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Were there really #sfriots?

The night of the Giants’ World Series win, you either thought San Francisco “erupted into riots” (if you were watching the sometimes hysterical reactions streaming on Twitter with hashtags like #sfriots and #sfscanner), or you had no idea there was anything happening at all (if you were watching any of the traditional TV news stations […]

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Decimated ≠ destroyed

People nearly always use the word “decimated” to mean something synonymous to “totally destroyed” or “mostly destroyed.” This is incorrect. I used to do this too, so I don’t blame people. But when my pal Peter Drekmeier enlightened me years ago, I stopped using the word wrong. The actual meaning of decimated is to reduce […]

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My favorite podcasts

I’ve recently gotten much more into podcasts, which I previously didn’t really have much time for, nor interest in. Now that we’ve moved to the East Bay, and I’m still working downtown SF, my commute has increased from 20 minutes one-way on my bike to a half-hour-plus on a bus or BART or both, plus […]

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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years after Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act, some regulators and environmentalists say the law is now so out of date that it fails to protect people from the most obvious threats.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

ResonanceThis is a really interesting and well produced video on design strategy, made by product design firm Continuum in LA. I couldn’t embed so you’ll have to go to their site to view it. Street Sweeper Social Club, “100 Little Curses”I guess I haven’t been paying attention, because I didn’t know Tom Morello and Boots […]

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Thursday Top 5+2

http://www.hulu.com/embed/WPsOut8kWsnpInwShWsjAg Last night of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”I haven’t watched Leno for years, and he was never my favorite, as I preferred the wacky ’80s and early ’90s era of Letterman, but Leno’s not bad at all. Last week was his final night on “The Tonight Show” before Conan takes over the reins […]

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Thursday Top 5

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=4412391&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Quimby The Mouse by Chris WareAn animated short produced for the recent “This American Life – Live!” broadcast. Best viewed in fullscreen mode. [3:30 min] http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/2tJjNVVwRCY&hl=en&fs=1 Bill O’Reilly Flips OutWho ever said Bill O’Rielly has anger management issues? I guess he’s not a Sting fan. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3156959&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=ffffff&fullscreen=1 Bathtub IVA video using the tilt shift photography […]

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Thursday Top 5+1

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js7wxoqeVK0] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP-umkLRC9A] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5MS3sgOz5k] Coraline trailer and two behind-the-scenes clipsVelms, this opens this weekend. Let’s go see it! “The Obama Moment”Next Agenda’s Peter Leyden gives a TED-style talk about the dramatic historical, technological, and demographic changes that are occurring in our lifetime, and how he believes they are affecting the current (and future) political landscape. It’s […]

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Thursday Top 5

The Times MachineSee the New York Times from any day between 1851 and 1922. Includes scans of all pages of the newspaper, and links to full-page PDFs. The redhead on “marriage”This is still one of my favorite posts on the subject of marriage. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS4Trf2Gstk] Holiday Inn makes you smart? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lgzz-L7GFg] 1958 episode of the Bell […]

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