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June 30th, 2011
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This post got a bit long. Also, several of these links are more than a page.

The Fortean Times on Glycon

The Basics of Typography

Case Studies in Occult Alphabets: Celestial Writing

Post-Print-Fiction Reading List

Has Sony Been Hacked This Week?

Lytro, the new supercamera company, is hiring a creative team director with the official title Director of Delight

US Playing Catch Up in Securuty for Contactless Devices (RFID and such)

if you use OS X, run Software Update now http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/apple-pushes-fix-11-java-bugs-os-x-062911

OS X and Security - Bad Design

A History of the Mad Scientist, Part One

this explains so much (Marvel Comics)

13 Insanely Cool Resumes That Landed Interviews

Google Takeout: "an update to their previously mentioned Data Liberation Front that allows you to export your data from several Google products in one simple download. Currently Takeout supports mass exodus from Buzz, Contacts and Circles (the latter of which is new to Google+), Picasa Web Albums, your Profile, and Stream (also part of Google+)."

"Unplanned Freefall?
Let's say your jet blows apart at 35,000 feet. You exit the aircraft, and you begin to descend independently. Now what?

Much will depend on your attitude. Don't let negative thinking ruin your descent. If you find yourself dwelling morbidly on your discouraging starting point of seven miles up, think of this: Thirty feet is the cutoff for fatality in a fall. That is, most who fall from thirty feet or higher die. Thirty feet! It's nothing! Pity the poor sod who falls from such a "height." What kind of planning time does he have?"


"A Princeton University research team has demonstrated that all sweeteners are not equal when it comes to weight gain: Rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same. 

In addition to causing significant weight gain in lab animals, long-term consumption of high-fructose corn syrup also led to abnormal increases in body fat, especially in the abdomen, and a rise in circulating blood fats called triglycerides."

interesting iPhone app

Joe Posnanski on Springsteen

useful resource
"This site uses a number of databases that have been released by hackers to the public. No passwords are stored in the ShouldIChangeMyPassword.com database."

language theory: context matters

a victorian murderer, madman, and UNC professor
"Rulloff went to his death proud and unrepentant, refusing the customary offer to make a religious confession. “Hurry it up!” he said from the gallows, “I want to be in Hell in time for dinner.”"

Loosecubes appears to be coworking and couchsurfing

didn't Nick Fury have one of these?

I2P - the other anonymous network

Toward better master passwords
good advice

weird background music album
"Albert Zugsmith's "Confessions of an Opium Eater" is a strange, flawed, but ultimately fascinating film, a truly weird adventure story which sees Vincent Price attempting to free trafficked women in Chinatown, smoking a healthy dose of opium along the way. The score, by incredibly prolific B-movie composer Albert Glasser, combines classically-tinged orchestral music with elements of jazz & rock'n'roll, traditional chinese music, electronic polyrhythmic pulses, and theremins. We are also served up some delightfully strange monologues from the dulcet tones of Vincent Price, in the midst of a very, very bad opium trip. The sound design is equally peculiar and disorientating, awash with ear piercing screams of smuggled Chinese ladies, squawking parrots, a myriad crashes and bashes, running water, and creaking ships."

""Sounds to Come" is the second installment of a series on Chinstrap of music and sound-design cut from public-domain horror and science-fiction films from c.1930-1970."

infosec and "I'm not a coder"
I should reread this.

the more friends you have the more unpredictable your life is, and that's good

We Have Fed You All for a Thousand Years
Good music.

How to turn off the new and annoying LinkedIn Today newsbar http://www.linkedin.com/answers/using-linkedIn/ULI/831011-3819331

How Square is disrupting business

Intro to stocks and options and IPO - essential reading for non-economics techies and startups and stock options

a review of Stanley Fish's How To Write a Sentence and How to Read One



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