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Really must clear out some browser windows.

Squirrels:

Nanotech art:

Science and science fiction:

Speaking of LGBT stuff:

Misc other:

  • Street Medic Wiki, "the online resource for street medics that anyone can edit."
  • The planning fallacy: it turns out that people are terrible at estimating how long it's going to take them to do something. "Even when asked to make a highly conservative forecast, a prediction that they felt virtually certain that they would fulfill, students' confidence in their time estimates far exceeded their accomplishments." To improve your estimates, ask yourself "how long similar projects have taken in the past, without considering any of the special properties of this project."
  • Interesting Guide to Formal Consensus. Not necessarily the best decisionmaking process for all contexts (and I don't endorse everything that article says; for example, I've seen benevolent dictatorships work), but some interesting ideas there. See also the Wikipedia article on Consensus decision-making.
  • Jenn recommended EventBox as a good Mac app for aggregating feeds from social networks. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks promising.

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