Linkorama for Monday 10 October

I have quite a few plates spinning this morning, and need to move to outdoor chores soon since we have rain coming in for a few days, mid week. So here are some of the latest SAVES from a long list in the JOTs browsing archive I keep in Notational Velocity. Surely at least one of them might seem interesting to a few passersby….

The Five Shot Rule Helps You Shoot Video Like a Broadcast Journalist: I’m getting a Flip Mino soon–because they were just too cheap to pass up. I may pass it on if the built-in movie app on the iPhone works as well.

Jason Fried: The New Workplace for the New Normal … – Input Output This guy knows more than a little on the workplace of the future.

Blue Ridge Mts Region Map  Nothing earth-shaking here for a Blue Ridge regular, but worth a look, just the same–especially if you hope to visit the region.

Doctors Urge N.Y. to Weigh Health Risks of Fracking – NYTimes.com  We are still a long way from knowing the full story free of Big Oil bias.

Crab Pulsar gamma rays baffle scientists | TG Daily  The more we learn, the more we learn we don’t know.

Peter Christian Hall: Contagion Grips ‘Flublogia’  I got as far as the ticket window to see Contagion. Unfortunately and yet again, the freakin’ theatre changed the time on me overnight. Saved $7.

Glowworm – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  We’re seeing these in the very dark lately–an immature beetle that is bioluminescent like it’s summertime flying kin.

The Inside Story Of Occupy Wall Street | Fast Company We have not seen the last of this activism by a long shot.

Dark Energy: Real and Overwhelming – News Blog – Another verse of the same story: we don’t know jack.

About

Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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