Saturday, May 31, 2008


Louis Kahn, My Architect (Un Filme de Nathaniel Kahn) TVNewser


No Agenda - Just personal opinion

Current Events as seen from my perspective in my little corner of Maine


Protest 2




Kicking Ass Ann Arbor - The Blog of the University of Michigan College Democrats


Google phone:] The Android demo/presentation


Indecision2008 | Comedy Central


The Fix -- Chris Cillizza's Politics Blog on

Welcome to The Fix, a new blog that aims to serve as a one-stop shop for political junkies in Washington and the wider world.

My name is Chris Cillizza and I will be your cruise director through these (somewhat) uncharted waters. Expect to see daily posts on a range of political topics, from the latest 2008 wannabe to take a trip to Iowa to who's up and who's down in the race for control of Congress in 2006. 



Hotline On Call - National Journal



The Page - by Mark Halperin - TIME



Sgt. Pepper Politics

The journey to fuse the entire Beatles library of music into the political landscape before the 2008 election.



FeedBlitz - The Leading RSS and Blog to Email Service

FeedBlitz enables you to gather blog and RSS content that you want quickly, direct to your in-box. No applications to install, no complex procedures, no annoying ads. Just your content, delivered daily, in an easy to read Email (text or HTML format - your choice). Not only do you a get a clear and concise email every day, FeedBlitz subscriptions provide a great way to keep your colleagues up to date on industry news, or to get RSS updates delivered to your mobile phone, BlackBerry or PDA.



MyDD :: Diaries



MyDD :: Direct Democracy for People-Powered Politics



Raising Kaine The Voice of Progressive Virginia

RK is a community forum to discuss political issues of interest to Virginians. The opinions expressed by users of this website do not necessarily reflect the views of RK management or the RK PAC.



Marc Ambinder - A political blog from The Atlantic



iPhone Apps and iPod touch Applications Gallery - iPhone Application Web Based Simulator

This is a web browser based simulator for quickly testing your iPhone Applications. This tool has been so far tested and working using Internet Explorer 7, FireFox 2 and Safari 3 in Windows, but you need Safari to get the real experience.


2008 Democratic Convention Watch

News and views about the Democratic National Convention and the race for the nomination in 2008



C-SPAN Politics | Capitol Hill, The White House and National Politics


Friday, May 30, 2008


Steer clear of these 10 illegal job interview questions

Although HR departments should be aware of questions that are illegal to ask prospective employees, some hiring managers aren't so savvy.  Many illegal questions are easy for just about anyone with elementary social graces to avoid, but others might surprise you. In general, you should not ask interviewees about their age, race, national origin, marital or parental status, or disabilities.

Note that this list offers only some very broad guidelines and is not exhaustive. Check with your company's HR department to see if your state or locality, or even your company, has additional restrictions on what you may ask.

Monday, May 26, 2008


Phoenix Mars Mission - Home




Eurovision 2008 Winner Final - Russia - Dima Bilan


xkcd - A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language - By Randall Munroe

Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).


NASA - Home


Geek Studies blog

Geek Studies presents observations and commentary about traditionally/stereotypically geeky media and culture, with periodic updates on the progress of my dissertation project, an ethnography on geek cultures. Several of my interviewees expressed interest in being kept up to date on where my project goes, and a couple specifically suggested setting up a web site so that people could follow along and offer feedback. I'm lucky that my research interest involves contact with a lot of very smart people, so this blog is my attempt to take their advice to heart.

More recently, I also began conceptualizing this blog as a potential way to integrate online (or "virtual") ethnography into my research in geek cultures. My research has taken me to a variety of field sites, but venues like fan and professional conventions only exist in space for a few days at a time; on the internet, geek cultures thrive year-round. By following a variety of media and making a contribution of my own, I hope to get a more integrated sense of how to geek out in the 21st century.

As for the blog's title, most of my interviewees preferred to call themselves "geeks" over "nerds" or "dorks," so I went with "Geek Studies." The same words mean different things for different people, however, so this could have just as easily been called "Nerd Studies" or any of a number of other things. The tone here will be respectful to anyone regardless of labels, self-declared or otherwise. All visitors are invited to comment under whatever names they choose, and email addresses are not required to commen

Sunday, May 25, 2008 - Real Estate, Homes For Sale, Sold Properties, Real Estate Maps


Entre les murs by Laurent Cantet - Cannes 2008 - Golden Palm


Rocket Powered Matchbox Car!

Rocket Powered Matchbox! - video powered by Metacafe


Kipkay Videos

Here you will find Kip "Kipkay" Kedersha's how-to DIY videos, the world
famous Laser Flashlight and Unlock Handcuffs videos and a wide variety
of cool content! I am proud to be Metacafe's Top Producer and enjoy
making videos that are fun and interesting.


How To Videos on Wonder How To - Video Instructions, Tutorials & Hacks


How to build a 2/5th scale Tank. part 1


How To Cure a Hangover


Towel Folding


Chill A Coke In 2 Minutes

Chill A Coke In 2 Minutes! - For more funny movies, click here


Elephant Paints Self Portrait


Cost of Living Comparison

Our special Cost of Living feature lets you compare two cities
side-by-side in all the categories you need, such as taxes, housing,
food, and other costs. You can enter your salary and our built-in Salary
Calculator will determine how much more (or less) you need to maintain
your same standard of living.


Top 101 City Lists

This a follow-up to our popular original top 100 city lists. We've created hundreds new top lists in varied categories. Our forum members have also been ranking U.S. cities in many subjective categories, from the worst reputation and the most stuck-in-time to the cleanest and the most proud. Enjoy!


Stats about all US cities - real estate, relocation info, house prices, home value estimator, recent sales, maps, race, income, photos, education, crime, weather, houses, and more


Meet the Neighbors

Meet The Neighbors gives you and your neighbors powerful tools to
communicate, meet, organize, get important local stuff done and just
hang out! YOU can take action right where you live (anywhere) to build
personal, real life friendships & community with your actual neighbors.


LifeAt | Creating private online communities for residential properties

A modern twist on the building bulletin board, the self-proclaimed neighborhood gossip, the welcome wagon, and the earmarked local business guide, LifeAt keeps residents in touch with everything their community has to offer.



I teach political science at a cozy college in New Jersey. I hang out with my kids, watch reality TV, and spend excessive amounts of time on the Internet.

I blush easily. Evidence here, here, ....

This is the old about page, which I'm way too sentimental to delete...
I've had a blog for over a year now and never had an about page. I kinda liked that people who got here by googling "kowasaki disease" or "naked Jessica Simpson" would just be a little befuddled. "What is the blog about? Who is this Laura?" I figured that I'm befuddled half the time, others should be as well.

But my brother just pointed out to me that the point of the blog is to be read by others. "oooooh." So, I might as well make it easier and tell you a little bit about myself and the blog.

This is 11D. It used to be called Apt. 11D, but I moved to the suburbs, so I couldn't very well keep calling it Apt. 11D. 11D means nothing. Maybe it's Barbie's bra size.

I have PhD in political science, but am not affiliated with any university right now. Instead I'm changing diapers in New Jersey. Maybe I'll put myself on the market this winter. Maybe I'll hobble together a writing career. Maybe the kids will suck out every creative brain cell, and I'll be left a broken woman in a bowling alley in Paterson. Who the hell knows.

The posts here are political. I often write about things that I am thinking through, so I could very well change my mind in the next post. Expect inconsistencies. The posts here are also personal. I just like writing.


The Stalwart

The Stalwart is a blog written by Joseph Weisenthal, covering such
topics as stocks, business, economics, politics, technology, gambling,
chess, poker, economics, current events, music, math, Chinese food,
science, randomness, kurtosis, sports, evolutionary fitness, and
anything else of the author's choosing.


Ezra Klein | The American Prospect


Epuron Ad - Investing in wind energy


Blogrunner - Blogrunner is a news aggregator from The New York Times that monitors articles and blog posts and tracks news stories as they develop across the Web


Healthy Building Network

The Healthy Building Network (HBN) is a national network of green building professionals, environmental and health activists, socially responsible investment advocates and others who are interested in promoting healthier building materials as a means of improving public health and preserving the global environment.

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