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Television

Music

  • ArcticThrough the Spaces from their Unbeliever EP

Our apologies for incorrectly referring to Arctic as “Project Arctic” in the podcast… although we do think Project Arctic is a cool name as well!

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The Big 3

Facebook

MySpace

Twitter

The Pretenders

Anything developed by Yahoo!

Jaiku

Pownce

The Tools

FriendFeed

Ping.fm

Flock

Apps like TweetDeck

On The Bubble

Plurk

Seesmic, 12seconds.tv and other video blogging services

Microblogs (like tumblr)

…and what about Laconica?

Are They?/Aren’t They?

Flickr

YouTube

LinkedIn

Blogging services (like Blogger)

Musical Artist Profile

Laura Barrett (courtesy of Paper Bag Records)


Looks like James Spader just moved up on Shatner's late-night "crank call" list.

I remember when I first saw Star Trek II:  The Wrath Of Khan, and I also remember a particular scene that has stuck with me throughout the years.

No…it’s not the “Kirk yell.”

It was the scene where Chekov and Captain Clark Terrell were ambushed by Khan and his loyal followers.  Khan implants the two unfortunates with eels that enter their ears, enabling him to control their minds.

Still freaks me out.

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Soon to be no “Mac” in MacWorld
RIAA – No longer serving, leaving that to those who provide service
“Digg”ing deeper into debt
Amazon – The e-Scrooge
Water, water…everywhere?

Television
Boxing up Boxed Sets for the TV Lover
Anthony stuffs:  Monty Python, Freaks And Geeks, Blackadder
Mike stuffs:  Sports Night, The West Wing, Arrested Development

Wheel of Pop
Music of 1986

Websites of the Week
Anthony: www.kiva.org
Mike: www.christmaslore.com

Music by Jonathan Coulton

intersecting spheres

When I sift through a social news aggregator like Digg, I often ponder the differences between something that is cool for its own sake (like Shark Week on Discovery) or something that is meaningful on a level where I actually have an interest and a desire to follow story updates or do more research.

I’ve decided to create a template for myself that tries to juxtapose the following four domains:
1) Cool but don’t care
2) Cool and do care
3) Not cool but care
4) Not cool, don’t care

Let’s face it, there aren’t many stories in the last category we even give a second glance to, thus I’ve instantly made my job 25% easier for the long term.

For analytic purposes, however, let’s establish some real world examples for each of subdomains (I’m feeling so pedagogically enabled):
1) Cool but don’t care – “Oct. 8, 1582: Nothing Happens
2) Cool and do care – “460,000 brick Lego Tower in Austria
3) Not cool but care – “99% of Alaska Glaciers Melting
4) Not cool and don’t care – “Formula Created for the Perfect Shower” although “Haggis Could Disappear due to Climate Change” was a close second.

What really prompted this post was a link to a story I saw about galaxies colliding in deep space could impact star creation in deep space.  By the time I got to the end of reading the 10 word link, I already knew that as impressive a scientific discovery this might be, I couldn’t relate it to my lunchtime dilemma over choosing Caesar or Ranch dressing for my salad.

Let us know what you caring sphere parameters are, and listen to the second podcast either here at the blog or in iTunes.