December 25, 2009 - 2:07 AM

[days] - Merry season to you and yours

December 23, 2009 - 2:40 PM
December 23, 2009 - 2:32 PM

[listen] - added a list of podcasts to the music page (at right, middle). radiolab, sound opinions, this american life, quirks & quarks, ideas, definitely not the opera, and others. further suggestions welcome.

October 29, 2009 - 7:04 PM

[typography] - a copied comment from Font or Typeface?:

The correct hierarchy of typographic termi­nology, as I learned it, is broken down into the four Fs.

FOUNDRY: The designer and/or manufac­turer of sets of type. Berthold Direct Corpo­ration is a type foundry.

FAMILY: Related typefaces from the same foundry. Berthold Garamond is a type family.

FACE: The style of the type (regular, medium, bold, etc.). Berthold Garamond regular is one typeface while Berthold Garamond italic is a different typeface.

FONT: A typeface at a specific size. Berthold Garamond italic, 10 point is one font while Berthold Garamond italic, 12 point is a different font.

simply for the joy of the esoteric terminology hierarchy. See Template:Typography terms - Wikipedia if you need more.

October 8, 2009 - 6:51 PM
September 21, 2009 - 9:37 PM
September 19, 2009 - 11:16 PM

[nsfw] - When Lily Allen originally wrote the song, she had in mind the far-right-wing British National Party and George W. Bush (which the ignorable official video addresses). Then this year, after some random folks made The Big Fat Gay Collab video mashup, and Lily saw and liked it live on French Television, other groups have been joining in, from England, France, and Brazil, to Hungararian celebrities and more. [Potential intercultural overgeneralisation comparison fun! Which country's scene has the best fashion?]   A friendly little earworm!

Also good ditties by her, with official videos, are LDN, The Fear, and Not Fair.

April 5, 2009 - 11:20 AM

[mutter] - Hello, far away friends! Send me your news and views and musings! I'm off to picnic in the park.

April 5, 2009 - 11:18 AM
January 6, 2009 - 1:23 AM

[mutter] - very much so

December 25, 2008 - 12:17 PM
October 26, 2008 - 12:11 PM

[commonplace] - Always the archivist's urge to curate and catalogue overcame the editor's obligation to dispense with and discard. And so he went on accumulating. - Geoff Dyer

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead

"In God We Trust". I don't believe it would sound any better if it were true. - Mark Twain

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing. - John Erskine

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. - Dorothy Parker

August 28, 2008 - 1:35 PM

[toys] - Fwis • Readymech Series 002 - printable foldable papercraft (ooo, and Spitefuls: Disaster Dioramas)

mark nagata's boy karma

j pidgeon: My Collection

Traveling Toys

Plushie:An Interactive Design System for Plush Toys. adorable on so many levels.

Bandai Talking "Big Guy" Figure (1999) (from the splendid graphic novel Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot)

Blackbeltjones/Work: Toy/Story (site broken, archived copy, scroll down 4 or 5 screens to "Toy/Story")

YouTube - "The Vinyl Frontier" Comic Con Trailer. possibly coming out this year.

August 18, 2008 - 4:04 PM


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