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Monthly Archives: April 2006

Lizzy Mercier Descloux

I’m absolutely in love with the music of Lizzy Mercier Descloux. Her records have been hard to find and have been long out of print – but that’s no longer an issue as ZE Records is planning on re-releasing her entire discography. The no-wave “Press Color” and worldbeat “Mambo Nassau” have already been available, but […]

Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs died today and I’m sorry to see her go. I probably can say anything about here book “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” that hasn’t already been said, but I will try. For me, the book is about two things; how the ‘experts’ can get everything wrong and how a astute […]

Boing Boing Sucks

Have you had just about enough of BoingBoing‘s ‘whimsy’ and the navel-gazing of the site’s authors. Finally come to the realization that the site is nothing but a platform for the self-promotion of its vapid authors? The backlash was boung to come sooner or later and come it has. Boing Boing has spawned two hate […]

Food Anomalies

MoFA, or the Museum of Food Anomalies is a comprehensive gallery of strange deformations and facial appararitions

Wiki Self-Promotion

I first read about Bethany Carkhuff on under the Paris Hilton entry at Wikipedia. Apparently when Paris and Nicole Richie had a falling out, Carkhuff’s name surfaced as a possible replacement. However, I can find no real references to her except an IMDB reference to her having appeared at the MTV Music Awards and at an ‘unofficial […]

Everything Google

All of Google’s various search services on a single page.


I’m trying out the WordPress Widgets plugin on the old blog. It’s a very nice implementation. I hope in the near future all the presentation layer stuff in WordPress will be made so straightforward. You can also find additional widgets at the WordPress Widgets blog.

Firefox Memory

This neat little tweak might help you manage your Firefox memory better.

Bad Joke

Did you hear about the Jihadist school of economics? Their prime concern is defending IS-LM.  


Rachelle Cornell Nashner is so damned talented in so many ways. According to the book The Areas of My Expertise, she’s also an expert on elks and insurance. But I like her photos best.