Monday, October 1, 2007

Monday Hit List

I haven’t done a hit list in a while. Blogging may be minimal for rest of the week due to travel.

1) 10 Ways the World Could End (and what we can actually do about it). Yet another awesome talk from TED. This lecture while scary, does point out that for the first time in human history we have the ability to really do something about these potential catastrophes.

2) Radiohead Distributing Music Without Record Label. They are distributing directly through their website on a “pay-what-you-think-its-worth” basis. Very cool idea. I feel the sudden urge to buy an album.

3) Excerpts from a 1943 Guide to Handling Female Employees. Back then = 100% serious. Now = 100% funny. My favorite:

3. General experience indicates that "husky" girls - those who are just a little on the heavy side - are more even-tempered and efficient than their underweight sisters.

4) How To Install MoBlock. It’s a program that prevents someone else from tracking your online activities. Very cool and handy considering the “information-gathering” tactics used by the RIAA and MPAA nowadays.

5) Six Dead From Brain Eating Amoeba. I do not remember who said it but “Never underestimate the ability of reality to outweird fiction.” I’m suddenly really glad I didn’t go tubing on any Texas rivers this summer.

6) Texas Lawmakers Violating The Law! THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. One of the offenders is a woman pushing for a law requiring photo IDs to vote. Talk about not practicing what she preaches! I intend to write my State Legislator a very stern letter. For Texans, here’s a list of state legislators in case you don’t know who yours is.

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