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Our move is complete. It's official, we own too much stuff. However, an early summer garage-sale followed by some donations to the local Sally Ann should solve this problem.


As I mentioned in my last post, I've been using Spurl to catalog and syndicate my web surfing. Since then, I've discovered some similar services. These tools provide a new framework for net-based exploration, classification and value assignment; a proto-noosphere.

The tools:

  • Furl (Similar name, but this one has been around for over a year.)

  • (Now integrated with Spurl!)

  • Stumble Upon (A word-of-mouth approach to websurfing.)

  • MemeStreams (A collaborative weblog.)

  • Kinja (Spurl for blog posts?)

    I also recommend this post over at Information Pollution. The developers of both Spurl and Furl make an appearance in the comments.


    I've reviewed my spurls since mid-march and I present the cream of the crop:


  • English Translations of the Tao Te Ching

  • The Role of Language in Intelligence

  • Nietzsche's idea of an uberman and life from his point of view

  • Charles' Rules of Argument

  • Argumentation and Critical Thinking Tutorial

  • Contretemps - An online journal of Philosophy

  • The life-cycle of Memes

  • How to Make a Complete Map of Every Thought you Think

  • Pataphysics of Year 2000 - "A tormenting thought: as of a certain point, history was no longer real. Without noticing it, all mankind suddenly left reality; everything happening since then was supposedly not true; but we supposedly didn't notice. Our task would now be to find that point, and as long as we didn't have it, we would be forced to abide in our present destruction." What a scary thought. Have we detatched ourselves from reality? (Related: What is Pataphysics?)


  • Allen Ginsberg's "America"

  • The Forest of Rhetoric

  • A Writer's Toolkit - Write like a fractal


  • Riley Dog

  • Turning the Tide - Noam Chomsky's blog

  • Solipsistic - Back and beautifully designed

    Free Online Texts:

  • Elementary Calculus - an online textbook

  • The Best of Economics - An online textbook

  • Free Culture - A free ebook on the corporate control of culture and creativity. (Related: The Corporation)


  • The Kleptones present..."Yoshimi Battles The Hip-Hop Robots" - Hip-hop lyrics mixed with The Flaming Lips. (Haunting.)

  • Sound Canopy - A sound installation in downtown Chicago. (Related: Audible Frequency)

  • Local Dj Co-Op release a mix CD

  • Mix of the Week

  • SBaGen - Binaural Beat Brain Wave Experimenter's Lab

  • Creative misuse and abuse of musical tools


  • Exercises In Style

  • Polite Winter

  • The Rasterbator

  • The corporate battle for blue

  • Night of the Living Dead is now public domain. Download the movie here.

  • Identifont

  • Philippe Halsman: Dali Atomicus

  • News Designer - A blog on newspaper design, journalism, etc.

  • digital sound visual interactive poetry etc.

  • The Evolution of Writing


  • Soccer playing robots!

  • Zoe - Googling your email

  • Myron - The computer vision plug-in for Java, Processing, and Director

  • The Stony Brook Algorithm Repository

  • Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures

  • The Programmers Stone - What makes a programmer a guru?


  • How the U.S. Got Involved In Vietnam - A historical account written by a 'Nam vet.

  • Self-Organizing Systems: A Tutorial in Complexity

  • A Mini-History of Japan - 3,500 Years in Ten Pages

  • The Skeptic's Annotated Bible and Quran

  • Creativity Techniques

  • Gross International Happiness Project (Related: The Kingdom of Bhutan)

    Side note: Stung Eye was mentioned in this edition of the Carnival of Canucks.



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