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Cool TED talk on animal & robot feet. Geckos' feet do utterly amazing stuff and octopi are more clever than I realized.

Posted on March 22, 2008 at 11:21 AM in Science | Permalink | Comments (0)

The risks of stock footage... 2008

Posted on March 22, 2008 at 10:40 AM in politics & philosophy | Permalink | Comments (1)

Movies! From Africa! 2008

As part of my continuing project to get my stuff stored somewhere other than some musty backup folder on my computer, I've set up a Vimeo account.

You can see my latest films here:


At the moment these are a bunch of short clips from my African trip in November 2005, but if I understand the widget rightly it'll update with whatever I subsequently load on there.

Posted on March 17, 2008 at 10:05 PM in travel | Permalink | Comments (0)

Great practical cheese advice from my friend Gordon in this this interview for The Kitchn.

"Q: When is it OK to eat the rind?

A: It's OK to eat the rind whenever you feel like eating the rind. It's OK to leave the rind too. Taste a little bit if you can't decide. If it's bitter, dirty-tasting or too hard, don't eat it."

I love the cheese-positive attitude of the Rainbow Grocery cheese folks.

Posted on March 17, 2008 at 09:24 AM in Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (1)

"I didn't touch yo tongs!"

- Jane to Joe, during dinner preparations tonight

Posted on March 15, 2008 at 07:54 PM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

You can't turn this into Annie.

-- Adam Engelhart on Sweeney Todd

Posted on March 15, 2008 at 03:35 PM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

SXSW 2008 2008

Photos by Kristin:
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Photo by Andrew Huff:

Photos by M-D:
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Posted on March 7, 2008 at 12:00 PM in SXSW | Permalink | Comments (0)

Mattijn's book is available! 2008

Photomontaged Daydreams
Originally uploaded by Mattijn.

Fellow fans of photo-artist Mattijn Franssen will be pleased to learn that his work is busting out of the confines of Flickr and into book form.

I've been impressed by the quality of Blurb publications in the past, so I'll be getting a copy of this one.

Posted on March 2, 2008 at 11:54 AM in creativity | Permalink | Comments (0)

The secret of happiness is this: Let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.

             --Bertrand Russell

Posted on March 1, 2008 at 10:37 AM in quotes | Permalink | Comments (0)

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