links for 2008-09-25

  • John Dawson Photography is available for your wedding, party, or other memorable event. Don’t hesitate to contact us for details about our St. Louis wedding photography services.
  • Adali Grace Antisdel was born at 10:19 on March 8, 2008 to her mommy and daddy, Jamie and Jastin Antisdel. She weighed 1 lb 15 oz, 13.5 inches long. She was born by C-section at 28 weeks due to complications of pre-eclampsia. This is a blog that will keep us all updated on how she and her family are doing. When she was in the NICU the afternoon of her birth, the nurses put her right by the viewing window. There were at least 10 family and friends in the hall watching her. One of the nurses came out the door and remarked, "There is a Whole Lot of Love in this hallway." So, there is a Whole Lot of Love on this blog as well. Please pray for Adali, Jamie and Jastin.
  • They're rarely helpful. Actually, they usually add insult to injury. But what would computing be without 'em? Herewith, a tribute to a baker's dozen of the best (or is that worst?).
  • Visiting big sites such fffound, Flickr and others, it becomes really obvious how huge Star Wars culture is. This is a friggin' endless source of inspiration. And since I know you won't read a second paragraph about Star Wars since there are pictures, I won't write one. Just check these out, for God's sake… seriously. And enjoy, of couse. Cheers! 😉
  • Project 10100 is a call for ideas to change the world by helping as many people as possible.
  • A fellow at New York City's Weill Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Sam Parnia is one of the world's leading experts on the scientific study of death. Last week Parnia and his colleagues at the Human Consciousness Project announced their first major undertaking: a 3-year exploration of the biology behind "out-of-body" experiences. The study, known as AWARE (AWAreness during REsuscitation), involves the collaboration of 25 major medical centers through Europe, Canada and the U.S. and will examine some 1,500 survivors of cardiac arrest. TIME spoke with Parnia about the project's origins, its skeptics and the difference between the mind and the brain.
  • Want to change the world? We do too. We're looking for big ideas that help as many people as possible, and we're committed to making the best ones happen. Learn more.
  • What did they say or see what they had to say on some of these popular issues:
  • Today we are glad to release Practika: a free set of 11 practical and useful high-quality icons, designed by DryIcons, especially for Smashing Magazine and its readers. The icons are available in resolutions 64×64px, 128×128px and 256×256px, in 32-bit transparency PNG. These icons can be used for a variety of purposes — in particular, in portfolios and in corporate designs.
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