Saturday, May 31, 2008
Louis Kahn, My Architect (Un Filme de Nathaniel Kahn)
No Agenda - Just personal opinion
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 washingtonpost.com
Hotline On Call - National Journal
The Page - by Mark Halperin - TIME
Sgt. Pepper Politics
FeedBlitz - The Leading RSS and Blog to Email Service
MyDD :: Diaries
MyDD :: Direct Democracy for People-Powered Politics
Raising Kaine The Voice of Progressive Virginia
Marc Ambinder - A political blog from The Atlantic
iPhone Apps and iPod touch Applications Gallery appSafari.com
TestiPhone.com - iPhone Application Web Based Simulator
2008 Democratic Convention Watch
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
KALOMOIRA EUROVISION 2008 GREECE - MY SECRET COMBINATION
Eurovision 2008 Winner Final - Russia - Dima Bilan
xkcd - A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language - By Randall Munroe
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
ResidentialNYC.com - Real Estate, Homes For Sale, Sold Properties, Real Estate Maps
Entre les murs by Laurent Cantet - Cannes 2008 - Golden Palm
Rocket Powered Matchbox Car!
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.
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How to build a 2/5th scale Tank. part 1
How To Cure a Hangover
Chill A Coke In 2 Minutes
Elephant Paints Self Portrait
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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.
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.
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.
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anything else of the author's choosing.