Post-its and scrap notes, starting 2008.04.03

So, my bag now has a big stack of scrap notes in it, just from things I jotted down at work… these should probably go online…



  • “Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam: Or, How Not to Learn From the Past” – Lloyd Gardner, Marilyn Young (Amazon)
  • Open Media Now! foundation – has the goal of open media infrastructure; apparently the same guys who made Gnash
  • Ohio InfoSec
  • “The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements” – Eric Hoffer; published in 1951, discusses the psychological causes of fanaticism (Amazon)
  • IBM Power6 at 4.7 GHz benchmarks
  • Ken Miller – biology professor, notable for combining evolution with belief in God and rejecting creationism and intelligent design; wrote “Finding Darwin’s God: A Scientist’s Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution” (Amazon)
  • “Outline of Intellectual Rubbish” – Bertrand Russell (e-text here)
  • “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism” – Naomi Klein (personal site, Amazon)
  • same author: “No Logo: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs ” (Amazon)
  • “The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot” – Naomi Wolf… for a bit more apocalyptical point of view (Amazon)
  • “War is a Racket” – Major General Smedley D. Butler – booklet/speech from 1930’s (e-text here)
  • MUCS-PCB – PCB design software (GPLed) from University of Manchester
  • – software to let a PC control a CNC machine; according to archivist in #electronics on Freenode, this can use a parallel port (with some level converters and optoisolators) to control four stepper motors, and the CNC itself can be made from largely a lot of scrap parts

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