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October 31, 2006

Curious George: Hosting Mystery A client of mine wants to switch hosting companies but cannot find/remember/dig up the present hosting info. I have been trying to sleuth it out but no luck. more inside
Cool multi-touch computer interaction Forget about your mouse and keyboard, this is the future. via dzone more inside
Curious George: Occupational blogs? Do you have any recommendations for blogs that let me walk a mile in someone's occupational shoes? I want to read the ups and downs about working on a construction site, driving a train, being a flight attendant, being a mailman, whatever. I really haven't had much luck fishing this stuff out of the sea of teen angst and vaporous blogs. Recommendations?
Eroica! Fabulous, in-depth Flash exploration of Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major. (via MeFi). more inside
In the spirit of Hallowe'en: Suspense! Chills! Shiver! via YouTube
World's largest Pumpkin Gaia affirms that it's an orange alert day.
Horrors! [alas in PDF] but nonetheless a wealth of short stories and novels from some of the greatest writers in the genre as well as lesser-knowns.

October 30, 2006

The House That Must Be Mine more inside
Tom Waits Interview in the Observer "Waits talks like he sings, in a rasping drawl and with an old-timer's wealth of received wisdom. It's as if, in late middle-age, he has grown into the person he always wanted to be. His tales are often tall, and his metaphors and similes tend towards the surreal. 'Writing songs is like capturing birds without killing them,' he quips. 'Sometimes you end up with nothing but a mouthful of feathers.'" via linkfilter
Did you ever stumble into an online community that made you feel like you'd stepped through the looking glass? Warning: Lots of crappy, pop-up-laden webhosting. (Possibly NSFW, depending on how seriously you want to be taken by your co-workers in the future.) more inside
A transcript from Frontline on the De Beers diamond cartel. This aired over ten years ago, but it's still relevant, I think. I found it fascinating. I've read about the diamond cartel before, but this had more history and info than I'd seen before. (Warning: pretty long.) more inside
Curious George: 60s Fancy Dress Help me with some fancy dress ideas for a 60s themed party on Saturday. more inside
The Skool Rules Also nowen as Klassrooms & Matrons ... more inside

October 29, 2006

Fixavote.com Election Consultants "provides unparalleled results by focusing on the outcome rather than the process. Using state-of the-art technology, we overcome the challenges of competition and ensure election results for our clients." (To make it even more evil, it's Flash-based) more inside
Hot Rod Cartoon Mags - Hot hot rod action
Slow news-day filter This showed up as a headline on Yahoo! News. more inside

October 28, 2006

A friend of mine went to Chernobyl last week more inside
Trainwrecks. Many of us get a bit gleeful when we come across a truly priceless flame-out or pile-on *cough*Daisy May*cough* but they can be hard to find. If only there was some site that filters out all the boring, rational threads for us...
Stevie Wonder's live 1973 performance of "Superstition". Performed with members of his Wonderlove backing band on "Sesame Street", of all places.
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