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Archive for February 2007

The Design Disease: "People with the disease will always choose books by their covers."


There are many such conditions. I threw up a little in my mouth when I first saw the band name "5ive", for example, and again this weekend at a clothes shop called "Temt". Text messages provoke uncontrollable weeping.

pedants take note: the Academy's official position on various pieces of Oscar trivia


Sunrise didn't get best picture, Orson Welles didn't get four nominations for Citizen Kane (his company got one of them), etc.


Torrents for (almost) every Academy Award-nominated film.

Bruce Schneier: The Psychology of Security


Fascinating, like a security book by Malcolm Gladwell or Steven Levitt.

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Small things, links and miscellany, sparkling with light. Sam's tumblelog.