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What stupid is

What stupid is

I was sitting on my couch hoarding a “Sharing Size” box of Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies and clicking and re-clicking “x new Tweets” this evening, when I was rescued by a friend who was having some technical difficulty with an e-book she was building. A few of our Twitter friends made suggestions on how to troubleshoot […]

Waveitations

Update: Okay, okay, David Lawson had the patience to build a proper website to do this, so I hereby recommend that you swap Wave invitations over there instead of through my improvised gig: WaveShare.org. If anybody here is pining for a Google Wave invitation, some friends and I have pooled our resources and are filling […]

Weapons of mass respiration

Edith Kollath’s show is at Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, until December 14. Read at NYC Resistor about the zany TSA adventure she had when she tried to take these books to Germany for a show. Via Bre Pettis, who made the above video.

Ed Rondthaler

Ed Rondthaler

House Industries is making a film about Ed Rondthaler, founder of Photo-Lettering, Inc., and they’ve posted a short video of him giving a presentation about the nuttiness of English spelling. I saw Mr. Rondthaler do this schtick at TypeCon a few years ago, and somewhere around here I have an entertaining tract that he wrote. […]

Do you feel lucky?

Do you feel lucky?

If so, you might want to go buy a raffle ticket at Clusterflock, a scintillating group blog where I have occasionally been known to talk some trash. What’s being raffled? iPhones, baby, iPhones. You know you want one. All the money received will be disbursed in the form of iPhones—with recipients to be chosen at […]

Aqua, please.

And soon. [Cross-posted to Clusterflock. Via BB-Blog.]

Now roosting with a flock near you

You may have noticed that I’ve been doing a lot of linking to posts over at the clusterflock MMGB. Well, rather like when the owners of the candy store that I used to visit every day on my way home from junior high school offered me a job, finally (I declined, on health grounds), the […]

You probably won't get the Nobel Peace Prize for it, but . . .

you, too, can be a world-changing microfinancier. After reading about microfinancing in Ellen Lupton’s post at the “Design Your Life” blog, I just made loans to two seamstresses—one in Uganda, and one in Mexico. Says Kiva.org, You can go to Kiva’s website and lend to someone in the developing world who needs a loan for […]