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Karpology Back November 7, 2008

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I just restored Karpology for those who still care. 🙂

Data seems to have been preserved.

A New Hobby: Tufte Trolling July 21, 2008

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I attended a one-day course by Edward Tufte a few weeks ago.  I’ve since read 2.75 of his 4 books given out as part of the course.

My brain is now alert to all the chartjunk and PowerPoint fluff running rampant in the world.

So, I’ve taken up the crusade to troll blogs that post wasteful data graphics.  Please see my comment at a popular programming blog.

Seven Jokes That Came True April 6, 2008

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College Humor has an article on seven absurd satires that then became true later on, almost exactly as portrayed in the now-parody. I find it very interesting because it raises the question about how we perceive humor and if satire is perhaps the best lens with which to judge society.

The Onion is particularly good at predicting the future and I’m sure you could find numerous articles more significant than the Gillette one. I’d pick Bush: ‘Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over’, dated January 17, 2001.

And for the record, I liked The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Despite eviscerating the novel (or so I’m told), it might be the most dramatic and dark film Disney proper has ever released.

What I Read: Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab March 29, 2008

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Bubblegeneration Strategy Lab provides a unique point of view on the current economy, both in meatspace and intartubespace.

BuyLater March 28, 2008

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BuyLater is a simple Firefox
or
Flock extension, that adds a new button to Amazon pages.
(Support for other e-commerce portals coming soon.)
If something is out of stock, or you’d rather wait until the price comes down a bit, simply click the
“Buy Later” button, and we’ll let you know (by Twitter, or email) when things change.

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I’m on to you March 27, 2008

Posted by Lumpmoose in websites.
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I’m about the only person left on KAA without a blog and now everyone is conspiring against me with a group blog.

Is this supposed to replace random thoughts, then?

PMOG March 26, 2008

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The Passively Multiplayer Online Game looks interesting, using a Firefox extension to monitor web surfing habits and monitor progress.

This unconventional massively multiplayer online game merges your web life with an alternate, hidden reality. The mundane takes on a layer of fantastic achievement. Player behavior generates characters and alliances, triggers interactions in the environment and earns the player points to spend online beefing up their inventory. Suddenly the Internet is not a series of untouchable exhibits, but rather a hackable, rewarding environment!

You can even leave traps for sites you think your friends are sure to stumble upon! Needless to say, I think I’ll be sitting this one out–Progress Quest was enough passive gaming for me.