Monday, June 21, 2004

"Little by little, drawn on by the boy's sureness of understanding, the young Master began to do more than merely tell him of these mysteries. He taught him first one and then another of the Great Spells of Change, and he gave him the Book of Shaping to study. This he did without knowledge of the Archmage, and unwisely, yet he meant no harm."

—excerpt from A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

Good morning, Blogosphere.

A new search engine, Vivismo, gives clustered results and is surprisingly clean and fast. I heard about it at

Podkayne of Mars

A nearly complete archive of Robert Heinlein paperback covers. Certainly this master of science fiction would be celebrating today as the first private spaceship to break out of earth's atmosphere returns successfully to earth...

Ray Bradbury is pissed that Michael Moore didn't ask his permission when naming his new documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, a spin of the title of Bradbury's excellent novel Fahrenheit 451. Link via reblog.

More science fiction: An excerpt from Larry Niven's new Ringworld book, Ringworld's Children. Via maud newton.

Some interesting scripts including a custom right-click box script that you can configure with CSS. I also like the spin-menu, which I've used on my own site.

Finally, an unbelievably useful online font browser which lets you see how every font on your computer looks without actually having to open them.


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