Surprise: Thomas Kinkade is a scammer

We saw one of these in Pensacola (around 2000-01) & thought - they can't possibly be making any money - The FBI is investigating "Painter of Light" Thomas Kinkade and company executives over allegations that they fraudulently induced investors to open galleries, then ruined them financially.SFGate.



The Next Net 25

An interesting list of web sites/services from earlier this year - The Next Net 25: 25 startups that are reinventing the web.


A fine list

Atheist Quotes - www.chrisbeach.co.uk

A favorite curmudgeon

H. L. Mencken - "We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart."

More in the same direction

How to Build a High-Traffic Web Site (or Blog)

This is appealing

10 Reasons You Should Never Get a Job

First democracy and now computers

Revealed: world's oldest computer may explain a set of brass cogs & gears from 80 BCE.