June 30, 2008
It is time to refocus my energies on writing. The moose’s extensive daily information trawling, and resultant blogging, will cease for a time, or at the least pull back drastically for a while.
If the world ends, I suspect the rioting mob in the street shall inform me, though it is a very peaceful hillside upon which I look out.
For those who will feel a void, here is a rundown of what I regularly read for news and information in the absence of TV and papers. All are linkied on the sidebar. All reward daily visits.
In no particular order:
Technorati: updated every few hours. The top thirty news stories being linked to by blogs listed on Technorati. American centric but a reasonable snapshot of the zeitgeist.
Cryptogon: regularly updated blog focussing on politics, economics, and how fucked we are. He’s totally outdoing my efforts in this area. Hugely recommended.
Cabal: an RSS catcher for a set of diverse blogs, including Kurzweil AI. Can be hit and miss, but a lot of gold.
Technoccult: for all your high weirdness, the occult, sex, drugs, liberty, mad science, cults, fringe culture needs. Excellent stuff.
Disinformation: long standing countercultural/fringe everything site, now an open source blog. Politics, crazy shit, counterculture, whatever.
What Does It Mean: The motherlode. If I’m feeling brave I read this daily. Roughly 30 headlines per day for each of USA, Russia, China, England, France, Germany, Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Venezuala, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, the UN, Japan, India, Pakistan and Australia. It’s probably best to avoid the articles written by the site, as they seem a bit paranoid/batshit, but as a collection service for world news on one page, it’s pretty extraordinary.
A lot of the rest of my sidebar are very specific info sources, and while totally awesome, don’t get daily love. And I’m not counting friend’s blogs as news, though they can be.
Kia kaha, kids.
The moose shall return.