- ResourceShelf » Art Museums: A Collection of Searchable Databases
- Juggling, Photography, Software, and Atheism » My Digital B/W Workflow
I’m not convinced that a photo which requires so much workup is worth keeping — but I’m also a photography n00b so I’m marking this for when I realize I’m wrong. Via Majikthise.
- Governing.com: 13th Floor
Good blog on local and state politics. Via Neat New Stuff.
- The Thicket at State Legislatures: George Bush Bests Taylor Hicks
The math is indeed fuzzy but the larger point is sound. It’s simply not (at all likely to be) true that more Americans voted for the American Idol winner than for any President in history.
- Potato Biting My Finger on Flickr – Photo Sharing!
- New Scientist Breaking News – ‘Sugar plastic’ could reduce reliance on petroleum
“…researchers led by chemical engineer James Dumesic at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, have developed an efficient way to convert fructose into […] 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), which can easily be converted into furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA).” Way cool, and an important early step in weaning our way of life off the petrochemical teat.
- Zazzle.com – Create your own unique and customized postage using our design tool
Spendy but fun.
- OnTheCommons.org | Now Out: “The Commons Rising”
“The Commons Rising is about the profusion of commons initiatives that are defending and invigorating the commons in all sorts of arenas — the Internet, natural resources, public spaces, information and culture. We can see the “commons rising” in collaborativge websites and ecosystem trusts; in innovative legal tools such as conservation easements and Creative Commons licenses; in new types of social networks such as community gardens and time banks; and in new online communities such as Wikipedia, free and open source software, Craigslist and open science initiatives. The report celebrates these efforts and calls upon Americans to scale them up.”
- Spin Brian Springer
“Artist Brian Springer spent a year scouring the airwaves with a satellite dish grabbing back channel news feeds not intended for public consumption. The result of his research is SPIN, one of the most insightful films ever made about the mechanics of how television is used as a tool of social control to distort and limit the American public’s perception of reality.”
- A List of 124 Bookmarking Services
Ye gods, 124 del.icio.us clones. (Try Simpy first, you’ll like it. I like it. No, Otis didn’t pay me.)
- Headpiece Filled With Straw: Hyacinths
I asked who the translator was, and Chris went the extra mile finding out.
- Whole Foods Market : Health Info : Ingredients : Rennet
Nice clean summary for pseudovegetarian weirdos like me who make their peace with the death in the dairy industry but scruple at rennet.
- I talk too much.