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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall – Errol Morris Blog – NYTimes.com

A fascinating and lengthy in-depth look at some of the photographs that best defined George W. Bush’s presidency. I just read through the whole thing.

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On Reading

In the last couple years, I have started reading several books, but finished very few. It would seem that my appetite for new knowledge doesn’t have a very long attention span.

Meanwhile, I spend night after night reading as much as I can from my feed reader, which right this instant clocks in at 501 subscriptions, with 1295 unread articles. I have yet to discover anyone who is subscribed to more feeds than I am.

Now I know that sounds staggering, and it should, but I don’t read everything. Indeed, it would be pretty much impossible to do so. But I do make quite an effort, and in doing so I have initiated the reading of countless streams of never-ending text. Yet more books I will never finish.

One thing I did recently finish, in one sitting, is Patrick Combs’s story from 1995 about cashing a junk mail check for over $95,000. Not sure how long it would be as a book but it would certainly take more physical pages than the 10 or so webpages that the story is split into.

The other day at work I printed out a page of Google API documentation that I was reading, and it came out to about 36 pages. I had already pretty much read the whole thing by the time I hit “Print”, so I was taken aback a little bit at just how much I must read in any given day without skipping a beat.

I’m even starting to read books on my iPhone. Right now I’m reading Edwin A. Abbott’s Flatland as part of the fun little Classics application. So there’s yet another incomplete reading.

So I guess the point is that I read a lot. My hunger for knowledge cannot be satiated.

So how do you occupy your time? Video games? Some sort of physical activity? Let me know in the comments.

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The Stoopid Student: Top Ten Nicest College Dorms

The Stoopid Student: Top Ten Nicest College Dorms

This blog post didn’t get Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering’s name right, but the random Flickr photo they decided to link to is the common room from my 6 person suite senior year. That’s my Oklahoma flag!

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The El Pelon Taqueria (which I ate at once) burned


Moonset & Apocalypse from mbsrules on Vimeo.

The El Pelon Taqueria (which I ate at once) burned along with several other independent restaurants in Boston yesterday. A stop-motion photographer happened to capture it all.

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Great

Great

A new webcomic about a hapless fellow.

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Jonathan Denmark Makes Hip Hop Blush

Jonathan Denmark Makes Hip Hop Blush

My good friend Jonathan Denmark just got some press coverage from LA2DAY for his concert this Friday in Los Angeles.

I have written a few of the backing tracks for his set, including for Great Dietitian, which is available in the iTunes Store.