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February 28, 2011

Today’s Shared Items – February 28, 2011

Filed under: General Store — Shelly Brisbin @ 8:51 AM

Today’s Shared Items – February 28, 2011

Filed under: General Store — Shelly Brisbin @ 8:51 AM

February 26, 2011

Today’s Shared Items – February 26, 2011

Filed under: General Store — Shelly Brisbin @ 6:44 PM

February 25, 2011

Today’s Shared Items – February 25, 2011

Filed under: General Store — Shelly Brisbin @ 2:31 PM

February 24, 2011

Today’s Shared Items – February 24, 2011

Filed under: General Store — Shelly Brisbin @ 2:36 PM

February 23, 2011

Today’s Shared Items – February 23, 2011

Filed under: General Store — Shelly Brisbin @ 2:31 PM

February 22, 2011

Today’s Shared Items – February 22, 2011

Filed under: General Store — Shelly Brisbin @ 2:39 PM

February 21, 2011

Today’s Shared Items – February 21, 2011

Filed under: General Store — Shelly Brisbin @ 4:46 AM

February 18, 2011

Today’s Shared Items – February 18, 2011

Filed under: General Store — Shelly Brisbin @ 2:30 PM
  • I hate my iPad: Can my tablet-loving Slate colleagues convince me I didn't just waste $600?
  • February 18, 2011 – The headline has crystalized for me why I read less of the tech press than I used to: you would never see such a headline on a gadget blog unless conventional wisdom had already determined that a piece of technology was a failure in the marketplace. The tech press assume that technology is something to be loved. It is impossible to imagine an existential dislike of a gadget or its impact on one’s life finding its way into tech-centric publications.

February 17, 2011

Today’s Shared Items – February 17, 2011

Filed under: General Store — Shelly Brisbin @ 2:38 PM
  • 'Unified Theater' Group Disregards Divisive Special Ed Classification
  • February 17, 2011 – Rock the hell on!

  • Confessions of an Apple Store Employee – Apple Store Tips – Popular Mechanics
  • February 17, 2011

  • Government By The Rich
  • February 17, 2011 – I think this is certainly true: I would extend it further. Even in local districts, contributors to campaigns have the most physical access to lawmakers. Who contributes more, car dealers and doctors, or secretaries, truck drivers and even software engineers? Taking it further still, politics is often about identification. Angry people who win political office present themselves as standing up for the “little guy”, defined in terms of their own socio-economic standing, not in absolute economic terms. And let’s go out one more level: if you run for office as a “little guy” and effectively tell a life story about struggle and sacrifice, it will be a story of the past, not the present. Continued success in politics will require you to associate with people who have money, thus separating you from whatever representative connection you have to tose who don’t have money. I’m not drawing a direct line between poverty and nobility. I’m simply saying that representative democracy based on socio-economic standing is extremely difficult to maintain, and that the scales tend to tip against it based on the inertia of politics.

  • How to Make a Martini
  • February 17, 2011 – Martini basics; simple and well-explained.

  • Tequila cheat sheet
  • February 16, 2011

  • Canned drams
  • February 15, 2011

  • Good grief, Haley Barbour
  • February 16, 2011 – A clueless blowhard like this guy is far more worthy of scorn than most of the people who slip up and make inartful soundbytes. Let’s hope the Republicans escort Mr. Barbour to the back of the bus.

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