Our move is complete. It's official, we own too much stuff. However, an early summer garage-sale followed by some donations to the local Sally Ann should solve this problem.
As I mentioned in my last post, I've been using Spurl to catalog and syndicate my web surfing. Since then, I've discovered some similar services. These tools provide a new framework for net-based exploration, classification and value assignment; a proto-noosphere.
Furl (Similar name, but this one has been around for over a year.)
del.icio.us (Now integrated with Spurl!)
Stumble Upon (A word-of-mouth approach to websurfing.)
MemeStreams (A collaborative weblog.)
Kinja (Spurl for blog posts?)
I also recommend this post over at Information Pollution. The developers of both Spurl and Furl make an appearance in the comments.
I've reviewed my spurls since mid-march and I present the cream of the crop:
English Translations of the Tao Te Ching
The Role of Language in Intelligence
Nietzsche's idea of an uberman and life from his point of view
Charles' Rules of Argument
Argumentation and Critical Thinking Tutorial
Contretemps - An online journal of Philosophy
The life-cycle of Memes
How to Make a Complete Map of Every Thought you Think
Pataphysics of Year 2000 - "A tormenting thought: as of a certain point, history was no longer real. Without noticing it, all mankind suddenly left reality; everything happening since then was supposedly not true; but we supposedly didn't notice. Our task would now be to find that point, and as long as we didn't have it, we would be forced to abide in our present destruction." What a scary thought. Have we detatched ourselves from reality? (Related: What is Pataphysics?)
Allen Ginsberg's "America"
The Forest of Rhetoric
A Writer's Toolkit - Write like a fractal
Turning the Tide - Noam Chomsky's blog
Solipsistic - Back and beautifully designed
Free Online Texts:
Elementary Calculus - an online textbook
The Best of Economics - An online textbook
Free Culture - A free ebook on the corporate control of culture and creativity. (Related: The Corporation)
The Kleptones present..."Yoshimi Battles The Hip-Hop Robots" - Hip-hop lyrics mixed with The Flaming Lips. (Haunting.)
Sound Canopy - A sound installation in downtown Chicago. (Related: Audible Frequency)
Local Dj Co-Op release a mix CD
Mix of the Week
SBaGen - Binaural Beat Brain Wave Experimenter's Lab
Creative misuse and abuse of musical tools
Exercises In Style
The corporate battle for blue
Night of the Living Dead is now public domain. Download the movie here.
Philippe Halsman: Dali Atomicus
News Designer - A blog on newspaper design, journalism, etc.
digital sound visual interactive poetry etc.
The Evolution of Writing
Soccer playing robots!
Zoe - Googling your email
Myron - The computer vision plug-in for Java, Processing, and Director
The Stony Brook Algorithm Repository
Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures
The Programmers Stone - What makes a programmer a guru?
How the U.S. Got Involved In Vietnam - A historical account written by a 'Nam vet.
Self-Organizing Systems: A Tutorial in Complexity
A Mini-History of Japan - 3,500 Years in Ten Pages
The Skeptic's Annotated Bible and Quran
Gross International Happiness Project (Related: The Kingdom of Bhutan)
Side note: Stung Eye was mentioned in this edition of the Carnival of Canucks.