January 2007

Vegetable Love – Pythagoras was a vegetarian?

Charles & Marie: Battery Lamp Presale – the minimum state of a lamp: battery+LED+shade

Serotta Competition Bicycles – some great stuff about bike fit, summarized at Velonews

Blending several blogs together

Following on my [RSS blending project](http://ryskamp.org/brain/ryskampdotorg/blended-rss-feed.html), I used the [RSS2HTML script](http://www.feedforall.com/free-php-script.htm) to display all the feed items on my blog’s [index page](http://ryskamp.org/brain/). It has the minor drawback of relying on the hourly cached RSS feed to display items, which means that new items won’t show up immediately. Hopefully my throngs of fans will be understanding…

YouTube – Ricky Gervais Meets Larry David

Blended RSS feed

Inspired by [Kottke](http://www.kottke.org/07/01/kottkeorg-5001), and necessitated by a current project, I’ve rolled all my online writings and creations into one RSS feed to keep track of them more easily. If that happens to also interest you, you can [find that feed here](http://ryskamp.org/rss.php). The next step is to do similar things to the front page, and then…more

Time and creation

Two articles in [Wired’s current “What we don’t know” issue](http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/15.02/bigquestions.html) stood out especially for me. 1. *[Is time an illusion?](http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/15.02/bigquestions.html?pg=3#time)* – Mentions Einstein’s belief that time is just another dimension. If so, perhaps from one position it would look like a single point. (Similarly, Jeff Hawkins is quoted in this month’s Business 2.0 that “an…more

2057: Discovery Channel – show about the future, in 2057?

Observations about Tibet

From the film [_Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion_](http://www.netflix.com/MovieDisplay?movieid=60032579) Monks read scriptures from short, really wide sheets of paper Tibetans are really fighting a war for their inner peace; the ability to practice Buddhism. That can’t be fought by the West or anyone else…though a homeland could be. In central, flat Tibet, farmers use donkeys…more