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  • Geni: Online Tool For Geneology

    Very very cool. The Geni Blog: Geni in the Press. My extended family is way into genealogy. I’m sort of interested too. This is a cool way to play with it. Check out Killer flash-based user interface. Sublimely easy to use. Recommended.

  • “Joe, don’t read this one”

    Poo? Too late. I was there, and those photos truly reflect Tyler’s incredible enthusiasm and cackling howls of laughter at tasty food that looks like excrement. I believe he even asked for the recipe.

  • [CakePHP:PHP] : [CakeInfo():phpinfo()]

    This is pretty nifty! cakeinfo! I’ll be using this on some of my projects to do internal diagnostics.

  • The Diamond Age: Mini-Series for TV

    via BoingBoing, and confirmed on Clooney’s studio site. Here’s the story from SCI FI Wire: Diamond Age, based on Neal Stephenson’s best-selling novel The Diamond Age: Or a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer, is a six-hour miniseries from Clooney and fellow executive producer Grant Heslov of Smokehouse Productions. When a prominent member of society concludes…

  • Time, Attention, and Alan Watts

    Thomas Barnett got an assistant and prioritizes based on the level of effort from the asker. Neal Stephenson simply asks you to go away. Eric Raymond wrote a whole article on asking good questions. One of my favorite articles is from Mark Pilgrim called Why We Won’t Help You (from 2003) which is actually inspirational…

  • Peter Nicholls’ Definition Of Science Fiction As Quoted By Bruce Sterling

    It occurs 45 minutes into the Long Now mp3 of the event “The Singularity: Your Future as a Black Hole;” it makes me laugh. Why would Science Fiction stoop to this? Why are they deploying this grand mathematical notion as like, a source of “plot coupons” Well I’ll explain this to you, and if you…

  • Lyrics: The Killer Inside Me, by MC 900 Foot Jesus

    I really like this song, available on One Step Ahead of the Spider. At some point I transcribed the lyrics, and here they are. If he put out more records, I would buy them. It’s interesting to me that though he’s still alive, or seems to be, Mark Griffen, aka MC 900 Foot Jesus, is…

  • Good Day Y’all

    I have a few things bubbling on my mind. I was quite moved by this article about bloggers in the Middle East. If there were a risk that I might go to jail for my blogging, would I still do it? This is a hard question, but I’d like to think I would. The stories…