bic reviewsReviews for Bic Crystal ballpoint pen on Amazon.co.uk. via defective yeti links.
goals for the night:
- post-party wine (check!)
- lounge by the fire (check!)
- clean the kitchen
goals for the week:
- pack for moving
- walk the dog, frequently
- go ice skating
- fiddle with dad's banjo
- dig out the sewing machine
- clean my road bike and tune my mountain bike
whew! that's a lot to do in seven days. also I will be working.
Flickr: The CommonsLibrary of Congress photos on flickr: a joint project of flickr and the Library of Congress to make photos with "no known copyright restrictions" more available (more metadata, more exposure, etc.) via.
"Drying of the West"beautiful pictures about water shortages in the western US. via megan.
p.s. this butternut squash skull is one of my favorites so far.
- Yahoo!, Flickr, OpenID and Identity Projection
Tribe (on both the US's 2008 elections and tribalism's role in African politics).
It's too easy to dismiss African political stories as the legacy of tribalism. Assuming that people will behave a certain way because of ancient hatreds, of in- and out-groups denies people political agency.
old time musicfound this awesome old-time music compilation today: Miserable Music. It's 23 songs about horrible things from 1916-1941. Unfortunately, it's a RealPlayer playlist. Fortunately, the site also links to the Library of Congress' American Memory Collection. If you dig in, you can find a shit-ton of folk recordings.
OLPC reviewfocusing on the "brilliant" mechanical design of the OLPC XO-1.
dystopia vs. nowon ultrahigh density cities - SF depictions vs actual constraints. via.
I'm wondering if routes 113 and 114 in western Maine are any better for biking than route 25.
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