OccupyWriters.com, an excerpt by Lemony Snicket

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Violence down, claims Pinker the thinker

Ouch.

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The “thinking man’s Malcolm Gladwell” is actually pretty unfair to Gladwell who is an essayist rather than someone with pretensions to being a major acad…

Text Editors in The Lord of the Rings

How to Add a Snooze Button to Gmail, No Extensions Required

This is awesome. Though if you’re really a power user (but don’t want to muck about in complicating the script itself), I’d recommend Baydin Boomerang. 

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Posters of Fortune

Fortune-cookies-as-typographic-art. Rad.

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A Beautified Apached Index – h5ai

What Typos Mean to Book Publishing – NYTimes.com

Better and faster (though not exactly). An interesting take on the resurgence of typos as publishers struggle to stay relevant and create product.

I was disgruntled at seeing a typo on the first page (I’m not kidding) of William Vollman’s Impe…

ICSI Netalyzr

A really helpful little tool to look at network issues. Haven’t had a chance to actually make use of it in troubleshooting, but looks like it’d be super useful.

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How Christian Gerhartsreiter Became Clark Rockefeller – WSJ.com

Excerpted / adapted from The Man in the Rockefeller Suit A fascinating read.

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But the newcomer had sucked them in by acting as if he were better than they were. “He’s…

Call for Contributions to an Essay Collection: Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye

This could end up being painfully dull, but I’m willing to give it the benefit of the doubt…

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The editor is currently seeking proposals for an essay collection inve…