There's a coot nest right by my office on the canal. I walk to work every day. So, naturally, I'm taking pictures of the coots on my way to work. [more inside]
Starting a weekly newsletter about arts, design and entrepreneurship. The first two posts are already up!
4.26.17 I recently had to do a complete lifestyle change, move from the big city to a small town in the mountains. My website is to launch next week on Wordpress, and will be focused on living a calmer life. TheCalmLife.net will need some guest posts, and I am looking for a few writers who wish to guest post. There is no pay but I encourage your articles to be beneficial and "pretty" with original content and photos. The best part is you can link drop to one good link in your article for posting. [more inside]
100 days in, I think this is "real" enough to share now -- starting on January 1, I thought I'd reinforce my good intentions with a daily podcast about sobriety, exercise, diet and generally trying to do better. Each daily podcast is at or under 3 minutes, including a 10-second "check-in" at the end. [more inside]
I wrote an article on my Gamasutra blog about how Pac-Man can move through the ghosts without getting caught. It's an excerpt from my book Bug Voyage, in the current Storybundle, which tells about glitches in classic games while offering a smattering of computer science ideas along the way. It's kind of a change of pace for me, it has little to do with roguelikes, but it does explain how you can crash any Galaga machine without putting money into it. [more inside]
We need to embrace ugly food, whether it's food that starts out ugly or a meal that collects ugly along the way. This blog celebrates ugly food. The food is delicious, but not always photogenic. [more inside]
I code up lots of odd and questionably useful computer programs, and I decided to start a blog to document some of my favorites as I put them up on github. In the month that I've been working on the site, I've posted around 14,000 words and five repositories. [more inside]
A fun, frivolous one-trick-pony Tumblr. Inspired by a Mediterranean restaurant in my neighborhood that swaps Δs for As and Σs for Es in their logo, this blog regularly publishes examples of swapped-in geometrically similar letters from various alphabets, regardless of the letters' phonetic similarity. In post descriptions, I also try and swap the original phonemes back in; thus GRΣΣK becomes GRSSK, and (mild) hilarity ensues. Submissions welcome! Shout-out to Bulgaroktonos for blog-naming inspiration.
A simple collection of links tracking the negative financial impact of the Brexit on companies and regions.
I have been teaching myself Yiddish, mostly using the sort of brute-force, memorize 1,000 words using smart flashcards techniques offered up by various hacky "hack the language" web gurus. And it's been working surprisingly well. At the end of three months, I could understand between 70 percent and 80 percent of every headline I read in the Yiddish Foreward, and, in general, I am more comfortable with the Yiddish I have learned since I started than I am with the Hebrew I spent 12 years studying. [more inside]
My brother and I are blogging about pro wrestling. He knows a lot about it, I know very damn little. About wrestling or blogging, for that matter. Those who do know about wrestling are seriously welcome to tell us what we're getting wrong.
This site came together quickly and is a reference to this article about trump and his itsy bitsy fingers. [more inside]
Ten years ago in this space, I announced my new money blog called Get Rich Slowly. With your support, that blog grew into a business and a career. Now I've launched a new money blog called Money Boss, which covers "advanced personal finance". Money Boss is about achieving early retirement and financial independence, about mastering your money -- and your life. Because it's great to get rich slowly, but I believe you can do better! [more inside]
I finally got my blog up about Chinese students studying at American universities from the turn of the century to World War II! [more inside]
I made the "original" Dagwood Sandwich, and documented it for my friends' blog about sandwiches. Feel free to read about the process if you don't mind horrifying pictures of beef tongue.
Seven years ago I asked about blogging solutions on AskMe. A year after that, I had the site up and running. But times (and best practices) change, so I've completely rewritten, redesigned, rebranded and relaunched my web development site. [more inside]
An intensely researched blog mostly about weird and esoteric characteristics of living things. Also lakes and video games.
I made a tumblr to upload scans of my kids' art and homework. Check out JFK and Hitchcock before you decide that sounds utterly boring.
A videoblog where I post 5 videos a day, Monday to Friday, mainly selected from Vimeo and YouTube. The content is not very focused, but it usually reflects some of my interests: experimental video art, installations, new technologies, music visualisation, cymatics, geometry, contemporary dance, microscopic or macroscopic images, stop motion films, music videos that are visually interesting... [more inside]
Every Sunday I'm posting about something I love. [more inside]
A blog version of two books of thrilling travel yarns by forgotten Edwardian adventurer Cecil Herbert Prodgers, set in Bolivia, Chile and Peru. I'm working through them in annotated entries of around 1000 words each; the first volume, Adventures in Bolivia, is over halfway through, with our man Cecil in the thick of the jungle and facing danger from pumas, jaguars, piranha and candiru. [more inside]
I started one of those blogs people have where they write about all the stuff they care about. Topics include, among other things: social justice and feminism, video games (especially Dragon Age) and menstruation. Also, there are jokes. [more inside]
The seventies remembered. An ongoing review of a fascinating, under appreciated decade – 1970 to 1979. A look back at the culture, news, music, art and notable people of the era.
A free weekly reading for the whole city. I got the idea because sometimes I'd noticed the same card or cards showing up in different people's readings in the same few days, and I felt like I was glimpsing larger spiritual currents. I wanted to more fully examine that, and also to combine my writing flair with my divinatory reading skills. Warning: Contains mysticism
I have been reading and reviewing drinks from the 1935 recipe book, So Red the Nose, along with the books they are based on. [more inside]
For the past few months I've been blogging my year in romantic comedy. [more inside]
Ogami Itto is just a single dad trying to make his way through the world on a quest for vengeance that requires the rejection of human morals. It isn't easy with a young child in tow! This Tumblr highlights the trials and foibles of parenting on the assassin's road. [more inside]
My son and I are building an HO scale model train layout. I've started a blog to document the process. [more inside]
Yet another food blog. But this time from someone who is obsessed with recreating and eating American-style food while in the UK.
On Wednesday, September 4 last year, I sent a friend a piece of music trivia and (jokingly) claimed that it was "just like we do every Wednesday." Then I decided to actually start doing it. Yesterday marked entry 52 - one year of "True Music Facts Wednesday." All 52 entries are posted at the link, and I have previously posted 3 of the stories to the Blue (1, 2, 3). Other favorites include the genesis of the "Amen Break," the story of Vaughn Meader's rise to (and sudden fall from) superstardom, Blues Traveler's hidden-in-plain-sight taunt in "Hook," the story of Jason Everman's stints with two of grunge's biggest bands, the hip hop #1 that was inspired by Spuds MacKenzie, the joke offer that (maybe, almost) reunited John and Paul in 1976, and the accidental, serendipitous creation of "Puff, the Magic Dragon."
Hi! I just started a blog that will have short posts for upcoming music releases of all styles of music. It'll be the picture for the new album, plus a small blurb and links to the artists websites and official music videos/legal and official downloads. It'll all be nice and neat with NO links to weird mp3 download sites or illegal download hosting or places you have to sign up or any other scammy stuff. All posts will also be tagged by genre so you can click a genre tag and find a bunch (eventually) of recent releases for that genre. It's a great way to discover and explore new music. Ideally I want to be able to do many posts every day in the long run and have it be a good source of new music, not just a random album here and there. I only started it yesterday and have maybe 15 posts at the moment but I intend to work on it for a few hours every day and hope some people here can check it out and maybe bookmark it for later.
I've been focusing on photography (mostly street photography) for the last few years, and I put together this photoblog to showcase past and current work. For best results, view in correct order. If you only have time to look at one image, I suggest this triptych.
After being annoyed with the sheer amount of misinformation being spread by news agencies and social media about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, myself and a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur have been working together on a blog that debunks some of the common myths, factchecks news sources, and answers reader questions. We work on getting as close to the original source as possible and generally try to stay away from "unnamed officials" or "unnamed sources" as much as we can. [more inside]
A collection of great first lines. Just launched this week. If you want to recommend a first line, please comment! Excited to share my first project with you, I've been an AskMeFi lurker for years.
My wife came into an odd book by this title, self-published in 1888 and filled with weird recipes for cocktails mixed in 10-gallon quantities, household hints, rules of thumb, home remedies, etc. It uses units of measure and ingredients that are obscure or obsolete today, has some laughably bad medicine, and is a view into a different world in general. I'm blogging a couple of entries from it every day.
Warranty Porn is a collecting of super high quality products that come with great warranties. My thesis is that a great warranty is the best product quality indicator there is on the market. [more inside]
I work at a public garden as a gardener. I have recently started up a tumblr blog for the garden in addition to my own personal tumblr blog which I've introduced in a previous Metafilter Projects post. [more inside]
Prompted by my own fears of ignorance, I've started a daddy blog devotes to answering difficult questions such as 'how deep is the sea?'. If you have any suggestions for questions, please hit me up.
Prompts for professional writers in un-creative fields. [more inside]
I've been meditating for over a decade, which isn't that long. But now I'm writing about everything I've learned, and I'm linking to all the books that got me to where I am.
Mr. desjardins and I have left our apartment (and most of our belongings) behind and moved into an RV. I started a blog to chronicle how we (and the pets) are adjusting to our new lifestyle. The blog title is from the Muppet Movie song. [more inside]
Best left Unsent is a repository for all those letters you can't send. Why burn them when you can let the Internet read them? [more inside]
I have started a new technical blog, where I will be documenting various projects I have worked on (typically involving code, though not always). [more inside]
Subjects range from daily lives to the rapid development of the country, but I'm not beyond the odd landscape or portrait. Any feedback or criticism would be appreciated. [more inside]
I have been blogging about the creation of my latest play, a Doctor Who-themed romantic comedy called "Who Are You Supposed to Be?" that is set to debut at the Edinburgh Fringe in August. There are five posts about the project on my blog so far, tagged appropriately. We are also running a fundraiser and there is an IRL event for the show.
I am spending the next 11 months in the rainforest in Cote d'Ivoire studying monkey behavior! I'll be telling (hopefully) exciting stories of monkey chasing, fecal sample collecting, snake spotting, and the challenges of integrating myself into a village on the Liberian-Ivorian border at The Great Blue Erin.
The Oracle of Mefi is a collection of intelligent, insightful, funny or otherwise interesting comments from all over Mefi. [more inside]
Found in the Past is a blog dedicated to sharing the history of, and stories about, a family. [more inside]
Waeguk-in is (a romanization of) the Korean expression that means 'foreigner,' and that's what I am. The site is Wonderchicken Industries™ newest entry into Korea blogging for fun and no profit whatsoever. I've dismantled my old neglected Korea-focused site and built a shiny new one devoted more to fun and interesting Korea-related stuff and less to turgid essays. If you're interested in Korea, come and have a look, or just follow @iamthewaegukin for updates. [more inside]
A mystic? A shaman? A makeup artist? An esthetician? A girl wearing A LOT of lipstick? The Lab Bunny is all of these things.