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Baron Münchhausen was the first bootstrapper

18/01/2006 @ 17:18 UTC

erikbenson : Baron Münchhausen was the first bootstrapper - I love the idea of bootstrapping. It's one of the things that makes this world awesome, that a thing can pull itself along.

A short article on juice fasting

15/01/2006 @ 05:09 UTC

erikbenson : A short article on juice fasting - Sounds a bit scary. Wee!

ThinkGeek :: eStarling Wi-Fi Gmail / Flickr Enabled LCD Frame

14/01/2006 @ 00:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : ThinkGeek :: eStarling Wi-Fi Gmail / Flickr Enabled LCD Frame - One of those LCD photoframe dealios, but this one can subscribe to Flickr RSS feed downloaded over Wi-Fi. [via#

erikbenson : wifi flickr photo frame - I'd like one of these. A bit expensive though.

A bunch of different confidence tricks

9/01/2006 @ 05:08 UTC

erikbenson : A bunch of different confidence tricks - I never knew that con man was a reference to the confidence trick. Been watching a lot of Paul Newman movies lately with these tricks.

An online dating site for dating in groups

7/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

erikbenson : An online dating site for dating in groups - Interesting take... I might give it a try some day.

A great post on the some interesting, if extreme, alternatives for our future

6/01/2006 @ 01:10 UTC

erikbenson : A great post on the some interesting, if extreme, alternatives for our future - "We don't seek reproductive success directly; we seek tasty foods that tended to promote survival and luscious mates who tended to produce bright, healthy babies. Modern results: fast food and pornography."

Dangerous thoughts: ban schools, the evolution of evil, we are bacteria

6/01/2006 @ 01:09 UTC

erikbenson : Dangerous thoughts: ban schools, the evolution of evil, we are bacteria - I like the idea of running with dangerous thoughts. I thought some of these were a bit too science vs. religiony, but liked the more obscure ones.

After a whale dies, it falls to the bottom of the ocean and creates a crazy ecosystem.

5/01/2006 @ 03:09 UTC

erikbenson : After a whale dies, it falls to the bottom of the ocean and creates a crazy ecosystem. - That ecosystem sustains many species of worms and other creatures that survive solely off of dead whales, hopping from one carcass to the next for millions of years. So strange!

Learn about whale falls.

5/01/2006 @ 03:09 UTC

erikbenson : Learn about whale falls. - They are so awesome!

A new Miranda July story--another reason to love her

30/12/2005 @ 07:08 UTC

erikbenson : A new Miranda July story--another reason to love her - "What is the most terrifying thing that has ever happened to you? Did it involve a car? Was it on a boat? Did an animal do it? If you answered yes to any of these questions then I am not surprised. Cars crash, boats sink, and animals are just scary. Why n

The best holiday article of the year

27/12/2005 @ 21:11 UTC

erikbenson : The best holiday article of the year - The Stranger staff attempts to kill Cienna's holiday spirit. I think next time she'll have no trouble enlisting people for her adventures...

Learn about Andy Warhol's Factory

27/12/2005 @ 08:08 UTC

erikbenson : Learn about Andy Warhol's Factory - House, artist studio, film studio, and general hang out place.

Video podcasting with the iMac’s built-in iSight

25/12/2005 @ 01:17 UTC

erikbenson : Video podcasting with the iMac’s built-in iSight - I've been trying to figure this out for months... this tutorial finally explained how to do it. Requires Quicktime Broadcast and a few custom settings. Works great!

I like the Advice Bunny, but I love the Advice Duck

23/12/2005 @ 09:08 UTC

erikbenson : I like the Advice Bunny, but I love the Advice Duck - Ask the bunny questions, and then ask the duck what he thinks of the bunny's answers!

43 Things is one of Yahoo's "Picks of the Year"

21/12/2005 @ 21:08 UTC

erikbenson : 43 Things is one of Yahoo's "Picks of the Year" - Right between "The worst jobs in history" and "The history of the Batmobile". I also like "A Day in the Life of Miss McDonald"... what, Ronald won't propose?

43 People adds year-end calendars

17/12/2005 @ 03:08 UTC

Andy Baio : 43 People adds year-end calendars - aggregates info across all the 43 sites  [via]

erikbenson : What I did in 2005 (according to 43 Things, 43 Places, 43 People, and All Consuming) - One of the fun parts about building all of these sites is finding weird ways to combine them all. Today we pushed out a feature that brings together all the things you added to a list, or marked off on any of our sites. I haven't written my year in revi

Howard Stern says, "It's sad to leave, but onward and upward. And let's not let the government w...

17/12/2005 @ 00:08 UTC

erikbenson : Howard Stern says, "It's sad to leave, but onward and upward. And let's not let the government win." - I don't like Howard, but I'm on his side.

Lewin's force diagram

16/12/2005 @ 19:08 UTC

erikbenson : Lewin's force diagram - Most things are in balance, that point where the driving forces are a match for the restraining forces. Changing things is as much about helping the forces that are with you as weakening the forces that are against you.

del.icio.us: y.ah.oo!

9/12/2005 @ 20:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - del.icio.us: y.ah.oo!: yahoo buys del.icio.us

Andy Baio : Yahoo! acquires Del.icio.us - everyone I know now works at Yahoo

jkottke : Yahoo! buys del.icio.us - Yahoo! buys del.icio.us...muxway is all growed up. There's an interesting story in here somewhere about how Yahoo! is hiring/buying the "alpha geeks" (hackers, tinkerers, accidental entrepreneurs) and Google seemingly isn't (Ph.Ds, computer scientists) an

jimray : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - Wow

erikbenson : Yahoo buys del.icio.us. Nice! - Congratulations, Joshua.

Linkorama : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - I just thought I would link to it and add every recommended tag. Congrats Josh!

Paul Hammond : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - We're proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family

kayodeok : del.icio.us: y.ah.oo! - We're proud to announce that del.icio.us has joined the Yahoo! family. Together we'll continue to improve how people discover, remember and share on the Internet, with a big emphasis on the power of community

Philippe Janvier : del.icio.us : y.ah.oo ! - Après Flickr, Yahoo achète Del.icio.us. La fin du web tel que l'on a pu le connaître ces trois dernières années. Qui sera le prochain ? [via#

Yahoo Answers is strangely good!

9/12/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

erikbenson : Yahoo Answers is strangely good! - Very easy to use, lots of RSS feeds so I can add it to my blog and 43 people, and interesting "game" with the points and levels...

Drunkenness, on Wikipedia

8/12/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

erikbenson : Drunkenness, on Wikipedia - This is really funny. Whoever wrote this can barely mask his/her distain for "drunkards" and "lushes".

CNET buys Consumating

7/12/2005 @ 19:55 UTC

Andy Baio : CNET buys Consumating - not bad for two guys in their spare time; congrats!

Jason Shellen : Consumating is now part of CNET Networks - Congrats to Ben Brown and crew. However, CNET watch out he has a propensity for putting his 'DNA' on servers. #

jimray : Consumating bought by C|Net - Seems like an odd fit, but here's to Bubble2.0!

erikbenson : Ben Brown sells consumating.com, congratulations! - Every internet rock star needs to sell a website and move to San Francisco at least once.

plasticbag : Consumating.com gets bought by CNET - There really does seem to be a bit of an explosion of really early-stage acquisitions going on around the place at the moment. It's interesting...

ricmac : Consumating: bought by CNET - via waxy links

Interesting opinion piece on legalizing all drugs

5/12/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

erikbenson : Interesting opinion piece on legalizing all drugs - I wonder if it's true that society will never be able to change some of its standard qualities of behavior... if, like drinking alcohol, using drugs is here to stay, or if there's a chance it would ever go away. My money would be on it staying, I suppose

Todd writes 30 minutes of songs in one month

2/12/2005 @ 03:55 UTC

erikbenson : Todd writes 30 minutes of songs in one month - Speler - Watermelon Songs (for NaSoAlMo 2005)

Quick way to poll people for opinions

1/12/2005 @ 03:55 UTC

erikbenson : Quick way to poll people for opinions - It has an RSS feed, which is a great strength that will make me consider using this as another stream of possible random writing. Worth a look.

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