Cute picture

August 24, 2007

I found this picture on this website presentation I did on VASE and moos back in 2000. It is one of my fav pictures by yuka.

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Danny on Youtube

August 23, 2007

Danny just sent me this in shock. This is his music, but I don’t think it is his video… on youtube!

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5000-Year-Old Chewing Gum

August 21, 2007

Slashdot | Student Finds 5000-Year-Old Chewing Gum “Sarah Pickin, 23, found the lump of birch bark tar — complete with neolithic tooth prints — on a dig in Finland. Ms Pickin’s tutor at the University of Derby, Professor Trevor Brown, said birch bark tar contained phenols, which are antiseptic compounds. ‘It is generally believed that […]

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Dorian the King

August 21, 2007

As I’ve mentioned, my grade 4 teacher is an elvis impersonator and a priest. But now you can see, for your self, youtubed from memphis… Elvis Priestly!

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Brin

August 20, 2007
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Baby Einstein vocabulary controversy

August 20, 2007

There’s no substitute for direct communication with your child, and there’s nothing sillier to me to think that a bit of technology or edutainment is a substitute for the real thing. I just pity the parents who are so lacking in critical mediat literacy skills to think otherwise. Thanks for this juliaD! Baby Einstein founder […]

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buying vista? read this

August 19, 2007

I found this article on slashdot Passing the Torch by PC Magazine editor-in-chief Jim Louderback. He’s frustrated with Windows Vista, and he’s quitting his job, apparently in relation to this frustration with Microsoft: The upshot is that even after nine months, Vista just ain’t cutting it. I definitely gave Microsoft too much of a free […]

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underhanded editors

August 17, 2007

New ‘WikiScanner’ exposes underhanded editors Wikipedia touts itself as the “free encyclopedia that anyone can edit,” but a new online tool now makes it harder for those with an agenda to edit it in a sneaky fashion. Ordinarily Wikipedia allows anyone to edit its articles, and the encyclopedia has become a target for vandals, revisionists and spin […]

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Tim Wynne-Jones Homepage

August 14, 2007

I just sent off the proofs for Midnight Lullabies to Tim Wynne-Jones who has agreed to write the introduction.

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Head of Chinese toy company kills self following recall, export ban

August 13, 2007

From CBC: Head of Chinese toy company kills self following recall, export ban The head of a Chinese toy manufacturing company whose products were the target of a massive recall in the U.S. because they contained lead-tainted paint has committed suicide. Zhang Shuhong, who ran the Lee Der Industrial Co. Ltd., was found hanged in his warehouse […]

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