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October 28, 2008

in case you need some big brother posters

Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive

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October 24, 2008

lovingly created :: script tease

Script Tease :: an homage to B films...

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the hoax

after drudgereport and foxnews featured the story this AM in BOLD :: kdka.com - McCain Campaign Worker Confessed To Making Up Story Of Attack :: simply awful

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October 23, 2008

multicolr search lab

Multicolr Search Lab - Idee Inc. :: just incredible :: especially after you pick a few colors :: give it whirl...

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oh my

Woman jailed after 'killing' virtual husband :: crazy :: although not nearly as crazy as if virtual people started killing real people....

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flickr memory

did some more work on the Flickr Memory Game :: you can play other people's sets now and send them :: test it out and send me bug reports at ze [at] zefrank.com

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October 22, 2008

the dos and donts of campaign speeking

see if you can spot the boo-boo ::

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October 20, 2008

polling data for junkies

i'm sure you know about this already...but FiveThirtyEight.com: Electoral Projections Done Right is an excellent blog on election polling, created by a baseball statistician :: the charts and graphs that litter the page aren't explained well and can be frustrating to look at, but his blog entries regularly provide novel insight into the numbers strategies in this election...

what sites are you using to feed your election info habits?

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October 17, 2008

Jason Hackenwerth :: balloons

Balloon twisting sculptures by Jason Hackenwerth :: makes those little wiener dogs look like sissy chumps...

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let me introduce you to Matthias Wandel

First play this :: The eyeballing game :: then click below

I was sent a link to the eyeballing game, which i thought was cute. Following the links on the page I found out it was a fanciful side project of a carpenter that was interested in exploring our ability to intuit geometry. His woodworking website led me to a number of wonderful inventions - such as a binary marble adding machine (video at the bottom of this post) and eventually to his home page at which point I was sold. It is such a pleasure to find someone who is Interested in The World and applies his craft at any point of interest! His time-lapse stock trading game is wonderful (the interface is a bit overwhelming, but the game play consists of just buying, moving forward in time and selling, based on real data from various companies in 03) :: very much enjoyed myself on this surfing expedition


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October 13, 2008

if you live in NY...start folding

A Paper Airplane Contest :: at the New York Hall of Science!

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October 9, 2008

10,000,000,000,000

BBC NEWS | Business | US debt clock runs out of digits :: need volunteers to hold up a sign with the "1"...

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can i show you something?

The Remnants (preview) on Vimeo :: it was so much fun to make :: be nice ::

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October 8, 2008

superstruct...

The Superstruct Game is live. Watch the videos, play the game, invent the future!

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October 7, 2008

2 Americas

collection: if the culture war actually happened - Featured on BuzzFeed :: started playing a game with the create your own electoral map at realclearpolitics...

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decider tees



:: the shirt i'll be wearing on November 4th :: click if you want one (comes in two forms...with bitch and without - you can change the color), let me know if you want a different kind of shirt ::

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October 4, 2008

some help

I would love for you to click below and react to Oprah's introduction to the recent Emmys. What stands out to you? What resonates, or doesn't. Would like your thoughts on you and TV ::

Oprah's speech ::

Welcome everybody to the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards. As we have just been so
charmingly reminded by some of our most shining stars, nothing else in our
world speaks to us quite like television. Television has spoken to us and
given us words to live by -- some of them a little more colorful than
others. For 60 years now -- at the Emmys -- the Television Academy had
brought us together to honor truly distinguished achievement by those men
and women who use the singular power of television wisely and artfully to
make us laugh, to make us cry and yes to make us sometimes even think.
Grouch Marx once said, "I find television very educating. Every time someone
turns on the television set I go in the other room and read a book." And
yet, you can bet your life, Groucho, that television can teach us a thing or
two, or even, I've heard rumors, cause some people to actually buy books.
I've been extremely blessed to experience first hand the full power of
television. Television helped open up my world and I know that the same is
true for so many of you here in this audience tonight and millions more out
there joining us from a watching world. These have not been easy times in
the world of TV, or in the world generally for that matter. But tonight, we
are all here, excited, to take a few hours -- not more than a few -- to
celebrate a medium that comes into our homes to not just entertain us but
sometimes educate and often inspire us, somehow in the process putting our
own lives in high definition.

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October 3, 2008

so this is what it comes to ::

Fannie Mae forgives loan for woman who shot herself

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Gauranty of Bank Deposits

more stuff from 1907 :: The First Sound Bites - Science News Exclusive - September 26, 2008 :: timely words from a century ago

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ugh...got addicted to this little game

click below for a time suck ::

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how remarkable this must have been

from VSL :: some of the first true color photographs :: circa 1907

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