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2007-03-06 (Tuesday)


  1. Optimism and creativity

    I’ve been wondering whether being optimistic helps creativity. I compare Modernism, 1960s Californian music, and 1970s New York music.

  2. Try now, judge later

    Thinking that I need to try and evade my tendency to be negative, cynical, sarcastic, etc in order to do as well as I can.



  1. Disambiguity - » Ambient Intimacy

    Excellent stuff on following friends in Twitter, Flickr, etc. I must try and remember some of this for all those times I try and explain my online life to non-geek friends who look at me like I’m some weird stalking nerd. (via Yoz)

  2. This Guy Can Get 59 MPG in a Plain Old Accord. Beat That, Punk

    People who compete to get the best mileage out of cars by turning engines off, not braking, and more complicated techniques. (via Kottke)

  3. Image: Architect scales back Smithfield plans - Building

    Some good news about the redevelopment of the west end of Smithfield Market, but hard to tell exactly how good.

  4. Borough Market - Network Rail and current ‘Save the Borough Market’ petitions

    If you get a forwarded email about saving Borough Market, email the sender this and tell them to stop scaremongering. No one wants to get rid of the market (just run another railway above it).

  5. Usable Cross Browser Font Sizing » Middleware Infrastructure

    Magic percentages for getting the same font size on different platforms.

  6. Evolution and Religion - Darwin’s God - Robin Marantz Henig - New York Times

    Why do people hold irrational, superstitious, religious views, and why does it persist over generations? Is there an evolutionary benefit? (via Kottke)