Monthly Archives: February 2008

Mind Over Manga from Japan Pop Tours/Manga publishers

Whoa! PRESS RELEASE February 28, 2008 ——- BECOME A PART OF THE MANGA WORLD WITH POP JAPAN TRAVEL’S MIND OVER MANGA TOUR ——- Japanese dojinshi, comics published by the artist and sold at special events across Japan, have become a … Continue reading

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Bookstaircase

See, this is what I need: Said the woman who just ordered three more bookcases. Sigh. So many book, so little space. More cool staircases.

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But does it really matter?

danah boyd, Esther Dyson, and Lawrence Lessig flush their credibility on the LJ Advisory Board. LJ’s problem isn’t that it needs an advisory board, it needs a coherent business structure and doesn’t want one. Good luck, danah, Esther and Lawrence, … Continue reading

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Exxx-cellent!

Wow, I got rated Excellent, how cool. So, although this does not scratch the surface of the complete list of wonderfully excellent blogs I happily read, I rate these blogs Exxxcelente! WTF is it Now? Happening Here The Crone Speaks … Continue reading

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More Bloglines blogs

It’s been really busy around here offline lately, light blogging ahead. But here are a few things to read elsewhere: Barbara Ehrenreich Knight Science Journalism Tracker The Ruricolist Sign and Sight Discover Recording Industry vs The People Paul Krugman NYT … Continue reading

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Beyond Baroque is in a jam

Update 022108: Keep your fingers crossed. Previously… The City Attorney is trying to toss them out of the facility they’ve been in for 40 years. City Councilman and friend of poetry in LA, Bill Rosendahl, recommended a 25-year lease extension, … Continue reading

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Opening the Old Boy network: experience = access = Mrs. Clinton

“Regarding Asian American voters, the biggest story was that in California, they voted for Clinton by a surprisingly large margin of 3-to-1. These particular results have led many to ask to what extent did racial prejudice against Blacks (and therefore, … Continue reading

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US Customs cracks down on…travellers’ cellphones?

“I’ve heard many anecdotal stories about U.S. Customs and Border Protection seizing, copying data from, or otherwise accessing laptops of people entering the country. But this is very mainstream: The lawsuit was inspired by two dozen cases, 15 of which … Continue reading

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More blogs from da Bloglines

Schneier on Security Gibson Blog BldgBlog Bottleneck Blog Architectures of Control The End of Cyberspace Relevant History Notebookism

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Because every week is so b.a.d it’s good at the Hackenblog

And this gives me a little extra incentive to add to my massive already blogroll from my bloglines account: The Mess That Greenspan Made The Edge of the American West Credit Slips Dark Roasted Blend C.N. Le :: The Man, … Continue reading

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Whenever I hear the word “lofts,” I reach for my revolver

“There has to be cheap accomodation somewhere in the city so that there are garrets in which artists can starve – a city in which every spare inch is going to be transformed into expensive apartments for financial consultants is … Continue reading

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Political Cariture creation

Behind the Caracture, Washington Post, um, February 8? maybe, 2008

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Some tech logo history

The Evolution of Tech Company Logos. Oh…Newton’s apple. I get it.

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Scientists carrying on like fanboys

You’d think people with advanced degrees would have bigger vocabularies, but when that inner fanboy gets loose, we’re lucky they have any language left at all. I’m glad you had fun guys. Now go write some NSA grants and make … Continue reading

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The Bridges of Los Angeles

“The bridges in question, most of which were constructed between 1910 and 1930, were part of a campaign to deal with a river that was prone to flooding and had destroyed many of the metal truss bridges built in the … Continue reading

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I’ve got it b.a.d. and ain’t that good?

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The Hackenblog turns 5

Yeah, I’m shocked, too.

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