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  1. What Google Reader Might Have Been

    I miss reading my friends and people I learned from daily via RSS in (the old) Google Reader. Here’s an amazing walkthrough of what could have been… Google’s Lost Social Network: “Pre-Twitter, it was the essential aggregation tool for news and information junkies. But Reader had also became a social network in its own right.…

  2. Willie and Trigger

    It’s amazing to think that one instrument has pretty much provided the soundtrack of my life: Trigger: Texas Monthly December 2012: “Without Willie, there would be no Trigger. And it’s only a slight exaggeration to say that without Trigger, there would be no Willie. Willie likes to say that his guitar will probably wear out…

  3. From Flickr: What’s In My Bag August 19 2007

    Too funny… need to do an updated one of these. What’s In My Bag August 19 2007 | Flickr I’m so excited that Flickr is gaining momentum again. I’ve been a member there since 2004 and have thousands of images loaded up there (backed up in other places of course). It really is the story…

  4. Back to Field Notes

    I’m insanely excited to be using Field Notes again. I switch back and forth between Moleskines and Field Notes notebooks, but I’ve definitely missed the feel and experience of a good ad useful notebook lately since being away from Field Notes. Sure, there are digital ways to capture todos and tasks and thoughts and notes,…

  5. Reminiscing About What the Web Was

    From 2008: The vanishing personal site – Jeffrey Zeldman: “Our personal sites, once our primary points of online presence, are becoming sock drawers for displaced first-person content. We are witnessing the disappearance of the all-in-one, carefully designed personal site containing professional information, links, and brief bursts of frequently updated content to which others respond via…

  6. The Hobbit’s Bad Review

    One of the best reviews I’ve read in a long while… ‘The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey,’ by Peter Jackson – NYTimes.com: “Over all, though, the shiny hyper-reality robs Middle-earth of some of its misty, archaic atmosphere, turning it into a gaudy high-definition tourist attraction. But of course it will soon be overrun with eager…

  7. Poor Gorgosaurus

    Sad tale of a gorgosaurus that has, fortunately, been fossilized to preserve an amazing CSI-esque amount of data: Who knew that brain tumors could show up in the fossil record and be responsible for a scary dino having two broken legs and a busted shoulder? Gotta love science.