Saturday, August 18, 2007

Around The Blogosphere 18 August 07

Blog of the Day: LaShawn Barber's Corner! In her most recent post, LaShawn blogs about TV, Radio, and YouTube!

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Michelle Malkin: Conservative girlpower quote of the day Kathryn Lopez to Ellen Goodman:

It’s 2007, you live in the United States. You have a pen, phone and Internet connection. Stop whining. It’s unattractive. If you want to have an impact, just work. That’s how the guys do it. That’s how we gals do it.

Also check out MM's post THE BIBLE GETS A P.C. REWRITE

Kevin Burton: The EFF is going to be take up the case of promotional CD sales on Ebay: The Electronic Frontier Foundation has taken up the case of a California man who has been sued by Universal Music Group for selling promotional CDs.

Kym Platt: (posting on Blacklooks.org) The Art of Emory Douglas

Freddy Macha blogs about textmessaging in Dar es Salaam: “And then comes the theme of this story. Somewhere along the route going at eighty kilometres per hour, the driver decides to send a text message. His eyes dart between the road and his deftly held cell phone. I am thinking, here I am, in a sprinting bus wearing no seat belt my life in the hands of a lunatic who doesn’t care whether we will crash or not. Funny how, despite the lack of crucial safety seat belts nobody in the bus seems worried at all. It is as though, were death to occur, it would be acceptable and expected. And that is what I found to be appalling and sad about our contemporary African psyche. People have come to accept the saga of death.” [continued]

Mind Hacks: This week's New Scientist has a number of interesting mind and brain articles. The most striking is on locked-in syndrome, where people are completely paralysed despite having intact minds.

The article is by author Laura Spinney who wrote a novel based on locked-in syndrome called The Quick (ISBN 0007240503).

One of the challenges is to find a route for affected patients to communicate with the 'outside world'. Sometimes eye movements are spared, which famously allowed Jean-Dominique Bauby to write the profoundly beautiful book The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (ISBN 0007139845). [read the complete post]

Joe Horn: SVN 的應用與時區設定的疑問
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