Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Indie-rock music blog.

Snarky gaming news.

I know I wrote about Joshua Allen too!

Confessions of an Aca/Fan: The Official Weblog
Henry Jenkins is like the wise old professor who is an expert on thousands of sci-fi movies. He studies geek culture, and especially fandom. He's like our crazy uncle. Everyone adores him. He's a righteous dude.

Dinosaur Comics
Ryan North, god of webcomics, hasn't drawn a new Dinosaur Comic since he started making them. He just continues to use the same visual cartoon every day, only changing the dialogue. It's like Krazy Kat for the New Century.
Tips to hack your life.

Two gamers rule the world.

Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog
Self-help for smart people.

Another silicon Valley Web 2.0 blog, TechCrunch is great. They review new Web 2.0 ventures, which is good, because there are a lot of them.

BlogYourMind (Italian)
This blog is indeed all in Italian. I have been trying to read it for years.
Global Guerrillas
Political anti-globalization radicalism and issues.

MAKE: Blog
Crazy homemade shit made by insane geeks.

Laughing Squid
A lot of links.

Boing Boing
The original linky blog. so much sweetness.

Diesel Sweeties by R Stevens
A comic about robots and people who have sex with them. Not totally; but it's hysterical.

Cool Hunting
More lists of cool stuff.

we make money not art
This girl is on the forefront of interactive and game-like art installations.

Scobleizer - Tech Geek Blogger
Scoble used to blog for Microsoft, telling them what for, and now he's an independent blogger who tells everyone what for.

Another fantasy-type blog like Tinselman.
Jason Kottke is a member of the old-school blogging cadre and he still brings it. I'm not sure where he brings it though.

Bats Left Throws Right
I know I reviewed Doghouse Riley already.

Everyone knows Slashdot. It's useful to scan this feed.

scraps of crap
David Malki's blog for posting doodles, experimental animation, etc. It's actually an open blog that anyone can contribute to.

Overcompensating: Actual Things That Happen to Jeffrey Rowland
One of these Overcompensating feeds is a duplicate.
Overcompensating: The Painstaking Undulations of a Human Boy
Reviewed on the Fight.

Fodor's Travel Wire
Regular travel articles.

Film Junk Podcast
I've never listened to this podcast.

The Daily Cross Hatch
A comics blog.

Another one I'm sure I've already profiled, Helen Boyd's husband is a transsexual.
The Forbidden Planet International Blog Log
The blog of Scotland-based comics outlet Forbidden Planet, these guys focus more on the UK comics scene, but they're cool guys.

Lost At E Minor
Two brothers in Australia keep us updated on new art and music of a weird persuasion. There are so many damn links on each one of their posts.

Definitely one of the weirdest, and also one of the most popular of small blogs. this is an exploration of the futuristic ideas of J.G. Ballard, who wrote Crash, Empire of the Sun, and a lot of books you've never heard of.

information aesthetics
Graphs, charts and statistics. Great stuff here at this design blog.

GameBrink.Com News Feed
Another games site.
Second Tense
I know I wrote about Second Tense already; this is a Second Life blog. This blogroll is rearranging itself.

dj lobsterdust
Crazy mash-ups.

*The *Transcendental *Wildcard
This girl sleeps like two hours every day, literally: instead of sleeping at night, she staggers a series of naps through each 24-hour period. This is the first place I heard about polyphasic sleep and I think this is Science at work.

Manifesto Games
an independent games distribution company. They release a lot of smaller games and non-traditional games.

Ben Cruachan (AU wildlife)
Another blog I know I already wrote about. Ben is a wildlife photographer in Australia.
a girl in the UK.

these guys call themselves Top Men for some reason and they are obsessed with incredible feats of science. I imagine the name of their blog is what you say when you see a new post from them. It's usually interesting.

Writer of The Ghost Map.

Good Morning Silicon Valley
Hilarious headlines and hard-hitting content, this is one of my favorites.

Humor In Public Places
The blog of Improv Everywhere, it's updated infrequently and focuses solely on their improv projects.
Ironic Sans
Comic artist and blogger.

Fleen: Written by bitter, haggard wordbeasts
A magazine about webcomics.

dork magazine.
The aforementioned dork magazine highlights hip-hop culture, shoes, cool stuff in NY and just general awesomeness.

mimi in NY
humorous woman in NY.

Blog Day Afternoon
Vicious liberal goes after conservative idiots.
supernaut ... i whore for art
A dancer and performance artist, frances is also a transsexual.

Starslip Crisis, by Kristofer Straub
Funny comic about a spaceship that is also an art gallery.

Good blog about Web 2.0.

Perfect City - Discussion about the future of our cities
This is a little more intensive than my usual city-of-the-future reading, but it's still related.

qarl is a designer in Second Life with some good ideas.
A guy on LJ, seems to focus on tech-type stuff.

A great blog, that happens to be written by gays, but really offers the same vein of content as Kotaku or Destructoid.

an Online Shit
According to his profile, Agus Wijaya is a garbage head being. He's a crazy brilliant artist too, working on original characters, plush toys, photographing his dogs, and other stuff.

Brian McKenzie
Weird sci-fi type prints.

Clio's Sketchmajibber!!
An artist's blog. I like her cartooning style
Cory's Web LOG
Just a linkroll.

jason sho green
Incredible artist draws mustaches and a lot of other stuff. He's a student so he's always trying new techniques.

Monster Children
a culture magazine in the same vein as Dork. There sure are a lot of these.

Muzak For Cybernetics
A good music blog, they release a regular podcast with a lot of good music on it.

Crazy-type photoblog that features tattoos, body-modification, parties, and art.
The blog of Coop, a brilliant large format painter who paints cars, chicks, and badassery. Coop has an incredible mind and a lot of obsessions. Always something to see here.

Thousands of people have made a postcard out of a secret they've never told anyone before. Then they mail them to Frank Warren, and he posts them online every Sunday. The result is one of the most remarkable websites ever.

Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society
These guys are Science Patrol from the 17th century. Athanasius Kircher was a total badass.

Process Recess
Great drawings, but site has not been updated for more than a year.

Said and Done
Not updated since March.
The blog of Robyn Miller, creator of Myst. He hasn't updated it since September, though.

Today's Inspiration
A devotee of 50's and 60s advertising shares scans from his very extensive archives.

The Woodring Monitor
Jim Woodring does these really intricate drawings and woodcuts of crazy creatures in this totally surreal world. It's like that Disney cartoon that Salvador Dali worked on.

totally defunct.

One of the top blogs, Needled is about tattooing issues, written by a tattoed lady lawyer who's, like, hot. There's a new design up that makes this more than just a blog, it's a great tattoo reference.

The author of Today's Inspiration talks about his personal work and his process. Not updated since March.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Little People
Posted before on the Fight, slinkachu makes tiny people and leaves them in public places.

Giant Robot NY. Art and comics.

the Fantagraphics blog.

Beautiful vandalism
a graf blog by slinkachu.

Things of Random Coolness.
Just what it says, another magazine.
An online magazine like Dork.

Hi Fructose Magazine
Amazing illustrations.

mildred_art's Photos
Sticker art in NY.

Martin Klasch
Art-type links.

Computerlove - Connecting Creative Talents
Another art magazine.
the lion king
Bizarre graphics.

{ feuilleton }
art links.

Damn Interesting
Damn Interesting articles from a variety of writers. Definitely look at this.

Best comic on the web, period.

A Softer World
A photocomic. Good too!
The Adventures of Dr. McNinja
A doctor who is also a ninja. That is all.

The Adventures of Dr. Hastings
By the author of Dr. McNinja.

Ben Adams
Defunct. Ben Adams wrote a reallllllly weird CGI comic called "Misfit's Journey" that I thought was pretty interesting.

Bob the Angry Flower
One of the longer-running webcomics, Bob has probably lost his edge.

Dumbrella is a collective composed of the following comics. They all rule.

Dykes To Watch Out For
The best lesbian comic ever, hands-down. (It's not like I did a review or anything. That's just the facts. I guess Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist could give her a run for the money though.)

An anthology of brilliant comics.

Four Color Comics
Two boring sites by yet another blogger.

Hugh does cartoons on the backs of index cards. He also does a lot of consulting for companies that I don't understand, but basiaclly amounts to "Know your audience."
Hate Song
Delicious violence, manliness and dirt. Like watching a knuckle sandwich head toward your face, over and over and over again. Real funny too. Sadly, it's discontinued.

I am a Rocket Builder!
Entertwined stories. Currently the site is made to look like Craigslist, which is awesome.

So surreal, it doesn't make sense in this existence.

Kiwis by Beat
As a friend of mine described it, Minus is like Calvin and Hobbes, except what Minus wishes actually comes true.

Leave It To Jesus
This comic is so creepy it makes me tongue taste like a battery. Jesus and others do a looooot of Robitussin.
lj_bizarro's Comic Alert!
It's bizarro, the comic that's not the Far Side.

Married To The Sea
Old book illustrations say the darndest things.

Medium Large

News from Green Man Press
The blog of Charles Vess.

Ninth Art.
Sadly defunct.
Not Included
Robots and sometimes incomprehensible writing. Cool.

Reviewed on the fight.

Patches by Kelly Vivanco
Cats and other animals csream about their awesome obsessions.

The Perry Bible Fellowship
Already reviewed on the fight.

Questionable Content
About a coffeeshop. the girls are too cute in this strip.
Scary Go Round
Freaky shit goes down in and around the UK. With the art style on this comic, you expect Tim Burton to show up. It's awesome and hilarious.

The Secret Crocodile Adventure Club
Very weird comic about a bunch of martial arts crocodiles. Interesting and funny but not easy to understand.

Slow Wave
Already reviewed on the Fight.

Steve writes Fish n' Chips, about a cat-thing and a guy with a goldfish tank for a head.

Sticks and Stones
Excellently morbid comic. highly recommended
Stuff Sucks
A comic about music and madness. Beautiful.

Liz Greenfield Sucks
The blog by the creator of Stuff Sucks.

Thinkin' Lincoln
Disembodied heads of historical figures get silly. I love this comic and think every Science Patrolman should check it.

Whispered Apologies
One person writes, another one draws. or at least they did but htis site seems to have disappeared. A project by Ryan North.

Already reviewed on the fight.
already reviewed on the Fight.

Rob and Elliot
there are plenty of comics artists online, I found out. I don't think this strip is awesome but it's competent. Still that doesn't justify its existence as more than a learning exercise.

Wigu: A Week Ago Monday
the excellent Wigu.

Crudely drawn cartoons based on spam. Pretty good idea.

an illustrated book of fantastical beasts. Amazing.
Comics Comics
A blog about comics.

More from the artist of Penny Arcade.

Kawaii Not: the webcomic for cute gone bad!
hysterical cutesy drawings.

Goats: the comic strip
Like Star Wars on acid, this used to be a comic about two guys in a pub, but now it's about power-hungry devil chickens, two typewriting monkeys, a programmer who ate God and is now humanity's only hope.....it's really funny but you have to understand at least some of the continuity. I love to read this one.

Gone With the Blastwave
I keep waiting for this strip to come back from hiatus. It's a bizarre story of a troop of soldiers lost in an unknown city. They mostly spend their time playing pranks on each other.
Dresden Codak
Already reviewed on the Fight.

Excellent and renowned webcomic, this thing is just beautiful. Comes out infrequently.

The Order of the Stick
A comic about a rpg-style campaign in a huge fantasy world populated by stick figures. I never know what's going on but some of it's damn funny.

Gunnerkrigg Court - By Tom siddell
An atmospheric and moody comic set in a strange school. Like Harry Potter but fucked up cool.

Dicebox: Illustrated Feed
Nice art, another incomprehensible story.
Beaver and Steve
Funny and surreal comic about a beaver and a lizard.

FoxTrot - goComics.com
We all know foxTrot. It is now Sundays only, which I think is probably a good thing. It hasn't been as funny as I remember when I was a kid.

D'Blog of 'Israeli
Matt Brooker, comic artist.

American Elf: The Sketchbook Diaries of James Kochalka
Kochalka rules, ok?

Iron Will
Great comic art.
Ink and Thunder
Comics art and shtuff.

Mildly entertaining comic about toys come to life, on indefinite hiatus.

Templar, Arizona
I never understood the point of this comic but it is beautifully drawn.

Ashley Wood kicks ass. He paints robots.

Joe Mathlete Explains Today's Marmaduke
This guy named Joe Mathlete explains today's Marmaduke. Sometimes this is the funniest thing on the internet.
jessica hagy draws little venn diagrams with pithy thoughts inside. they're awesome.

The Non-Adventures of Wonderella
Wonderella is your basic city girl, except she has super-powers. A simple idea with great execution.

Captain Excelsior
Excelsior is a sleazy super-hero with a family. He's always trying to sleep with his kid's teacher or something. This one is hilarious.

Diesel Sweeties by R Stevens
Robots and sex and robot sex, Indie-rock Pete and the rest. This is a pixelated comic, so do not adjust your screen.

a webcomics artist. yes, another one.
my elves are different
a comic about Victorians who discuss elves and other fantasy crap. Often obscure, it's still funny.

a comic in the "far Side" mode.

An online comics anthology. Awesome at times.

The best of the blogosphere, Geoff Manaugh imagines alternate futures and pasts, impossible architectural constructs, the cities of our imagination, and more.
Helio is the phone that doesn't want you to think it's a phone. It's also this blog, which has nothing to do with the phone and instead focuses on culture in the same realm as Dork magazine.

Digitalthread / webdesign
a web design firm's blog.

very small array
A Comics Artist.

Danny's Land
A blog about amusement parks. Danny is obsessed with them.

Another out-there architecture site, Pruned supposedly focuses on landscapes, but ventures much further in its explorations. Group with BLDGBLOG.
Museum of Dust
Dream Tree
Blue Tea
These three blogs are part of a new breed of "fantasy" sites that I would group with Robyn Miller's site Tinselman. They collect interesting objects that gradually form a choerent world. Interesting to read.

"Awesome!" A Blog.
Chris Onstad, the writer of Achewood. Some of the only food writing I've ever enjoyed, and definitely the only golf writing.

A Lesson Is Learned But The Damage Is Irreversible
I reviewed A Lesson is Learned recently for the SP blog.
Alien Loves Predator
Awesome comic about a Predator and an Alien who live together in an apartment in NY. It reminds me of Mad About You, but only because it's shot on location--the two guys are action figures and they really do live in a NY apartment and walk around on the street and stuff.

Analog Giant
One of the music blogs I try to follow, AG is focused on hip-hop and some indie-rock.

apophenia (danah boyd)
danah boyd is a researcher into social phenomena who works at Yahoo! She writes frequently about Facebook, myspace, and other social nets.

Ben Hammersley
Ben is a blogger and photographer in the UK who does websites for the BBC. His photography and viewpoints are quite Scientific.

Boing Boing Digital Emporium
A site for boingboing to promote inexpensive digital media. Cool idea.
Click opera (Momus)
Momus is a musician of the future. His blog is often filled with bewildering concepts but I rate it a must read. Group this one with Ballardian, BLDGBLOG, and other futurist crap.

Enter at your own risk
The humoristic blog of a fat and lonely guy named Socratic. Almost too bitter, Socratic is also one of the funnier bloggers I have read.

Misanthropic Rants with an extra Side of Stupid: $2.99
Sgtred is another awesome soul, a rollerderby artist in Detroit. Snarky and good links abound.

My Boring Ass Life
SilentBobSpeaks.com, the official home of Kevin Smith. Boy does this guy like to talk.

the wertz generation
Another of the funny motherfuckers I met on Livejournal. Priceless political verve and snark.

Behance.com Featured Articles
Behance is a productivity company. They're great.
Link not working.

Kung Fu Monkey
I don't know, it's another filmmaker/artist's personal blog. Not sure why I'm even doing this now. Keep it. Get rid of it. Who cares? (Get rid of it)

Doesn't seem to be a real feed.

True Films
Kevin Kelly is a great blogger and this is his blog about documentaries.

No Smoking in the Skull Cave
Movies, pop culture and more, including some nudity.
The Lazy Way to Success
Work less, have more fun. Fred Gratzon is a corporate guru with a good message for us dweebs. There's a huge movement right now in the work-less movement: Timothy Ferris's new book The 4-Hour Workweek is another one I've been looking at.

Sarah in Bolivia
Sarah got back from Bolivia in July, so I think I can remove this one from my feed.

Ta-da lists for mattistic asynchronotron
Another Web 2.0 service I haven't used that much.

One of the top Science and research blogs, this is curator peacay's journey through beautiful old books. There are so many amazing scans here.

Found Magazine
A magazine of found materials, they usually post everyday a note from one high-schooler to another, a curiously annotated photograph, or other odd ephemera. Here
are some great ones.
Jart in My Head
Fellow Lost Boy reminisces about growing up in the 70s and 80s.

Beyond the Beyond
The blog of Bruce Sterling, cyberpunk pioneer and futurist.

New World Notes
The banner site of James Wagner Au, probably the foremost Second Life journalist. There's some really great stuff happening on this front.

Second Tense
Another blog devoted to the future of Second Life and the Metaverse.

A publishing empire, Utne focuses on journalistic storytelling.
Lyle Hopwood's bio lists her interests as
She's also listed herself as a fellow biotech sector employee (presumably she's not faking it).

I think this blog is dedicated to socialist politics or theory. I'm not sure why it's on my roll though.

Benjamin Rosenbaum
Ben wrote two of my favorite stories this year, both online and both approved for use by scientists. "Start the Clock" is set in a future where a disease froze the development of every child on Earth, resulting in a Lost Boys society where your unchanging age basically determines your species. "The House Beyond your Sky" is a post-Singularity story where a lonely man in a house in the featureless void of space is visited by a strange child. They're both mind-bending and crazy good. His blog is more prosaic, though.

Strange Horizons Podcast
Another feed for Strange Horizons, supposeduly for the podcast, but I'm not sure how well it works.

Strange Horizons
a third feed for SH.
Strange Horizons, a weekly speculative fiction magazine
Some great stories are published here. I don't have time to read them.

craigslist | tv/film/video/radio jobs in new york city
Just what it says: constantly updated film and video jobs on NYC craigslist.

collision detection
The blog of Clive Thompson, games columnist for Wired.

The New Gamer
The articles on the New Gamer are a far cry from those in Game Informer. One of the sources of New Games Journalism, which is supposedly less about a particular game, much more about the individual experiences one has when playing the game. (See "Bow, Nigger.")

According to his bio, Jim Rossignol writes about videogames, fiction and science. This blog is infrequently updated but he is also writing at http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/

Monday, October 29, 2007

An author's blog.

defunct for two years now.

I Heart Robots
not updated in almost two years.

The Lonely King's RP Room
A lonely guy (Maitreya, the same) on LJ and the campaign he's trying to get started.

GameBrink.Com News Feed
Raph's Website
website of raph koster, one of the mmorpg og's. pretty trenchant commentary on world-building.

The New York City Journals
a chornicle of one man's quest to recreate new york inside sim city 4.

Kingdom of Loathing Players Community
a kol blog. not updated much.

You read the strange leaflet...
another kol blog.

Tales of Lore from the Kingdom
yet another kol blog.
good evening
John hodgman's blog. Fuuuuucking funny.

Merlin Mann's Lists of 5ives
Random lists from the guy who writes 43folders.

Joe. My. God.
Funniest gay blog I'm reading.

CyDy Blog
funny dykes talk tech.

weblog: sex and fun
porn links and other non-porn-related links.
Girl Tools
I think it's about dildos?

The Assimilated Negro
Guy writes about humorous and political topics from a Black and Gay perspective.

A conservative bisexual nudist chick who likes foreign films and erotica. It's pretty hot.

A Biscuit of Many Parts
Some interesting intellectual links and a little erotica to boot.

A blog started by a woman whose husband is a transsexual.

Choogle on with Uncle Weed podcast
It's a pot podcast. I don't know how interesting that can be but I thought I'd give it a try.

an englishman in osaka
Just what it says. I love this blog.

An Eternal Thought in the Mind of Godzilla
A very Japanese blog that I think is written from San Fran.

Ironic Sans
Typology and design. I think it's also Japanese-related in some way.

Friday, October 26, 2007

the ODK
Octopus Drop Kick is devoted to Japan. Great.

TV in Japan
This link is out of date. Use http://tvinjapan.com/blog/
No longer active.

Japan Probe
Another view on Japan.

"I like *nice* men." (anne_jumps)
I like Anne a lot. She seems nice.
all watched over by machines of loving grace (primavera)
primavera is amazingly sweet. she makes amazing books and journals and sells them on eBay, along with used books she finds at local libraries.

Sits stagnant since July 2007. Drop this woman a line and convince her to come out of hiding.

diarrhea of the mouth, and a constipation of ideas (chronoso)
A college student and dork. Definitely a dork.

Dictate swift winged words, & fear not... (avung1)
An aging dork with kid lives out West somkewhere. One of my favorite writers, like Doghouse Riley, I always imagine him holding a fifth of bourbon.

evany's diary
one of the original bloggers and a friend of Joshua Allen, evany is SF old-school pre-bubble flair.
A girl in Britain. Kind of depressed.

mimi in NY
An English bird in NY, mimi writes for the Voice. she's funny too.

Tokyo Girl Down Under
A 2007 Webby winner, the Tokyo girl is actually from Britain. She's also very funny.

Weblog Wannabe
Not too familiar with this one--another female blogger.

Invisible Cities
One of nosearmy's own early blogs. Not very fun, delete.
You Can Really Taste The Despondency!
The aforementioned ZB's blog. Brilliant, nonsensical, charming. A+.

Through the Looking Glass
Ayerick's blog, delete from inactivity.

Tales From The Mad Sea Cow
Rhedkrow is some kind of a mad genius, one of my favorite people. She's in Australiza so she's extra crazy.

Gentleman and scholar, connoisseur of punk from days of old, syndicalist is another smart guy from livejournal.

Someone You Knew Long Ago
Maitreya is a games designer and a loner. His blog is about games and loneliness. But he seems very stable.
Alternately a politically-minded writer and a photographer of nudes.

Archie's Blood Car Blog
Out of date now that the festival has finished. Delete.

Follow the Fear
JuicenJen's blog. Delete, not updated in over a year.

The Playground
A friend of ZB's, delete. (Even though ZB is a great blogger others are not so great.)

Mountain of Judgment
Old-school comics satire and awesomeness.
Don To Earth
Probably the world's oldest blogger, Don Crowdis has stopped updating as of March 2007.

Zip's Mighty Blog
My friend Zip. He's good.

gorilla vs. bear
Mostly indie-rock focused music blog.

My Old Kentucky Blog
Another music blog.

Never News
I haven't explored this group blog which joins three writers:
Brando Watson writes blurbs, notes, and ramblings about his constant film intake.
Colin Reed Moon writes basic essays about his constant reading: comics, articles, poetry, magazines, etc.
Luke reports on his latest cartoons; from Adult Swim to DC Animated Universe, from 90's Disney to 60's Hanna-Barbera.
Razorblade Runner
This blog shut down after Jan 2007. Delete.

The Stencil
A dj in Brooklyn. Not really focused on music.

An indie-rock music blog.

Stones Throw Podcast
I've never listened to this podcast but I would give it a shot.

dj lobsterdust
Everyone should know of HomestarRunner.

Ben Cruachan (AU wildlife)
A bird and wildlife photographer in AU. Some amazing photos.

c h r o m a s i a
another photographer's blog.

Five Popular Givenchy Perfumes
delete; this address once belonged to another blog.

NeoFiles with RU Sirius on MondoGlobo.net
Another podcast from R.U. Sirius.
A popular technews podcast. I think it has suffered since Rebecca Congdon left the show, but it's still ok.

The RU Sirius Show
One trippy mother. R.U. Sirius interviews various weirdos every week on his radio show.

driftglass (politics)
Ultra-liberal commentator lashes out at conservatives. Funny, but extremely bitter and given to polemic.

Early Warning
William Arkin is some kind of security and terrorism expert. Interesting views on current events that often contradict the official story.

Petty Larseny
A blog on atheism and rationalist topics.
Political Strategy
An old blog and boring too. Booted.

Deep Astronomy
Excellent, one of the two top astronomy blogs.

The Website at the End of the Universe
Linkblog focused on sci-fi and geeky topics.

dork magazine.
dork is a magazine about fashion, culture, and other junk in NYC, not written by dorks. it would have virtually no value for pure dorks so the name is a misnomer. These kids try too hard to be "cool" but they still make a good website.

On hiatus for the moment, Swapatorium collects the type of treasures found at yard sales and junk piles across America.
Independent and inexpensive fashion design storefront in Greenpoint. I should be checking this space more often.

Bradley Horowitz (Yahoo)
Tech talk from some guy in the Valley.

Chad Dickerson (Yahoo)
Much the same. consider deleting these.

Cool gadgets from all over. Very informative.

Jeffrey Veen
Author of "The Art and Science of Web Design," Veen is a well-known blogger in tech circles, but I will probably delete it.
Laughing Squid
A Webhosting company in SF, Laughing Squid also maintains this pretty good linkblog similar to BoingBoing.

A comic about game designers. It's not great but it's not a terrible comic, just a lot of industry jokes, which is why I'm reading it.

Scobleizer - Tech Geek Blogger
Scoble is the pundit of pundits right now on tech and commerce and business. Formerly at Microsoft, he now has his own web TV network ,Podtech.

Investigative reporting of new Web 2.0 companies and their services. Top-notch analysis and great headlines.

useit.com: Jakob Nielsen on Usability and Web Design
Nielsen is a god in the realm of web development and it's not hard to see why. He analyzes every element of a web page to make sure it is operating at optimum efficiency. This stuff is magic for webpages.
Andy Baio doesn't update much anymore, which is a shame. Tech issues, industry analysis, and unrelated journalism.

Tech issues on a variety of topics. Good

web 2.01
Inactive, delete.

Notes from the Technology Underground
A blog by one of the editors of MAKE. He's also the author of several books on catapults. That's enough to keep him on the roll for now.

Mitch Kapor's Blog
The inventor of Lotus 1-2-3. Nuff said.
To the Teeth Rehearsal Schedule
Out of date.

Dave Cheong | Engineer to Entrepreneur
Techie topics and personal development. Geeky but very informative.

A day dream lived. (luminosity)
Surreal art and poetry. Absurdly simple on the surface but I am still interested after three years of browsing.

Bats Left Throws Right
James Briggs Stratton "Doghouse" Riley is a political commentator who takes aim at pundits on the right and other general asshats. I don't generally understand a lot of his topics but it is hell of funny.

Humor and other writing by Paul Ford. A+.
The Laughing Bone
I am more grateful for this blog than any other except BoingBoing and BLDGBLOG. Erudition and the excellence of an earlier age are present in this philosophical investigation that was begun by B. Jones and has been taken up in the wake of his passing by S. Casey.

The humor center for the ironic under-25 set, I haven't read McSweeney's regularly in some time, but I assure you, they bring the funny.

SFGate: Mark Morford
Indescribably open-minded and liberal and embracing the new and strange, Mark Morford is obviously from San Francisco. He has thousands of fans in the Midwest who send him obsessive letters every week, and he loves it.

Weekly Review
The feed is inactive but it's well worth tracking another one down. This is a weekly run-down of world events from Harper's that's incredibly surreal, disheartening, and encouraging often in the same paragraph.

The home of Joshua Allen. Very funny and a true old-school blog that you'd actually want to read.
feed doesn't work
Hitherby Dragons
fiction; hasn't updated since July
DO NOT WRITE HERE (only for stories imported from the paper):Cha
Charlie Brooker, columnist for Guardian.
Where Do You Get Your Ideas?
Great blog, collecting quotes from creative people about where they get their ideas.
Da Vinci Automata
Steampunk and clockpunk. A+.
New Urban Legends - Recent updates on snopes. I thought this might have some practicality but it might be time to put this one on probation.

I have no journal - This appears to be a foodie's LiveJournal, I'm deleting it.
My blogroll contains, at last count, 290 blogs. Some of them I have probably never read. This is an attempt to catalogue them all, and separate the wheat from the chaff.