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Kottke says a tumblelog is a quick and dirty stream of consciousness… with more than just links. Anarchaia was the first, but there are many copies. And they have a plan.

    1. kirinqueen: awwwh, Heath Ledger is dead
    2. hober: awwwwh
    3. kirinqueen: he was your age
    4. hober: d’oh
    5. hober: I had to look up who heath ledger was
    6. kirinqueen: you could have asked
    7. kirinqueen: I figured you didn’t know, I’ve had to explain who he is multiple times
    8. hober: heh
    9. hober: I guess the reason everyone else knows him and I don’t is because I’ve never seen “10 things I hate about you”
    10. kirinqueen: you have too!
    11. kirinqueen: we netflixed it
    12. hober: I have?
    13. hober: which one was it?
    14. kirinqueen: taming of the shrew
    15. kirinqueen: letters to cleo
    16. hober: oh right
    17. kirinqueen: you like my synopsis? ;)
    18. hober: I got it at ‘letters to cleo’
    19. hober: but I don’t really remember the movie
    20. kirinqueen: awwh
    21. hober: they played on the roof of the school at the end
    22. kirinqueen: yeah, I figured that’d be the trigger
    23. hober: that’s about all I got
  1. Newsreaders still feel it is worth a special and rather worrying mention if, for instance, a crime was planned by people ‘over the Internet.’ They don’t bother to mention when criminals use the telephone or the M4, or discuss their dastardly plans ‘over a cup of tea,’ though each of these was new and controversial in their day.

    Douglas Adams, via Kevin Marks.

  2. The 3 signs of a miserable job are:

    1. Immeasurability—Not measuring the right things
    2. Irrelevance—not tying goals to making a real impact on people
    3. Anonymity—not being known for anything other than what your job role entails

    I’ve been in a position or two where #3 played a big factor in my job dissatisfaction. While it’s true that we hire people because they fit the job description, it’s important to always remember that we hire people, we don’t hire job descriptions. The people we hire have other skills, desires, and passions; smart companies utilize the whole person, not just some pre-conceived piece of them.

  3. Will on liberalism, nationalism, immigration, and guest-worker policy (emphasis mine):

    My long-term aim regarding migration is the best feasible approximation of a single global labor market—a world in which people are free to travel the world in search of the most valued use for their skills. That this idea should seem shocking to some (most?) of us reveals how deeply-seated are our essentially illiberal nationalistic impulses. But there is nothing new here[…]

    [This] conception of cosmopolitan liberalism almost got lost in the Cold War, during which cosmopolitan, internationalist ideals were largely ceded to the communists while liberalism rode out the red tide by tying itself defensively to nationalist feelings in those nations with a more or less liberal identity. The Cold War has been over for almost twenty years now. It is time to get back to the project of securing world peace through extending the scope of mutual cooperation.

  4. Wide adoption of git is inevitable, so you might as well become proficient with it. If you’re having trouble seeing why, consider these reasons for switching, and what Evan thinks you need to know. I expect the dvcs space to winnow considerably in 2008.

    Update: Bill de hÓra, a big, big Mercurial fan, agrees.

  5. Confused about how the unitary HTML5 draft is being developed in and by both the WHATWG and the W3C's HTMLWG? At some point I intend to flesh this out, but for now, consider the situation of the Third Dáil.

  6. My parents’ house, ensnowed

    First (decent) snow of the season at my parents’ house.

  7. etracker, a tracker for Emacs. Built on top of delYsid's OpenSound Control client. Sweet.

    etracker example video

  8. Six Apart sells LiveJournal

    Here’s the scoop. (via imtboo)

  9. Here’s how I ogranize my Dock:

    A screenshot of the Dock on my Mac Mini.

  10. At the University of Chicago, economists lean to the right of the economics profession. They are known for saying, in effect, “Markets work well. Use the market.”

    At MIT and other bastions of mainstream economics, most economists are to the left of center but to the right of the academic community as a whole. These economists are known for saying, in effect, “Markets fail. Use government.”

    [Economists at George Mason say], “Markets fail. Use markets.”

    Arnold Kling (linkification mine).

  11. Muravchik states and tries to refute several critiques of neoconservative ideology, but does not even manage to acknowledge the existence of what I think is the most persuasive critique: that the U.S. government, like all governments, tends to be short-sighted, incompetent, and corrupt. Therefore, charging it with Herculean tasks like spreading democracy to countries with no democratic tradition, and with little in common culturally, linguistically, or otherwise with Americans, is presumptively a foolish idea.

    David Bernstein

  12. I think there’s a better way than reconfiguring office space to encourage communication and collaboration—a way that allows people to work where they want with the level of quiet and privacy they need.

    Anne Truitt Zelenka

    I couldn’t agree more. People shouldn’t have to resort to wearing an office collar (via geekologie) to get things done.

  13. Emotional indifference is the only thing that really kills.

    Taylor McKnight (emphasis his)

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