Thursday, June 30, 2005

The Graph of Evil

An interesting analysis tool of your goal system and/or morals. Fill out graphs for yourself, get others to fill out graphs, fill out hypothetical graphs for others and historical figures.

kudos to Joshua Truett for noting this.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Journal Of Applied Misanthropology

A well crafted essay on religious belief, which no one will read and have their opinion's changed by.

But I'm sure it was a nice outlet for the author.

One of the primary occupations of those with minority opinions is the endless creation of arguments and speeches which hold no convincing power, except to those who already accept their premises. It's satisfying, but useless, to write smug enraged thesis that anyone would ever dare enter Intelligent Design into school syllabi. Satisfying, because Intelligent Design is nonsensical crap, even to many discerning christians, and useless, because like so many arguments, it does not actually engage proponents of Intelligent Design on the level which inspired their opinions.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

WorldChanging: Another World Is Here: Accelerando

Charlie Stross is favorably compared to Gibson's Neuromancer. I am currently reading the Creative Common's download, while waiting for the amazon copy to arrive.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

VG Cats

This webcomic nicely summarizes my feelings about Star Wars Episode 3.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Flash / How to Fold a Shirt

Time saving knowledge for those of you unlucky enough to still live in the corporeal world.

It's these kinds of things that give me hope for humanity. Manipulation of physical objects, every day, like shirts and socks, seems a sterile place. But here, like the Zen monks who find meaning in repetitive tasks, someone has found new and wonderful meaning in a new way to do a silly everyday thing. I hope that someone tells the managers at clothing stores worldwide, it will bring the poor textile workers joy.