Monthly Archives: May 2010

No Show Collage Box, part 6

These collage boxes were really hard to photograph. They’re much cooler in person and they make noise when you shake them. This makes me laugh. I’ll post a few barely decent images I could get out of the dozens I … Continue reading Continue reading

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Nicely sums up the old Facebook situation

(via) Also, Al Franken Teaches You About Critical Facebook Privacy Settings. By Meg Marco on May 7, 2010 7:25 PM

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No Show Collage Box, part 5

These collage boxes were really hard to photograph. They’re much cooler in person and they make noise when you shake them. This makes me laugh. I’ll post a few barely decent images I could get out of the dozens I … Continue reading Continue reading

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Gary Pierce thinks he’s Enron now

“A member of an Arizona board that oversees utilities has suggested that they cut power transfers to Los Angeles because of the city’s boycott in connection with the state’s anti-immigration crackdown. “Gary Pierce, a member of the Arizona Corporate Commission, … Continue reading

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The SFPD must have been busy that day

Or SF is a very patient town: Flash Mob Boycotts Westin St. Francis(via) Cute idea, but I don’t need to boycott the St. Francis. I can’t afford it in the first place.

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PG&E = Satan (Vote No on Prop 16)

Vote no on Prop 16. We have enough problems.

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Who says California has a bad business environment?

It’s very nice to buy commercial property in California under the existing Prop 13 rules: “Liberal San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, the man behind a legislative proposal to legalize marijuana, wants to close some of the loopholes in state tax … Continue reading

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Shanghi Chinglish

There should be more restaurants like this.

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Comment I couldn’t leave at apophenia

Well, I was trying to leave a comment for danah boyd on her Facebook and “radical transparency” (a rant) post, but the comment spam catcher kept telling me I was doing it wrong. So I gave up and put it … Continue reading

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Arizona goes further into orbit

“IF TOM HORNE, Arizona’s superintendent of schools, wants to fight threats to English-language proficiency in his state, he should probably start with his own website. The site’s front page currently features a video showing ‘a [sic] L.A. teacher’, and a … Continue reading

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No Show Collage Box, part 4

These collage boxes were really hard to photograph. They’re much cooler in person and they make noise when you shake them. This makes me laugh. I’ll post a few barely decent images I could get out of the dozens I … Continue reading Continue reading

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PowerPoint makes us stupid

It needed to be said, but I’m surprised at who said it: “‘PowerPoint makes us stupid,’ Gen. James N. Mattis of the Marine Corps, the Joint Forces commander, said this month at a military conference in North Carolina. (He spoke … Continue reading

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5 Immigration Myths Everyone Should Know

Are myths. “1. Immigrants take jobs from American workers. “Although immigrants account for 12.5 percent of the U.S. population, they make up about 15 percent of the workforce. They are overrepresented among workers largely because the rest of our population … Continue reading

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The Hackenblog on Tumblr

www.hackenblog.tumblr.com, also on the sidebar. I know, another microblog, but I think I like it better than Twitter (I know, that’s not saying much, but still). And if Swanksalot is doing it, I have to do it, too. I just … Continue reading

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Storylandia 1 review and Call for Submissions

Storylandia 1 got a nice review from Nessus at LibraryThing.com. Call for fiction in any genre up to 10,000 words. Please contact me via this form if you have any questions. Submissions should be formatted according to these guidelines. I … Continue reading

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B. Franklin gets a new look

“As if that weren’t enough, the U.S. Treasury went all out and made a blockbuster release video for the new $100 bill.” Even the New $100 Bill is Going 3D, Mashable, April 21, 2010 And I wish I had more … Continue reading

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No Show Collage Box, part 3

These collage boxes were really hard to photograph. They’re much cooler in person and they make noise when you shake them. This makes me laugh. I’ll post a few barely decent images I could get out of the dozens I … Continue reading Continue reading

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Free Children’s eBooks for Any Reader

Hm…remember when Apple put a computer in every classroom in California? ePub will get children on every iPad in America. Or something. Maybe I’m overreacting. That happens sometimes. But this is for real: Free Children’s eBooks for Any Reader.

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Review copies of Dr. Hackenbush Gets a Job

If anyone wants a review copy to, y’know, review, please contact me here and I’ll be in touch to work out the details. If you don’t know if you want to review this thing, here’s the sample serialization, scroll down.

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