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Bismuth crystals
How to make Bismuth crystals at home. Anybody want to do this? Bonus: they're (slightly) radioactive.

Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society
Currently featuring: visionary architecture (including houses made of living trees), timelines of timelines, cat pianos, the lawn chair balloonist.

Are YOU ready for a disaster?
Very useful-looking series on disaster preparedness, starting with risk assessment.

Answers.com
Dictionary/encyclopedia/thesaurus etc that draws on multiple sources, including the Houghton Mifflin dictionary and wikipedia. This is the online dictionary I'll use from now on, and possibly my online encyclopedia of choice as well.

possible halloween costumes
johnny depp in pirates
crucified red sox fan
laptop musician
beer
lloyd dobler

I think I'm going to go with the Red Sox outfit. "Pedro Martinez died for your sins." Grady Little as Iscariot. Etc.

update: Good Christ, has it been a year? Anyway, if I had a white robe, this year I'd be a resurrected member of Red Sox Nation.

mrsid maps
I've always been frustrated looking for good maps / atlases on the web. Apparently there are a lot of good maps in this weird format I've never heard of.

identity
Just stayed up late finishing my first Raymond Carver Chandler (sidenote: halfway through, had to check that Bogart played Marlowe at least once. He did, in The Big Sleep.)

Anyway, think it made me more interested in this: an Eisenhower-era Social Security number that might come in handy: 078-05-1120. Works 99% of the time, supposedly.

BRING ME THE DISCO KING

Oyez
Supreme Court audio.

The Eiffel Tower is burning.

Sadly, not really a big deal: CNN.

"Opportunities multiply as they are seized." --Sun Tzu

Social Fiction index
carthographic sadism. gabber avant-gardism. disco socialism. peripatetic hedonism. autonomous spacetravel. RIGHT!
blog

NoNaOpDiJo - No Name Open Distributed Journalism

Baby > Gear Patterns > John Lennon

The Morning News

Sorry Eric, today's not going to be a good day for linking. Plenty of stuff there though; especially check the articles on cocktails and restroom instructions.

I want a t-shirt that says "disinter media" on it.

Other
Games, Video, History, Berlin, Activism, Friday, Clothes, Feminism, San Francisco, Podcasts, Quizzes, Sports, Statistics, Personal care, CrowdFlower, Travel, Minnesota, Transportation, Law, Geography, Bicycling, Politik, Life hacks, Toys, L.A., Housing, Boston, Food & Drink, Agriculture, Surfing, NYC

Tech
a11y, Javascript, Audio, Open, RSS, Shopping, Social, Net, Storage, Wearables, Product Management, Hardware, Web analytics, Business, Mobile, Security, Medical, Visual, WRX, barcamp, Crowdsourcing, s60, Web, OS, Development, Collaboration, Data, MacOS, PIM, Automobile, Energy

Music
Good tracks, Musicians, Mailing lists, History, Shopping, Reviews, Streams, Booking, Business, Labels, Making, Mixes, Hip-hop, Lyrics, Mp3s, House, Videos, L.A., Events, Boston

People
Vocations, Weblogs, Enemies, ADD, Friends, Heroes, Health, Family, Languages, Me, MOTAS, Subcultures, Stories, Gossip, Working with, Life hacks, Exercise

Commerce
Personal finance, Web, Real Estate, Investing, Macroeconomics, Insurance, Shopping, Microfinance, Personal services, Non-profit, Taxes, Marketing and CRM, International Development, IP Law, Management consulting

Arts
Movies, Animation, Comix, Visual, Literature, Humor, Burning Man, Rhetoric, Outlets, Sculpture, iPad bait, Events, Spoken Word, Poetry

Design
Type, Cool, Data visualization, Web, Tools, IA, Process, Furniture, User experience, Architecture, Algorithmic, Presentations

Science
Zoology, Networks, Psychology, Statistics and Data, Environment, Physics

Travel
Uganda, Vagabond '08, Kenya, Kingdom of Siam

Photos
Photos I Wish I'd Taken, Friends, Moblog

Philosophy
Mind

One Acre Fund

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