisleychick: Looking back and looking forward: a HUGE year for Kragen and Beatrice

Obsidian Wings: Andy Olmsted: Now that I've watched B5, Olmsted's quotes and pseudonym mean more

Russia: New Russian law ends jury trials for 'crimes against state' - Los Angeles Times: Russia disappoints once more; more of a dictatorship than some places the US has invaded to "spread freedom"

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

Gina Bellman Leverage blog: getting the Job - Celebrity Blogs | TVGuide.com: visa trouble

Square One TV.org - Mathnet Guide: That episode you remember? With the gorilla, or Weird Al, or the Rear Window ripoff, or the Fibonacci-repeating parrot?

Jason Elliot Benda's Home Page, Version 11, Square One Song Lyrics: The pie was stolen at two o'clock.

http://www.jillthepill.net/mathnet/pics/joebevmnet.jpg: Who needs Mulder & Scully?

The Aunt and the Ankh: recommended by Julia

Lorem Ipsum: My sink is empty: I am no stranger to The Piles. My sympathy is with Jed.

Nina Paley: America's Best-Loved Unknown Cartoonist » Sita’s Distribution Plan: Cogitating on how to help Nina Paley get her movie distributed

Soldiers' Angels - Letter Writing Team: Now that Books For Soldiers seems broken

http://www.flyingghoti.net/blogs/personal/comment.php?comment=57467&disp=full: reminder to self: see more theatre with Martin

Daisy main page: for when soldering is an option

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

Lorem Ipsum: Not taking offense when offered: "if I hear your culture-specific insult of me, but I don't feel insulted, am I disrespecting your culture?"

Princeton Architectural Press * Catalog book: for leonard

The Video Game Systems of the 1983 Sears Wishbook - The Retroist: mwah!

YouTube - Pop Nightmare DeCadence A Cappella: Takes me back to undergrad days near Sather Gate

Free the Slaves - Home : Bury The Chains, Part II

Nina Paley: America's Best-Loved Unknown Cartoonist » My Chanukah Miracle: cell phone battery charge as the new lamp oil

David Seah - Building a Niche of One : awesome kick in the pants, thanks to Mel

xkcd - A Webcomic - 11th Grade: PAINFULLY true? including the title tag?! I comfort myself with knowing that I actually did learn a fair amount in the social and hard sciences that formed a foundation for later importance

Twitter / Byrne Reese: One perk of being unemploy ...: YES

A sad departure from Six Apart and looking to the future - majordojo: Byrne Reese is an awesome dude

Crazy Local TV Commercials - Funny Christmas Ads - Esquire: Leonard pronounces the storage rental ad as one of his fave commercials of all time

Hulu - Saturday Night Live: Obama Plays It Cool: SNL articulates its conception of the new President

YouTube - Lakshya Main Aisa Kyon Hoon hruthic roshan: The weird straitjacket dance from Lakshya, starring Hrithik Roshan. Innovative and eye-catching.

Personal History: Dead Man Laughing: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker: I assume someone will bring this to Danny's attention

Steve Weber / Politics and Economics: Thinking about Risk: to evaluate in the light of late 2008 financial shocks

Nick Bradbury: Hit The Deck: Tasteful Ads in FeedDemon: me in the NewsGator adware discussion

Installing and using MythTV: Using MythTV.: yay, closed captioning & autoskip of entire commercial breaks

Weight loss strategies | Ask Metafilter: "The best path to fitness or athleticism is finding a program that builds a skill. Something that sparks your competitive spirit, fulfills a social need, or your desire for physical expression in some way." we can start with 15-20 minutes at a time, 2 days a week....

DeCal : Frequently Asked Questions: "At DeCal we emphasize that students are facilitators and not teachers." Not in my day! I TAUGHT those classes with no faculty supervision, and I'm glad I had none.

: Movies Sumana wants to see: Were The World Mine, Quantum of Solace, Rachel Getting Married, Milk, Synecdoche NY, Frost/Nixon

If You See Something » Change Dot Love: Another fave IYSS

If You See Something » What Did He Do to be So Black and Blue? Obama and the Race Card: a fave IYSS

Gay marriage: the database engineering perspective @ Things Of Interest: competitor to Stephen Feuerstein's Oracle PL/SQL Programming

Lorem Ipsum: Mary Anne's online writing classes start tomorrow: "one for beginners (both fiction and nonfiction), one intermediate (also both fiction and nonfiction), and one on writing about sexuality."

http://www.boingboing.net/2008/12/04/studying-the-emotion.html: I have been lucky enough to enjoy admiration, awe, and elevation several times in my adulthood. Connected to Bolt-Taylor's right-brained thinking?

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

Real Live Preacher: Useful perspective

MythMusic - MythTV: tres useful

User Manual:Periodic Maintenance - MythTV: for Leonard's delectation

http://alumni.berkeley.edu/Students/Mentorship/main.asp?AddInterest=1085: to consider volunteering

How Hard Could It Be?: My Style of Servant Leadership-joel spolsky-leadership: Not sure who the maligned trainee is. Me? Eric? Dan? Jason?

IMG_2792 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!: photo of my 3 Models of Power talk proposal

Mindcamp '08 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!: I don't look terrible in this photo

Tales of MU » Update: MU and I, we doin’ alright now.: I don't much like AE but I want her to keep writing

The School of Mathematics: for Leonard?

Charlotte's Web Point of View Power Point - SlideShare: for seattle mindcamp powerpoint karaoke

Charlotte's Web Project - SlideShare: for seattle mindcamp powerpoint karaoke

Scoreboard at the end of third day of India vs Sri Lanka final test - SlideShare: for mindcamp powerpoint karaoke

Chicken Fest 2008! - SlideShare: how to keep chickens - for powerpoint karaoke

Things To Do In The Mind Camp Off-Season | Mind Camp: tech events in Seattle [if/when I come back]

Early look at startup valuation data [May 2008]: This blog overall is a useful resource for recon of Seattle startup scene. Rachel, how kooky is this [self-reported] data?

Seattle Tech Startups | nPost Blog: useful list to mine

She's Geeky East: Dec 5-7 2008, NYC - DevChix - Blog Archive: Can I go to this neat local unconference?

http://www.thetus.com/opportunities.html: Sharon recommended I take a look

The Story of Topic Maps & Building AltLaw.org - The New York Semantic Web Meetup Group (New York, NY) - Meetup.com: Check out AltLaw discussion topics 1-6. Each of those is worth a talk!

New Relic: Gold Days are here!: Free Rails performance testing for the next few days

YouTube - Music using ONLY sounds from Windows XP and 98!: Pretty!

Give Up and Use Tables: Scientifically determined period you should spend avoiding using tables: 47 min

Also, You Have Not Been Exclusively Selected to Receive This Offer — Crooked Timber: monetizing users is like speculating in derivatives

ColbertNation.com :: View topic - Stephen in Sam Seder's A Bad Situationist from 2001: NSFW

pandagon.net: tough discussion re Prop 8

Hulu - Mr. Patel: maybe I should just wait for Sepia Mutiny to tell me whether this is any good

I hope you already have, but if not… « Yes We Can (hold babies).: re-finding an old colleague from Salon: truly, Obama brings us together

Zoo | Blog: I think peanut butter balls sound great!

Election Special Issue - Barack Obama, Forever Sizing Up - Candidate Profile - Biography - NYTimes.com: Controlling and bad at dealing with surprises?

Fafblog! the whole world's only source for Fafblog.: a reminder.

Confessions of a Digital Packrat: The Dude Abides: it's fitz!

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 reunion interview: Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, and Jim Mallon | The A.V. Club: Leonard, MST3K

Slate Magazine - Editorial and Political Cartoons, Comic Strips: Leonard, it's your grandpa!

Washington state 2008 Congressional election reults, Burner v Reichert: c'mon Burner

Proposition 8-Same Sex Marriage Ban — Election 2008 Results — Politics — SFGate: have i mentioned expletive Prop 8

Election Results - November 4, 2008 - California Secretary of State: freaking Prop 8

Scott Rosenberg’s Wordyard » Blog Archive » Election-night exorcism: the bogeymen that didn’t bark: On exhaling. Oh, there have been a lot of wrong predictions that deserve schadenfreude in the next few weeks.

Kevin Drum - Mother Jones Blog: 11 PM Update: My emotions: relief that the election wasn't stolen, sadness/anxiety over Prop 8/Franken/Burner/Tevis, getting my head around "Pres Obama"

Yes, we did « style over substance: dara weinberg: blog: Dara's report from Chicago

Fair Game - Was There a Loan It Didn’t Like? - NYTimes.com: case study in ethics, conformism, perverse incentives, risk...

IBM Personal Computing Catalog: MASH and IBM, together at last

YouTube - BBC 10 o'clock News Intro (2007): turns out other people adored this theme as much as I did

YouTube - BBC TV News Themes (1984 - 2000): it's like a movie soundtrack in 30-second chunks

MTV Music - Search for Pop Up Video: 92 Pop Up Videos on demand. Will I get anything done today?

MTV MUSIC - Queen - Under Pressure: MTV has music videos on their site? Rock! Also, yes, this is a freaky video.

http://www.timwu.org/log/archives/313: how many of the things you do are, in fact, exactly this category?

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.

Real Live Preacher: audience and voice

http://www.mikedaisey.com/2008/10/opening-day.sht: life and art

HACK: CONFESSIONS OF A PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN REPORTER: GQ Features on men.style.com : to read

How to Be a Leader in Your Field : to read

The Godfather of Bangalore : to read

http://www.hulu.com/film-crew: for free

Muslim McCain Fans Confront Intolerance At Rally | American News Project: Makes me glad that the Republican Party has at least a little diversity to help moderate the worst elements...

Linda Adams: Author, Editor, Singer/Songwriter: Withdrawing my support of Google.: "There is absolutely no place for a public and free service, like Google, to attempt to sway people on very personal and religious issues- and use their public and free service to do so." Are they suggesting nationalizing Google?

The Audacity of Success « Brand A: I need to make myself feel liberated by this message

Hindu Threat to Christians - Convert or Flee - NYTimes.com: NO! Ay, Rama. WTF.

Time to hit the barricades? - Salon.com: Time to update this for the new election

LinkedIn: Answers: Do you 'do' 'Doostang'? Others have suggested it is a great career network resource. What are your results? Do you recommend it for a recruiter with mid to senior level jobs?: And the prize for least egalitarian comment of the day goes to Karthik Chandramouli

Fact Sheet #4 - Lease Renewal in Rent Stabilized Apartments: rules on lease renewal

http://www.housingnyc.com/html/resources/attygenguide.html#2: lease renewal

http://www.housingnyc.com/html/resources/faq/misc.html#parking: whether a building is rent stabilized

States’ Actions to Block Voters Appear Illegal - NYTimes.com: it is hella important, not just to register to vote, but to check whether your registration went through, or has been challenged

Can I Vote? | Find Out If You Are Registered to Vote: thanks, kansas.gov.

nass.org: voter registration deadlines for each state; California's is Oct 20th

PHP Paginator 1.01 - majordojo: PHP Paginator is an open source PHP library which makes it trivial to create a list of pages to navigate between.

“Whisper Campaign” Hit-Job against Madia - Sepia Mutiny: "now [Republicans] are hinting that because [Ashwin Madia] is ~30 and single he might be gay. Geez, and you thought desi parents were the ones putting on the marriage pressure!"

http://community.livejournal.com/obama_daily: can't stop looking at the pretty photos

Finishers Wanted - Unweary: on the value of consistently producing

http://www.sunpig.com/martin/archives/2008/08/03/1-year-on.html: it pays to recognize when you're at a local maximum, and JUMP

Immigrants, natives need to keep discovering America | Oakland Tribune | Find Articles at BNET: Not bad, and apropos for election time

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

Walltype! - Design Shop - Listing: As the holidays approach, put your art on Walltype -- like Lulu for art prints!

Cleaty: War, What Is It Good For?: The war comes home

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

Hulu - Death Note: ALL of Death Note is on Hulu?!

Information Needed: "Object of journey"

Consular Holidays: Indian consulate in NYC has outsourced visa processing to a place that is closed on multiple Indian holidays in October

Transfer of Tourist Visa - India Visa Requirements: transferring a tourist visa to India to a new US passport costs $38, which is still way less than the 10-yr cost in the first place

Stephen McCamant: If you have the chance to hang out with Stephen McCamant, you should. And he's moved back to Berkeley!

http://boulder.me/: Leonard, wanna check this out?

Mel Chua | Geek Speak Women: Yay! People should totally get Mel to speak at their conferences!

Gimme a break: Will link to John when my blog works again

Donald F.B. Jameson; Handled Russian Defectors for CIA - washingtonpost.com: "Just put down Golitsin, it might be right" - Russian history prof Reginald Zelnik

The Competitive Spectrum Pattern - Yahoo! Design Pattern Library: Haphazardly adding point systems to communities can cause schisms & heartbreak

Katie's Computing Stuff: Kate (Katie) Lucas on software development, the tech industry, etc.

The Joel on Software Discussion Group - how do you know when the axe is coming down on you?: K. Lucas points out "You stop getting fed requirements" is a bad sign

Bruce Sterling, "Computer Entertainment," Flurb #6: to read

History of NYC's internet community by Fred Wilson. - Boing Boing : To watch

People Who Need People - Pogue’s Posts - Technology - New York Times Blog: to consider for getting clips of my archived columns

Downhill Battle Labs: Looking for an open source project to join to hone your skills? Could do worse than a Downhill Battle app

Twitter / Rachel Chalmers: @midtownninja In Sydney in ...: Choices: Allswell (Anthem), Pax (Firefly) or Obecalp

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!

~stevenf: Aerophobe: Archived copy of Steven Frank on overcoming phobia

A Conservative for Obama | D Magazine - Dallas Fort Worth's Resource for City Guides, Daily Blogs, D Bests, and Restaurants: And the British band played a song called "The World Turned Upside-Down"

Twitter / mmayer344: Marcy is my favorite Twitterer this week

Understanding Evolution: yay that this is from my alma mater

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

Internet Archive: Details: Behind The Mike: recommended by OTR Antioch: "a radio show that gives us a peek behind the scenes of pre-war radio"

http://jeremyrichards.googlepages.com/selectedpublications: The Lyrics Schmirics guy ended up in McSweeney's

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

Nina Paley: America's Best-Loved Unknown Cartoonist » The Bright Side of the Dark Side of the Rainbow: Free Culture & RiffTrax startups would benefit from FLOSS audio/video synching apps

creepy: My cousin-in-law is HomeFill!

Choose Your Manager: Choose a smart and wise manager from whom you can learn. To do otherwise may stunt your career.

Career Calculus: What are you learning at your job? How much longer will your job be interesting?

Career Couch - Keeping a Job Search Under the Radar - Interview - NYTimes.com: Does deliciousing *this very article* create suspicions in the hearts of one's bosses?

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

viewing theinfo: tools (theinfo): Reminder that Leonard should make sure his sparklines tools are all on 1 page for easy linking

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

OSCON Keynote :: Revealing Errors: to watch: Mako Hill's 16-minute presentation on what errors (in software) reveal

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

A Coast to Coast Walk - Alfred Wainwright: Evidently lots of people do the Coast to Coast for charity

Village to village walking ... - Thorn Tree Travel Forum - Lonely Planet: Europe seems to have many village-to-village treks

Coast to Coast: May, June, and September are good times for the Coast to Coast. One wants to train substantially and wear very good boots.

A Walk Across England | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine: In about 2 weeks you can walk across northern England, in what sounds like the perfect balance between wild countryside and a well-marked path full of B&Bs

BBC NEWS | UK | England | Shropshire | Man's 'pants' password is changed: This is hilarious. "pants" makes everything better! Also the headline makes it sound as though there's DRM on trousers.

http://natureofbeast.typepad.com/the_nature_of_the_beast/2008/08/the-not-precisely-lone-prairie.html: cute picture of prairie dog

twelve.jpg - Image - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting: love the face in the last panel

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

Making Light: Gnomic Verses: check out der Plotkin

Penny Arcade! - Couch Diplomacy: the wording here makes this PA a household fave

Big government, big IT — Crooked Timber: "...when many stakeholders may have powers of delay or veto, but few have powers of initiation. It is not for nothing that some people claim IT as now a branch of applied sociology."

Fleeting Expletives - The Commons Marches Onward: Riana explains the awesomeness of recent free software legal news

Target: Women - Digest - The Morning News: Everything by Sarah Haskins is great

Anacrusis › Don: Brendan deconstructs the amateurish infernokrusher wannabes

Macmillan: Voices From the Street: Philip K. Dick: Books : yet more Philip K. Dick! read the free excerpt!

Macmillan: Full Excerpt for Companion to Wolves: Books: Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Monette : Better than I thought fantasy fiction with "Wolves" in the title would be! and by Bear!

Your Own True Self (video) - Boing Boing : To watch

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

Hulu - The Greatest Places - Full Episodes and Clips streaming online for free: Avery Brooks IS Morgan Freeman?

Hulu - Koyaanisqatsi - Full Episodes and Clips streaming online for free: for an interlude during Sad And Happy Movie Night

Hulu - Coffee And Cigarettes - Full Episodes and Clips streaming online for free: Inside the Actors' Studio with Lipton Tea

Hulu - Xanadu - Full Episodes and Clips streaming online for free: Hold on, Gene Kelly was in Xanadu?!

Hulu - Casino Royale (1967) - Full Episodes and Clips streaming online for free: I like the idea of people looking for this and the Daniel Craig version getting mixed up

Hulu - The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three - Full Episodes and Clips streaming online for free: not to be confused with "One, Two, Three" (postwar Berlin comedy)

Main Page - Dancing Monkeys: now that we have DDR workalike we should use this

Can the Egg Cream Make a Comeback? - City Room - Metro - New York Times Blog: don't dump chocolate phosphates; outlet leads to bay

Newseum | Today's Front Pages | Map View: 657 front pages from 63 countries. Compare and contrast on an ordinary day.

Fafblog! the whole world's only source for Fafblog.: ouch.

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..."

Tuition paid for valedictorian in legal limbo: "Sometimes you have to put your money where your mouth is"

» Negative externalities aren’t: some thoughts on networks and ethics: Measure goodwill, not just as a catchall on the balance sheet, but as a force that magnifies or reduces the value of your communities. But even employees aren't on the balance sheet.

Galatea Associates, LLC — Careers: recommended by a Syster

DoxPara Research: hit Check My DNS to see if your DNS server is vulnerable to the Kaminsky exploit

http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2008/07/the-balcony-is-closed.html: awww. And he links to that outtakes video! Check the comments; thousands of people learned about movies and intelligent argument from their show

YouTube - Siskel and Ebert Uncensored: The international bankers! The Vatican! The commies! and Protestant jokes. and swearing.

Lifetime, Wow!: rates Lifetime movies on real and ironic awesomeness, "hey! it's that guy!" and overall Lifetimeness

New 'X-Files' Movie Opens | The Onion - America's Finest News Source: good iPod joke

The Bat-man!: batman parody comics

Communities Directory: Fire of the Firstborn: Leonard laughs whenever he hears this community's name.

Communities Directory: Happytown USA: Happytown, USA does not allow LGBT folks? Not Happytown to me!

BOOM! Studios - What Were They Thinking?! Monster Mash-up - Series - Catalog : aaand still sold out

BOOM! Studios - What Were They Thinking?!:Some People Never Learn - Series - Catalog : John Rogers of Kung Fu Monkey is involved

BOOM! Studios - What Were They Thinking?! Go West Young Man - Series - Catalog : they're all sold out

BOOM! Studios - What Were They Thinking?! - Series - Catalog : Ambush Bug ref

Blue book essays and the Martha Complex: on time management, test-taking, and letting go of perfectionism at Hugo Schwyzer: I am so lucky that I learned early in high school to spend a full quarter or third of my timed essay periods on prewriting/outlining. And always allot 5 min at the end for QA! A missing "not" can be quite embarrassing.

Crooked Timber » » Why Did The Fathers of the American Revolution Hate America?: Another reminder of why I read CT. Also I didn't do enough talking smack about the British on the 4th of July.

http://www.tnr.com/story_print.html?id=d8731cf4-e87b-4d88-b7e7-f5059cd0bfbd: In case you needed to understand the heart of the Leon Kass ice cream bluster

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...

Protect yourself: get a free credit report: free credit reports, freezes, fraud alerts, etc.

http://niemann.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/01/the-boys-and-the-subway/: cute!

Microspotting | Matthew Baldwin: writer, blogger, pretty okay guy: eeeeek

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories - DIY d12 Handbag (of Holding): hmmmmm

: Test

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

IT vs. initiative: The Internet age comes to the battlefield | The Industry Standard: IT -> micromanagement

» MythTV - DevChix - Blog Archive : the article that got Leonard over the hump and building a PVR

Five Whys » Blog Archive » DIY Project - Bed Pocket: test

Rick Veitch » Army@Love: Art Of War #2: punch in the gut

Loving Day: Celebrate the Legalization of Interracial Couples: Need to check out for more AWWW stories

Comment Central - Times Online - WBLG: Communist joke competition: So Trotsky walks into a bar.....: Even more communism jokes!

Hammer and Tickle: book explores subversive Soviet jokes - Boing Boing : Communism jokes!

How Angel of Sichuan Saved School in Quake - NYTimes.com: “If I knew there was a hidden danger, and I didn’t do anything about it, then I would be the one responsible,” he said.

Racial Identity's Gray Area - WSJ.com: how did I miss the 1943 tidbit?

Making Light: Slavery: WHAT THE HELL. Are any of these slaves my uncles?

Crooked Timber » » Some Of These Things Are Not Like The Others: the comments are hilarious...like me, CT commenters are puzzling out the world with each other

soupablog: Franciscan Retreat Blogpost 2.01 - Friday June 6, 2008: Paul retreated - and treated me to a print design review

Real Live Preacher: Gordon embarrasses me by singling me out

Complete and Utter Nonsense: I'd best go to sleep. Matins is at 3:00 (2:00 Eastern time): Lisa from the retreat shares her experience

JoshKornbluth.com » Upcoming Gigs: DC, Oct 8-26, 2008: CITIZEN JOSH at the Arena Stage

NYPL, NYPL Express Information Services: to get my PDFs/nice copies of all my articles from Oakland Trib?

Bitch Ph.D.: "those who decry it as card-playing are annoyed by the fact that we all won't play by their rules of pretending that everything is equal now, since we can all vote and everyone will pay lip service to racism and sexism being Bad."

Heaneyland!: And if it ever touches the ground, you have to throw salt over your shoulder, right?: Maybe I, too, am just prissy

Yeondoo Jung: SO COOL. Note how many people have arms akimbo or shrugging because that's how kids draw arms.

dem_cdcaucus_2008_7768 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!: I'm looking over your shoulder....but only 'cause I've got your back!

Volunteering at Your Local Branch Library: check out NY Cares

BBC NEWS | Europe | Swiss hold crunch citizenship vote: Need to examine my reflexes that say "citizenship should be given via law, not vote"

Be gay, be anything -- just not single! | Salon : It would be so mindbendingly great to be able to celebrate gay weddings among Indians

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?

Majikthise : Real-life liar paradox may lead to criminal charges in Massachusetts: Leonard called as expert witness thanks to one philosophy paper he wrote in college

The Non-Work Side of the American Economic Association's Annual Meeting: Archive Entry From Brad DeLong's Webjournal: a.k.a. When Economists Convene

Giraffe Heroes Project: Evidently being named Jack Ryan makes you a hero

Francis Lacoste on Flickr - Photo Sharing!: Francis, looking slightly manic

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

Geek Speak Women | find technical women to speak: another list to add myself to

Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi: What's Hurting the Middle Class: Breath of fresh air re: the middle class, bankruptcy, public education, etc.

Real Live Preacher: "Words are rusty, jagged, pig-iron tongs fumbling for purchase in the liquid silk of her soul."

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

D-squared Digest -- FOR bigger pies and shorter hours and AGAINST more or less everything else: ARGH

valhenson: Supporting assertive women: Support assertive women; acknowledge your sexist impulses and then try to overcome them. Includes useful link re: proactively encouraging women's job satisfaction

How much money do you make?: another in the salary transparency rumination series

Spamusement :: View topic - Spamusement Mysteries: Do you miss Spamusement? Try to figure out the subject lines for these strips!

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"

crabwalk.com // Joshua Benton: DirecTV ads star Wayne Jarvis & Stan Sitwell & I think a 4th-tier continuing AD character. Also, Keith Olbermann looks like Joe Wahrhaftig.

Epigrams on Programming: to read when I can grok them

We're haunted by an abortion from 10 years ago - Salon.com: one of the good Cary Tennises from years back

MetaVid Archive: "free and open archiving of the audio/video congressional record since 2006"

The Situationist International Text Library/The Society of the Spectacle : "Society of the Spectacle" to read free online

This American Life : the TAL I love about what kids wrongly believe and then take into adulthood

Schneier on Security: The Security Mindset: A new profession for me?

2008 Hugo Nomination List : Webkeeper is adding links so I can read stuff online, including Chiang and Kress

Bitch Ph.D.: If I had ever gotten into the makeup habit, this would be me.

Apple - Trailers - Iron Man - Trailer 2: THE BEST TRAILER EVER. Put a huge freaking smile on my face after a hard day. YES!