Rummage Through The Crevices
(Musical Curiosities, Obscurities and other Unearthed Treasures) is "a weekly community radio segment (Friday mornings, 2SER-FM, Sydney, Australia) devoted to offbeat and outsider music, less travelled paths of global pop, interesting re-issued treasures, music-sharing activists, notable and unusual online mp3 repositories, etc. This webloggy thing is its online companion."
posted by taz
on May 30, 2005 -
is a new tool that helps us busy bloggers by using our own content and a "sophisticated Artificial Intelligence algorithm" to automatically create and post content to a weblog.
posted by gen
on May 19, 2005 -
Blogs are bad, essays good.
Yet another priesthood is taking defensive action, this time essayists. In this piece, the author argues, without much thought or precision, that the throughtful, precise essay is much, much better than those dirty blogs. With apologies to Bill Maher, NEW RULE: If you think Matt Drudge is a blogger and cite him as such, you've already lost the argument.
posted by baltimore
on May 15, 2005 -
Paul Shirley's blog
returns for the NBA playoffs. Shirley is the last player in the depth chart on the potential NBA champion Phoenix Suns. As ESPN's Bill Simmons wrote
about his original blog
, "we could finally have an answer to the question, 'What would it be like if one our friends
was an NBA player and sent us e-mails about his life every few days?'"
posted by casu marzu
on May 5, 2005 -
The Darth Side: Memoirs of a Monster.
Vader blogs from under the helmet. Best read out loud in a tinny James Earl Jones voice with mechanized breathing. First post is here
. (Historian's note: the blog starts shortly before Empire Strikes Back
, and his current entry is written during the storming of Hoth.)
posted by brownpau
on Apr 27, 2005 -
is a "Programming Bloopers" repository and forum, collecting, dissecting and making good fun of badly written code. Programmers can appreciate their fellow coders' strange
or plainly funny
problem solving techniques. Sometimes programmers will square the wheel
while reinventing it. Or take the best practices
to the insanity level.
Some programming knowledge required.
posted by nkyad
on Apr 27, 2005 -
Black Market Press: Back Again
The Popular Tri-State Area Zine Team, Black Market Press is back again, older, wiser, and broadcasting to a much wider readership thanks to the popularity of the Blog. Social and political commentary from the pamphleteering team that brought you Media Blitz
back in 1995. We encourage you to send us links, news, or hate mail.
posted by Mroz
on Apr 18, 2005 -
reads like fiction (awesome, Hunter S. Thompson -esque fiction -- Part 1
) to outsiders, but that might just be because it's so fucking good. The lawyers commiserating in the comments, at least, think it's real.
The navigation is cumbersome -- if you're not careful, you'll come into a story in the middle. For your perusal, then, I've laid a few out:
Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Part 1, 2
Part 1, 2, 3, 4
posted by Tlogmer
on Mar 30, 2005 -
Meet Jakob Lodwick of Blumpy.org.
You may be familiar
with him because of sites like this
Blumpy.org i s a bit of a step up, however, featuring some pretty nifty skits and a great video-journal
He has also made a video
, Baltimore's soon-to-be legendary (any day now) basement rock god, whose site also has a huge stash
of excellent b-side material and another video
not the biggest sites, so go easy on'em and be patient.
posted by es_de_bah
on Mar 22, 2005 -
Al Qaeda Posts Online Magazine
Al Qaeda has, reportedly, published the first issue of an online magazine aimed at recruitment of Muslims to get rid of the infidels and apostates (Americans and Iraqi aides) in Iraq.
Washington-based counterterrorism specialist Evan Kohlmann said the magazine aims at 'conveying the sense that the organization is professional, capable, and really understands what they're doing."
It was designed as 'an attempt to refute the idea that Zarqawi and these people are desperate. . . . It shows that these people have time on their hands and don't have to worry about mobility," he said.
posted by fenriq
on Mar 4, 2005 -
Its real simple - break the rules with no consequences. Usually the crimes you commit are small - but the trick is that they can add up. I hate it when I am the victim of these little trangressions a lot. There must be a way to punish these mini-evil-doers. After playing with this idea for a long time I've come up with a name for it -- the "Squirt-gun offense
posted by Mwongozi
on Feb 17, 2005 -
Wizards haven't been to the NBA playoffs since 1997
, haven't won
a playoff series since 1982
, and last captured the NBA championship all the way back in 1977
. Some of these dubious streaks may end soon, as the team currently sports a winning record
and is sending two players
to this weekend's NBA All-Star game, a feat they haven't accomplished
since Crocodile Dundee
was in theatres.
What kind of fans follow such a historically inept franchise? While other fan blogs earnestly recount
league happenings or their teams' wins and losses, the WIZZNUTZZ
have fondly embraced their team's parade of NBA losers and outcasts, building an online shrine to such former players such as 7'7" center Manute Bol
, perennial felon Rod Strickland
, unskilled backup center Jahidi White
("Who he play for???"
), and assorted petty criminals
. During the season they offer "incites" into the play of their lord and savior the reverend Kwame Brown
, the failed comeback
of Michael "Salieri"
Jordan, the NBA Championship of the Detroit Wizards
, and other edutaining commentary
on the league (for additional league commentary see: ChaunceyBillups
The Wizznutzz are currently beside themselves with their team's success, but they know that
the Wizznutzz story is a story about overcoming odds, but mostly not overcoming odds!!!!
Don't forget to buy a Jahidi thong
when you're done reading.
posted by casu marzu
on Feb 16, 2005 -
Grandfather of the personal blog freaks out
at age 30, after spending 11 years writing about the most i
of his life. From the beginning
, he was always brutally honest in a time long before it became so commonplace, before any of us knew where this internet business would take us. Naturally he recorded said freakout on video for the world to see, and more or less shut down
site. Can we take this kind of display at face value? Is it a bad case of someone substituting net life for the real thing? Is it all just effete whining? Or is this a genuine case of two loves colliding, and a man forced to make a difficult choice?
posted by drpynchon
on Feb 7, 2005 -
- follow physicists from around the world as they experience the World Year of Physics 2005.
posted by Gyan
on Feb 1, 2005 -
Blogs are a phenomenon. Technorati, a blog search engine, tracks 6,406,667 blogs. Two years ago, it tracked 100,000. About 27% of adults now read blogs, up from 2% in 2003.
But really they're nothing new, says Kevin Maney in USA Today
posted by rushmc
on Jan 26, 2005 -
It's Carnival Time! In 2002, Silflay Hraka
launched the internet's first carnival: The Carnival of the Vanities
. Carnivals are showcases of the best that blogs have to offer; bloggers send in posts they have made that they are especially pleased with, and a rotating editor collates them into a weekly edition with editorial comments. Think of carnivals as best-of-the-blogosphere magazines. The Carnival of the Vanities (current edition here
) doesn't have any particular focus, but a number of offshoots dedicated to specific fields have popped up. Stay up to date on blog postings about philosophy
, the early modern period
, and (if desperately bored) cats
. A new carnival about atheism, The Carnival of the Godless
, will be coming out at the end of the month.
posted by painquale
on Jan 23, 2005 -
Another working blogger bites the dust
- "This was moaning about not getting your birthday off or not getting on with your boss. I wasn't libelling anyone or giving away trade secrets."
The company he worked for, Waterstones
, saw differently. More on the subject here
posted by triv
on Jan 12, 2005 -