Monthly Archives: November 2008

What I read 11/29/2008

November 29, 2008 Comments Off on What I read 11/29/2008

Sample Chapters of Pyr Books: Fast Forward 2: Paolo Bacigalupi’s “The Gambler” Short story that’s a scary/accurate prediction of where the cult of celebrity gossip will leave the news. Earnest, but lacking solutions. A good read, though. tags: news, newsgathering, ... Read More »

What I read 11/28/2008

November 28, 2008 Comments Off on What I read 11/28/2008

Open Thinking & Digital Pedagogy » Blog Archive » Networked Student – The Video Common Craft-style video explaining the opportunities that students nowadays have to build their own knowledge through connectivism. tags: pedagogy, network, connection, information, web2.0, communication, connectivism 2BrightSparks ... Read More »

Cowardice

November 27, 2008 Comments Off on Cowardice

Cam shows once again why he’s master of the editorial cartoon: The post he wrote with the drawing is very good, too Read More »

What I read 11/27/2008

November 27, 2008 Comments Off on What I read 11/27/2008

Why the demise of civilisation may be inevitable – life – 02 April 2008 – New Scientist New Scientist is running a cheery series on the impending (and possibly inevitable) collapse of civilisation as we know it. In addition to ... Read More »

What I read 11/25/2008

November 25, 2008 Comments Off on What I read 11/25/2008

Hybrid Solar House > Home Looking back through blog posts until I found one about these homes – they use a buffer zone of heated/cooled air to maximise the heat efficiency of the house, meaning less $$$ spent on heating ... Read More »

What I read 11/24/2008

November 24, 2008 Comments Off on What I read 11/24/2008

Twilight: Twilight Makes for the Best Fanwank Ever Wondering what all the fuss over Twilight is all about? So are many others, and their hilarious takes on the series are collected on io9 in all their snarky glory. If you’re ... Read More »

3 laws safe?

November 23, 2008 2 Comments »

Those of you who are not nerds will have to bear with me for a minute.  I’ve been thinking about the philosophical and social implications of Asimov’s three laws of robotics.  For those of you who are unfamiliar, they are: ... Read More »

I thought SK winter driving was bad

November 22, 2008 Comments Off on I thought SK winter driving was bad

Either these guys don’t get snow very much (no snow tires), or there’s a severe amount of ice under that snow.  Also, it should be noted that the street is evidently inclined, which may not be obvious from the video ... Read More »

What I read 11/22/2008

November 22, 2008 Comments Off on What I read 11/22/2008

CogDogRoo » StoryTools – Annotated Everyone has already bookmarked this one, but it looks like a pretty useful list of online tools for creating narratives. There’s more than 50 tools available – all free. tags: tools, storytelling, multimedia, resources, web2.0 ... Read More »

What I read 11/20/2008

November 20, 2008 Comments Off on What I read 11/20/2008

Foreign Policy: The List: Five Physics Lessons for Obama Physics things the next president should know. Good rationales for eschewing conventional wisdom. (via) tags: science, politics, physics, president, policy Play Splitter, a free online game on Kongregate So addictive…. (via) ... Read More »

What I read 11/19/2008

November 19, 2008 Comments Off on What I read 11/19/2008

Class Dismissed – NYC Life – Village Voicepage 1 – Village Voice Bizarre story about the “reassignment centers” in New York’s public school system, where teachers who are under disciplinary investigation are paid to show up and do nothing. tags: ... Read More »

What I read 11/17/2008

November 17, 2008 Comments Off on What I read 11/17/2008

50 Beautiful Examples Of Tilt-Shift Photography | Inspiration | Smashing Magazine Tilt-shift is a technique to make real-world photos look like they were taken of miniature models. A fascinating way of using lenses to trick the eye. (Via Alec on ... Read More »