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Monday miscellany

  • Proof that humans are born with respect for private property (well, sort of proof). The first comment is proof that some people are born or bred tyrants.
  • “The Freedom of Simplicity. Yeah.
  • Making life transitions more meaningful (and less hellaciously expensive).
  • When the catalysts commence to catalyzing. The article’s not bad, but I was most taken with the comment by Scott.
  • Suicide. And 13 other ways to deal with failure.
  • I just discovered that Paladin has a very good combo deal on The Freedom Outlaws Handbook and I Am Not a Number!. In case you want to know. Otherwise just move right along …
  • Farewell, LulzSec. But why do I think you’ll be forgotten (you hope) but not really gone?
  • Obvious product tampering. Via PhotoShop. (This is the sixth of six cool “tampering” competitions. Cool, time-wasting photos in all six.)
  • Okay, I know it’s got to be slightly silly to ask on this site if anybody else is having problems accessing this site. I mean, if you are, you probably aren’t even reading this. But I’ve been been getting “403 access forbidden” messages when I try to make posts or edit comments. Then just this week I’ve heard about or from three would-be readers who either can’t read the blog at all or can read it only intermittantly. If you’re one of the intermittant folks, let me know via comment, please. If you’re one of those (usually either outside the U.S. or using a non-U.S. IP) who just can’t get here at all, you may have to petition Oliver-the-webmaster.


  1. Pat
    Pat June 27, 2011 5:49 am

    I’ve had trouble submitting a comment. Tried twice, then emailed Oliver early Sunday am, and haven’t heard from him either.

  2. Pat
    Pat June 27, 2011 5:50 am

    Now I see this comment has gone through.

  3. EN
    EN June 27, 2011 8:17 am

    No trouble as far as I know… other than not being able to spend as much time here lately. Of course not being here as much means I probably wouldn’t know if there was a problem.

  4. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty June 27, 2011 2:57 pm

    I always have to laugh when I write this at the end of an email:

    “Let me know if you don’t get this.”

    I mean an attachment or something embedded in the message… but it always looks so lame that I spell it out.

    But no, I’ve had no problems getting this site to load. There are a few others, however, Bovard’s blog most recently.

  5. naturegirl
    naturegirl June 27, 2011 5:06 pm

    I have the same problem EN has, & I can’t even blame the innerwebbs for it……

  6. bumperwack
    bumperwack June 27, 2011 5:30 pm

    No probs noted…

  7. naturegirl
    naturegirl June 28, 2011 12:04 am

    That’s my favorite blog entry from Joel, so far 🙂

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