My music collaborator and tuba player friend David is "planning to ride 150 miles over the weekend of September 10-11, 2011" in the "National MS Society's Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride". If you want to help his fundraising, click here
I have to go see this: the Buddha Wall in downtown Raleigh restored to view after twenty yearshttp://goodnightraleigh.com/2011/08/raleighs-enigmatic-buddha-wall-brought-to-light-by-vae/
419-style scams date back at least to Dir Francis Drakehttp://twitter.com/#!/threatpost/statuses/108947195981606912http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/how-long-will-those-libyan-treasures-last
Wasn't there an Alfred Bester SF story involving the heirs of Buchanan or one of the other early US Presidents?
"This is genuinely Microsoft’s idea of a “streamlined”, “optimized” UI for Windows Explorer. They were so proud of it they wrote a blog post about it."
"the remaining 50% of the bar is taken up by buttons that nobody will ever use, ever, even according to Microsoft’s own research. And yet somehow they remain smack bang in the middle of the interface"http://seldo.tumblr.com/post/9549775746/this-is-genuinely-microsofts-idea-of-a
The Black Blood of the Earth concentrated coffee is having a sale:
"Labor Day Weekend is upon us which means, more importantly, Oktoberfest is almost here. Accordingly, the 2nd annual Oktoberfest 10% off coupon is kicking in Today. Use the code “EINPROSIT” to enjoy a discount on all your Stein of Science or weapons grade coffee needs. The coupon will run through the end of the Oktoberfest, on October 3rd."http://www.funraniumlabs.com/2011/08/a-collection-of-delicious-things/
Nice tip to get a text file of album and artist out of your iTunes in OS X:
"If you music files are automatically organized by iTunes, here's one way to get only albums and artists (but it has some drawbacks):
• Open Terminal
• Change directories to your iTunes Music folder - if it's the default, then you'll type cd "Music/iTunes/iTunes Music" (quotes are important)
• Type this command: find . -type d -maxdepth 2 -mindepth 2 > ~/Desktop/iTunes.txt
This creates a file called iTunes.txt on your desktop, with all artists and albums. Artist and album are separated by the '/' character, and certain special characters in names will be replaced with '_' (underscore). "
"If you’ve got a massive music library, better think twice about syncing it with iTunes Match: the maximum size of an iTunes library in the iTunes Match beta is 25,000 songs"
This woman PUNCHED A BEAR IN THE FACE. http://bostonherald.com/news/offbeat/view.bg?&articleid=1362736&format=&page=1&listingType=off#articleFull
theme park from hell, of hell, Singaporehttp://www.disinfo.com/2011/08/theme-park-from-hell-singapores-haw-par-villa/
IBM builds 120 petabyte drivehttp://www.technologyreview.com/computing/38440/
120 million GB drive built as two hundred thousand drives togetherhttp://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/08/jumbo-7-segment-display-from-glue-sticks-leds.html
this is cool