Saturday, October 06, 2007
Queneau's Cent Mille Milliards de Poèmes is derived from a set of ten basic sonnets. In his book, published in 1961, they are printed on card with each line on a separated strip, like a heads-bodies-and-legs book. All ten sonnets have the same rhyme scheme and employ the same rhyme sounds. As a result, any line from a sonnet can be combined with any from the other nine, giving 1014 (= 100,000,000,000,000) different poems. Working twenty-four hours a day, it would you take some 140,000,000 years to read them all.
Quneau's writing in general does not leave the reader with a sense of narrative comfort; these sonnets are no exception. Since the randomization would destroy whatever narrative there is, this is no real problem. It also allows a translator some freedom but I have tried to stay close to the original.
Even if they lack narrrative, each of the basic sonnets has a theme: 1 - South America, 2 - ancient Greece, 3 - the sea, 4 - India, 5 - Italy, 6 - visiting Paris, 7 - twinhood, 8 - poetry, 9 - food and drink, 10 - death.
Friday, October 05, 2007
Thomas Hawk's Digital Connection
Psychic Plague Panacea
VOD Cars - The #1 Broadband Car Network.
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Thursday, October 04, 2007
Emily Chang - eHub
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Theatre Projects Consultants - portfolio
In this section you will find a wide sample of the types of projects we have undertaken. You can search or browse through many theatres in our portfolio or view our "top ten picks" in our selected portfolio. You can also view theatres by country and city in our project map or view a list of projects.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Today's Blog Music / The Hype Machine - discover, listen and buy music discussed on the best mp3 blogs
and Yahoo!® but devoted entirely to the world of music.
Our purpose is to help you find and enjoy music legally throughout the
web in the same way that other search engines help you find webpages,
images, and other media, but we also add a social /community twist.
We make it easy for you to create playlists, share your playlists with
friends, and browse playlists of others. We connect you with the coolest
music on the web, and we connect people who are passionate about music.
Music is burgeoning on the web. Increasingly, artists, record companies,
music bloggers, music websites and music critics are uploading music
files to websites that they control for promotional or other legal purposes.
Our mission at Project Playlist, Inc. is to organize this rapidly
growing abundance of legal music on the web for the benefit of the
worldwide music community – artists, songwriters, music distributors,
and listeners alike. Our view is that the more people share their
individual passion for music by sharing playlists, the more music will
be created, and the more the entire music industry will grow.
MOG - Discover people through music and music through people
Fresh Breakfast - comments on the digital music industry
I like music.
I like internet.
I like turtles.
I work in digital media.
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that airs weekly on the acclaimed Indie 103.1FM Los Angeles, with
coast-to-coast syndication at KNRK "947FM" Portland, OR, WCNR
Charlottesville, VA and WEQX Manchester, VT and Albany, NY, as well as
an international presence in Germany (Berlin, Stuttgart and Brandenburg)
The show is creation of British-born DJ Sat Bisla (host and music
programmer of Passport Approved), who was previously a DJ at KCRW in Los
Angeles (where he now resides) and has worked at a number of other
music-intensive radio stations in Central California, including KKDJ
"The Edge" Fresno. Joining Bisla in the booth on the Los Angeles
broadcast is respected industry veteran Steve Schnur, who ensures that
only the best music accompanies your video games in his role as
Worldwide Executive of Music & Marketing for Electronic Arts (EA).
DJ Sara and DJ Ryusei
IMEEM - what's on your playlist?
Last.fm – The Social Music Revolution
Lena Blackburne,Baseball Rubbing Mud
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for nearly 75 years!
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Google's new 411 service is free, fast and easy to use. Give it a try now and see how simple it is to find and connect with local businesses for free.
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Monday, October 01, 2007
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Slifter - local product search mobile and online
Slifter web and a mobile phone application that lets you search for your products and brands from both online and offline stores. Slifter also allows you to see images of those products, and share them with friends or save them to your personal shopping list. You can use Slifter on your cell phone, Blackberry, Treo, or online.
How do I get Slifter on my phone?
Just enter your phone number in the http://slifter.com homepage to receive a text message with instructions on downloading Slifter to your phone. Or, point your phone's wireless web-browser to http://slifter.com and we will take care of the rest.
What information does Slifter give?
Slifter lets you search for brands and products by price and distance. Using your zip code and search term, Slifter returns the most relevant product results. If you select a particular product at a location either online or offline Slifter will then provide detailed information about the store, such as the address and phone number, as well as a product descriptions and images. You can even send yourself an email link of the product at an online store from your phone.
ALIENS IN AMERICA preview - new CW show this Fall
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky's Fifth Web Film
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: The Maestra Begins
The Jawa Report - news
Our goal is to make content on the Web more useful and discoverable by taking advantage of your social connections. FriendFeed is a simple tool that scratches the surface of that goal by making it easier to keep track of the web pages, videos, music, and photos your friends and family interact with around the Internet.
With FriendFeed, you list the people you want to keep in touch with. They let us know what services they use (e.g., Flickr or Facebook or Picasa Web Albums), and you get a personalized feed of what they are up to. So, if your friend favorites a video on YouTube, you get a link and a thumbnail of the video in your feed. And if your friend likes a news story on Digg, you get a link in your feed. You don't need to install anything to use FriendFeed — our crawling technology automatically picks up all the stuff you do on the web sites you already use with no additional effort on your part.
wikiHow - The How-To Manual That Anyone Can Write or Edit
wikiHow is a collaborative writing project to build the world's largest, highest quality how-to manual. With your edits, we can create a free resource that helps millions of people by offering solutions to the problems of everyday life. wikiHow currently contains 25,504 articles written, edited, and maintained primarily by volunteers. Please join us by writing on a topic not yet covered, or editing a page that someone else has started.http://www.wikihow.com/Main-Page
How to Quit Facebook - wikiHow
ABA 's Law Practice magazine
Jott.com - Mobile Note Taking and Hands-Free Messaging
Pinger - it's text messaging for your voice
What is Pinger?
Pinger is instant voice messaging for your mobile phone. With Pinger you send voice messages directly to someone instantly--no ringing, no greetings, no lengthy prompts. Pinger is fast and efficient like email, but with your voice. It's mobile like text messaging, but with more personality. It's a new communication tool for your crazy life.http://www.pinger.com/
Paris Hilton on the David Letterman Show (some years ago)
David Letterman-Paris Hilton-Sept-28-2007
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Sunday, September 30, 2007
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There are two primary tools we've built for you to do this. You can search from anywhere on the site by typing in your query into the search box on the top right of each page. Or you can browse through out list of author-designated tags to find a range of related articles you're looking for.
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Life in the Fast Lane
Edge: A SHORT COURSE IN THINKING ABOUT THINKING — "A Master Class" By Danny Kahneman
Recently, I spent several months working closely with Danny Kahneman, the psychologist who is the co-creator of behavioral economics (with his late collaborator Amos Tversky), for which he won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002.
My discussions with him inspired a 2-day "Master Class" given by Kahneman for a group of twenty leading American business/Internet/culture innovators—a microcosm of the recently dominant sector of American business—in Napa, California in July. They came to hear him lecture on his ideas and research in diverse fields such as human judgment, decision making and behavioral economics and well-being.
While Kahneman has a wide following among people who study risk, decision-making, and other aspects of human judgment, he is not exactly a household name. Yet among many of the top thinkers in psychology, he ranks at the top of the field.
Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert (Stumbling on Happiness) writes: "Danny Kahneman is simply the most distinguished living psychologist in the world, bar none. Trying to say something smart about Danny's contributions to science is like trying to say something smart about water: It is everywhere, in everything, and a world without it would be a world unimaginably different than this one." And according to Harvard's Steven Pinker (The Stuff of Thought): "It's not an exaggeration to say that Kahneman is one of the most influential psychologists in history and certainly the most important psychologist alive today. He has made seminal contributions over a wide range of fields including social psychology, cognitive science, reasoning and thinking, and behavioral economics, a field he and his partner Amos Tversky invented."
"Fantastically stimulating...It's like the crack cocaine of the thinking world.... Once you start, you can't stop thinking about that question."
Alex the parrot
The Alex Foundation
Known as one of the most famous African Grey parrots in history, Alex pioneered new avenues in avian intelligence. He possessed more than 100 vocal labels for different objects, actions, colors and could identify certain objects by their particular material. He could count object sets up to the total number six and was working on seven and eight. Alex exhibited math skills that were considered advanced in animal intelligence, developing his own "zero-like" concept in addition to being able to infer the connection between written numerals, objects sets, and the vocalization of the number. Alex was learning to read the sounds of various letters and had a concept of phonemes, the sounds that make up words.
Alex's personality was very evident in his everyday life. He was "in charge" of his home and relished ordering "his" humans to perform various tasks for him. He also acted as a coach and cheerleader to his fellow birds, Wart and Griffin, alternately encouraging or admonishing them during their lessons. His favorite toys were cardboard boxes, key chains and corks.
Purchased from a Chicago pet store in June, 1977, at that time he was 12 to 13 months old. Alex came from humble beginnings. Alex's accomplishments proved that all African Grey parrots have an intelligence far beyond what was previously thought before his decades-long work with Dr. Pepperberg. Sadly, Alex passed way on September 6, 2007, dying of unknown causes. He was 31 years old.
We miss him dearly.