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Posts from — February 2009

YouTube – No More “Learners”

we are all in this together.

February 28, 2009   No Comments

Cleaning out twitter

Today I cleaned out twitter of around 90% of the people that I was following but weren’t following me. It struck me that I had been exchanging twitter chat with most of these people, trying to do some good, help in my own way, but they weren’t doing that in return. That to me seemed a bit odd. Granted perhaps it is because i use my nickname (buridan) instead of my full name, and i don’t provide much information about myself on twitter. Perhaps I made them wary, but still, doesn’t take much to recognize me since my blog address is there.

In any case, twitter is an interesting beast and it can absorb too much time, so I have a feeling that just following people who follow me will be better for everyone involved Feel free to follow me, I’ll likely follow you.

February 19, 2009   No Comments

What is Information? – information aesthetics

the concept of information

[From What is Information? - information aesthetics]


a nice info graphic movie from maya design found on info-aesthetics.

February 18, 2009   No Comments

8-foot giant squid pillow

[From PW Style » ThursDIY: 8-foot giant squid pillow]

just when you thought it was safe to sleep at night…. 8ft giant squidpillow! cool colors too.

February 17, 2009   No Comments

The Two Cows Version of the economic crisis.

Still confused about how AIG lost its shirt by going into the securities lending business big time? We understand. It’s terribly complex and full of words that make your eyes glaze over.

[From AIG Implodes: The Two Cows Version]


brilliant little breakdown of a small part of what is going on.

February 8, 2009   No Comments

Who Inspires You? « The Thinking Stick

[From Who Inspires You? « The Thinking Stick]


I would say my inspirations are my grandfather, my mom, my wife, and my friends and colleagues. Sometimes I’m also inspired by my students, who can be quite amazing.

February 5, 2009   No Comments

twitter criticism… it is only possible by video

Reading David Armano from Marcus Brown on Vimeo.

i have to say that this seems somewhat a-theoretical or perhaps undertheorized for a critical reading. It clearly relies on the the author as author and life as story motif, and fails to capture what really goes on in twitter which is one huge melange of responses to the other in parallel with a decentering and disappearance of the author… in lieu of…. the need to tweet, for to tweet, is to be in the twittersphere… if you have to pay someone to tweet for you, that is better than the utter nihilistic presentation of the non-tweet.

February 3, 2009   No Comments

Global recession – where did all the money go?

Global recession – where did all the money go?

[From Global recession - where did all the money go? | Business | ]


well it wasn’t there to begin with…

February 2, 2009   No Comments

Video: Hacker war drives San Francisco cloning RFID passports – Engadget

[From Video: Hacker war drives San Francisco cloning RFID passports - Engadget]

mmm, all your identity belong to us.!

February 2, 2009   No Comments