Seltzerlizard's Diagonal Slice of Reality →
When one of the smartest, funniest, most perceptive, and all-around greatest writers I know starts a blog, it must be shouted from the cyber-hilltops! Congratulations on the new project, Doug! I’m looking very forward to the delights to come. [photo by hagit]
NPR: Planet Money →
I resent the fact that I have to know about everything going on in the financial markets just to make some sense of our world today. At least there’s a great place to get this information: NPR’s Planet Money blog and podcast. It was mentioned in the This American Life program blogged a few days ago, and I’ve been following it religiously since. What makes it my favorite? ...
Toots Hibbert Interview on BoingBoing TV Following up on my recent rave review of his live performance, I’m extremely pleased to see this excellent interview has been released by the fine folks at bbtv.
Game: Hit the Jackpot 2 →
I’ve been loving this game ever since I discovered it … choose your country and compete in archery contests around the world. The more you play, the steadier your hand becomes because you gain “experience” which makes the target less wobbly. [via Good Experience]
This American Life: Another Frightening Show About... →
Just as they did in May with their extraordinary Giant Pool of Money program, This American Life provides us with the simplest, most coherent, and best explanation of the current financial crisis. Both programs are available for free in their entirety online, and in my opinion are must-listens for any concerned US citizen.
Flowing into Fall - the tomgrom October Mix Some electronic tracks that remind me of my favorite season, Fall. Hosted by 8tracks, a promising new service that allows legal, public posting of favorite mixes. Now you can go out, make your own, and let me know so I can check it out… Things I wish they’d improve upon: Allow posting a continuous mix. Each track currently has a gap...
The Big Picture: Hurricane Ike →
A sepectacular set of photos from one of my favorite photography blogs.
The Indie Band Survival Guide: The Complete... →
This looks like a pretty amazing resource for independent musicians, and is why I <heart> the Internet with every fiber of my being. [via BoingBoing]
Consumerist: What to Do in These Uncertain... →
As usual, the Consumerist gives us the best low-down on the current financial crisis. Even though there isn’t a damned thing I can do about it, I do feel better knowing what’s going on, how we got here, and where we might be headed. I also prefer getting this information from an independent source, not some mega-media conglomerate. I think it’s good to get a bit angry at a...
Game: Shooting Star →
I love that all you need is a mouse to play this quick shooter … like Asteroids, kill everything. You can also pick up bonuses after killing certain enemies — my advice is to make sure you know the difference between bonuses and enemies, and that you avoid bonuses on the periphery. [via Good Experience]
The Ultimate Small Business Resource Guide →
This electronic book lists dozens of useful small business resources that are cost-effective and easy to access. Even if you’re not in business for yourself, there are lots of excellent tips in here. While it’s normally $35, for a limited time the folks at Lifehacker have put it up as a free, downloadable eBook. Get it while you still can!
Pandora, SOMA FM, other net radio broadcasters ask... →
Once again, we’re back to the point where Internet radio is going to be killed by entrenched interests unless we act. How many times do we need to stand up to this? BoingBoing rounds up the latest alerts for us, and this time it looks dire indeed.
How To Master Photoshop In Just One Week →
I’m not sure I’d be able to cram all of this into a typical week, but I was still very impressed by this collection of Photoshop tutorials. Starting with the basics, it offers dozens of links to instructional videos, step-by-step tutorials, and explanations on how to accomplish various effects and techniques. [via Lifehacker]
Toots and the Maytals →
Toots Hibbert has been making fantastic music with the Maytals since the early 1960’s, and is still going strong today [Wikipedia Article]. Their upbeat, infectious string of hit singles helped define ska and reggae in Jamaica. I had the chance to see him in concert last night, and it was the finest live performance I’ve ever seen … THE finest. I’m still blown away. If...