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Blogfodder linkdump part 4

The rest of 2005, condensed into hyperlink form:

  • The best God joke ever – and it’s mine! / Emo Philips gets ripped off all the time, so it’s only natural that he’s sensitive to the misattribution of his work – and right that he get the credit.
  • The Greatest Stories Never Told / “Some of the most delicious unpublished journalism gets passed around like a secret handshake.”
  • Photic sneeze reflex / Also known as ACHOO syndrome, which is a ridiculous term that trivialises what’s really a very interesting (and annoying) phenomenon: why I and many others sneeze involuntarily in response to bright light, especially sunlight.
  • Mark of friendship / Ian Jack on the subtleties of using the semi-colon.
  • SoundTransit / Another phonography/field recording link (sadly now closed, but it seems the files will be relocated shortly). Seriously, combining these with Flickr photos would create an even more immersive experience; maybe that’s what Flickr were getting at by introducing video uploads?
  • Dummy Text Generator / Replace Lorem Ipsum with lyrics to ’80s cartoon intros? Don’t mind if I do!
  • Make a paper CD case
  • The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web / I think I’ve done well by this.