Saturday, January 26, 2008


Housing Bubble Blog


/Film | Blogging the Reel World


Sundance Film Festival 2008 | Movies | MTV


sweet pleasure : plaisir sucré

Hello and welcome to sweet pleasure : plaisir sucré – a blog devoted to baking, pastry and all things sweet. My name is Sam and I am just a regular guy who is interested in art and pastry. For me there are many commonalities and connections between these disiciplines: from concepts, forms and colours, through aesthetics/composition and materials/ingredients, to techiniques.


by La Tartine Gourmande


Fork & Bottle - The Artisan Food, Wine & Cheese Gastronomic Portal for Culinary Adventurers

Fork & Bottle focuses on our love of food, especially wine and cheese. We are picky about where our food comes from, how it tastes and how sustainable it is. We are always hunting for great, real food – not the stuff found in big supermarkets and chain restaurants. We care about what we eat.

Friday, January 25, 2008


Kocani Orkestar @ brass on!





Music video for "Elephant Gun" from Beirut's Lon Gisland EP. Mustachioed debauchery set to a ukulele-accordion waltz.



The EveryBlock Blog

Today we're launching in three American cities: Chicago, New York and San Francisco. On each site, you can type in any address to read local news and public information near you. You'll find three main types of news:

Civic information -- building permits, crimes, restaurant inspections and more. In many cases, this information is already on the Web but is buried in hard-to-find government databases. In other cases, this information has never been posted online, and we've forged relationships with governments to make it available.

News articles and blog entries -- major newspapers, community weeklies, TV and radio news stations, local specialty publications and local blogs. We do the work of classifying articles by geography, so you can easily find the mainstream media coverage near particular locations.

Fun from across the Web -- local photos posted to the Flickr photo-sharing site, user reviews of local businesses on Yelp, missed connections from Craigslist and more. We figure out the relevant places and point you to location-specific items you might not have known about.


OpenCongress - Senators Obama, Clinton, and McCain In The Blogs


hillaryclintonblogger - not a fan


The Fact Hub - Paid for by Hillary Clinton for President


Hillary Is 44

We started this website because we believe Senator Hillary Clinton will be an excellent 44th President of the United States. Senator Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic Party’s nominee for President because she is not only the best candidate running, but she is also the one candidate that will without doubt beat the Republicans and restore sanity to the White House.

For the next year, we will bring you news and commentary of the 2008 race for president. Our focus will be on Senator Clinton and the Democrats. Once Senator Clinton wins the nomination we will turn our focus to the Republican nominee.

Although we feel that Senator Clinton will be the nominee (we thought that way back in March 2006) the race, as always in a democracy, will be an exciting one. We will have lots to say especially with regards to the media and blog coverage of the campaign. We will keep an especially sharp eye on “progressives” or Democrats who repeat Republican talking points to undermine Hillary or any of our candidates.

At the left hand side of our website we have posted permanent commentary pages on certain issues such as Iraq which we will continue to update.

Feel free to comment on our posts and to send us any tips, which we will keep confidential.


Taraf de Haidouks

Together with Kocani Orkestar and Tarik Tuxsiszoglu on derbouka


The Spirit of the Marathon


I Will Teach You To Be Rich: A blog on personal finance (banking, saving, budgeting and investing) and personal entrepreneurship.

I'm a recent Stanford grad and this is a blog on personal finance and personal entrepreneurship for college students, recent college grads, and everyone else. (Featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Boston Globe, US News & World Report Online, etc.)
This blog is me ranting about a few things and trying to get the points across. Getting started is more important than being the smartest person in the room. Making mistakes is ok. Action is more important than reading 50 blogs. Ordinary actions get ordinary results. And there's a difference between being sexy and being Rich.
Here's a quick guide to get started:

Some recent popular articles
Conscious Spending: How My Friend Spends $21,000/year Going Out
The $28,000 Question: Why Are We All Hypocrites About Weddings?
Chicken Little and Kooks Who Don't Know What They're Talking About
I Hate Indian Network Marketers So Much
Set Smaller Goals: Impress Friends, Get Girls, Lose Weight

Introductory Articles
Why do you want to be rich?
The Best Decision vs. The Financially Smart One
Cheap versus frugal
A big fear I have of this site
2006 Makeover, Step #4: Open your retirement accounts

Chicken Little and Kooks Who Don't Know What They're Talking About
An analysis of 1000+ IWillTeachYouToBeRich survey responses– and some new decisions (Best feedback ever)
Dumb: "Don't invest; you can't beat the pros"
All about stocks and bonds
All about mutual funds
Read Warren Buffet's letters

Personal Entrepreneurship
Set smaller goals: impress friends, get girls, lose weight
Barriers are your enemy
I Hate Indian Network Marketers So Much
We love to debate minutiae
Your College is Not a Technical School
On greed and speed
The Myth of the Great Idea

Here are 50 books I recommend
What are we doing on this site?
I bought a tie (I love this post because of how angry the comments are)
Cost vs. value: Why I bought a new car (Sorry guys, but I stand by what I wrote)
Probably one of the best comments this site has ever gotten
Boy am I stupid

Conscious spending: How my friend spends $21,000/year on going out
Here's how I set up my financial accounts
Letting your parents manage your money is dumb
The Power of Compounding
Time is NOT money–at least, not yours
Cook at home, you lazy bastard
An Ode to Jim Blomo


Greg Mankiw's Blog

I am a professor of economics at Harvard University, where I teach introductory economics (ec 10) among other courses. I use this blog to keep in touch with my current and former students. Teachers and students at other schools, as well as others interested in economic issues, are welcome to use this resource.


Google Trends and Hot Trends

With Google Trends, you can compare the world's interest in your favorite topics. Enter up to five topics and see how often they've been searched on Google over time. Google Trends also shows how frequently your topics have appeared in Google News stories, and in which geographic regions people have searched for them most.

About Hot Trends

With Hot Trends, you can see a snapshot of what's on the public's collective mind by viewing the fastest-rising searches for different points of time. You can see a list of today's top 100 fastest-rising search queries in the U.S. You can also select a recent date in history to see what the top rising searches were and what the search activity looked like over the course of that day. We update Hot Trends hourly.

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Pepsi USA - Bob's House

On Sunday, February 3, television viewers will be checking their volume
controls when PepsiCo airs a 60-second commercial filmed in American Sign
Language (ASL), with open-captioned text for the benefit of all viewers. The spot
was created by and features PepsiCo employees who are members of EnAble,
an employee network whose mission is to promote a more inclusive environment
for people with disabilities. Slated to air on the pre-game show on FOX, the
commercial features Pepsi-Cola and Lay's Potato Chips, but its real mission is to
bring awareness of the American deaf community to a wider audience. PepsiCo
also will sponsor the closed captioning of FOX's entire Super Bowl broadcast.


Teaching Happiness, on the Web - Well - New York Times Blog

Teaching Happiness, on the Web

Hundreds of students sign up for Harvard's most popular class, "Positive Psychology," which has come to be known as the "happiness course."

Now, Harvard plans to bring happiness to the masses, offering "Positive Psychology" as an online course beginning in February. The online version, offered through the Harvard Extension School, will feature recorded lectures from the daytime Harvard College course and can be taken for credit or noncredit. The class, taught by Tal Ben-Shahar, focuses on the psychological aspects of a fulfilling life, including topics such as happiness, self-esteem, empathy, friendship, love, achievement, creativity, music, spirituality and humor.

But happiness doesn't come cheap. Those taking the course noncredit or for undergraduate credit must pay $700. Graduate credit costs $1,625. Students can register through February 3, or through February 10 by paying a late fee.

Dr. Ben-Shahar is the author of the book "Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment." He was recently interviewed on "The Daily Show" by Jon Stewart, who joked that he was amazed that anyone could "get away with" teaching a course on happiness. (The full interview is posted below.)


Talking Points Memo

Election Central:


Home - SPOT Satellite Messenger

With the SPOT Satellite Messenger, you and your loved ones have peace of mind knowing help is always within reach. SPOT is the only device of its kind, using the GPS satellite network to acquire its coordinates, and then sending its location – with a link to Google Maps™ – and a pre-programmed message via a commercial satellite network. And unlike Personal Locator Beacons, SPOT does more than just call for help. Tracking your progress, checking in with loved ones, and non-emergency assistance are also available, all at the push of a button. And because it uses 100% satellite technology, SPOT works around the world – even where cell phones don't.


YouTube - inthemoneystocks's Channel

We (InTheMoneyStocks.Com) discuss day trading, swing trading and the markets based on pure technicals, market psychology and level II action. We avoid all the media hype to get a clear picture of where this market is going so we can trade it appropriately.


Madd Money

This blog has no affiliation with Jim Cramer, CNBC, or Mad Money.


WikiAnswers Q&A Community

How tall is John McCain?

John McCain's Height



Snow Day in Fairfax Virginia Schools

This is what may happen if you question the appropriateness of a snow day to the wrong person!


Oscars - Academy Awards - Awards Season - New York Times

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Politics News and Opinion on The Huffington Post


Bill Clinton News & Articles on News Forum


The Mac Observer - You=?ISO-8859-1?B?uQ==?=ll get your Mac news here from now on!


Wonkette: The D.C. Gossip

"Wonkette is an online roundup of gossip from Washington, DC and the US
political arena."

It's hard to believe you could actually fall asleep reading something so
short, no? Here's our version: Wonkette provides an appropriately arch
and irrepressibly giddy guide to the American political landscape and
the Washington metro area social scene (such as it is). We like recall
movements, illegitimate children of senators coming forward after 50
years, wrestler-style wild screams of rage and the endorsement of Dennis
Kucinich by Grandfather Twilight (Look it up! It's true!). We also want
to hear from you. The Palm: Over-rated or just plain bad? James
Carville: A toad or the devil incarnate? Katherine Harris's rack


The Millions

About The Millions
The Millions has been online since March 2003 and has become a premiere destination for literary discussion on the Web.



Secure Your Future: We will help you understand how the financial world works to make you more confident and successful.

Feed Your Brain: We will provide our best thinking to make you smarter so you can make better decisions.

Make You Smile: We will deliver it in a way that will help you laugh while you learn.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008



For Mac users who want a simpler way to stay organized and get things done. TaskPaper is a simple to-do list that's surprisingly adept. Unlike the competition, TaskPaper's text based interface is focused on paper-like simplicity.


Nobody Knows Anything

Diane Patterson has been blogging for a long time. In fact, she started when it was called “keeping an online journal” and you had to “hand-edit” entries. She lives in California with her husband and two kids. She runs a lot.


Skater Dater (1965)

Monday, January 21, 2008


Computer Software Reviews & Downloads at


See Windows Vista


Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows: It's the future of Windows ... Today!

Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows is dedicated to providing all of the information Windows users need to evaluate important upcoming technologies, including Microsoft Windows, Windows Server, Office, and Xbox 360, plus related digital media, Internet and home networking, and more, from Microsoft and its competitors. This Web site provides continuous updates about these future products and technologies, while offering reviews, technology showcases, FAQs and other articles all designed to give you the information you need to decide which upcoming technologies are right for you. If it works with or competes with Windows, I'm probably looking into it. is the leading source for Microsoft news and downloads; we watch Microsoft like a hawk. is the most complete collection of information assembled for and by actual users of Microsoft Windows. Explore this free web resource by selecting one of the destinations on your left, or use search to find a specific solution.
Stomp out annoyances with the topics on this site. Check out the various Annoyances books for more advanced, in-depth solutions. Use the discussion forums (links to your left) to talk annoyances and solutions with other annoyed users.

The solutions at cover a wide variety of Windows versions, so you should make note of the platform(s) covered by each article you open. You can also filter out articles that don't apply to you using the controls at the bottom of certain category pages, although you may not want to miss something that might be helpful.


TechBlog | A technology blog with Dwight Silverman (Houston Chronicle)


Bill Clinton takes a power nap


Des'ree Life

I'm afraid of the dark,
'specially when I'm in a park
And there's no-one else around,

Ooh, I get the shivers
I don't want to see a ghost,
It's a sight that I fear most
I'd rather have a piece of toast
And watch the evening news

I'm a superstitious girl,
I'm the worst in the world
Never walk under ladders,
I keep a rabbit's tail

I'll take you up on a dare,
Anytime, anywhere
Name the place, I'll be there,
Bungee jumping, I don't care!

So after all is said and done
I know I'm not the only one
Life indeed can be fun, if you really want to

Sometimes living out your dreams,
Ain't as easy as it seems
You wanna fly around the world,
In a beautiful balloon.



LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain. There are several options for listening.

Hi!  Thanks for contacting, here are some instructions to get you started:

Quick reference:    - Emails you back this information
    <when>  - Emails you at <when>    - Emails you at the <when> specified in the Subject:


Quick examples:        - Emails you in 24 hours          - Emails you at today 5pm PST  - Emails you tomorrow at 5pm PST           - Emails you in 48 hours


What does do?
Basically, we're a gateway to your future self: email us anything, and we'll mail it back to you at a future time and date of your choosing.

How much does it cost?
Nothing!  This is just a fun project for me.

What's new? (updated 2008/1/20)
On a 23-hour planeride from Bangalore to SFO, I went through the logs and cleaned up a bunch of failed rules.  Now it should recognize a greater variety of date formats (such as "7/1/08", "28december", "january182008at8amest", etc), "tonight" and "tomorrow morning" (interpreted as "8pm today" and "8am tomorrow", respectively), and more.  I've had some requests for an "everydayat8pm" sort of feature; would you find that useful?  If so, email me at; I'd love to hear your suggestions.

How do I use
There are two primary ways:
- Email <when> and your email will be reflected back to you at whatever time or date you specify.
- Email and it'll be sent back to whatever time is set in the Subject line


What's the next action - A weblog about Getting Things Done


etc: quick links to good stuff

etc. is ... simply quick links to good stuff. Tech, web dev, web design, css, software, blogging, photography, tutorials, tips, cool websites and more. A grab bag of geeky goodness, served up daily. Over 2250 great links served since 2002!


50 Essential GTD Resources


Master your to-do list with Tudumo - GTD software for Windows - free web application for brainstorming online is a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online.


HitRSS & Nozbe - forum / Nozbe - How do I use it?


Nozbe - getting things done gtd software task manager and to-do list for project management and time tracking. Now on Apple iPhone and Mobile Phone!

Nozbe is a simple web-based gtd software, so you don't need to install anything on your computer - just sign up for a free account and log in to manage your to-dos, tasks, notes and projects.

Forget Outlook's to-do lists and other task managers. All they do is help generate long to-do lists that never get done and make you feel miserable and overwhelmed with the amount of to-dos and tasks.

Nozbe's GTD software helps you process your to-do lists and get things done. With Nozbe your to-do lists and projects will shrink very quickly as you will get more done and stay in control!



Empressr is the first web-based application that lets you create, share and store presentations online. It goes beyond current presentation applications by enabling you to incorporate rich media features, like streaming video and animation, to create the most dynamic presentations possible.


Simple todo list and task manager: Todoist

Todoist is a popular online task manager that's useful, fast and easy to use.


DropBoks - Free online file storage. (Secure online storage for files.)

DropBoks is a little website that allows you to securely store your files online. No bells and whistles, just simplicity.

Size: Your account has 1 GB of storage space. You can upload/download files (any format) as large as 50 MB.

Security: Log in, and DropBoks switches to HTTPS. Your files are encrypted, authenticated, and secure.

Cost: It's free, though we will soon be offering the option to upgrade your storage for a small monthy cost.


Web Worker Daily


Remember The Milk: Online to do list and task management


Jott™ - Organize your life by phone

From your phone with your voice
  1. Call 1-866-JOTT-123
  2. When asked who you would like to Jott, say "Myself"
  3. After the beep, say your message and hang up


Toodledo :: A to-do list to organize your tasks

 An easy to use, web-based to-do list. Get organized, stay motivated, and be more productive.


Wiki - Free Wiki Websites - Wetpaint


Getting Things Done in Academia


Put Things Off - powered by FeedBurner


iGTD2 vs Inbox vs OmniFocus vs Things – OSX Task Manager Showdown | Put Things Off


bartek:bargiel : iGTD

You are a busy person, aren't you? And there's an easy way to track all things that have to be done... and to get those things done! iGTD takes some concepts from Getting Things Done methodology and makes them easy to understand and use in your every day life. But it's definitely not limited to the GTD concept - you can really use it the way you want.


Newsvine - A Preview of Things: Mac GTD at its Best


The Omni Group - OmniFocus

Task management shouldn't be your full time job. We've built OmniFocus to take a load off your mind by managing your tasks the way that you want, freeing you to focus your attention on the things that matter to you most. Finish that novel. Spend more time with your friends and family. Grow your business. Let us worry about keeping your goals and tasks, both personal and professional, in one ordered, easy to access system that you can depend on.


KnowledgeCraft - Break the Mold and Make Yourself and Your Business Knowledge Work Effective

I am an organizational psychologist and journalist. My primary fields of work include concept development, organizational development & internet business strategy. I am currently employed by the Danish National Broadcasting Corporation as a commissioning editor.

Ballard Street
Bo Nanas
Boy on a Stick and Slither
Days of Thunder
Cheap Thrills
Diesel Sweeties
Flight Deck
F Minus
Free Range
Frank and Ernest
Geech Classics
Liberty Meadows
Minimum Security
Off The Mark
Over the Hedge
PC and Pixel 
Pearls Before Swine
Reality Check 
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Rudy Park
Speed Bump
Strange Brew
That's Life
The Grizzwells
Wizard of Id


The Unofficial Funky Winkerbean Fan Page: A History of Funky

Sunday, January 20, 2008


Bill Clinton Slams Obama and Edwards


Bill Clinton Gets Testy With Nevada Reporter




Chemistry: WebElements Periodic Table


Welcome to Lion Heart Autographs Inc., purveyor of fine autographs

This on-line inventory features just a small portion of our stock of over 5000 autographs.


International Mountain Guides - Kilimanjaro and elsewhere

International Mountain Guides directors Phil Ershler, George Dunn, Eric Simonson, and Paul Baugher, along with their amazing guide staff, organize and lead climbing, trekking and mountaineering expeditions around the world, from the classic climbs of the Alps and Andes to the 8,000m peaks of the Himalayas. We continue to be one of the most respected and active guiding companies in the world. Since 1986 we have conducted hundreds of expeditions to destinations around the globe, and the fact that most of our customers climb with us again and again tells us we're doing things right!

Like other exotic destinations widely believed to be threatened by degradation from climate change, the mountain's precariousness has become a marketing opportunity. The adventure travel industry sends about 30,000 climbers a year toward Kilimanjaro's summit. Scientific and outdoor magazines mention the imminent loss of the ice fields. So do guide services and outfitters on their Web sites. Our climb leader, Justin Merle, a mellow 6-foot-4 man in his late 20s who has a world-class mountaineering résumé, said of the typical adventure-travel article: "It's like, 'See Kili Before the Snow Is Gone.' That's almost a catchphrase."


Election Guide 2008 - Presidential Election - NYT Politics FishbowlDC

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