From Harold, a link to a very funny (and rather subtle, in the best of ways) blog called Catalog Living, as in written by the people who live inside your cataloges (don't they have such glamorous lives with their dried figs and daytime walks through the scenic landscapes?) Harold also mentions the odd fact that the blog is written by an actress you might have spotted in those Sonic commercials …
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Forget 2010 lists! Look forward to 2011 with … a list. But a great list! Of 10 books to kick off the new year. Any additional suggestions?
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I'm already over the cold weather - bring on the spring! Unfortunately, even here in the South, we have a long way to go. Luckily Nerve.com has put together this handy guide on how to survive January (featuring: a home brewing kit!).
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Meet Pamukkale, Turkey's Cotton Castle "In Turkish the name literally means Cotton Castle; this geological wonder is also the site of the ancient city of Hierapolis and over the centuries the two have seemed to come together, merged almost, in to one. In fact some of the old tombs in the city's necropolis have beome part of landscape - literally."
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From my friend Matt, a visual history of 4-color press and the evolution of the comic book (anyone in publishing will love this).
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I am an avid user of keyboard shortcuts, so if you aren't familiar with some of the best ones (screencaps and hiding and zooming) then be sure to check out this run down of some popular ones (I even learned a few new ones myself!)
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A lesson in compound interest, from Benjamin Franklin? Find out why the cities of Philly and Boston are grateful (sort of), and check out the evidence directly from Franklin's will.
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A big thanks to my friend Preston for providing me with fresh links from his Gmail status - here's another great one about Census 2000 data regarding ancestries by county.
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And in similar vein, a dialect map of the US with audio examples (brilliant! I love linguistics)
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More links tomorrow -- I'm back on Twitter after a hiatus so feel free to send me a line or a link @FlossyAlli, and of course you can always send your great finds to FlossyLinks@gmail.com!