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April 23, 2006 - 03:58 PM

[commonplace] - The problem for modern man is not that he has lost his way. Man has always lost his way. The problem now is that he has lost his address. - G.K. Chesterton

If you want truly to understand something, try to change it. - Kurt Lewin

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. - Epictetus

Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They're a different breed of dog. - Josh Billings

We think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry. - John Webster

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein

The worst of all deceptions is self-deception. - Plato

The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him. - Abraham Lincoln

April 23, 2006 - 03:45 PM

[mutter] - Oh so glad to see sunlight and blossoms and heat. (as is cat). I remain addicted to Wikipedia nonetheless. Saving the world one edit at a time.

April 19, 2006 - 01:36 AM

[books] - The Agrippa Files

A batch from the always excellent BibliOdyssey:
The Heart Bulletin
Alvin Lustig
Otis Artbooks
Opera Omnia scientific illustrations
Pierre Ouvrard Master Bookbinder

"Covers is dedicated to the appreciation of book cover design."

Kircher’s Mathematical Organ. It's a swiss army lectern!

Le Corbusier Binds Book In Dead Pet Dog

Elaborate disappearing paintings on the page-edges of books

April 15, 2006 - 11:23 AM

[misc] - venezia-biennale/otaku/tourroom. This first shot is dreamy. I so want a block of designer apts underneath my bed. Each decorated in the styles i'd decorate heaven in. The whole bedroom it's in is dreamy too. From the sculptural walls to the display cabinets. (ignore the bedsheets and rug). Until you realize that if you keep clicking the blue arrows underneath, it's a choose-your-own-adventure inside a store!

Vintage Technology: Calculators

Top 10 Strangest Computer Mice & Top 10 Strangest MP3 Players & The Top 10 weirdest keyboards & Top Ten Coolest Laptop Cases & Top 20 Strangest Gadgets and Accessories

Circuit Roulette (and regedit roulette in the comments)

Tomorrow is the annual Bring Your Own Big Wheel race, down Lombard St in SF.

the life you lead. Yes, yes, a thousand times, yes.

April 11, 2006 - 04:09 AM

April 07, 2006 - 12:25 AM

[commonplace] - I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room. - Blaise Pascal

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. - Mark Twain

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time - T.S. Eliot

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting a bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian. - Dennis Wholey

Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy. - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world. - Voltaire

I care not for a man's religion whose dog or cat are not the better for it. - Abraham Lincoln

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