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Modernizing Monuments

Love how this Soviet monument in Bulgaria is updated for every protest. BBC News – Bulgaria Soviet monument in Sofia gets Ukraine twist.

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“The story of a page not found”

A short, fun TED Talk illustrating how even the most mundane aspect of your website can be made valuable and effective. Renny Gleeson: 404, the story of a page not found | Video on TED.com.

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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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Memory of the World | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/flagship-project-activities/memory-of-the-world/homepage/ A UNESCO program that is new to me: Nations submit items or “memories” that are of national and international significance. Sort of a world-heritage time capsule.

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FML: Your everyday life stories

http://fmylife.com/ I’d never heard of this site before they posted their iPhone app yesterday, but by this morning I think I’d read every post. A strange mix of petty miseries and embarrassments that prompt laughs, groans, and my “I fear to look, yet I cannot turn away” reaction in general. Witness: Today, I ran over […]

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What MapQuest and G.P.S. Don’t Tell You Can Get You Lost – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/04/automobiles/04ROAD.html An interesting assemblage of regional planning oddities and quirks that can wreak havoc on even the best-researched Google Mapped itinerary. Though I admittedly lean pretty heavily on Google and Mapquest (living in a big city makes reliance less painful), I’ve found the CAA website to be the most precise. Not only does it map […]

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Cool Tools

http://www.kk.org/cooltools/ I have a wholly undeserved reputation for being able to root out neat books, movies and tools that are not well known. In truth, a huge number of “my finds” are stolen from Kevin Kelly’s fantastic web resource, Cool Tools. Kelly’s readers are invited to submit raves of products that work well for them; […]

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