Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Don't miss this week's This American Life: When Patents Attack
Patent trolls, Intellectual Ventures, and the High Tech IP Protection Racket.  Highly informative.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Make Way for the Radical Center
Apropos article in this week's NYTimes as we watch our 401K balances plummet as the Republicans deliver bought-and-paid-for promises to corporations and the ultra-rich at the expense of everyone else.

"DID I mention that I’ve signed a pledge — just like those Republican congressmen who have signed written promises to different political enforcers not to raise taxes or permit same-sex marriage? My pledge is to never vote for anyone stupid enough to sign a pledge — thereby abdicating their governing responsibilities in a period of incredibly rapid change and financial stress. Sorry, I’ve signed it. Nothing more I can do."

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Random Color Generator
Top 10 Most Extreme Substances
 25 Haunting Shipwrecks around the World
Metal! (and rubber)
[It was never meant to be]  Paleofuture
Temples of the Atom:  A view inside America's never-finished nuclear power stations.
A Laurel and Hardy Poster Collection

Scenes from Surrendered Homes

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Designobserver Essay: How to Make Systems Thinking Sexy
The world needs a new kind of design based on an ethical framework in which life is the ultimate source of value.
A QR-Coded, "animated" tattoo
Looks like blogger is going to be rebranded.  Stay tuned.