Sunday, July 30, 2006

The Chronicles of Mises

I have decided to post all my stuff on Mises University 2006 to a separate blog. Here's the link to the new blog!

Friday, July 28, 2006

Flickr, Photobucket, and Snapfish...

There are multiple services for sharing your photos on the internet, and the three most notable that I have seen are Flickr, Photobucket, and Snapfish. Okay, my extremely non-numerous readership, which do you think is the best service and why?

Here are the links:


So this should make you laugh like a gangsta...

Quantum-Mechanic gets Gizoogled

Check out the opening line and read a few posts... Totally hilarious!
[Author's note: In no way, shape, or form is the link to be taken as serious writing from this author. Any offense that you take is not my doing, period. Get it, foo?]

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Trade your music cd's with

Here's an interesting website for you:, a place where you can exchange your old cd's you don't want with people who have what you DO want. Novel concept... You'll notice below how old many of my cd's are... Heheh.

Click here to get any of my CDs for $1

Everything is moving...

Wow, I have been so busy this month it is absolutely ridiculous. I have been running from lab to church to home to the hardware store to Steve's to Dave's to the library like there's no tomorrow. And since, technically speaking, tomorrow doesn't exist yet I guess there isn't one. Uhh... Okay that just blew my mind.

Anyway, there are tons of things going on. Next week I'm going to Mises University in Auburn, Alabama. Hopefully, I will have a chance to blog it for all to see. Get ready for a week of intense intellectual inspiration, otherwise known as III.

Wired magazine just published their new issue with a huge DIY (do-it-yourself) section. It features the writing of Stephen Colbert, David Allen, Merlin Mann, and many others. I'm telling you, it's really cool!

Here's another article on getting rid of nasty money habits, which I think is very useful.

I once said that I was going to post a series of articles on how to use the web more effectively. Well, I'm finally getting around to some of it, but I found that many people have done the same thing. Why should I try to write something that someone else has done better?

So, this is the important part: here's a non-technical explanation of RSS by the Of Zen and Computing blog. Hopefully, it will explain things better than I could. More to come in the future...


This is the only real post I've ever put on Xanga... and now it's here...


I find it quite interesting that so many of my friends are into Xanga. I actually remember when it first started. I had been running a blog for quite a while at the time, and then suddenly, out of the blue, my Rolla friends started using Xanga for their personal website. This was curious, because I had been using Blogger for quite a while and felt it was a superior service. I wanted to be able to comment on my friend's xanga sites, though, so I started my own, posted that my real blog was somewhere else, and moved on with my life.

Now, years later, I find that my St. Louis friends have moved to using Xanga, shortly after I restarted my old blog. I still think that Blogger is superior, but there are obvious benefits to using Xanga. The email updates are probably the primary one, but there are other features which make Xanga quite useful to some people. Anyway, suffice to say that I am pleased to see my friends enjoying the benefits and community of blogging. It truly is a wonderful experience.

For those interested, it isn't intuitively obvious how to get a Xanga site to work in an XML format for an RSS feed, but there is a way. At the home location of the Xanga page you want in XML, go to the address bar and put a "/rss" by the address. An XML page will result and you can cut/paste into your feed reader. For example, you would type the following into your address bar (click on the link to see the XML):

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Very interesting...

Recently I discovered that the website Damn Interesting has some really neat information. They post one article every day that can be about almost anything, from psychology, to history, to medicine, to science. It has to be one of the coolest sites since How Stuff Works.

Here are a couple of recent examples:

The Emotional Bankruptcy of Alexithymia

The Life and Death and Life of Dark Matter

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Knights of the Round Table - Star Trek TOS Style

Wow, this is something else...

Thursday, July 13, 2006

You've got to be kidding me...

Today the Federal Trade Commission declared that a popular Texas real estate website was de facto public property. The FTC prosecuted the Austin Board of Realtors (ABOR) because the association restricted publication of listings on its website. ABOR passed a rule limiting the site to "exclusive right to sell" listings. The FTC said the site should also include "exclusive agency" listings... This effectively means that any web site's editorial content is subject to FTC control under the agency's mandate to identify and punish "unfair competition".

See the original Blog post

Just when you think the Feds couldn't get any stranger...

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Interesting Links

Summary of Human Action by Ludwig von Mises: A contributor to the Mises Institute finds an old issue of The Freeman where one George Kather summarizes Human Action. For those who don't want to take the time to read the 900 page tome, these are probably the perfect cliff notes.

YouTube - The New Political Arena: The LP blog comments on how the now infamous YouTube will affect elections and politics in general...

Saturday, July 08, 2006

One Red Paperclip - One Year - One House

one red paperclip

Congratulations to Kyle MacDonald for successfully trading his one red paperclip up to a house in Kipling Saskatchewan!

See the link for the chronicles of Kyle's trading adventure!!!

What if Walter Matthau was in Star Wars?

That would be a bad, bad thing...

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Eric Mongrain

Found this via Digg, I think. This guy plays in the spirit of Michael Hedges, perhaps the greatest fingerstyle guitarist of the 20th century. Eric is truly an inspiring artist!