Chris' Linkjockey blog links to unique, fantastic sites on the web that you haven't seen before.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Oppose the proposed draconian Canadian Copyright legislation

30 Days of DRM: 30 Things You Can Do
Educate yourself about the proposed Canadian Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA), which looks to be even more restrictive than the current American counterpart. While the current legislation is widely seen as being fair and appropriate, Michael Geist has a list of 30 ways that you can make your opinions known about the draconian changes to the Canadian DMCA that tilt control toward the biggest corporate media companies.

Michael Geist is the best Canadian journalist covering digital media issues, such as copyright, DRM and the Internet. He is also not afraid of calling things as they are.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

What is a Shibboleth?

Shibboleth from wikipedia
It's an in-joke, a password, a key word, or a shared memory.

Friday, November 23, 2007

How to make an Origami CD case

The Spiral Data Tato -- A Curiously Complex Origami CD Case

Actually, today's link will teach you how to fold paper to create 2 different origami cd cases.
  1. There's instructions for the simple paper compact disc envelope or CD sleeve.
  2. There's also instructions for the more complicated, spiral origami cd cover. The instructions have printable patterns for both American and European sized paper.

This is the most fun I've had with paper since making those Star Wars paper models. I'll probably use one of these sleeves for packaging my annual cd compilation.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

One Week of Food for Different Societies

One Week of Food for Different Societies Pictures of "typical" families from different cultures and countries with a typical week's supply of food.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

DFA Halloween Mix tape

DFA Halloween 2007 Party Radio Mix mp3s
The people at DFA are record label honchos, djs, remixers, producers, musicians, and more.
Download the free mp3 of the live Halloween dj mix from DFA Records. Man, they make funky music.

Monday, November 19, 2007

The craziest NFL field goal you'll ever see

YouTube - Phil Dawson Crazy Field Goal
From the NFL's Cleveland Browns - Baltimore Ravens game yesterday, here's a video of a strange field goal play that I've never even heard of in a football game before.

PS. RIP BC Lions 2007

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Jamie Oliver in Globe and Mail : Salty chef, Spicy Tongue
Jamie Oliver, The Naked Chef, dishes on his celebrity chef critics,
His side-projects include training programs for unemployed disadvantaged students to become cooks and chefs, and his attempts to revolutionize school lunches with healthy food.

Jamie also gives some thoughts on his favourite restaurants in different cities (Tojo's and Vij's in Vancouver).

Friday, November 16, 2007

US Law professor calculates he racks up $4.5 billion in copyright liability per year

Overly-broad copyright law has made USA a "nation of infringers"
A Utah law professor discusses the gap in copyright law between what the law allows and what social norms permit, even without doing any P2P filesharing.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Where are the canonical web designs?

Do Canonical Web Designs Exist?

An interesting question, and the short answer is "Yes." Google and Amazon are the canonical web designs of our time. Why? Go to the Canonical Web Design site to find out.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

New model online record label: RCRD LBL


Finally someone seems to have the internet music business thing figured out, and it's the people behind Engadget and Gizmodo.
The music is available for free in DRM-free, 192 Kbps MP3s on a website supported by advertising revenue. Artists and labels sign up, and despite just launching this week, the roster is impressive.

Here are some of my favorite artists on RCRD LBL:

Monday, November 12, 2007

Best dunker you've never seen: Kadour Ziani

Would you believe that the best slam dunker in the world doesn't play basketball in the NBA, and isn't American. Kadour Ziani is from France and he's only 5'11, but with 56 inches of vertical he seems to fly we haven't seen since Michael Jordan at his prime. Kadour's creativity and his athleticism take his dunks to the next level. My faves are the one-armed cartwheel dunk and the dunk over the car, are completely sick.

A video of Kadour Ziani from Metacafe:

Kadour Ziani - For more amazing video clips, click here

Video from Kadouir Ziani's appearance on the Best Damn Sports Show:

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Remembrance Day

The Royal Canadian Legion: Poppy & Remembrance
November 11 is Remembrance Day in Canada, marking the date that ended the First World War. For more on the history of Remembrance Day, the poppy and Flanders Field, the Canadian Legion's page explains in more detail.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Vancouver gets a Beard Papa, and becomes slightly more civilized

Georgia Straight's Food of the Week: Beard Papa

Beard Papa's delicious, fist-sized cream puffs have finally come to Vancouver!
Vancouver joins the ranks of Osaka, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Seoul, Bangkok, and New York to have our own franchise of the Japanese Beard Papa at the Aberdeen Mall at 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond.

Friday, November 9, 2007

How much is your NHL franchise worth? : Forbes magazine

Forbes Special Report: The Business of Hockey

How much is your city's NHL team worth?
Which NHL players deliver the most value to their teams?

For some people the business of sports is even more interesting than the games themselves. For these folks, Forbes has done a really good job of analyzing each NHL hockey team's value; based on their team, their market, their gate receipts, the broadcast revenue, their stadium contract, their brand and other financial factors.

FYI The Vancouver Canucks are the ninth most valuable team in the NHL at $211 Million.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

The 15 tools every household should own

The 15 tools every homeowner should own
Christmas time is around the corner, and people are going to start asking me for my Christmas list soon. There's not too much "stuff" out there that jumps to mind, but I remember seeing this list of 15 essential tools that would help me fill-in the holes in my toolkit.
Now I'm not a homeowner yet, but I do get a secret thrill when I'm able to use my tools to build or fix things.

I'm also using this list of essential kitchen tools to build that Christmas list.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Top 100 Mac Apps

Top 100 Mac Apps

Food 2.0: Chefs as Chemists

New York Times: Food 2.0: Chefs as Chemists
An overview of some of the most recent development in the cooking world, where chefs are using techniques and ingredients from chemistry to develop a new style of cooking.

Paste magazine invites readers to choose own subscription price

Paste is a culture magazine that features the most creative new music, films and books, and includes a monthly cd with songs from the profiled musicians. In an effort to find new readers, Paste is taking a cue from Radiohead, and allowing readers to pay whatever they want for a subscription. What's the other catch? Well, there are 2; there's a minimum of $1 and the offer is only valid in the U.S:(

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Moby licenses tracks to filmmakers for free

Moby Gratis .com
Provocative electronica artist, Moby, has kindly made over 50 of his unreleased tracks available to independent filmmakers to use for free. On the Moby Gratis website, you can listen to streaming mp3s of all of them. Thank you Moby!
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Monday, November 5, 2007

How to win at Monopoly

How to Win at Monopoly - A Surefire Strategy

Monopoly is one of my all time favourites and, in my opinion, is one of the few board games that get better when played on a computer. Tim Darling has a "surefire" strategy to help you come out on top everytime.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Astronomy Photo of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day : NASA
As a link-of-the-day site, I'm also drawn to other sites that publish on a daily basis.
NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day produces stunning space photos day after day, with an explanation of what you're looking at. There's also an space photo archive, with daily photos that go back to June 15, 1995.

Thanks to Wired's Geek Dad blog for mentioning

Thursday, November 1, 2007

From Corporate Responsibility to Backstory Management

WorldChanging: Tools, Models and Ideas for Building a Bright Green Future: From Corporate Responsibility to Backstory Management

An article from World Changing, with the theory that in the 21st Century, corporations will succeed with consumers by moving from corporate responsibility to taking accountability for their entire operations and supply chain.
Bonus points for reference to Vancouver's SF writer, William Gibson.

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10 Ways to Affect Your Brand Search on Google

Ten Ways to Avoid a Google Reputation Management Nightmare
From Marketing Pilgrim, in short:
1. Get your own web site.
2. Start a blog.
3. Add a sub-domain.
4. Create a social networking profile.
5. Create your own social network.
6. Create a business profile.
7. Share your photos.
8. Claim your identity.
9. Create your own Wiki.
10. Get a free page from Google.