laurence turner

the random musings of a fool

… le deluge

A quiet weekend leads to a major outpouring of news and… stuff.

It’s International Blue Beanie Day, 2009. Today, don a blue beanie and show your support for Web Standards.

A marvelous idea: For Forest Kindergartners, Class Is Back to Nature, Rain or Shine, nytimes.com / Disturbingly bad architecture: Romanian Pavilion for Shanghai World Expo 2010, archdaily.com / Venice hit by high water (video), guardian.co.uk / coming to a browser near you – 2010: The Year Information Pollution Takes Off, seobook.com / New York destroyed in movies, kottke.org / a picture is worth a thousand words and a few trillion dollars: 27 Visualizations and Infographics to Understand the Financial Crisis, flowingdata.com / The Illustrated Man: How LED Tattoos Could Make Your Skin a Screen, wired.com / The Fall and Rise of Media, nytimes.com / Over 60, and Proud to Join the Digerati, nytimes.com / Twitter with a brain, shotton.com / One in six Americans go hungry, breakingtweets.com / 15 Unfortunately Placed Ads, oddee.com / Thanksgiving Dinner: Your Best Preview of the 2012 Elections, theawl.com / As Sewers Fill, Waste Poisons Waterways, nytimes.com / What did ‘Life of Brian’ ever do for us?, telegraph.co.uk

in the beginning… there was this web page.

Amazingly, there is nothing new to report about Silvio Berlusconi and his proclivities.

Filed under: architecture, film, news, tech

Black Friday Specials

Top 10 green living myths, guardian.co.uk / the death of the printed book is closer than you think, arvindn.livejournal.com / Group of Magazine Publishers Is Said to Be Building an Online Newsstand, nytimes.com / From Telegraph to Twitter: The Language of the Short Form, poynter.org / a world of hits, economist.com / Twitter Japan to introduce payment model, media.asia / the death of uncool, prospectmagazine.co.uk / AutocompleteMe, autocompleteme.com

Filed under: film, stupidity, tech

3 things…

1. The dark side of the internet, guardian.co.uk

2. Romanian president Traian Basescu punches a kid in the face, youtube.com

3. Lastly, something nice – Bill Frisell Trio: Spontaneous at Kennedy, npr.org

Filed under: music, politics, stupidity, tech

giving thanks

Loudon Wainwright Looks ‘High’ For Inspiration, npr.org / What If Steve Jobs Hadn’t Returned To Apple In 1997?, techcrunch.com / America, the beautiful? – Roadside Architectural Wonders, howstuffworks.com / Solar System Scale Model, phrenopolis.com

Filed under: architecture, history, music, tech, thanks

between fantasy and reality

Fallen Princesses, fallenprincesses.com / Obama’s Home Teleprompter Malfunctions During Family Dinner, theonion.com /

Filed under: art + design, politics, stupidity

earworms

the songs stuck in our heads, baltimoresun.com / Not Funny: Reporter detained in Iran for ties to the Daily Show, harpers.org / Harry Reid, and What Happened to the Public Option, talkingpointsmemo.com / Before I Vote, Let Me Check My Portfolio, harpers.org / Microsoft Offers To Pay News Publishers To Pull Content From Google, paidcontent.org / Demons and beefcake – the other side of Francis Bacon, guardian.co.uk / the internet as playground and factory, digitallabor.org / ABA President’s Curious Means of “Advancing Rule of Law”, harpers.org / Homeless on the Home Front, nybooks.com

Filed under: economics + finance, music, news, politics, science, stupidity, tech

net neutrality?

Say no to asbos for downloaders, guardian.co.uk / housing recovery in U.S. is set back to 2010 with market on ‘life support’, bloomberg.com / Chrome OS: Internet failing at PC > PC failing at Internet, arstechnica.com / Google, the world’s frenemy, theage.com.au / SOLD: Skype now worth $2.75 Billion, mashable.com / Microsoft to patent Tufte’s sparklines?, kottke.org / smart grids drag utilities into the swamp of online privacy, arstechnica.com / In SUSY we trust: What the LHC is really looking for, newscientist.com / who is paying taxes?, mint.com / sausage factory, talkingpointsmemo.com / Apple’s Mistake, paulgraham.com

Milton Glaser Draws & Lectures, vimeo.com, via kottke.org / Jean-François Rauzier’s opulent hyperphotos, guardian.co.uk

Best wishes for a great weekend!

Filed under: art + design, news, politics, science, tech

we could build a large wooden badger…

How Google can guess what you are thinking, guardian.co.uk / the question of space, lebbeuswoods.wordpress.com / the OS opportunity, daringfireball.net / Bah, humbug! Postal Service Cancels Letters to Santa Program, npr.org / History Promises Disaster in Afghanistan for Blind America, harpers.org / Captain Blackbeard’s College of Piracy – Ye Olde Course Catalogue, Spring ’10, mcsweeneys.net

Filed under: architecture, news, tech

the end is nigh!

Visualizing empires decline from Pedro M Cruz on Vimeo. / 2012: End of the World?, informationisbeautiful.net / the last opium den in the world, kottke.org / ‘Im going to tell my son the worst swearword in the world‘, Jon Ronson, guardian.co.uk

Filed under: history, politics, pop, science, video

11/17/2009 links

The ‘abominable mystery’ even Darwin couldn’t solve, telegraph.co.uk / Welcome to PublicEarth, publicearth.com / NYK super eco ship 2030, designboom.com / Take me back to Constantinople, foreignpolicy.com / History of curved origami, makezine.com / Will disparity split the human race?, thestar.com / Welcome to Citizendium, en.citizendium.org / Cryptographic voting debuts, web.mit.edu / I’m Belle de Jour, timesonline.co.uk / No God doesn’t mean no beliefs, courant.com

Filed under: art + design, history, news, politics, science, tech

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