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Tina's Groove
The official website for the syndicated comic strip Tina's Groove by cartoonist (and friend) Rina Piccolo. The launch of her new website also coincides with her upcoming collection of cartoons, due in bookstores this spring. (Site design and coding by yours truly)
posted by Robot Johnny at 8:56 PM on December 7, 2005

Project Porchlight
How hard can it be to get everyone in Canada to make one change?

Project Porchlight is a volunteer-based, not-for-profit group that aims to deliver one free energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulb to every household in Canada. If we are successful, the results will be amazing: the resulting reduction in pollution from energy saved will be the equivalent of taking 66,000 cars off the road.

Our test launch in the neighborhood of Ottawa South has been a success, with more than ten thousand bulbs delivered to homes by hundreds of volunteers. Extensive media coverage and our new website have spread the word far and wide, and people have contacted us from all over Canada, asking for their neighborhood to be visited by Project Porchlight next.

Change is within reach. Visit us for the full scoop.
posted by danwalker at 6:56 AM on December 6, 2005

my draw'lings
highlights: CTHULHU! | Dafoe, undead | teh | crab | upset | gonzo
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 5:10 PM on December 3, 2005

Designed for real estate investors but also useful for the average home buyer, RENotebook is a place to organize notes, photos, documents, to-do lists, and contacts for multiple properties. It's got tagging and AJAX where useful, and lots of little extra features for the professional investor. I built it for my wife, but the demand from her colleagues has been so great that I've opened it up for the ubiquitous public beta. A few features are still under development, but it's largely fully-functional. All accounts are free for the moment, and even when it goes out of beta there will still be a free option.
posted by ewagoner at 7:24 AM on November 30, 2005

What happens when three assembly line robots decide they'd rather follow their dreams than follow their programming? They escape from the factory and start a band, of course!
posted by eatyourlunch at 3:06 PM on November 29, 2005

Breaking Up The Band
My wife and I produced a hand-bound zine a few months back called "Breaking Up the Band." It has interviews with a bunch of people all about the topic of their bands breaking up. It has an interesting mix of people. Some of the interviewees include Joe Jack Talcum from the Dead Milkmen, Ian Williams from Don Caballero and some other folks like George Tabb, Merle Allin and Jeff Lamm. It's an interesting little project we put together just to do something neat together.
posted by punkrockrat at 5:22 PM on November 28, 2005

Eye Level: The Smithsonian's First Blog
I wanted to let you know about a project I've been working on for about six months: Eye Level, the blog for the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). It's one of just a few museums forging new ground with new media (and the Smithsonian's first blog!). Today's the official launch and I hope you'll check it out (and check in frequently).

When the Smithsonian American Art Museum reopens its renovated historic main building in July 2006, it will be a showcase for American art that celebrates this nation's vision and creativity. SAAM's blog Eye Level is part of the museum's continuing effort to explore the stories central to the American experience and to search for what connects Americans today.

Using the museum's collection as a touchstone, the conversation at Eye Level will center on the ways in which the nation's art connects to its history and culture. The discussion will extend beyond works at the Smithsonian American Art Museum to include other collections, exhibitions, and events.

Eye Level presents an extraordinary collaboration among curators, conservators, historians, enthusiasts, critics, designers, and of course bloggers-all participants in the story of American art.

posted by Taken Outtacontext at 7:40 AM on November 28, 2005

The Road Online
This site is part of a project to gather ambient sounds (sounds that happen to be in an environment) from locations mentioned in Kerouac's "On the Road" in order to create a sonic portrait of the big cities, small towns, backwoods, deserts and mountains that Kerouac visited and wrote about.
posted by cedar at 6:02 PM on November 27, 2005 is a website (blog-style) about the science aspects of daily life and about the social and artistic aspects of science. Most other science blogs are aimed only at scientists in a certain field, and most general "fun" science websites are written for elementary school kids. I tried to make this interesting for BOTH scientists and non-scientists alike. I've had the domain for years, but the current form of the site is finally what I wanted it to be like, and there are a few months worth of archives. I started out by trying to write mostly longer articles, with solid background research (like this one about tanning or Musical Scientists), but I didn't have enough time, and had to revert to simple short blog posts just to keep things going.
posted by easternblot at 12:00 PM on November 24, 2005

Are you sick and tired of dealing with bloatware calendars like Evolution or iCal? Wyrd offers a fast text-based interface for Remind, the ultimate Unix calendar. Remind has recently gained some attention from Getting Things Done followers, for good reason: it's fast, powerful, unobtrusive, and--in the great tradition of Unix tools--interoperates well with other programs. Wyrd makes editing reminder files fast and easy, and offers a scrollable timetable view suitable for visualizing your schedule at a glance. Best of all, it's blazing quick and wastes hardly any of your precious memory.
posted by Galvatron at 11:44 PM on November 21, 2005

The official marketing blurb: "PhotoShelter™ is the only online archival solution aimed at Professional Photographers for all your digital images. No more external hard drives or libraries of CDs. Upload your RAW and JPEG files, categorize, and make your archive searchable from your website. And best of all, tools to sell your images directly to your customers with NO commissions." Have a look around - some great photographers and pics up there already.
posted by jba at 5:56 PM on November 21, 2005

Circumventing Web Censorship with Infranet
An increasing number of countries and companies routinely block or monitor access to parts of the Internet. To counteract these measures, we have built Infranet, a system that enables clients to surreptitiously retrieve sensitive content via cooperating Web servers distributed across the global Internet. These Infranet servers provide clients access to censored sites while continuing to host normal uncensored content. Infranet uses a tunnel protocol that provides a covert communication channel between its clients and servers, modulated over standard HTTP transactions that resemble innocuous Web browsing. In the upstream direction, Infranet clients send covert messages to Infranet servers by associating meaning to the sequence of HTTP requests being made. In the downstream direction, Infranet servers return content by hiding censored data in uncensored images using steganographic techniques. We are searching for developers to help us maintain and deploy this service on a topologically and geographically diverse set of nodes. We would also like to explore creative techniques for software distribution.
posted by feamster at 5:05 PM on November 18, 2005

Smokers Brokers
Allows smokers to quit smoking by investing the money that they would have spent on cigarettes into well-regarded mutual funds on a pack-by-pack basis. After a period of one year, clients are able to withdraw a substantial amount of money that they otherwise would have burned away.
posted by banished at 8:30 AM on November 18, 2005

An email campaign site. Have a bug up your butt about something? Create a campaign and promote it. It's like an online petition, except the people who can make a difference actually hear about it. Also available as an open source module for Drupal or CivicSpace.
posted by revgeorge at 10:41 AM on November 17, 2005

CJRDaily — Real Time Media Criticism From the Columbia Journalism Review
CJRDaily—the "Real-Time Media Criticism" site of the Columbia Journalism Review launched the redesigned site. More articles on the front page, and a new section of business-journalism criticism are some of the new features. I designed and developed, it, others content-ify it.
posted by jivadravya at 4:38 PM on November 16, 2005

Join EFF! Yes!
I work at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. We're responsible for destroying the fabric of society by fighting for civil liberties in the digital world. We uncovered the concealed dots that color laser printers mark each page with; we challenge companies like Diebold and Sony, sometimes in court. We defend and advise bloggers and other online speakers against threats to their free speech rights. We have a new fundraising project to encourage bloggers to join us. If you could put up a badge or better still, join, that would rock.
posted by ntk at 2:00 PM on November 16, 2005

for babes...who just happen to have chronic illness
If you’re living with a chronic illness and trying to balance healthy living and — whoa — fun, then this is the place to be. If you're sick of reading depressing, clinical dissertations on disease, then you're going to feel right at home. If you're hunting for creative approaches to life, come on in. This online community is for babes (who just happen to be chronic). What makes a ChronicBabe? Check out the FAQ. We feature creative babes like Christa Barnell and Paula Kamen, and hilarious and thoughtful personal stories from the Editrix and contributors. What makes us different from all the other health blogs? This project was created by Editrix Jenni Prokopy, a ChronicBabe who's been there.
posted by chronic babe at 6:57 AM on November 17, 2005

The 3WA Holiday Crafts Fair
Bloggers and online journallers offer everything from semi-precious jewelry, to handmade paper, to cozy knitted scarves and hats. Get your holiday shopping done early!
posted by astruc at 2:27 PM on November 10, 2005

Wikipedia Blog
I'm writing a weblog about Wikipedia (5 months of posts so far). This Wikipedia/Linux comparison is probably the best post; there's also Wikipedia and COMMUNISM!.
posted by Tlogmer at 12:42 AM on November 10, 2005

The Wild Farewell
The Harvey Girls (me and sleepy pete) released our latest record in September. Three of the songs, Girls Sing, Practicing, and Mountain are available for free download. In addition, the cover art was designed by interrobang, who also plays out with us during live shows, and lettered by taz -- friendships and collaborations that likely would never have happened without MeFi.
posted by melissa may at 11:26 PM on November 8, 2005

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