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Blogfodder linkdump part 7

Last items from the 2006 file:

* Natural language hCard
* Hopstop / Transit and walking directions for US cities. Would’ve been handy for New York had I remembered!
* Museum of Useful Things / ‘Museum’ is a misnomer as it’s really a store, but a store filled with really useful things.
* Non-errors in English /
* Map Symbols & Patterns for NPS Maps
* A beginner’s guide to freelancing
* I want to tell you a story / “Paul Auster, one of America’s greatest living novelists, argues that fiction is ‘magnificently useless’, but the act of creation and the pleasure of reading are incomparable human joys that we should savour.”
* A Timeline of Timelines
* Brief notes on Seattle / Still on my list of cities to visit.
* Writers Dreamtools History by Decade / A timeline of facts and figures for every decade since the 1650s. Very handy for fiction writers.
* How long in the freezer to chill a Coke from 89F to 35F? / The answer, according to MythBuster Adam Savage, is about 20-25 minutes. Handy to know.
* Spaces speak, as do cities, Buddha Machines, films / Saved mostly for the reference to Christian Marclay’s ‘Video Quartet’, which is (was?) one of the best things at Tate Modern, and the best example of a video installation I’ve ever seen.