November 13th, 2008

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just in time for christmas

It's "Garfield Minus Garfield" the book!

If you don't read the webcomic, you should as it's a wonderful mix of existential angst and despair. All generated simply by removing Garfield from the strip.

The holiday gift for all your friends. (No, I don't get any money from the recommendation. I just really like the strip).

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random links of lunchtime

- Two interesting points of view on Sarah Palin from Salon Editor Joan Walsh and Salon contributor Camille Paglia (multiple articles). I agree more with Walsh, but I see the value in many things Paglia says.

- Canadian Flying Buttress Lighthouses. Cool, with a futuristic edge to them.

- How 10 Famous Technologies Got Their Names. You always wondered, didn't you. By the way, they're not completely right about Android (it was the company, but it was also one of Andy Rubin's nicknames).

- The Child Trap: The Rise of Overparenting (at New Yorker). I believe I'm not an overparenter, and as soon as my children get done with their piano, art, Mandarin, and equestrian classes I'm sure they will tell you themselves in their oh-so-precious way (isn't it cute?).

- Barack Obama's Vision of a Scientific America (via jaylake). Say it with me: "A Scientific America". Oh joy!

- Ten IT Urban Legends Exposed. I actually hadn't heard several of these "urban legends", so I'm not too sure how "legend" they are.
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a quick note to the gods of the weather

I would like to remind you all that it's *November*. What's with this forecast?

Thursday, high = 74, low = 50
Friday, high = 74, low = 47
Saturday, high = 76, low = 47
Sunday, high = 74, low = 47

November. That's No-Vem-Ber. Thanksgiving is in Two Weeks! *Two Weeks*!

Please fix the thermostat.

Sincerely,

- yeff
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tweets for the day

(Posted here for reference. At twitter, I'm also "jeffsoesbe")

  • 10:30 at work, going a mile a minute. this afternoon, it's coaching the math contest club! #
  • 17:00 going to the phone store with a teenager. I'm taking a book, and a snack. #
  • 18:22 back from the phone store. teenager is not happy with options of replacing the breaking phone... #
  • 20:33 reading about art, in prep for art docent tomorrow at the grade school #
  • 23:05 a little tired, so answering a bit of email before collapsing. Considering getting up at 5am to write. #
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