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Posts from — September 2008

RIP Hayden Carruth 1921-2008 | MetaFilter

RIP Hayden Carruth 1921-2008

[From RIP Hayden Carruth 1921-2008 | MetaFilter]


Sounds like a Gentleman that it would have been worth knowing. A sad day is this.

September 30, 2008   No Comments

IT Index

Amherst College, in western Massachusetts, enrolled 438 first year students this fall, for a total student population of 1680+. I gathered the following to tell the story of the changes occurring here and now in the life of the College. [From IT Index]


Here’s a great index of a small college’s it needs. I’d love to see several tiers of colleges produce things like this.

September 26, 2008   No Comments

bail-out be gone

I have to say, that if you vote for the bail-out, I am not voting for you anymore. This bail-out benefits the wealthy in the short term and supposedly supports the rest of us long term, but that’s a fiction. This is Enron 2.0. We can support the rest of use in the long term by letting these behemoth companies fail, and for the wealthy to take the losses. The people who were invested in these companies can have basic pensions guaranteed through the government should they be in significant need. Otherwise, we have to let things fail. Go read the economist’s blogosphere.


eeep….. this was post 5000 in the current blogging system.

September 25, 2008   No Comments


Each room in OpenHuddle is designed to give you the freedom to interact with as many or as few people as you would like, in whatever way you want! Our Video, Audio, Text Chat and Drawing Board tools are available for you to use in whatever way you see fit. Just invite your friends into a Huddle and start interacting…discuss your new clothes, adorable cat, or anything else with as little as a webcam and a headset/microphone.

[From OpenHuddle]


openhuddle is a new collaboration tool that lets you collaborate fairly efficiently across systems with multiple users.

September 24, 2008   No Comments

Request for Urgent Confidential Business Relationship

Dear American:

I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude.

I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion dollars US. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you.

I am working with Mr. Phil Gram, [From Request for Urgent Confidential Business Relationship]


perhaps the best representation of what is really happening.

September 23, 2008   No Comments

History Hacker The Sound of Electricity » NYC Resistor » Electronics, Hacking, Classes, and Workspace.

History Hacker
Friday September 26th
8PM and Midnight
History Channel
(Right before and right after the first presidential debate)

[From The Sound of Electricity » NYC Resistor » Electronics, Hacking, Classes, and Workspace. ]


This seems like it could be a good show, but alas i don’t have a tv.

September 23, 2008   No Comments

happy software freedom day!

Planet Software Freedom Day

[From Home - Software Freedom Day Wiki]

September 20, 2008   No Comments

YouTube – QueenRania’s Channel


[From YouTube - QueenRania's Channel]


this is a brilliant use of youtube!

September 18, 2008   No Comments

When’s an OER not an OER? « Learn Online

In my books, CC By is the only free license.

[From When’s an OER not an OER? « Learn Online]

In my books…. CC is just another copyright regime. Public domain is the only free content. If you don’t put it into the public domain, all you are saying is ‘restricted’. CC just says, under the terms of copyright, you can do x. Public Domain says, you can do x and whatever else you want. I also like artistic license of Perl, though it is a copyright license.

on another note, the post above has some really great content linked from it.

September 18, 2008   No Comments

because some things are more important

September 19th (every year)

is International Talk Like A Pirate Day

[From The Official site for International Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19]

September 18, 2008   No Comments