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NORAD – our vaunted defense command – is tracking Santa today, with help from Google Maps. M is really going to dig this. Can you imagine if we had this as kids?
NORAD Tracks Santa
UPDATE: If you have Google Earth, it’s even better as you can track in 3D! This rocks!
Apparently, McCain picking an inexperienced, provincial wackjob with extreme political views as his VP candidate finally woke up the long slumbering ‘liberal’ media. His choice has completely called into question his own judgement (or if he’s even in charge of his campaign) while totally smacking of a last-ditch effort to get elected – preferably with as little dignity as possible.
The New York Times waited until the media was finally allowed to speak to Palin before writing an editorial on Palin’s worrisome world view. The strong wording of the editorial reflects …
learning online, link, online resources »
I remember getting an encyclopedia as a kid – it was a big deal. We couldn’t afford an Encyclopedia Encyclopaedia Britannica and got Grolier’s instead (I guess it’s the difference between Harvard and a state school). My dad’s first job in America was selling encyclopedias door-to-door, and I wondered whether the industry would survive the internet. Wikipedia was the potential stake in the heart, except it’s not a true authority. You know that the facts are right in an Encyclopedia Encyclopaedia Britannica.
EB wised up and has unveiled Britannica Webshare – …
community, link, online resources, unschooling »
My pet project for 2008 has been building a virtual community website for unschoolers. I wanted something that allowed people to make their own groups and forums, and that let them decide whether things should be public or private. Someone might want to make a public group for unschoolers in their area while someone else might want to make a private lounge to discuss relevant topics.
In a week, I’m going to need some brave souls to become the first community members and to test the site before it’s …
costa rica, link, list, online resources, travel »
We just got a subscription to the Tico Times, a popular English weekly newspaper in Costa Rica. Being aware of what’s going on in our prospective home is important. Our scouting trip was successful because we learned as much as we could, and had a good grasp of what to expect – the good and the bad. The grass isn’t perfectly greener, and being realistic helps. I’ve used a number of resources to learn about Costa Rica and to become aware of the important issues.
The Tico …