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Lore, of Brunching Shuttlecocks fame, has come up with an iconoclastic method of working: eschew scheduled work ("I'll update my blog weekly, my comic is daily") and do the work as it comes to you -- but keep working, regardless of the purpose. His final words, about collecting the total works through the magic of RSS, is similar to an old way my blog worked, and an ideal use for RSS rather than just as an aggregator. #

Play art roulette! For $12US, you can get a random poster-sized piece of art by Steve Keene. Christmas is coming, people....Christmas is coming! From what I've heard (which, appropriate to the art world, is very little) he's a up and coming force in the art world who's been underappreciated for all these years, but will take off any day now...or so they tell me. Hey, for $12, don't complain or judge -- it's ART. #

Perotheus has a gloriously simple yet violent Thanksgiving-themed header on his blog. Better go have a look at it, before Thanksgiving goes by! #

People you destroy irreplaceable works or art are crazy -- so crazy that it's attracting the attention of the psychoanalytic world, now being dubbed as the "David Syndrome" in a news-friendly way. Up to 20% of the public feels like destroying the art they see...fortunately, most are able to restrain themselves. It's seen as part of the embedded human connection between life and death, creation and destruction. #

6 Degrees Of Separation for blogs -- mine all tend to go through the same two or three blogs (so few link here - why don't you?) but it's neat to see how you get from some pretty random and obscure blogs back to mine. #

Receipt scanning & cataloging has reached the 21st century. Back when I did it 5 years ago, I had only myself and dedicated fans to keep track of my purchases. Now, you've got a handheld scanner, specialized software, and modern computing to help track purchases. Maybe more people will post their purchases online? Erm....well, probably not. A little programming could create a centralized open database for users to contribute their data and imitate shopping-reward-card databases for the masses, which is far more useful and farthinking than what I did. #

The Fargo Public Library will be having a book sale this weekend: 10-4 Saturday, 2-4 Sunday; Sunday is the bag sale, Saturday is the first day its open to the public. Friends of the Library get a presale on Friday. #

Top Greatest Best Internet Best Moments of All Greatest Times. Well, 'best' is subjective, seeing that I'm not in there, even though my peers (ball-eating Mr. T, the hampsters, et al) are. Oh, well. My mom says I'm cool, and that's all I need to know. #

The UK built forts out at sea during WWII, and, surprisingly, they're still there. One had been torn down, but the rest remain as ephemeral items of WWII: hastily created for a single purpose, then abandoned at the end of their usefulness. I wonder at the feasibility of something similar today: aircraft-carrier sized floating buildings that can set legs down wherever they're needed, assembling numerous ships into a single unit: for war, a mobile military base, large enough to support bomber flights and tank deployment...for peace, a mobile city for hurricane/tsunami survivors, complete with living space, hospitals, construction crews & equipment. #

Yoda breaks it down, shakin' his booty for a couple Clone Troopers. #

All I can say is: Dude. Just try and follow a single blue ball through the machine -- it's cool as all get out. #

The Amazon Mechanical Turk: getting humans to do something computers aren't quite talented at yet. It's an innovative concept, and could prove profitable to people with certain talents. #

DRM -- a copy-protection encoding soon to be everywhere -- is not for the protection of artists' rights to their own works. In fact, it's simply being used to force media companies to obey the whims of others. This one particular CD was DRMed without the artist's permission, but no bother -- the DRM company will tell you how to defeat the copy protection, no questions asked. All they want is Apple iTunes to be an open format: if they can't copy iTunes songs, then iTunes can't copy their songs. How mature of them. Fair Use legal rights and the artist's right to grant use of their art both suffer because of corporate infighting. #



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