Discovering more and more that I need to just go ahead and make things before my legacy brain catches wind of the rumour and tries to hammer down on it with its angry, oppressive fists. I say legacy brain, because it is not mine own - not really. It’s been passed down like the world’s worst heirloom—the ugly thing that you feel vaguely but unsuredly and guiltily attached to—through...
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Long, entertaining and just excellent rant from Heather B Armstrong, which highlights the Incredible Power of Twitter. (H/T @kdragon)
Being without internet at home is weirdly isolating. And it does make me think a bit about the nature of the ease of friendship on the internet - like, so you’re friends enough to go on facebook and make a faux-witty comment on a post occasionally, but picking up a phone or sending a text is suddenly too hard? But I still love these things and being connected, but there’s definitely...
Blood From Stars →
You can totally listen to Joe Henry’s new album on his website. I recommend ‘Death To The Storm’ and ‘Suit On A Frame’. And the rest of it. It’s awesome. No really. He’s only one of the greatest living songwriters alive. No really.
Personas | Metropath(ologies) | An installation by... →
This is kind of cool, visually. But there are apparently no digital traces of me that it can find…either I’m a master of disguise or there are some flaws in its programming. Still! It’s cool to watch! (I had to put in the names of the Hive Mind to see it do anything) via Lifehacker
I’ve learned that my job is to just sit down and start making the clackity...– kung fu grippe - Making the Clackity Noise
John Scalzi's Guide to the Most Epic FAILs in Star... →
Very well observed. (via BoingBoing)
sometimes it feels as though my heart is made of lined paper. that it has been...
If you can cope with the internal nuclear winter of depression and come through...– Sunbathing in the Rain by Gwyneth Lewis, Harper Perennial, 2006 edition, p XV
new Swell Season mp3 - 'In These Arms' →
via Spinner.com, via Fingertips
I would have hoped 100% of Twitter was fully free of earnestness, usefulness and...– Stephen Fry derides “studies” on Twitter Pointless babble « The New Adventures of Stephen Fry
We start to nod our collective, terrified heads at dead phrases like...– SMH: “Dreams don’t come in instalments” Damon Young A bit of reflection and perspective never hurt anyone.
Cory Doctorow >> Gaiman reads “The Right Book” →
The man has such a great reading voice.
The Beatles Make the Leap to Rock Band →
Interesting looking at the process of getting material into Rock Band (and, I would assume, Guitar Hero)
Our rates reflect the quality of services we provide and, um, also allow us to...– Freelancedom » Blog Archive » A Gig That’s Worth Your Time (File under: advice I need to remember)
Trusting in the dark: Some biblical reflections on... →
TED talk: Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity Excellent, inspiring and funny talk about creativity, and the “maddening capriciousness” of creative work (with a great anecdote about Tom Waits too). Just what I needed to hear today. (via PvPonline)
No word on a name yet, but I’m sure it will give the feeling of the...– Apple Netbook, For Reals?
WWdN: In Exile: the obligatory comic-con post... →
I love Wil Wheaton’s blog, especially when he’s going simultaneously weak at the knees and “I am the king of these geeks!” (well, you know, in his own self-deprecating kind of way). It’s kind of summed up by the pic he tweeted of him with AFP, Felicia Day and Neil.
100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About |... →
Read this list if you want to feel old. Or, read this list if you want to know what life was like in ye olden days, when I grew up (ie, the 80s). I like number 56: When Spam was just a meat product — or even a Monty Python sketch.
Write A Snappy Bio Line For Yourself | Lifehacker... →
Break Through Writer’s Block With Clusters |... →
Bobby McFerrin hacks your brain with the pentatonic scale - Boing Boing (via BoingBoing)
Of course one problem we’re going to have to overcome is that while a...– Shrink: I will create a WoW guild of shrinks to treat WoW addiction - Boing Boing [I can’t help thinking that to get any good at the game, and in order to win respect from players, they would have to play for hours and hours, thereby developing an addiction and requiring the services of an...