TT #12

12 April 2007

I’m feeling a tad lazy today, so you get thirteen links. Most of these are from my library-related sites I’m subscribed to, but there are a few others added as well.

  1. Fair Trade Certified; everything and anything Fair Trade related. That is a bit US centric, what with it being Fair Trade USA and everything, but there is also an Irish version, aBritish site, a German one, and probably a few others too.
  2. Wattpad – a site where you can download books onto your mobile. Haven’t tried it out yet but it could be interesting. There is also Mobipocket but you gotta pay there.
  3. Japanese Revolutionary Fascist Toyama Koichi – this you have to watch to appreciate. How often do you see someone running for office who proclaims that he wants to “annihilate everything that exists”?
  4. Library Use Value Calculator ; this does pretty much what it says. You enter in how much you use the library and it figures out how much it would cost you if you had to pay for it yourself.
  5. Religous Holiday Calendar; wanna know when any religious holiday falls in the next 5 years? Then off you go to this site. I don’t know why, it might prove useful I suppose.
  6. Science Research for when, you know, you want to research Science. Plus, it is free.
  7. Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers – US sports history from the Smithsonian.
  8. IMPAC – the short list has been announced. I have read precisely none. But I do have Sebastian Barry’s A Long Long Way waiting for me, and McCarthy’sNo Country for Old Men is one I will read at some point.
  9. O’Reilly Radar’s Blogging Code of Conduct – While the larger sites may need some sort of guidelines to explain to commenters, for the most part blogs should be uncensored and everything under the control of whomever it is that runs it.
  10. Kirigami this just sounds cool. But a lot of work.
  11. Giles the Donkey. The blog of Giles the Knitted Donkey. What more needs to be said.
  12. Slate on Ali G An old article at this stage. How Ali G keeps getting famous guests on his show.
  13. The Borgias: The First Crime Family
  14. Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

  1. Sonja Foust
  2. Gabriella Hewitt
  3. Samulli
  4. Danielle
  5. Amelia Elias
  6. Mark Caldwell
  7. Terra
  8. Tumbled Words
  9. The screaming pages
  10. Chicken’s Life
  11. (leave your link in comments, I’ll add you here!)

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13 Responses

  1. Sonja Foust says:

    Cool list! I especially liked the blogging code of conduct link. Not a bad idea.

  2. Thank you for the science research link. I can always use that for my boys' science studies. I'm also going to have to check out the Japanese links. They look like interesting sites to drop by. ;-)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. samulli says:

    Hm, that is a really random collection of links. Nothing of interest to me, unfortunately. But I'll come back next week anyway. ;o)

    Have a great one!

    Oh, by the way, thanks for mentioning the tattoo of a raven. Now I have one more idea I need to find space for on my body… I'm gonna end up looking like a friggin' art exhibition. LOL

  4. Danielle says:

    Thanks for the fair trade link.

    Happy TT.

    Be well and enjoy the day

  5. Amelia Elias says:

    Interesting list! I've gotta watch that Facist thing now. LOL!

  6. Fence says:

    Hope you all enjoy the links.

    Samulli, not even the blog of Giles the knitted donkey ;)

  7. Sally says:

    I've always wondered why Susan hated literature? And, who is Susan?

    <li class="authorcomment">Susan is from the Discworld books by Terry Pratchett. She much prefers to read a good book

  8. O’Reilly Radar’s Blogging Code of Conduct just struck me as silly. I know why they think it's neeeded. If I find a blog covered in offensive comments I'm really not likely to go back.

    <li class="authorcomment">Mark I can see why the larger blogs might set up a conduct on their own blogs, but making it into a Code of Conduct and possibly trying to get other blogs to initiate similar things strikes me as censorship. Like you, if I come across a blog with stupid and offensive comments then I think that it reflects upon the blog itself. Blog owners have every right to moderate and delete whatever comments they wish, and they should use this ability to prevent pointless flaming/trolling etc.

  9. Terra says:

    Can't wait to check these out! Thanks for sharing, I love reading (well in the summer when I don't have to for school!)

    <li class="authorcomment">Hi Terra. Hope you enjoy them then. I haven't been successful with wattpad yet, but I only tried it the once so I'll have to give it another go.

  10. Harlequin says:

    Susan is Death's granddaughter, only child of Mort who was Death's apprentice and Ysabelle, Death's adopted child. Susan is a governess and she is strict and very sensible. She hated literature because she'd much prefer to just read a good book.

    Susan, Death, Mort & Ysabelle are all characters in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. Which is fabulous.

    <li class="authorcomment">Indeed

  11. Shannon says:

    Very cool! The Kirigami and the Free Trade sites were really interesting! I wish I had the patience to sit and do some of the Kirigami. Beautiful! Happy TT!

    <li class="authorcomment">I think the Kirigami is one to bookmark for future reference alright :)

  12. she says:

    Susan also did a decent job of filling in for her grandpa at one point. Well, at least I thought it was a good job all things considered.

    <li class="authorcomment">She did indeed. Another great character from Mr. Practhett

  13. Marcia says:

    Thanks for the science link. The Kirigami link was awesome, I have no patience for that at all, but they are beautiful.

    <li class="authorcomment">Hi Marcia, I don't think I have the patience either