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“Glamourpuss presents 60 stylish portraits showcasing furry models in the most fetching custom-made cat wigs ever created.” Buy a book for you. Buy a wig for your cat. [via Jenny]

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Designing Obama

Scott Thomas, aka SimpleScott, is the designer who brought us BarackObama.com and later WhiteHouse.gov. He’s recently published Designing Obama, a book filled with some of the best designs that helped America elect its first black president. The book’s $80, and I’d like to own it, but I’m still deciding whether to buy it. The iPad […]

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Homewrk and BookshelfPorn

I came across a link to Homewrk on Jesse Bennett-Chamberlain’s website today and from there… …I found BookshelfPorn. I love looking at the workspaces of other creative people (the Unclutterer Flickr pool is another fave), and people know I love books. These two sites could keep me entertained and inspired for days, so I’m not […]

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How HeinleinBiography.com is doing

Two weeks after launch my site HeinleinBiography.com is #9 on a Google search for the term “Heinlein Biography,” which is pretty good. Sadly, in a Google search for “Robert Heinlein biography,” it fares less well, coming in at #14. “New Heinlein biography” also doesn’t do very well, dropping to #16. I can’t complain too much, […]

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Heinlein biography coming next month

I have been waiting for this book for years. I met the biographer, Bill Patterson, many years ago at a convention in Santa Clara, when he gave an early reading from the book. The first book in the now two-volume tome is finally being released by Tor Books on August 17. Get it from Amazon. […]

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Thursday Top 5

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_i-hEdPOb8] New York Times: Tainted Tap WaterThirty-five years after Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act, some regulators and environmentalists say the law is now so out of date that it fails to protect people from the most obvious threats. The NY Times has been reporting on water issues for a long time now in […]

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Thursday Top 5+5

My Internet connection was down for almost nine days so I’m a bit behind in posting this Top 5. To make up for it, here’s an extra helping of interestingness, lols, and shenanigans. http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf TED Talks: Juan Enriquez shares mindboggling science This is why I love science. “Even as mega-banks topple, Juan Enriquez says the […]

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Thursday Top 5

The Boston Globe’s 2009 in Photos on The Big PictureI’ve posted this amazing news photoblog before, but their year-end round-up is always especially astounding. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z2vU8M6CYI] Beatles 3000What were the Beatles really like? [via Jenny] http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8080943&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 TeuxDeuxA nifty web app for daily to-do lists. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSgiXGELjbc] Carl Sagan, “A Glorious Dawn” featuring Stephen Hawking (Cosmos Remixed)The PBS […]

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Thursday Top 5

Cory Doctorow’s MakersTor.com is serializing Corey Doctorow’s upcoming new novel before its November release, with a new installment every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning. This art is junkLiterally. Artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster make shadow art out of piles of trash. NPR Road Trip station finderNPR has relaunched a redesigned site and there are […]

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Heinlein collection = ~675

Some of my loyal readers no doubt know I collect stuff by science fiction’s Grand Master, Robert A. Heinlein (you could hardly miss the fact if you’ve been to our flat). Indeed, we have a great many books in our place, quite aside from my collection of Heinlein stuff. Sometimes people ask us how many […]

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