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Written about Tuesday 2008-09-23
Written: (3311 days ago)
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Today, for the first time in my life since I hit puberty, I was able to look in the mirror and see my real face. Not the cute!me, not the ugly!me - just me.

P.S. The face in my photo is a bit of a pretty-face, though. It's for you ;)

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Written about Tuesday 2008-09-09
Written: (3325 days ago)
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<rant>
See, this is why I prefer to read slash (as in, fanfiction with gay sex) rather than het (same with straight sex):


I could never have forced her.

I … I truly care for her.




This, in an otherwise decent fic. Straight drama/romance/smut, without any inclination towards touching the more dysfunctional aspects of life (which I do enjoy in fiction, in case you're wondering). And here I was, with my naive belief that not raping someone was a part of basic human decency. Silly me! Obviously, it's a sign of True Love. *sighs* How romantic.
</rant>
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Written about Saturday 2008-08-30
Written: (3335 days ago)

Greta Christina asks her readers how to avoid becoming a crank, and receives some great replies! Very recommended for overcritical nitpicky spoilsports like me ;) http://gretachristina.typepad.com/greta_christinas_weblog/2008/08/on-not-being-a-crank.html

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Written about Monday 2008-08-25
Written: (3340 days ago)
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Written about Thursday 2008-08-21
Written: (3344 days ago)

Free textbooks!
Article: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-textbook18-2008aug18,0,4712858.story
Discussion: http://news.slashdot.org/news/08/08/19/1316227.shtml
Example: http://www.lightandmatter.com/books.html

On a related note, SiSU looks interesting: http://www.jus.uio.no/sisu/
As you might know, I love the flexibility of HTML+CSS(+JS). I'm also a wannabe fan of S5 (file format), Leo (text editor) and the LaTeX class beamer. If you know of any other one-source-many-uses projects, let me know :)

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Written about Tuesday 2008-08-19
Written: (3346 days ago)

We were talking in the forums, and I remembered about The Eatpoo Guide for Art desperados, which is a pretty good intro for newbie (and maybe not-so-new) artists: http://eatpoo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&amp;t=27

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Written about Monday 2008-08-18
Written: (3347 days ago)
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Written about Saturday 2008-08-16
Written: (3349 days ago)
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Written about Friday 2008-08-15
Written: (3350 days ago)

A small study finds that female relatives of gay/bi men have more children than those of straight men. They come up with a theory to explain it, but I'm not convinced: http://www.newscientist.com/channel/being-human/dn14543-bisexuality-passed-on-by-hyperheterosexuals-.html

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Written about Thursday 2008-08-14
Written: (3351 days ago)
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Written about Thursday 2008-08-14
Written: (3351 days ago)

Apple is doing well, the stock market believes; nerds discuss why: http://news.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/08/14/0257244

And, apparently, being pretty has measurable benefits (imagine that!): http://www.newscientist.com/channel/sex/mg19926694.600-humans-are-biased-towards-the-beautiful.html

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Written about Thursday 2008-08-14
Written: (3351 days ago)

A discussion about allowing doping in sports: http://science.slashdot.org/science/08/08/13/1957200.shtml
As one commenter says, "sportmanship is hard to find in professional sports, but it exists at other levels." I think it's a natural result of athletics turning from a discipline into an entertainment industry too popular for its own good. We, as a society, have lost perspective somewhere along the way :/

And in other news, we have... robots with braaains! (well, almost) http://technology.newscientist.com/channel/tech/mg19926696.100-rise-of-the-ratbrained-robots.html

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Written about Thursday 2008-08-14
Written: (3351 days ago)
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Written about Wednesday 2008-08-13
Written: (3352 days ago)
Next in thread: 1041300

How do you run without legs? Like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNPPbn19UkQ

Eee rocks, but Asus doesn't know what to do with it, says Eric Sink: http://www.ericsink.com/entries/eee.html

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Written about Tuesday 2008-08-12
Written: (3353 days ago)
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Written about Tuesday 2008-08-12
Written: (3353 days ago)
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Perhaps a bit too peppy, but oh well... http://www.girleffect.org/

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Written about Tuesday 2008-08-12
Written: (3353 days ago)
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Written about Tuesday 2008-08-12
Written: (3353 days ago)

And now, for something completely different...

Textual pacman: http://pac-txt.com/
Solitaire: http://worldofsolitaire.com/?source=games
"Chat": http://www.bigbluecup.com/games.php?action=detail&id=1059

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Written about Tuesday 2008-08-12
Written: (3353 days ago)

Greta Christina insists that living for the moment and spending every day as if it were your last is unwise, and suggests living in the moment and spending your life as if it were your last instead: http://gretachristina.typepad.com/greta_christinas_weblog/2008/08/living-each-day-as-if-it-were-your-last.html

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Written about Monday 2008-08-11
Written: (3354 days ago)
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Written about Monday 2008-08-11
Written: (3354 days ago)

The benefits of writing fanfic: http://ali-wildgoose.livejournal.com/349726.html

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