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October 30, 2004

Stuff to read

De Zengotita, Thomas. Mediated: The Hidden Effects of Media on People, Places, and Things. Bloomsbury, 2005.

Vaidhyanathan, Siva.: The anarchist in the library :how the clash between freedom and control is hacking the real world and crashing the system /
New York : Basic Books, c2004.
xvii, 253 p. ; 25 cm.
TC Law Library T58.5 .V35 2004

Vaidhyanathan, Siva.: Copyrights and copywrongs :the rise of intellectual property and how it threatens creativity /
New York : New York University Press, c2001.
TC Wilson Library Z642 .V35 2001

Stephenson, Neal.: Cryptonomicon. New York : Avon Press, 1999.
918 p. ; 25 cm.
TC Wilson Library PS3569.T3868 C79 1999

Rosebury, Brian. Tolkien: a Cultural Phenomenon. 2nd ed. Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

Baldridge, Letitia.: Letitia Baldridge's New Manners for New Times. New York: Scribner, 2003. ISBN 074321062X

Frank, Thomas. What's the Matter with Kansas: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2004. ISBN 0805073396

Geiger, Roger L. Knowledge and Money: Research Universities and the Paradox of the Marketplace. Stanford UP, 2004.
TC Wilson Library    Q180.U5   G345 2004

Laing, Gordon. Digital Retro. Sybex Inc., 2004. ISBN: 078214330X

Russo, Richard. Empire falls. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. 483 p. ; 24 cm.
TC Wilson Library    PS3568.U812   E4 2001b  

Posted by trail001 at 11:05 AM

October 6, 2004

Still more "content"

Not that I would really call it that -- hence the scare quotes.

It would be nice if one day the number of apostrophes properly placed in it's equalled exactly the number of apostrophes properly omitted from its, instead of the other way round. In the meantime, what can be done by those of us sickened by the state of apostrophe abuse? First, we must refute the label "dinosaurs" (I really hate that). And second, we must take up arms. Here are the weapons required in the apostrophe war (stop when you start to feel uncomfortable):
  • correction fluid
  • big pens
  • stickers cut in a variety of sizes, both plain (for sticking over unwanted apostrophes) and coloured (for inserting where apostrophes are needed)
  • tin of paint with big brush
  • guerrilla-style clothing
  • strong medication for personality disorder

--Lynne Truss, Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Posted by trail001 at 8:53 PM

Hmm, still trying

Just heard "Sweet Virginia" by Gomez. Love this song.

I couldn't tell
The weight of the world
was on your shoulders
Couldn't tell you were unhappy,
you were unwell
I go along like nothing is wrong
no need to worry
Too late to feel sorrow
upon borrowed time
Then now there's no answers
no easy way out
take it all if you want
take it all if you want

if you know how to run
Sweet Virginia, you should run
if you know how to play
Sweet Virginia, you should play
if you know how to say
Sweet Virginia, you should say
if you know how to be
be without me, you should be
you should be

I couldn't see
it seems I don't learn or get the message
don't know you you carry it all by yourself
How can it be
it doesn't belong, it's so not funny
this vintage of violence again on parade
and now there's no wonder
no shelter from shame
be alone if you want
be alone if you want

if you know how to run
Sweet Virginia, you should run
if you know how to play
Sweet Virginia, you should play
if you know how to say
Sweet Virginia, you should say
if you know how to be
be without me, you should be
you should be

Posted by trail001 at 8:46 PM

Synonyms for integrity

honesty, probity, uprightness, moral soundness, moral stature, principle, character, virtue, purity, rectitude, decency, self-respect, straightforwardness, morality.

Posted by trail001 at 7:05 PM

Brilliant thought

Hey, I can use this blog as a place to stash citations for stuff I want to read.

Sometimes I'm smart. Mostly, not so much.

Posted by trail001 at 7:02 PM

Blog lab

This is just a place for me to test changes...should've set this up a while ago, but you know know it is...

Posted by trail001 at 6:59 PM