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If you've never seen it, Manjula's Kitchen is a fabulous YouTube channel. She shows how to make all sorts of Indian food, and she's very simple and unpretentious (but clear.)
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I just discovered what looks to be an awesome food blogThese mini cheesecakes sound amazingly simple, especially compared to the enormous, heavy Lindy's cheesecakes I used to help my mom make. This salad seems like a wacky combination but it's all things I love (yes, I love barley) and I think it'd taste good.  Hmm, I wonder if I can get any good strawberries now.

I should be asleep but that second mid-afternoon cup of coffee is interfering with the whole natural "feel sleepy sometime before midnight" thing and my self-discipline is nil.

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In case you missed the memo - Amazon just launched a DRM-free mp3 download service. It's still in beta but worked perfectly when I tried it (with their little "mp3 downloader" program.)

They seem to have a wider range of artists/labels than other DRM-free services, and their prices are pretty darn good. 

Bitmunk

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65 cents a song and 60 of it seems to go to the artist.  Granted, they don't seem to have much of a selection, but maybe that will change. It makes more sense to do things this way than to buy a used CD...which probably ends up costing about the same.

I'm also going to plug  http://drmfree.org/ again because I like it. 

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Probing the depression-rumination cycle, an article from the American Psychological Association

Some of the points in the article are logical/bordering on obvious, but it's interesting to see it put together.
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In case anyone else is interested, I did a literature search on fertility following adoption. (See discussion in previous post.)

American Journal of Obstetric Gynecology says no, or did in 1979.  Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine (perhaps unsurprisingly) questions the validity (pdf link) of many past studies.

I'm not utterly convinced.  It seems likely to me that for certain specific causes or types of infertility, adoption or taking care of children may have a significant effect on fertility (probably female fertility).
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Pearls Before Breakfast, from Sunday's Washington Post.

If you haven't read it yet, do.  It's fantastic and worth the time.

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Orel is an eleven year old boy who loves church. His unbridled enthusiasm for piousness and his misinterpretation of religious morals often lead to disastrous results, including self-mutilation and crack addiction. No matter how much trouble he gets into, his reverence always keeps him cheery.
--adult swim

Moral Orel episodes online, streaming.

It's a cable show so I've only seen it once or twice, but the episodes are short and funny.  (The first one I saw was "The Blessed Union.")
They're also TV-MA, just so ya know. 
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Research Beyond Google

It's a nice big list of online references for various subjects.
Also, I stumbled upon an interesting picture this morning: under a cut 'cause it's big. )
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Someone just reminded me about http://www.doineedajacket.com

It's pretty cool, and it's useful for those days when your brain isn't working too well. I used it a lot at one point. Then I joined a nudist colony and it became moot.

Also, a question for anyone who has their own domain: which domain registrar do you use? Would you recommend them? Have you ever transferred from one registrar to another? How did that go? Do you get your hosting and your domain registration from the same place? If not, do you ever have any problems with that?
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What's the difference between Michael Jackson and a plastic bag?



One is plastic and dangerous for kids to play with, and the other you can use to carry groceries.

nb: for some reason, I pity Michael Jackson rather than thinking he's evil, actually.

Also: "They're inside of it. They crawled inside, and now I have a giant incredibly heavy piece of carcass in my yard, with 2 dogs inside of it, and they are NOT getting bored of it and coming out. One of them is snoring." DOGS in an ELK. I will continue to provide true stories of animals in interesting places that are not planes as much as possible, because I feel like it.
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Whoa. (gorgeous picture from flickr, found through a weird feature they have)
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I've been watching the Frontline AIDS documentary (that aired this week on PBS on Tuesday and Wednesday night) online. It's pretty good. I missed it when it was on TV...

Yes, they have the whole thing available for online viewing. That's pretty cool.

EDIT: I'm amazed and impressed and in awe of the way that Uganda and Thailand dealt with the AIDS epidemic. So intelligent, so reasonable compared to the way the US did. Sigh.
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Thank you Mark, Verizon representative extraordinaire, for actually helping me set up my internet (as opposed to this morning's guy, who claimed to run a test and said DSL wasn't activated, even though 2 other tests had said it was)! Yay! Yay Mark! Yay DSL! Yay!

Sorry [livejournal.com profile] cottontimer, I hope your broadband issues get resolved soon, too!

And for a DSL-licious (or at least non-dialup friendly) link: http://pandorafm.real-ity.com/
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Article on drawings/illustrations/enhanced pictures in science--specifically, the artificial enhancement/artistic license.
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Excellent knitting technique site


The pictures and videos are really clear, and Amy, the webmistress, includes instructions for people who knit the European (Continental) way. Actually, she seems to have gone to great lengths to include instructions and pictures of almost any method she's ever heard of, which is pretty impressive. It was hard finding sites offering help for European-style knitters. The English style confuses me like whoa.

(She also uses yarn in one of my favorite colors for all of her examples, which certainly doesn't hurt.)
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Sex: do it for the kids.

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