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Monthly Archives: July 2006

Bethany Carkhuff

I know you can’t get enough of her, well check out this arty, sexy shot!

Harvey Matusow

A piece on the extensive resume and deranged music of Harvey Matusow. Incredible stuff from WFMU, as always.

Photorealism and Illustrator

A gallery of the photorealistic compositions using Adobe Illustrator’s gradient mesh feature. While it certainly is fantastic that such effects can be accomplished with this software, it’s downright astounding to consider the compulsion that drives these individuals to recreate what has already been photographed.


TorrentFreak is reporting that Azureus (the best torrent client, IMHO) will be accepting is getting capital funding and will soon be adding a commercial content layer to the application. The question is, will they be able to pull this off without massive tissue rejection?

Best Hosting Company

Just want to give a quick shout-out to, the best hosting company in the world. (yes they host as well.)

The Drugs Do Work

I came across the article In Defense of Happy Pills recently on the subject of SSRIs i.e. antidepressants such as Zoloft and Prozac. It’s a subject close to my heart as for many years I struggled over the choice of talk therapy versus drugs (or both.) My own inherited attitudes about the nature of depression […]

Marketing and Mental Health

The One Real Reason You Are Stressed Out, Overweight, Depressed or Angry. Ok, you might think this is a tad overblown, but the author’s hypothesis is that the reason we are all suceptible to marketing is because we all believe that we aren’t suceptible to marketing. Hence the endless cycle of buying more things you […]

WordPress 2.04

WordPress just released a security update. Help get the word out…

How Infocom Failed

Via Metafilter – the story of how Infocom failed. Infocom produced Zork and a whole host of text adventure games. They’re still pretty much some of the most imaginitive and challenging games to play.

Bourdain on Beirut

The sense of loss and remorse is palpable throughout Anthony Bourdain’s report on the the state of things in Beirut, Watching Beirut Die.