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+TrackingWriters. Capitalism Guy. _The Wealth of Nations_.

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+<[Brennen]> Ok, so there is a certain cast of mind that views the strong form of allegorical storytelling as a very useful way to reason and convey truth about the world. (In America, this all has something to do with New Testament parables, George Orwell, and novels where Jesus is a magical lion.)
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+The problem with this is that, while analogies and conceptual metaphors are probably vital to the human thought process - and in writing/speech they're often how we get a handle on patterns and recurring themes - allegories frequently assert the status of physical facts and objective happenings for the symbols they contain, then ask us to draw conclusions about the things they symbolize based on the course of a narrative.
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+<[Anonymous]> I've never carelessly witnessed a passing day from the comfort of a porch. I'm terrified to think that my fervent pursuit of life may cause me to miss it entirely.
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+<[Brennen]> It's worth a try. Crap beer is optional, but you really want something you can drink steadily for five or six hours.
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+<[Brennen]> (Sun tea: Also a pretty good option, if your lifestyle is less thoroughly dissolute than mine.)

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+<[Alan]> Way cool. When do we get to see maps / data / maps + data?
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+<[Brennen]> Sadly, our onboard logging media bit the dust. There were two separate GPS units going (including one of [http://www.findmespot.com these guys]) and we have some transmissions logged from the payload, but it's all kinda frustratingly incomplete.
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+Dave wants to do at least two more launches - one similar to this, and one [http://www.eoss.org/faq/zero_pressure.htm zero pressure balloon] from Northern California. We'll probably go all out on mapping/logging for those.
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+<[Alan]> Sweet. So with the zero pressure balloon, are you going to use an arduino to control dropping of ballast / keeping it out of airspace? The link doesn't really say how people have done this in the past.
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+<[Brennen]> That's the plan, yeah. Release a little ethanol at a time from a ballast tank. I heard some muttering about a three-liter bottle earlier today.
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+Some lazy linking on my part up there - check out [http://whitestarballoon.com/ White Star Balloons] for a similar but more ambitious zero pressure project. Dave's been following their progress and borrowing tech ideas for a while, I think.
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+There's a pretty dedicated (not to say fanatically obsessive) 'net community around this stuff. A lot of it seems to happen on mailing lists and IRC more than the web.
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+<[Molly]> Yes, you do.  But it is always a nice, reassuring one to read.  

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+A place to hang that stupid impulse to aphoristic self-improvement.

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+The bike light I really want:
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+* Runs on off-the-shelf batteries in a common size (AAA would be best, but I'll take AA).
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+* Gets dimmer as it wears down, but _does not shut off without substantial warning_.
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+* Has two modes: On and off.
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+Does this exist? So far, I've tried products from NiteRider, Planet Bike, Cateye, and a couple of others. None of them are still working. (Well, with the exception of the ones that fell off. For all I know maybe those are fine.)
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+I'm seriously starting to consider getting into the market for myself. It seems like a crowded field from the outside, but either it's a lot harder to produce a glorified flashlight with a little clip on it than you'd think, or there is a killing to be made here.
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+* http://www.york.cuny.edu/~malk/tidbits/tidbit-bin-packing.html
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+* human capital
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+* resource
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+* synergy
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+* strategize
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+* incentivize
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+* scalability
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+* scalable
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+* help the company grow
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+* audit
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+* comprehensive
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+* metrics
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+* in the cloud
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+* relationship management
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+* methodology
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+* cost of change
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+* adoption curve
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+* uptake
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+* five year plan
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+* microsoft
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+* oracle
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+* empowerment
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+* ideate
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+* web analytics
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+* opportunity cost
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+* collaboration
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+* enterprise quality
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+* document management
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+* lateral promotion
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+* learning opportunity
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+* leverage our assets
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+* vertical integration
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+* horizontal integration
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+* return on investment
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+* empowerment
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+* takeaway
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+* exit strategy
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+* mindshare
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+* paradigm shift
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+* rundown
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+* impactful
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+* who are our drivers?
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+* crowdsource
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+* for the win
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+* accountability
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+* team dynamics
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+* result-driven
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+* brand identity
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+* win-win
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+* mobilization
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+* actionable
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+* what I'm hearing is
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+* benchmark
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+* customer loyalty
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+* user engagement
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+* team player
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+* problem solver
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+* innovation
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+* proven track record
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+* results-oriented
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+* bottom line
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+* deliverables
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+* game plan
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+* in the loop
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+* knowledge base
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+* push the envelope
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+* mission statement
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+* mission critical
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+* brain dump
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+* empower
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+* long tail
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+* proactive
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+* organizational change management
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+* business process analysis tool
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+* executive readiness
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+* subject matter experts (SME)
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+* stakeholders
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+* roadmap
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+* milestone
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+* methodology
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+* workstream
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+<[Brennen]> A recent book by DavidGraeber. Just getting around to reading. Some notes to follow.
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+<[Alan]> I've decided to stay as far away as I can from the latest Ubuntu releases. Basically, I wait until they discontinue security patches, then dist-upgrade to the next-most-obsolete version.
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+<[Alan]> On the flipside, you could look at this picture and say email won. That new platform that's going to change the way people communicate? Guess what, it still sends all the important stuff via email.
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+I only bring all this up because I think that there *is* more signal, but also that there *is* more noise. There's more everything. Without coping mechanisms (filtering, prioritization), the fate of your inbox is a cloud of sexless hydrogen.
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+Hell, forget your inbox, atomization is the fate of your brain. You'll end up like that toasted kid at the rave jerking convulsively on a wall of blasted out speakers. Dawn eventually breaks, everyone comes down, and now it's time for a nice quiet talk and some long form prose. Don't worry man, everything's gonna right itself, you're just on the leading edge of sensing the wrong.
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+<[Brennen]> I'd be smart to do a rolling mirror of the stuff in GMail to local Maildirs. I pull it down into mbox files periodically, but that's about it.
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+Despite my wording about "basic acts", I hold no brief for a Platonic ideal of correspondence. Most of the stuff I read belaboring some alleged decay of communication into short-form messaging just makes me twitch. Still, I'm concerned that the quantum of writing - or the distribution of quanta - is leaving less room for the kind of expression I used to find in mail (dead trees or digital). The signal's there in spades, but something important can be awfully hard to find in it. "It's not a party if it happens every night."
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+This is subjective as hell and I suspect your attitude is the right one. Somebody felt this way about telephones. Hell, somebody probably felt this way when wax tablets went outta style. For every burnout case in a crowd there's some kid having an experience he's going to chase the rest of his life.
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+The only time I actually use Gmail anymore is for a non-trivial search. If I was using a mail client that sucked less than mutt (does that exist yet?) -- one that had fulltext indexing and tagging -- there'd be no reason to at all. The two I've messed in this category are sup and notmuch.
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+On the death of correspondence, I trust your instincts on this one, but wonder if we're just at a nadir. There are attempts to build the long form back up from the quanta (eg storify.com). Or maybe it's just that the spectrum has broadened, and people who never had the attention span anyway are able to participate at the micro end (and there's a lot more of them). Gourmet vs. fast-food and everything in between?

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+<[Saalon]> Been reading Accelerando on your advice. About halfway through at this point, right in the middle of the second story.  I'm sort of wrestling through the dichotomy of really good writing with a weird, piecemeal story layered over top of it, but past that it's forcing a lot of disturbed thoughts at me, re: its subject matter.
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+<[Brennen]> Yeah. I want to say more about this, but a lot of it is still kind of swirling around in my head. It feels moderately incoherent as a novel - I got to wondering if it wasn't a fix-up from some preexisting short fiction, although I haven't actually looked up whether that's the case.
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+Stross published a blog entry a few days ago titled [http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2011/06/reality-check-1.html three arguments against the singularity], which you probably want to read, but I'd say finish ''Accelerando'' first.
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+<[Saalon]> Yeah, it is a fix-up of preexisting short fiction, and it shows.  Though that's only half the problem of the incoherency; sometimes, even mid-short it's a bit of a mess, plot-wise.  But the writing is otherwise kind of excellent, so I don't want to bitch too much.
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-[http://dawnchapel.com/2010/06/the-early-bird-gets-the-earworm/ "I'm gonna, but my insurance don't cover it"]
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+wp: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flex_nibs Flex nibs]
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+Alan Jacobs: [http://text-patterns.thenewatlantis.com/2014/03/the-baconians-of-mountain-view.html the Baconians of Mountain View]
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-[http://ask.metafilter.com/120479/Crimes-committed-by-Ferris-Bueller-during-his-Day-off Crimes committed by Ferris Bueller during his Day off]
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+nyt: [http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/23/books/review/the-poetry-of-derek-walcott-1948-2013.html The Poetry of Derek Walcott] (TejuCole)
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-WareLogging: [http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,5877.0.html Leatherman PST chronology project]
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+[https://hyphenpress.co.uk/journal/article/bookbinding_survey Books that lie open]
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-WareLogging: [http://multitool.org/wiki/tiki-index.php The Multitool Encyclopedia]
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+EFF: [https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/02/pete-seeger-and-nsa Pete Seeger and the NSA]
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-[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3dQWKtFyvs Choppy finally catches an airplane]
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+[http://www.poppyfields.net/poppy/mahna.html Do doo be-do-do!]
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+[http://www.catonmat.net/download/perl1line.txt perl1line.txt]
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+GeneralSemantics
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+[Bikelight] - Seriously, take my money.
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+[http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7146312/lou-reed-metallica-album Klosterman on the Lou Reed/Metallica album]
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+[http://blog.pinboard.in/2011/11/the_social_graph_is_neither/ The Social Graph is Neither]
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+[http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/occupy-oakland-6530274 Occupy Oakland and the Militarization of America's Police]
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+achewood: [http://achewood.com/index.php?date=11222006 No, I ain't got a fax machine!]
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+WareLogging: [http://mobac.sourceforge.net/ Mobile Atlas Creator]
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+[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi5q3Gq6UhI Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb]
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+wp: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Make_Me_a_Pallet_on_the_Floor Make Me a Pallet on the Floor]
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+[http://www.metafilter.com/101493/Its-called-Ferris-Buellers-Day-Off-Youve-probably-never-heard-of-it metafilter overthinks ferris bueller]
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+[http://www.youtube.com/user/michaeljohnblake What Pi Sounds Like] (via, like, everybody)
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+[http://www.steike.com/code/xterm-colors/ xtfix] - differentiate xterms by subtly shifting colors (tiling WM users, this will be of interest)
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+[http://acg.github.com/ maelstrom] - Nerds: Alan has a tech blog again, you should read it.
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+[http://boycottharpercollins.com/ Are we still boycotting Harper Collins?]
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+WareLogging: [http://kevinmehall.net/p/pithos/ pithos] - Native Pandora client for Linux
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+wp: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hone_Tuwhare Hone Tuwhare]
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+[http://devzone.zend.com/article/12132 Getting started with mongodb and PHP]
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+achewood: [http://m.assetbar.com/achewood/uua2fKpSP Ray is high under the table]
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+[http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2010/feb/11/the-chess-master-and-the-computer/ The Chess Master and the Computer]
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+WareLogging: [https://github.com/jamiew/git-friendly git-friendly]
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+I'm pretty sure Tim Bray is right [http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/02/09/Hash-Blecch about this].
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+[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUxLUZTACrE&feature=fvwrel "To the Dogs or Whoever"]
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+[http://www.granta.com/Magazine/92/How-to-Write-about-Africa/Page-1 How to Write about Africa]
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+sparkfun: [http://www.sparkfun.com/news/550 Open Source Hardware Definition]
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+[http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/02/a-personal-reflection-on-brian-jacques A Personal Reflection on Brian Jacques]
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+[http://www.npr.org/2011/01/31/133278431/first-listen-bright-eyes-the-peoples-key Bright Eyes: ''The People's Key'']
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+[http://i.imgur.com/V4mpO.png fries]
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+[http://bettermyths.blogspot.com/2010/08/neil-gaiman-made-up-this-myth.html a really good poem about balls]
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+[http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2011/1/29/live_from_the_egyptian_revolution_by_sharif_abdel_kouddous Live from the Egyptian Revolution]
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+flickr: [http://www.flickr.com/groups/birdguide/ Field Guide: Birds of the World]
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+CharlieStross: [http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2010/12/reasons-to-be-cheerful.html Reasons to be cheerful] ([http://www.flutterby.com/archives/comments/13802.html via])
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+[http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-business/ci_17107076 sparkfun electronics growing big in boulder] - This article kind of makes me twitch.
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+[http://www.poetryfoundation.org/journal/article.html?id=240968 Jolie Holland on poetry]
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+[http://www.explosm.net/comics/2284/ elephants]
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+[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNcOyMLJ1xI Charlie Parr - "1922"]
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+[https://nldr.library.ucar.edu/archon/?p=collections/findingaid&id=18&q=&rootcontentid=2602 National Scientific Balloon Facility Records]
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+[http://twitpic.com/3jn5vs Neil Gaiman is better at this game than you are].
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+WareLogging: [http://danielchoi.com/software/vmail.html Vmail] - Gmail in VimEditor
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+[http://www.themillions.com/2010/08/where-we-write-the-merits-of-making-do.html The Merits of Making Do]
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+[http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/012733.html Holding US journalism in contempt]
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+[http://www.nypress.com/article-19271-flat-n-all-that.html On T. Friedman's ''Hot, Flat and Crowded'']
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+[http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/7727401/ Why You Shouldn't Become an Archivist] ([http://www.metafilter.com/97757/Why-You-Shouldnt-Become-an-Archivist mefi])
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+[http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2010/11/all_the_lonely_people.html "You know what a bore is, Travis. Someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with companionship."]
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+[http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/11/dogs-dont-understand-basic-concepts.html Dogs Don't Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving]
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+mefi: [http://www.metafilter.com/97540/The-Insanity-Virus The Insanity Virus] - [http://discovermagazine.com/2010/jun/03-the-insanity-virus/ ''Discover'' article on possibility that schizophrenia is caused] by an [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endogenous_retrovirus endogenous retrovirus]
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+[http://www.archive.org/stream/biographicalhist00holl/biographicalhist00holl_djvu.txt Biographical history of Cloud County, KS]
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+[http://sea.ucar.edu/event/twenty-years-free-software-project Twenty years with a Free Software project] (via some BLUG folks)
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+Via Eric, an [http://aintitcool.com/node/47326 AICN Q&A with Berke Breathed]
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+[http://caseydentinger.com/ "five songs with nothing to do with anything"]
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+[http://www.legalize2012.com/ Colorado Legalize 2012]
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+harkavagrant: [http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=285 Dracula]
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+wp: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_eponymous_laws List of eponymous laws]
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+This is a pretty good summary of [http://www.flickr.com/photos/stilldavid/5118331344/ the view] out my office window.
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+wp: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philipp_Melanchthon Philipp Melanchthon]
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+[http://www.slideshare.net/cog/chmod-x-chmod chmod -x chmod] (nerds, read this one)
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+[http://dawnchapel.com/2010/06/the-early-bird-gets-the-earworm/ "I'm gonna, but my insurance don't cover it"]
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+wp: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseball_euphemism Baseball euphemism]
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+mefi: [http://ask.metafilter.com/120479/Crimes-committed-by-Ferris-Bueller-during-his-Day-off Crimes committed by Ferris Bueller during his Day off]
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+WareLogging: The [http://magic-flight.com/ Magic-Flight]
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+WareLogging: [http://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,5877.0.html Leatherman PST chronology project]
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+WareLogging: [http://multitool.org/wiki/tiki-index.php The Multitool Encyclopedia]
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+nyt: [http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/27/us/27wiretap.html U.S. Tries to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet]
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+[http://www.youtube.com/user/gihm#p/a/f/1/pLTZV6CAY_c The Giant's Causeway]
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+[http://apenwarr.ca/log/?m=201009#01 The sad evolution of wikis] ([http://chneukirchen.org/trivium/2010-09-05 via Trivium])
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+[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3dQWKtFyvs Choppy finally catches an airplane]
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+NYRB: [http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/dec/19/rome-sex-freedom/ Rome: Sex & Freedom]
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+[http://store.dieselsweeties.com/collections/coffee-mug-zone I'LL FUCKING CUT YOU]
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+_Paris Review_: [http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/2994/the-art-of-fiction-no-78-james-baldwin James Baldwin interview]
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+wp: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sandwiches List of sandwiches]
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+https://pressfreedomfoundation.org
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+WareLogging: https://github.com/limetext/lime (Sublime Text clone, may be worth keeping an eye on)
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+[http://www.cato.org/policy-report/novemberdecember-2013/decoding-summer-snowden Decoding the Summer of Snowden] (CATO, but looks worth a read)
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+[http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-farrell-perpass-attack-00 Pervasive Monitoring is an Attack]
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+[http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/learning-how-to-die-in-the-anthropocene/?_r=0 Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene]
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+achewood: [http://achewood.com/index.php?date=11082013 I believe the individual is unfairly corralled into segmented maturity.]
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+wp: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dagger_%28typography%29 Dagger (typography)]
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+WareLogging: https://github.com/pthulin/HappyEdit
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+WareLogging, [Debian]: [http://askubuntu.com/questions/33413/how-to-create-a-meta-package-that-automatically-installs-other-packages how to create a metapackage to install other packages]
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+[http://www.theawl.com/2013/10/ask-polly-how-do-i-find-true-love-and-stop-dating-half-assed-men Ask Polly: How Do I Find True Love And Stop Dating Half-Assed Men?] - I ain't exactly the target demographic, but there's something in this that is strikingly true.
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+[http://americanmutt.org/archives/KGNU/ Mike Finn's KGNU show archive]
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+[https://twitter.com/Pinboard @Pinboard]'s [https://static.pinboard.in/xoxo_talk_thoreau.htm talk on Thoreau]
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+[http://www.philsp.com/articles/anthopology_101_02.html An index to Groff Conklin's anthologies]
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+[http://highclearing.com/index.php/archives/2013/08/23/16941 Why Look Here? The Jerk Is In Your Hands.]:
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+> As you can see from the list, every stance except the last calls for, at the very least, the polite option: honoring the subject’s human wishes and human feelings at no or minimal cost to oneself. The last option is me being rude. That’s the issue here. Not: will someone else impose their “political correctness” on me? but: do I want to be kind of a jerk? Don’t be jerks, people!
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+WareLogging: http://dsh.sourceforge.net/
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+[https://blog.pinboard.in/2013/06/persuading_david_simon/ Persuading David Simon]:
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+> The security state operates as a ratchet. Once you click in a new level of surveillance or intrusiveness, it becomes the new baseline. What was unthinkable yesterday becomes permissible in exceptional cases today, and routine tomorrow. The people who run the American security apparatus are in the overwhelming majority diligent people with a deep concern for civil liberties. But their job is to find creative ways to collect information. And they work within an institution that, because of its secrecy, is fundamentally inimical to democracy and to a free society.
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+> I can't believe that David Simon, of all people, doesn't see the danger inherent in a permanent domestic surveillance program. I doubt that he would support a government initiative for all Americans to wear tracking devices in the name of fighting terrorism. Yet the NSA data collection program, whose output is functionally identical, seems not to trip the same alarm bells with him.
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+wp: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamais_vu Jamais vu]
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+WareLogging: `gitk filename` gives the gitk GUI for commits to a single file
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+[https://www.eff.org/nsa-spying/timeline EFF timeline of NSA spying]
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+[http://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/linux/SELinuxToxicMistake SE Linux's Toxic Mistake]:
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+> When people say 'this security tool is too hard to use, gets in my way, and isn't giving me any real benefits', telling them 'it's great if you only spend more time learning how to deal with it' is doubling down on your problems. If you then compound things by telling people that they are just stupid and lazy, don't be surprised if they immediately tune you out because you're acting like a zealot (you may or may not be one, it doesn't matter to people).
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+[http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/17/god-damn-it-google/ God damn it, Google.]
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+[http://vruba.tumblr.com/post/45256059128/wealth-risk-and-stuff Wealth, risk, and stuff]
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+[http://www.elasticspace.com/2013/03/no-to-no-ui No to NoUI]:
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+> In other words, as both users and designers of interface technology, we are disenfranchised by the concepts of invisibility and disappearance.
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+[http://chronicle.com/article/Aaron-Swartz-Was-Right/137425 Aaron Swartz Was Right]
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+WareLogging: [https://www.pinboard.in/u:brennen brennen on Pinboard] - just playing around with this, for the moment.
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+wp: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giordano_Bruno Giordano Bruno]
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+achewood: [http://achewood.com/index.php?date=09042007 "Yes," said Ron, quietly. "We made too much money."]
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+achewood: [http://achewood.com/index.php?date=12202004 Hell of such as meow]
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+mefi: [http://ask.metafilter.com/234622/Whats-the-bless-your-heart-of-your-field What's the "bless your heart" of your field?]
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+xkcd: [http://xkcd.com/874/ Time Management]
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+[http://tommorris.org/posts/8070 No, I'm not going to download your bullshit app]
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+[http://dankaminsky.com/2013/01/18/on-brinksmanship on brinksmanship]
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+[https://public.resource.org/aaron/army/ Aaron's Army]
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+[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS6fDD2qnJs My Hungover Kitchen]
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+WareLogging: [http://www.ridiculousfish.com/shell/ fish]
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+[http://www.quinnnorton.com/said/?p=653 Quinn Norton's notes for her eulogy to Aaron Swartz]
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+WareLogging: [http://splasho.com/upgoer5/ The Up-Goer Five Text Editor] ([http://bookmaniac.org/upgoerfive/ via])
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+[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/if_the_mountain_won't_come_to_Muhammad If the mountain won't come to Muhammad]
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+WareLogging: [http://commoncrawl.org/common-crawl-url-index/ Common Crawl URL Index]
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+[http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/12/postscript-robert-bork-1927-2012.html Postscript: Robert Bork]
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+Anil Dash: [http://dashes.com/anil/2012/12/the-web-we-lost.html The Web We Lost] ([http://www.flutterby.com/archives/comments/16651.html via])
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+WareLogging: [https://github.com/rebol/r3 REBOL source]
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+Quinn Norton: [http://www.wired.com/opinion/2012/12/a-eulogy-for-occupy/all/ A Eulogy for #Occupy]
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+[http://thenewinquiry.com/essays/super-position/ Graeber on _The Dark Knight Rises_]
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+[http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1996/06/24/1996_06_24_080_TNY_CARDS_000376447?currentPage=all The Fourth State of Matter]
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+[http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2012/11/01/164093060/go-see-the-old-guys go see the old guys]
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+WareLogging: [https://launchpad.net/redshift redshift] - like f.lux
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+http://joey.hess.usesthis.com
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+[http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/the-white-savior-industrial-complex/254843/2/?single_page=true The White Savior Industrial Complex]
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+[http://m.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/10/the-redemption-of-sinead-oconnor/263020/ The Redemption of Sinead O'Connor] - stupid title, good article. Basically says well, that whole Pope-picture-tearing thing was pretty right on, wasn't it.
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+[http://m.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/10/is-big-brother-the-new-normal-the-supreme-court-will-decide/264170/ "In other words: You're right. Big Brother is watching. Whatever the Court decides, Big Brother will still be watching."]
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+WareLogging: [http://stedolan.github.com/jq/ jq]
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+[http://justsolve.archiveteam.org/index.php/Main_Page Just Solve the File Format Problem]
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+[http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/12/reaching-out-ursula-k-le-guins-the-dispossessed Jo Walton on _The Dispossessed_]
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+[http://idlewords.com/2012/09/drum_bun.htm On driving in Romania]:
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+> The typical Romanian driver is a man of faith. He sees the road as it is — a densely congested, shattered series of uneven concrete blocks — but does not let the sordid reality obscure the promise of what it could be: a ribbon of silken asphalt winding from horizon to horizon, without another car in sight, if only he could get past the moron in front of him. And, he feels, God will reward those who put their faith in Him, floor it and swing out on a blind curve. Look in any truck or taxi and you will find a little icon of a saint dangling from the rear view mirror. This is basically an admission that the driver does not expect to survive without sustained and direct divine intervention, something that I will find easier to believe after returning home from this road trip.
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+[http://jsomers.net/blog/more-people-should-write More people should write]
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+[http://highclearing.com/index.php/archives/2012/10/01/15222 Justice Will Take Us Millions of Intricate Moves, Some of Them Annoying and Even Dispiriting]
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+achewood: [http://chris.onstad.usesthis.com/ The Setup / Chris Onstad]
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+[http://comiques.tumblr.com/ comiques]
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+[http://whatever.scalzi.com/2005/09/03/being-poor/ Being Poor]
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+[http://tuts.pinehead.tv/2012/09/13/ten-things-i-wish-i-knew-earlier-about-the-linux-command-line-2/ "Ten things I wish I knew earlier about the Linux command line"] - Process substitution and ctrl-U both qualify.
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+[http://www.porkulent.com/2011/01/how-to-sort-lentils/ How to Sort Lentils]
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+http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu
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+[http://www.saalonmuyo.com/2012/07/25/josh-ritter-at-the-byham-theater/ Eric on Josh Ritter]
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+[http://auchonwater.com/2012/06/02/the-toast-post/ on toast]
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+A really stupid [http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/cinema/2012/05/14/120514crci_cinema_lane?currentPage=all review of _The Avengers_]
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+Tim Kreider: [http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/07/fear-and-cycling/ Cycle of Fear]
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+xkcd: [http://xkcd.com/1052/ Every Major's Terrible]
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+stack overflow: [http://stackoverflow.com/questions/56860/what-is-the-liskov-substitution-principle What is the Liskov substitution principle?]
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+[http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/ssoxc/i_am_molly_ringwald_ama/ Molly Ringwald does an AMA]
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+[http://www.octopuspie.com/2012-04-20/531-im-a-believer/ bike person]
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+[http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2012/apr/03/afghanistan-war-against-pashtuns/ Our War Against the Pashtuns]
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+[http://www.lrb.co.uk/v34/n07/john-lanchester/marx-at-193 Marx at 193]
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+[http://www.npr.org/2011/07/18/137823880/the-fresh-air-interview-gillian-welch-david-rawlings The Fresh Air Interview: Gillian Welch & David Rawlings]
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+wp: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transactive_memory Transactive memory]
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+achewood: [http://www.achewood.com/index.php?date=02202012 street sheet]
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+[http://twitpic.com/8n2lgl birdhouse]
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+wp: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowl_(smoking) Bowl (smoking)]
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+[http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2012/02/shitsiskosays.html "We are a baby hivemind spinning our training wheels."]
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+[http://www.guernicamag.com/blog/3444/hari_kunzru_reading_the_satani/ Reading _The Satanic Verses_ in Jaipur]
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+[https://gist.github.com/1641705 Dear soon-to-be-former-user]
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+[http://www.metafilter.com/110849/You-shall-Hear-things-Wonderful-to-tell You shall Hear things, Wonderful to tell]
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