Tag Archives: great-resources


Like a Salon des Réfusés for Kickstarter, Selfstarter has provided the web tools needed to run your own crowdfunding campaign.  Useful for those of us in Canada who still have no Kickstarter access. Selfstarter.

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Letters of Note

This blog of famous people’s letters is fascinating. I particularly liked the one-two punch of Einstein’s views on God and Steinbeck’s struggles over story. http://www.lettersofnote.com/

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Editorial Calendar

This post won’t appeal to most, but for those who use WordPress to blog it might make a huge difference. WordPress is very good at some things, and poor at others. I’ve become a Press This! user, but its inability to schedule posts means I have a buildup of drafts to sort through and schedule. […]

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Why you will fail to have a great career

This is the year I’m buckling down on “following my dreams” (or at least mining my interests) in pursuit of self-employment, as 3 years of under- and unemployment has left me as emotionally bankrupt as I am financially. This isn’t one of the best TEDTalks ever, but it is one of the more important.  I’ll […]

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TEDTalk: Great Talks

I’ve long been an admirer of Steve Jobs, not least because he was the best presenter I’ve ever watched. His addresses were so effective the term “Stevenote” was coined in recognition. This TEDTalk by Nancy Duarte is useful for anyone who needs to get their ideas across, and hopes to do it with the same […]

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Billy Bragg Live

I’ve spent a lot of time on Archive.org lately, for historical research purposes. Today, I noticed they have more than just texts – there are music and video archives, as well. Sadly, neither Darren Hanlon nor the Lucksmiths are represented amidst the live recordings, but there are a ton of Billy Bragg shows. Enjoy! http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=%28collection%3ABillyBragg%20OR%20mediatype%3ABillyBragg%29%20AND%20-mediatype%3Acollection&sort=date

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Every few days, I come across something that makes me realise how priviledged I am to be living in the current era. (Can you imagine how Diderot would react to Wikipedia?) Shapeways was this week’s revelation. It gives average Joes like me access to 3D printers in a variety of material; acrylics, ceramics, glass, aluminum […]

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The List of Lists of Lists

Recursion, defined. (Oh, how I adore Wikipedia!) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lists_of_lists List of ancient king lists Lists of A&M Records artists Lists of ABC shows Lists of African Americans Lists of African Union members Lists of American films Lists of American football players Lists of American television episodes with LGBT themes Lists of American writers Lists of Americans […]

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The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse

http://creativereuse.org/ Toronto has a(n in)famous store called Active Surplus, where geeks buy tech bits and bobs and electrical doodads with which to assemble terrific things. This looks like an estrogen-enhanced Active Surplus, where crafters can buy fabric ends and creative bric-a-brac with which to assemble impressive things. I wish there was one locally!

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Pirate Bay founders get rich in jail| Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUSTRE55T1QF20090630 The Pirate Bay goes “legit”. My initial reaction was an eyeroll and a thought back to how toothless Napster became after a similar move. But the Reuters story suggests a glint of hope: Global Gaming Chief Executive Hans Pandeya told a news conference that the revamped website would generate money via advertising, supplying storage […]

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