stuff that interests me

Here's some of the things I've Saved in my RSS reader over the last few days. If you have a few minutes to kill, these links should fit the bill.

  • The Online Photographer - A Gift Waiting at Every Corner: Notes from a Life in Photography
    A great article about a career photographer's life, and how they approach photography.

    I have embraced photojournalism as a means to communicate, provoke, and inspire, as well as to document history. I have employed the camera as a voice with which I can shout out about injustice while affirming what is beautiful and good. My body and soul have been exposed to many dimensions of the human condition, from its most glorious to its most wretched.

  • A Basic Introduction to Singularity Skepticism
    An article linked to by Brian Lamb in A great overview of singularity hype/counterhype, and how to lie with selective data in graphs.
  • How to open your mind? (via David Gillespie)

    Aside from drugs and sex what activities would you recommend for a girl in her twenties with an interest in mind-expansion?
    Get a passport. Use it as often as possible. Read. Books, that is. Ones without pictures. Surround yourself with brilliant and fascinating people. Say yes whenever you can, except to religion and authority. Create things. Fall in and out of love. Never forget that you will die one day.

  • Someone's stalled again.
    Brian Lamb's thoughts on the depressing state of government and national pride in Canada.
  • xkcd: mourning a server admin
  • Bruce Schneier on newsworthiness and fear (via Marco Arment)

    I tell people that if it's in the news, don't worry about it. The very definition of ‘news' is ‘something that hardly ever happens.' It's when something isn't in the news, when it's so common that it's no longer news — car crashes, domestic violence — that you should start worrying.
    — Bruce Schneier (via charliepark)

  • Our true north strong and free. Canada is awesome. Via BoingBoing.

    Last month, homeless people started showing up in droves in towns 100 miles or so outside of Vancouver. They had been given one-way bus tickets and were forced onto the busses. Local shelters in those communities have been completely overloaded. All so that the world can see a shiny and clean (and totally false) version of our city.

  • The mayor of New York City on September 11, 2001 seems to have forgotten something. via BoingBoing

    We have had no domestic attacks under Bush; we've had one under Obama.
    - Rudy Giuliani

  • FlickrBlog points to some awesome photos taken in Korea after WWII
  • How to enjoy winter biking. Because it's awesome, when it's not -30ËšC and buried under a couple feet of snow.

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