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  1. The Eyewash Station: Odds of Dying in a Terrorist Attack

    “You are 12 times more likely to die from accidental suffocation in bed than from a terrorist attack.” (via Kottke)

  2. The first one’s the hardest | i love typography, the typography and fonts blog

    Nice description of someone designing their first font over eighteen months. I’d love to try this (you know, if I had ten times the time I do). (via Kottke)

  3. Op-Ed Contributor - For Sale - The $100 House -

    This is fascinating, showing a way the make-up of parts of cities could change drastically due to the recession. Although I wonder whether the journalist is extrapolating from an isolated one-off incident. (via Kottke)

  4. The Online Photographer: The Trough of No Value

    It’s lovely when you find a phrase to name a thing you’ve always known but never been able to reduce to a handful of words. (via Kottke)

  5. Snarkmarket: A Snarkmarket Book Project: The New Liberal Arts

    Writing a book about “the new liberal arts” and asking “what are they?” Also, the most pointless use of video ever. (via Kottke)

  6. Michal Kosakowski » films

    Very, very good silent film about the hours before 9/11 made entirely from clips of movies made before 9/11. Set aside a few minutes and watch. (via Kottke)

  7. Barack Obama: How He Did It | Newsweek Politics: Campaign 2008 |

    A series of seven articles about the campaigns. Worth a long read. (via Kottke)

  8. David Foster Wallace (Harper’s Magazine)

    Harper’s have put all their DFW writing online. ‘Shipping Out’ is one of my favourite reads. (via Kottke)

  9. 43 Folders: Time, Attention, and Creative Work | 43 Folders

    This post and a couple of other recent ones by Merlin Mann about his refocusing have been really inspiring. Great stuff. (via Kottke and Daring Fireball)

  10. The School Of Life - Homepage

    “A new cultural enterprise based in central London offering intelligent instruction on how to lead a fulfilled life.” A religion without religion? Intriguing. (via Kottke)

  11. Daytum

    Lets you keep track of any kind of daily data you like and graph it. Brilliant. I don’t often think “I wish I’d thought of that” but… (via Kottke)

  12. Myliblog: Uncle Bobby’s Wedding

    Imagine if every complaint about anything received a reply this thoughtful. (via Kottke)

  13. Times Higher Education - All the privileged must have prizes

    About teaching at Harvard and the sense of entitlement the kids there have. (via Kottke)

  14. The American Scholar - The Disadvantages of an Elite Education - By William Deresiewicz

    Great measured rant about what Ivy League educated kids are missing out on. (via Kottke)

  15. Secrets of book publishing I wish I had known - Good Experience

    Nice clear description of having a book published. Even if you have a publisher, you’re on your own. (via Kottke)

  16. Economics of POW Camp

    Fascinating description of the bartering network in World War II Prisoner of War camps. (via Kottke)

  17. Marginal Revolution: Time travel back to 1000 A.D.: Survival tips

    The post that resulted in Jason’s post. Yet more conflicting but interesting ideas about how you’d survive. (via Kottke)

  18. Last Call, Bohemia: Entertainment & Culture:

    Christopher Hitchens on gentrification, New York’s West Village, London’s Soho, etc. (via Kottke, yes I’m catching up on a lot of Kottke)

  19. Chris Gilmour

    Wonderful lifesize (I assume) sculptures of everyday objects (bikes, cars, dentist’s chair, etc.) made entirely out of cardboard. (via Kottke)

  20. Ten Books on Investing Recommended by Warren Buffett | Business Pundit

    I love lists of books recommended by people who know what they’re talking about. (via Kottke)

  21. Displacements – today and tomorrow

    Very nice video / installation art thing, worth a look. (via Kottke)

  22. Why Zappos Pays New Employees to Quit—And You Should Too - Harvard Business Online’s Bill Taylor

    Much linked-to article about an online shoe-selling firm and how it’s a great place to work. They offer new recruits $1000 to quit, in order to only keep people who are keen. (via Kottke)

  23. DadHacker » Blog Archive » Donkey Kong and Me

    Lovely early days of computing story about the guy who wrote Donkey Kong for the Atari 400/800 home computer. (via Kottke)

  24. Breaking Through - New York Times

    Just because I find it interesting what movies make a performer’s reputation, and in some cases makes it harder for them to different roles later. (via Kottke)

  25. The Believer - Interview with David Simon

    Creator-Writer-Producer of ‘The Wire’ interviewed by Nick Hornby. (via Kottke)

  26. How to run Greasemonkey scripts in Safari - Simplehelp

    Handy, works with Password Composer. Keep trying to switch to Safari but end up going back to Firefox for all the extras.

  27. Profiles: Stealing Life: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker

    Long article about ‘The Wire,’ the show which is so good it ruins all other TV for you. (via Kottke)

  28. Top Small Workplaces 2007 -

    Why fifteen small US companies are good places to work. (Haven’t got round to reading it yet though…) (via Kottke)

  29. Timeline of historic inventions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I like timelines. One day I’ll draw a great big one on a very long wall. (via Kottke)

  30. The Profit Calculator — New York Magazine

    Examples of where different companies’ profits come from. (via Kottke)

  31. Particletree » Rediscovering the Button Element

    Very handy alternative to Submit buttons, and I feel I should have already known this, but it appears to have problems in IE. Like most things. (via Kottke)

  32. The Super Stunt

    Fantastic read of a huge and expensive prank at the Super Bowl. (via Kottke)

  33. Knuth versus Email

    Donald Knuth gave up on email in 1990, after fifteen years. (via Kottke)

  34. YouTube - Radiohead - Creep Live 94

    I’m such an indie kid, but this was great stuff. Shivers down my spine. (via Kottke)

  35. 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)

  36. 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)

  37. GOOD Magazine | Goodmagazine - The 51 Best* Magazines Ever

    Ones I liked, or wish I’d read: Wired (‘93-‘98), Colors, Might, The Face (1980s), Ray Gun (‘92-‘96).

  38. TV Guide Community: Of Office Emmy Cheers and Acting Careers

    Interesting stuff on how to be an actor in LA. Her professor said, “If you can think of anything else you are passionate about besides acting, do that. Your life will be better for it.” (via Kottke)

  39. - nyc photos » Power Washing 188 Suffolk St.

    Wow. Shows how dirty some New York buildings have become over the years. The difference is incredible. (via Kottke)

  40. Interviewing the man behind The Wire. - By Meghan O’Rourke - Slate Magazine

    Interesting interview. Sees the show “as a 66-hour movie” and “a Greek tragedy, but instead of the gods being petulant and jealous Olympians hurling lightning bolts down at our protagonists, it’s the Postmodern institutions that are the gods” (via Kottke)

  41. Writers Dreamtools - Decades - 1650

    Guide to what was happening in different fields in consecutive decades through history. Good if you ignore that knowledge changes with geography and social position. (via Kottke)

  42. Evhead: The Birth of Obvious Corp.

    I’ve thought this would be the way to go for some time: build a network of smallish, mutually-supporting websites, grow organically. (via Kottke)

  43. The 18 Mistakes That Kill Startups

    I also love reading about how to have a successful (or unsuccessful) startup. (via Kottke)

  44. Earth Day Footprint Quiz

    Nicely done. My lifestyle uses up 3.6 “Global Hectares” (most on food and shelter) and if everyone lived like me we’d need two Earths to get by. (via Kottke)

  45. Core77 - 1000 Words of Advice for Design Teachers

    Links to 1000 Words for Design Students (via Kottke)

  46. Improv Everywhere Mission: Slo-Mo Home Depot

    Lots of people go into a store as shoppers and, in unison, all move in slow motion. Shortly after, they all stand motionless, which is even better. (via Kottke)

  47. How to Read - Nick Hornby

    “If you don’t read the classics, or the novel that won this year’s Booker Prize, then nothing bad will happen to you; more importantly, nothing good will happen to you if you do” (via Kottke)

  48. Vimeo / everyday video clip (from Noah K.)

    A photo of himself every day for six years, made into a movie. Awesome. If he continued this into old age, until he died… wow, it would be hard to like any work of art more. Stunning. (via Kottke)

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