Thursday, December 30, 2004

Blogging the Tsunami

Tsunami Videos

Cheese and Crackers: Tsunami Video collects links to several video clips of the disaster.

More from Austin's Blog

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

visited countries

My visited countries map:

create your own visited country map

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Kottke does 'The Best Links 2004'

There are quite a few links that I haven't come across in Jason Kottke's The Best Links 2004.

Lotsa reading to do. So little time. :(

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Stephen Hawking reads Finnegans Wake

TorgoX (1933) presents Stephen Hawking reads Finnegans Wake (mp3, about 1.3MB)

Evolution is "Just a theory"!

Wonderful cartoon

The Last Time You Used Algebra Was...

«... kids don't study poetry just because they're going to grow up to be poets. It's about a habit of mind. Your mind doesn't think abstractly unless it's asked to - and it needs to be asked to from a relatively young age. The rigor and logic that goes into math is a good way for your brain to be trained.»

Well said, Miss Collins!

When You Have Too Many Books

Conversational Reading: When You Have Too Many Books

Sunday, December 12, 2004

M.S. Subbulakshmi, the doyenne of Carnatic music, passes away

I am not a big fan of Carnatic style of Indian Classical music, but I've always liked M.S. Subbulakshmi. She is no more.

A voice that enchanted

Monday, December 06, 2004

100 Notable Books of the Year (The New York Times)

And, here's the list of 100 Notable Books of the Year, from The New York Times

Books of the year 2004

The Economist chooses the best Books of the year 2004

Friday, December 03, 2004

Telling Lies is "Hard Work"!

Yesterday, I caught part of NPR's Day To Day program and heard the segment Brain Scans Make for More Accurate Lie Detector Tests where Ira Flatow talked about a recent study. According to this study, the brain works harder when telling lies than when telling truth.

No wonder, being a president feels like "Hard Work" for Dubya with all the lies he had to tell in the past four years!