Jan. 10th, 2009

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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens lens hood

Note to self: how to make a lens hood for a variety of lenses (the link is for my Canon EFS 18-55mm, but many other types are listed at the site).

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JanerBlog: January 2009 Archives

Jane Irwin describes what happens when you discover that the jewelry you made is composed of hot parts. No, not stolen, radioactive.

Found on Warren Ellis' s Blog. (which is occasionally NSFW so handle with care)

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Exploding cat takes centre stage in gory Ottawa play

For those of you in Ottawa, Gladstone Theatre presents The Lieutenant of Inishmore, completely with 5 litres of fake blood and an exploding cat. No, I haven't seen the play.
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Rest in peace Roland Piquepaille | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com

Longtime tech blogger Roland Piquepaille recently passed away at the age of 62. His blog was the source of some of the tech posts that appeared on his journal. His presence in online tech community will be missed.

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Somali pirates drown with ransom share

Five Somailan pirates drown in a storm, taking with them $3 million(US) in ransom money they had just collected from Saudi Arabia for the release of their tanker, which had been held for the previous two months.
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Immoral advances: Is science out of control? - science-in-society - 09 January 2009 - New Scientist

An interesting article asserting that scientists much consider the morality of scientific advances in which they participate. Whether or not you agree with the writer, the discussion is at least thought-provoking.
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Ebook DRM provider goes dark, the books you paid for disappear - Boing Boing

eBook provided Fictionwise had contracted with another company, Overdrive, to provide DRM. Under the arrangement, whenever people who had purchased an eBook from Fictionwise moved the eBook to new media, Overdrive would be contacted to verify the owner of the eBook. If everything checked out, the user would be allowed to use the eBook on the new media. Now, Overdrive is shutting down, leaving Fictionwise's customers with no way to verify their DRM-locked purchases should they decide to move to new media. Fictionwise, lacking the decryption keys, can do nothing for their customers.

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Teens, Sex and Technology - World of Psychology

A recent survey of 1,280 teens and young adults (presumably in the US) revealed that 1 in five teens and 1 in three young adults have sent sexually explicit pictures of themselves to others either by posting them online or through their cellphone.

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