This is just a brain dump about a variety of nifty things that don't quite get a post of their own.
Attention Boston-area foodies: your mission is to go to Gargoyles on the Square
, order the "'Abstract' Bouillabaisse" appetizer, take pictures, and report back; do not read the text under my next link as it will spoil the surprise. For those of us foodies who do not live near Boston, read this
Though I don't know her, siderea
's LJ is a stream of fascinating study excerpts; mostly psychology stuff, but other random things pop up here and there. Some recent excellent entries: Rat Park and the addictiveness of intoxicant
(why the Skinner box experiments are wrong), flash games that increase self-esteem
, how attitude matters, "The Secret", and Neiman Marcus Cookies
, Bright Children Become Enlightened Adults
, the recent undersea data cable cuttings
, and document management software suckage
. Seeing the gorilla: how to be lucky
Read this short story called BLIT
first, then read The comp.basilisk FAQ
. Don't want to say too much for fear of spoiling the awesomeness. Undercover clock restoration
. That's what I said.Spells Of The Culinomancer: A Roleplaying Supplement
: an excellent short SF story involving lobsters, sentient Russian mainframes, and kinky sex. The warning at the top is true; some of the sex depicted is n/c.