Boing Boing: Infographic of blogosphere traffic spikes. Xeni points out a curious feature of the Technorati infographic, where a point labeled “Kryptonite lock controversy” is as high as “Indian Ocean tsunami.” I say: it’s not the absolute size of the spike, it’s how it relates to its surroundings. (Uh, bow chicka chicka bow bow.) Based [...]
Boing Boing: Andre Norton, RIP. Sad to see a talented writer pass, though she did have a long and productive career (even if I can’t for the life of me pick out the books from that list which I avidly devoured as a preteen). Pause a moment and remember Alice Mary Norton (who in writing [...]
Boing Boing: Yahoo! bought Flickr!. Very cool, and congrats to the Flickr folks, who (though still not my sole source choice for hosting my images) are starting to intrigue me a little more with some of the possibilities for image flocking via tags. One example: the houseblog image group created by Hewn and Hammered.
Whiskey Bar: Scenes From the Cultural Revolution. A simple compare-and-contrast between rhetoric and incidents from the current conservative backlash on college campuses and Mao’s “Cultural Revolution.” But we don’t need to worry about the implications of the comparison, right? Because America is different… The Left has taken over academe. We want it back. Mike Rosen, [...]
New mix, “cool covers,” published at the Art of the Mix—I didn’t bother publishing it at iTunes because I had a less than 50% “found rate.” This is the first mix on which I’ve experimented with using spoken word fragments as linking tracks. I used a software package called Amadeus II to do the editing. [...]