A week of links

A sample of some of the items that caught my attention enough to be bookmarked by me over the past 7 days:

“When she says positive thinking, she doesn’t just mean a sunny outlook. She means a relentlessly upbeat, no- questions-asked type of optimism, where negativity doesn’t have a place. She means the fixed smiles and fakery of the “have a nice day” culture that has a nation in its grip”

The odd one out: In a world of positive thinking, the one person not smiling is Barbara Ehrenreich – http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en…

Try Air To Stay Dry – http://www.yankodesign.com/2010…

He’s been a Roxy original, the inventor of ‘ambient’, Bowie’s muse, the brain in Talking Heads and U2’s ‘fifth man’. Now Eno tells us where he’s heading next…On gospel, Abba and the death of the record: an audience with Brian Eno – http://www.guardian.co.uk/music…

Sweet Potato, Spinach and Peanut Stew – http://www.nibbledish.com/people…

LED Destroys Incandescent Forever – http://www.yankodesign.com/2010…

“How can you use a camera if you can’t see? Over 30 blind and visually impaired adults from the UK, Mexico and China have been trained in sensory photography techniques to create and experience photos. As an exhibition of some of their work opens in east London, Matt Daw, from the UK charity PhotoVoice, explains how people like Gary, Alistair and Marcus were taught how to use a camera.”Audio slideshow: Photography by blind people – http://news.bbc.co.uk/1…

Hotrats (part Supergrass) play the Sex Pistols -EMI with guest Steve Jones (Pistols) – http://vodpod.com/watch…

Meet the painter Anthony Hopkins | – http://www.twine.com/item…

“Banksy describes his first film Exit Through the Gift Shop as ‘the story of how one man set out to film the unfilmable – and failed'” Banksy film set for Sundance premiere – http://www.guardian.co.uk/artandd…

“Large companies in France are to be forced to reserve at least 40 per cent of their boardroom seats for women.” France forces boardrooms to keep 40% of seats for women – http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standar…

BBC News – Audio slideshow: Van Gogh – The Artist and His Letters – http://www.twine.com/item…

The Self-Help Psychologist Is In (Richard Wiseman’s self help with scientific rigour)- Freakonomics Blog – NYTimes.com – http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2010…

What’s on David Bowie’s iPod? (Scriiti’s Wood Beez-who’d have thought it) – http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture…

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4 thoughts on “A week of links

  1. Interesting. I guess this is kind of a way to stop all those bits and bobs getting lost and forgotten like they do when you just dot them about on Twitter? Someone else did this last week – at a more personal level – listing their 10 ups and downs from the previous week using Twitter updates. I rather like it, particularly since I seem to have dropped off the Twitter loop and don’t manage to keep up with anything much news wise.

    I always liked your quirky Tweets so this is rather fun. Perhaps it will be a weekly thing? Or maybe that would be too regimented and predictable?

    • Hello RB-Well I tend to use a variety of bookmark services which all get collated in my Friendfeed stream (a selection of which appear in the right hand column of me blog) but I thought I’d do a weekly highlights posting as I do a lot of micro-blogging over a variety of services which I’d rather keep separate from Twitter.

  2. Well, I like it so I hope you carry on!

    I kind of miss seeing your tweets, particularly those ones you used to write (probably still write) about life – I can’t think of any now but about pouring cold water to make tea and stuff. It’s the way you write them.

    Anyway – there’s an easy solution to that (not cold tea, missing tweets) – I should make the effort to get back into Twitter.

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