Animal Guts Everywhere

About 12 years ago, the day before Thanksgiving, I stopped eating meat. I had just read The Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Meat, which offered enough facts about the meat industry to churn your stomach and forsake the next…

Tractatus

Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darĂ¼ber muss man schweigen. — Wittgenstein

atoms&bits: a festival for thinking, making, doing

Are you a tinkerer? A designer, a geek, a maker, a co-worker, a free culture kid? Then there’s a festival that’ll knock your socks off. atoms&bits (a&b) kicks off this September 18-27th, and we’re looking for good people to join in and get creative. Read…

Recycling Etiquette

Spotted on city trash cans throughout Berlin. The message: don’t throw your bottles in the bin. Instead, leave them outside on the ground. Refunds for (beer) bottles supplement the livelihoods of many residents in the city. By leaving the bottles outside of the bins, people…

Wanna Learn Arabic? Some Cool Tools and Sites

One thing I appreciate about the net is that people are always compiling lists to share their experiences and help others find (or avoid!) certain tools and sites. With that spirit in mind, I thought I’d jot down some services I’ve come across so far…