Blindfold Blog. One of the first steps to becoming a guide dog instructor is to spend ten days blindfolded, living in a guide dog school dorm with a class full of blind students who are there to learn how to use their new dogs. [via links clips notes etc.]
posted by soundofsuburbia
on Apr 18, 2004 -
Where is Raed?
Salam Pax's pal Raed Jarrar now has his own Blogspot site, Raed in the Middle
, after some guest posts on Salam's blog. Foreboding political commentary (scroll down to "Three Smart Political Steps") on how AlSadr is making shrewd moves to unite Sunnis and Shi'as against American forces. In addition, Raed translates diary entries from his mother Faiza
, who also Teaches you Arabic
posted by planetkyoto
on Apr 13, 2004 -
Kat Jungnickel is is blogging her experiences travelling in London on the 73 Bus
posted by anastasiav
on Apr 8, 2004 -
At the tone, please leave your snark...
This is a pretty cool application of technology. We all have heard of the slow rise of the audioblog (indeed, it was discussed here
!): people posting to their blogs or journals or whatever via their phone. Eric Rice of Slack Street
(previously discussed here
) has taken things one step further, and added the ability to call a toll-free number and have your audio comments strung together with others, and put on his audioblog site. Still kind of wonky (gotta listen to every recorded item, instead of being able to cue between tracks, looks like comments have to be approved first using some interface, etc.), but neat! Now, instead of bitching about people's poor grammar and spelling, we can rant about crappy pronunciations and accents! And for IraqFilter fans, his newest entry
is actually begging
people to leave him messages on the one year anniversary. Obviously he has no idea what he's getting into. Hurrah for tech-nol-o-gee!
posted by tittergrrl
on Mar 19, 2004 -
MIT's blog survey results are in
Some highlights: 55% of respondents use their real names on their blog, 63% of respondents are male, 36% of respondents have gotten in trouble because of things they've written, and almost no one has a good idea of who's reading their blog.
posted by Vidiot
on Mar 18, 2004 -
-- A web site republishing the best blog posts on art, technology and culture from around the web. Brought to you by Eyebeam,
a multimedia atelier here in NYC, and run by a rotating cast of reBloggers.
posted by amberglow
on Feb 29, 2004 -
a photo journalist blogs on the conditions in Haiti. No photos yet.
The place is awash with drug money, probably on both sides - Philippe is the former police chief of a town where i've heard reports of people walking down the streets with suitcases full of money, probably not sourced from shaking down shoe cleaners. The chimeres that searched us on the way down from Saint Marc a few days ago were clearly high on some upper, i'd guess coke, amphetamines or both, or maybe crack.
posted by Tryptophan-5ht
on Feb 27, 2004 -
is a collaborative music project where a different "curator" picks out ten minutes of their own music once a month, and after seven months they have a full CD-sized collection of content (complete with blog posts by curators as well). The first one
is done and they're almost done with the second one
. There's a lot of variety and great artists I've never heard of in the mixes. It's sort of a public CD swap that anyone can listen in on and
it's probably totally illegal
it's really cool.
posted by mathowie
on Feb 6, 2004 -
I am Blogger, hear me roar!
(3.1mb PDF) - A new study shows that "Online Political Citizens are not isolated cyber-geeks, as the media has portrayed them. On the contrary, OPCs are nearly seven times more likely than average citizens to serve as opinion leaders among their friends, relatives and colleagues. OPCs are disproportionately “Influentials,” the Americans who “tell their neighbors what to buy, which politicians to support, and where to vacation...” "
They are “canaries in the mineshaft for looming political ideas” and tend to be more young, white, single, college educated, and affluent than average. I just feel so influential. Now where's the friggin paycheck...
posted by troutfishing
on Feb 6, 2004 -
Another take on blogs
Emily Nussbaum dissects online journaling in the NY Times Magazine today, offering yet another mainstream media perspective on blogging. Did anyone ask for another?
posted by docjohn
on Jan 11, 2004 -
Broog: Alien Film Critic
"Broog will not seek to interpret this film on your behalf, but he will come round to your feeble dwelling and sow your fields with salt, stampede your tiny offspring, and wear your housepets as slippers if you do not avail yourself of the opportunity to see the movie."
Dislikes: Matrix Revolutions
"By the same point in “Revolutions”, Broog was designing a new annex to the Chamber of Oiled Hedgehogs for the special use of Andy and Larry when Broog is able to get his grasping organs on them.
posted by thatwhichfalls
on Jan 3, 2004 -
"Antarctica: the best place in the world to be naked" (and take a bunch of awesomely beautiful pictures, too).
posted by WolfDaddy
on Dec 23, 2003 -
is a weblog about design by Eizo Okada, with links to architecture, furniture, textiles, and other designalicious stuff.
posted by carter
on Oct 26, 2003 -
Hatred via weblog.
The Jewish Internet Association
, a tax-exempt, non-profit California corporation, considers the Internet a battleground, where "every channel must be utilized to resist and convert others to our defense and support." A whois showed they have the same mailing address as palestinefacts.org
. However, examining their weblog
reveals an agenda that is every bit as hateful as Hamas.
From a recent entry:
"The Palestinian Arabs go through a pretense of having a government" .... "This must end. In the past the only way such murderous, bastard regimes have ended was through massive destruction of their people and lands." .... "The same process will be required to end the fraudulant "peace process" and come to the point where there can be a new start."
The JIA site links to a guide for shutting down offensive websites
. Do you think the same techniques would work against them too?
posted by insomnia_lj
on Oct 16, 2003 -
ten years of my life
seems to be our fearless leader's newest project.
it's an idea i've picked up from time to time and then discarded because i don't think i have the discipline.
does anyone know if similar projects out there?
go matt! i'm looking forward to this a lot. (via boing boing)
posted by dolface
on Oct 10, 2003 -
WVEC in Hampton Roads, Virginia creates a blog for Hurricane Isabel, and allows users to submit content. Users respond with pictures and stories that are a lot more interesting than what the media has to report...
posted by insomnia_lj
on Sep 18, 2003 -
Labor Day's forgotten ones.
"...there is one class of workers who are largely ignored during Labor Day celebrations, even as our country remains at war on multiple fronts: members of the U.S. armed forces."
posted by skallas
on Sep 7, 2003 -
Have you reached the 13th level of rock and roll that is anti-folk? Do you
think using an 8-track recorder is selling out? If the phone rang while recording
a song for your album, would you try another take? Not if you were the Moldy
you wouldn't. . . pansy. The Moldy Peaches are Adam
and Kimya Dawson
first album, "the Moldy Peaches Greatest Hits" was most people's first
taste of anti-folk and it featured clever (and occasionally insane) songs recorded
in their apartment and subsequently rocketed them to stardom
In fact, they've just formed as a 6 piece and they have a video
out. (The video is in realplay*buffering*er format)
But what exactly is anti-folk? The Moldy Peaches are pretty much all over the
place musically and other anti-folk artists are no different. Take Jeffrey
, who's songs range from intricate tales
(his first love is cartooning) of chance encounters with love to rockin' songs
about killing ghouls chimes in: [More Inside]
posted by untuckedshirts
on Aug 31, 2003 -
The gift of sight
is easy to take for granted. Not for Mike May
, blinded in infancy, Mike had partial vision restored at the age of 43. This is his journal
, written with infectious delight for his new gift and documenting the unexpected problems that the miracle brings. There's much, much more to vision than just the data
and Mike is an unprecedented opportunity to better understand how perception works. [via the Guardian and previously mentioned here]
posted by grahamwell
on Aug 26, 2003 -
- Cleveland.com decides a weblog is the best way to cope with their servers getting knocked out in yesterday's power outage.
posted by mrbula
on Aug 15, 2003 -
Do Penis Enlargement Pills Work? I'll be chronicling my experience here for the benefit of others. I'll add that I am just a regular guy living in New York City (Go Yankees!) who wants a larger penis.
(via Kill Ugly Radio). I'll be curious to hear how this progresses. This is safe for work (no pics; just measurements).
posted by KevinSkomsvold
on Aug 12, 2003 -
Miles has put his whole life up online for us to look at pictorially. It's actually quite a poignant exercise, as we see the sweep of a life within a few clicks of a mouse -- like a weblog telling his story over a greatly extended period.
posted by feelinglistless
on Aug 9, 2003 -
An American soldier
maintains a weblog from Iraq. It contains details about his day to day life as a non-combat (and non-career) soldier during this conflict. Some people think he is an imposter, others think he's a dissident for using his voice in any manner other than as a Stars and Stripes reporter would. Thanks to
I thought his weblog was interesting, including his responses to people's assertions that he isn't real or is somehow a dissident for using his voice.
Thanks to Sensible Erection
for the link.
posted by substrate
on Jul 12, 2003 -
Blogs For the Morbidly Inclined
i am sixteen and weigh ninety-eight pounds, but rather be ninety or less. will i gain more weight if i stop eating altogether for a few weeks? can anyone help me?
- Pro Anorexia Blog
We had a plane crash today. A small two-engine plane crashed into a pond killing three people inside. The pilot's face was pretty much nonexistant, which is mostly due to the trauma. However, the investigators did have to fight the turtles in order to collect the body. They ate the eyes and were in the process of "giving kisses" to what was left of the face.
- Autopsy Blog
posted by dgaicun
on Jul 10, 2003 -
something good has come from a newsfilter post! In a trackback to a recent post
on something-or-other (aren't they all the same?) I discovered a gem of a site dedicated to maps.
posted by silusGROK
on Jul 9, 2003 -