Recent Links, 20080923

» Drinking Skepchickally, San Diego TOMORROW! Going along to this to meet geeky types.

» Homemade Hollywood – Fans Behind the Camera – Retro Thing Review of a book about homemade fan films, a phenomenon dating back to 1922! I remember a segment on ‘Why Don’t You?’ about a kid remaking Raiders of the Lost Ark with himself as the star. I wonder what happened to him?

» Ofsted opens a department of the bleeding obvious » Drink-soaked Trotskyite Popinjays for WAR Very angry. I’m not involved in education, but obviously I care, and it’s nice to see someone writing how I often feel about Fatcher and so on.

» Open public markup system for US Law. See the text of proposals and add your comments. Congress then see what people think and maybe – just maybe – respond.

» Die Luft der Freiheit weht This is a motto from Stanford University, where a colleague just did a course. I wanted to confirm what “weht” meant, and ended up reading this essay about the true meaning. “The Wind Of Freedom Blows” – hehe.

» KIOSK – Interesting things from interesting countries I’m sure I bookmarked this years ago. Maybe they changed their URL. Shop with stuff from many different countries.

» Danny O’Brien’s Oblomovka » what to make of the american election: a guide to the brit-perplexed This clarifies a few things. It’s nice to have a fellow ex-pat explaining these things to me.

» They’re Made Out Of Meat Just reading this little story again after being reminded of it. There was a theatrical adaptation – that would have been fun.

» A declaration – draft 1 » Drink-soaked Trotskyite Popinjays for WAR A nice statement to be printed and framed and gifted to those most deserving.