Weekly Links

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wonderful old maps brought back to digital life.

Finally! A place to rat out your neighbors.

The velociraptor had feathers.

11 free language courses now online.

Cat whiskers for humans.

Introducing lomography.

Real live pirates are still plying their trade for fun and profit.

Online photography tools.

Introducing Scriblink.

6 long-distance bike trails without cars.

On the verge of an epic bear market?

Beautiful kleptoplasty.

A critical view of software plus services.

Were the Hobbits of 18,000 years ago a distinct species?


Rick Ballard said...

I'm really disappointed in the velociraptor. Just a big mean chicken.

ambisinistral said...


Take what you can get -- at least we don't have to endure another giant coo-coo clock picture. ;)

Rick Ballard said...


True, but it screws up a recurrent daydream involving the appearance of a pack of velociraptors onstage at the Dem convention during the acceptance spee... well, it's just a daydream.

chuck said...

Just a big mean chicken.

Don't underestimate big mean chickens. When they drive those spurs into your back you definitely notice.

ambisinistral said...

Speaking of pirates (OK, we were actually talking about giant chickens, but that's besides the point), from time to time I check out the Weekly Piracy Report. It always makes for some interesting reading.

Skookumchuk said...


EagleSpeak and Fred Fry International are good for lots of current maritime stuff, including frequent piracy news roundups.

Also this.

Skookumchuk said...

And a beautiful map, MHA. While it is way too expensive for this kid to subscribe, any good university library should have Imago Mundi, a journal of cartographic history. Even though some articles in recent years are sprinkled with a bit of PC dust, many of the earlier articles are great.

MeaninglessHotAir said...

Hey, what's wrong with the coo-coo clock? I need better guidance from my users. :-) Exactly which classes of pictures do we approve of and which do we wish to remove?

loner said...

Apples are back in season and my car radio tells me the name of the song and the "artist" singing it—most days. MHA's profile picture doesn't load, but otherwise I'm good.

Skookumchuk said...

And where is said coo-coo clock?

Or is it cuckoo clock?

Buddy Larsen said...

what's a cuckoo clock?

"Dunno, but they're fast."