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Random birdsong, collect for your amusement: “Don’t base your decisions on the advice of people who don’t have to deal with the results.” @MoreedMurrar Self-help must-read of the day, “15 Style of Distorted Thinking”: http://ow.ly/5kZYU As the man says, easier said than done. Still good. Via [...]

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From the Twiter Feed

Previously I was doing Mindless Link Propagation manually. These days, all such links goes into my Twitter feed. So, if you want to know what kind of strange things I stumble upon, that’s where to hang out. But if you don’t have/want/like Twitter, I’ll also post some batches here, “from the twitter feed”: [...]

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Batch reviewing

As you can see on the posts below, I reviewed a couple of books today… Well, truth be told I moved from LivingSocial and their Visual Bookshelf Facebook app to Goodreads instead.Visual Bookshelf was just way too slow. And also, LivingSocial is doing Groupon like offers nowadays, so I don’t really trust them to stay around. So [...]

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WordPress 3.1

So, this blog is now on WordPress 3.1 and hopefully up for an awakening again. Upgrade was… Interesting, for some reason wordpress re-wrote all image URL’s during import, and also removed all formatting?! Well, I’ll just have to fix it as I go along. Now, for a better theme…

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MLP XX: Douglas and Daniel

Time to close some tabs, this time on my perhaps greatest intellectual heroes. Daniel C Dennett and Douglas Adams.  Starting with Adams: “Is there an artificial god?” – Douglas Adams brilliant speech on Digital Biota 2 Cambridge U.K., September 1998. Fabulous stuff in a rambling typical Adamesque way. Including the [...]

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Saturday Night Poetry

T. S. Elliot, The Hollow Men, Pt I: We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw. Alas! Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass Or rats’ feet over broken glass In our dry cellar Shape without form, shade without colour, Paralysed force, gesture [...]

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Baritone Bash 2008

I’m a bad, bad blogger. I’ve forgotten to tell you about the main event this autumn. The earth-shattering, sky-rendering, all-time freaky fun event of the St Jacobs Chamber Choir Baritone Bash of 2008. For those of you not familiar with the event… Er… That’s not very strange, since we invented it this year. [...]

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