10.10.2009

Weekly Wrap Up

This was a pretty good week overall, both professionally and personally. And it was a bountiful harvest from the internets, starting with the big, beautiful bold graphic of Gina Carano for the ‘Body Issue’ cover pic of ESPN The Magazine - apparently MMA fighting does a body good, damned good.

Pack Smarter, Tastier Lunches for Kids (or Yourself)

Examine Hand Gestures and Smiles to Detect Lying - I've become a big fan of the show, Lie to Me, and have started to really pay attention to visual cues as a means of gauging truths or untruths being said. Fascinating stuff, really.

Partisan Political Contributions by U.S. Companies - an interactive site that lets you see exactly where companies sent their political donations.

Monsterlist of Halloween Projects Has Hundreds of Halloween How-To Guides - I will be spending a good chunk of time on this site for the next couple of weeks.

Who’s Your Boss? - Understanding Leadership Styles - I work in an educational bureaucracy, it is, on an operational level, a giant and neverending clusterfuck of rules, budgets and the Peter Principle on crack.

Kashiwa Mystery Cafe - this is a cool concept cafe in Japan. I don't know how well it would go over here but I really like the idea of it.

How to Build a Polished Concrete Desk - file this under things I'd like to do if I had the time, space and need.

12 Coolest Steampunk Gadgets - I love steampunk, I love gadgets. Put the two together and I might just nerdgasm on the spot.

Free MP3 Download of the Week: Dear God: Black Landlord - sort of a hip-hop punk ska sound like The Mighty Mighty Bosstones crossed with Dr. Dre. Very catchy!
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