Cool Frank Zappa Quote

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While reading the book The Real Frank Zappa Book by Frank Zappa, I came across the following quote that is probably the coolest one I’ve ever heard. “Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible”. I’ll be posting a review of the book sometime soon, but I definitely wanted to write this quote down to remember it. There’s a whole slew of other quotes here.

The Truth about 911 – A Video

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A one hour analysis of 9/11 and how it is more likely than not that the government was actually behind the attacks. I heard about this on Adam Curry’s Daily Source Code. This is a really well done documentary. No matter what you believe, you’ll be fully engaged by watching this video. This one is going to cause me to leave the house an hour after I scheduled myself to leave for work this morning. I’m totally sucked in.

Audio Books and the iPOD

Another note to myself:

Currently I have three books going at once. The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations, Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution, and The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth all recommended to me by Tom the Architect and all really interesting books — as a matter of fact, probably the most interesting stuff I’ve read this year.

The problem is, I’m over extending myself again on the reading and really need to get my act together and get to audible.com (also recommended by Tom the Architect) and get me some audio books for the iPod, since I have over an hour commute to work. A friend said he got through the audio book of The Innovator’s Dilemma pretty quickly using audio books. It took me a couple weeks of on and off reading.

So I’m going to try it out — eventually — and see if it increases the velocity of information getting into my head. Maybe I can clean up the reading queue and get some more books from my amazon wish list out of the queue as well.

The DoJo Toolkit

There is a new project (currently in .01 status) called The Dojo Toolkit. From their site, the goal is to “create a UI toolkit that allows a larger number of web application authors to easily use the rich capabilities of modern browsers”.

There is also an Introduction to Dojo on the site that explains what they are trying to accomplish.

The project is in it’s really early stages, but it looks interesting.

Also interesting is that this is another project using Trac for their project management software, something I had written a note to myself about previously (3 months ago to be exact), but still haven’t made the time to get it installed.