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myfoodphone: phoneblogging your diet for free

August 13, 2007

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Now this is interesting to those of us with cellcams and a habit of photographing our food. Sprint, the phone company, has come up with MyFoodPhone, a service where you essentially photoblog your meals from your phone and a nutritional advisor checks them out once every two weeks and gives you feedback on your choices. […]

the frugal indulgent manifesto

July 22, 2007

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It’s easy enough to live it up, given infinite amounts of cash; there are even expensive consultants to ensure you have a good time. It’s much more challenging to get out and enjoy entertainment, nightlife, fine foods, and other indulgences when you’re acutely non-prosperous (“poor”). If these things are to your taste, you will have […]

five rules for intellectuals

July 11, 2007

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cross-posted from raincoaster Not that we pay any attention to rules in the first place, but we’ve got to start with some kind of thesis statement before we can argue about it, right? So here are five pieces of advice for intellectuals from steve fuller‘s book the intellectual, and yes, the lowercase is his, or […]

ten ways to be a good “friend”

July 4, 2007

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This is a cool article from Valleywag on how to manage your online “official” relationships, ie your LiveJournal flist, your Friendster/MySpace friends list, LinkedIn connections, etc. It’s a different world from meatspace, and you can’t simply transfer rules from here to there. You’ll find yourself importuned by many, many strangers and you need to develop […]

manifestation, intentionality, and evolution: the cybergypsy speaks!

June 20, 2007

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Yesterday I told you about Digital Divide and the laptop they donated to the rtr project (that would be this blog, the wiki, the classes, and all suchlike empowering activities). Today I’d like to put that in perspective and talk about what it means in the context of the universe and all of the esoteric […]

rilke: relationships and distance

June 7, 2007

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Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky. Rainer Maria Rilke relationships wikipage :: :: :: :: […]

firing your friends

June 7, 2007

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Oh, not all of them. But, just as yesterday we covered how to know when to quit your job, we sometimes have to consider when to quit relationships. I’m an accommodator, myself, and generally prefer to fix up bad relationships rather than delete them, and sometimes I fix them and fix them and fix them […]

we’ve got mail!

June 6, 2007

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Remember sulz‘s postcard project from last month? Well, we registered right away and it’s arrived and we finally got a scan for your delectification. Yay, we’ve got a penpal in Malaysia! Unfortunately, half the text is in Malay and my Malay is just the teensiest bit rusty. Can anyone help a sister out? The text […]

interview: the happiness myth

May 28, 2007

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This is a very enlightening interview with Dr. Jennifer Michael Hecht, author of The Happiness Myth: Why What We Think Is Right Is Wrong, from Psychjourney Podcasts (and welcome to the blogroll; it’s a very helpful site, especially for those who like to listen rather than read). There are a lot of good points in […]

maslow’s hierarchy of needs: a benchmark

May 17, 2007

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Found via a loopy stagger around and off¬†sulz‘s blog. Cross-posted¬†from raincoaster. As always with our Benchmarks, we suggest that you copy the results of your test and post them in your blog for self-knowledge and future comparison. We’re all evolving, and it’s a huge boost to recognize just how far you may have come since […]

the fragile

May 14, 2007

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Here’s another song from Nine Inch Nails (I know, I know, we’re all about the NIN, but what can we say: we’re all about the NIN and besides, you’d be hard-pressed to find a band that writes about these issues quite so well). This particular song has some points that are positive and some that […]