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  1. Bay Area / Out of the retail rat race / Consumer group doesn’t buy notion that new is better

    The Compact - 50 people who have committed to buy nothing new (“except food, health and safety items and underwear”) in 2006. (via Boing Boing)

  2. C90 Go: Number 1

    Reminiscing about music taped from 1988/89’s Festive Fifities. Very familiar: I taped the same. I’m an individual like everyone else. (Found when searching for ‘Convenience’ by Bob.)

  3. The Observer | Magazine | Just Say ‘No’

    Scarily close to the bone. I have “no” down to a far-too-instant reflex response. (via Annie Feighery)

  4. Print Page: TIME Magazine — The Road Ahead

    A handful of celebs-in-the-weblog-world talk about the future. (via Kottke)

  5. BBC NEWS | UK | England | Bristol/Somerset | Fire hits Wallace and Gromit sets

    Makes me sad, as if a tiny piece of my own posessions have gone up in smoke. Commiserations, Aards folk.

  6. Fads are so yesterday - Los Angeles Times

    On how “coolhunters” are doing. I find the whole trend-spotting-in-order-to-sell-more-stuff thing pretty sickening. (via Boing Boing)

  7. Keeping Your Life in Subversion

    Using Subversion to backup all your files, and sync them among different machines. (via Tim)

  8. The Believer - Interview with Jonathan Haidt

    On whether moral judgements are based on reason. Not sure how much of it I agree with, but it’s interesting.

  9. Wired News: The Future Needs Futurists

    On the need for professionalising futurism. (via Annie)

  10. Suddenly, Those Solar Panels Don’t Look So 1970’s - New York Times

    I was thinking/hoping that solar energy companies must have bright futures. (via Annie)

  11. Fullinsert_high.pdf

    Preview of the new Guardian Berliner format. I’m probably more excited than I should be.

  12. LRB | letters from Vol. 27 No. 15

    The first letter describes how US corruption in Iraq is a direct descendant of the US corruption in Vietnam.

  13. LRB | Ed Harriman : Where has all the money gone?

    Excellent but despair-inducing article outlining some of the mind-boggling corruption in post-invasion Iraq.

  14. oe magazine - photofakery

    Guide to spotting fake photos (via Yoz via Kottke)

  15. Bad to the Last Drop - New York Times

    Tom Standage on why you’re an idiot if you buy bottled water when you could drink tap water.

  16. Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | Review: The Impact of Inequality by Richard G Wilkinson

    Sounds interesting - equality matters more in a society than the absolute level of wealth.

  17. BBC News | Technology | Uproar grows over GTA sex scenes

    Sex scenes require a *higher* rating than blasting innocent people with a variety of weapons!? Weird Americans. (via Anne Galloway)

  18. B3TA : Features : How to Poach an Egg

    I tried the cling-film method last night - worked, although it’s a little tricky to extract the egg intact.

  19. Wage Slaves from 1UP.COM

    I’m always amazed by this kind of stuff: people paid peanuts in Asia to earn money in computer games (via Yoz).

  20. BBC Sport | London beats Paris to 2012 Games

    Bugger. If only there was some way one could opt out of paying for this nonsense, or put my money toward something actually useful.

  21. The knowledge: Euan Semple - Inside Knowledge

    Interesting article about the philosophy of the BBC’s head of knowledge management.

  22. LRB | Patrick Wright : Cubist Slugs

    Particularly for the first two-thirds, outlining the fascinating art-influenced history of early camouflage. Worth a read.

  23. Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | Love letter to Broadway

    Richard Eyre on ‘Guys and Dolls’. I *love* ‘Guys and Dolls’.

  24. Armando Iannucci - That’s enough entertainment, thanks - Telegraph - 2004-04-12

    How we’ll never read/see/hear everything we want to, and how we should cope with that. Too. Much. Stuff.

  25. LRB | James Meek : Crocodile’s Breath

    Fascinating book review of ‘The Subterranean Railway’, about the London Underground.

  26. The Observer | UK News | Rising number of greens ditch cheap air travel

    Me too. I get twitchy when I see people taking lots of flights because everyone else will have to pay in the end.

  27. BBC NEWS | Magazine | I’ll show you mine…

    I wrote an article about Flickr for the BBC News ‘Magazine’. More later, no time now.

  28. Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | The invisible man

    David Nicholls on realising, after eight years as an actor, that he just wasn’t very good.

  29. Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Help!

    Recipe for the Doris Grant bread loaf - spelt flour, no kneading.

  30. Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | Femme fatale

    I read ‘Hedda Gabler’ recently, and we’re going to see this production in a week or so.

  31. Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Work is a four letter word for those in their 30s … but a joy for the relaxed over 60s

    “When I went away [travelling] so many people [still working] said ‘you’re lucky’ but it’s not a matter of luck, it’s just having the nerve.”

  32. Gladwell dot com / Big and Bad

    Malcolm Gladwell on SUVs: “feeling safe has become more important than actually being safe”.

  33. Gladwell dot com— The Pitchman

    Malcolm Gladwell makes the story of Ron Popeil and his Showtime Rotisserie more interesting than anyone else could.

  34. PBS | I, Cringely . Archived Column - Dethroning King Gillette

    Robert X. Cringely (and correspondents) on the Mac Mini and where it could lead.

  35. | Love It, Fear It | 2005-01-27

    A play in London with a segment about a Brit finding Houston weird. I’m so going.

  36. Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | G2: Leo Benedictus profiles the immigrant communities of London

    At bottom of page: related articles and particularly fabulous maps of the city by ethnicity and religion…

  37. LRB | Michael Byers : On Thinning Ice

    Good, but thoroughly depressing. We’re going to die. Or our children are.

  38. - Play is under siege

    USA Today advocates adaptively designed toys for kids (if not in so many words).

  39. This Magazine: The Rebel Sell

    “If we all hate consumerism, how come we can’t stop shopping?” via haddock


    The loudhailer man on Oxford Street.

  41. MacNETv2 - The Music Man ‽ King Of The Pirates Has A Goal ‽ Own It All!

    Interview with a man who’s downloaded 900,000 tunes to save them for posterity, and kind of echoes my view of

  42. Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Fallen fruit

    Why many varieties of British apples are gone forever. I bet right-wingers who want to

  43. adaptive path

    Peter Merholz ponders how to make user-added keywords (or

  44. Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | Acting out

    Looking at how we react quicker physically than emotionally, and applying that to acting.

  45. gladwell dot com / The Ketchup Conundrum

    Ooh, I read this in Borders a few weeks ago - interesting stuff about why some things (like Coke/Pepsi) taste

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