plep Archive

31st December
Happy New Year, almost.

plep will be exactly three years old tomorrow; it was started on 1st January 2000. Bifurcated Rivets, gmtPlus9, Honeyguide and Lemonyellow (apparently gone but not forgotten - read an article here) were among the first weblogs I followed before starting my own.

One link for every month :-
Japanese Oni Masks - Valentine's Day from Mars - Burning Man Opera - Glass Slipper Project (new site) - Olive and Eric - Highgate Cemetery - Quirky Japan - Bettie Page Revival - The Vanished Gallery - Why a Duck? - The Bathroom Diaries - It Crawled from the Bins
A Brief History of Banned Music in the United States - Modern Humorist Presents My First Presidentiary (and ) - The Solresol Page - Game of Rebirth - FBI Files: Famous Persons - Animal Mummies in the Cairo Museum - Museum of Black Superheroes - Eternity in the Heart of Sydney - A Beekeeper's Diary - Lost Labours - American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology - The Ten Oxherding Pictures
Human Clock - The Ramayana - Hungry and Homeless - A Century of Screams: The History of the Roller Coaster - The Ashmolean - Rekishi Kaido - Diwurruwurru - Sin Central - The Project Apollo Archive - The Thames in Prehistory - Van Gogh & Gauguin - Apartheid Museum

(I know that links are recycled from time to time - sometimes, sites change and grow and are worth revisiting; sometimes this is simply accidental).

Fuddlefog. Fun things.
Paint by numbers.
The most annoying web page ever.
Literary maps. 'A collection of maps for places that only exist in books.' (Some broken links, but the links which work are great).

'I spent a few weeks in Iran over the winter break. I took a lot of digital pictures of people and places. These I call "axis of people". '

Oh Lord... Please save us from your followers. Via Iranian cartoons.

Photo essay: L.A. protests against detention of Iranians.

Tintin in Tehran.

The Corporations that Supplied Iraq's Weapons Programme.
The Memory Hole.

Rumsfeld 'offered help to Saddam'. 'Declassified papers leave the White House hawk exposed over his role during the Iran-Iraq war.' (Guardian)
U.S. Had Key Role in Iraq Buildup. (Washington Post)

'While Rumsfeld was on the board of directors of ABB, a Zurich-based global technology group, the company sold North Korea 200 million dollars worth of equipment and services for two nuclear power plants. ' (Links to online news stories on the page).

Where is Raed? Weblog from Iraq.

Middle Eastern students jailed for cutting course hours. Via Bifurcated Rivets.

Sad news about the Argentina Diary. Via Reflections in D Minor.

'Wildlife campaigners are urging shoppers to buy New Year champagne bottled with a real cork stopper, to help prevent the extinction of the Iberian lynx.' Via Out of Lascaux.

SpiderBot. 'Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., have created a micro robot reminiscent of the childhood character Charlotte from "Charlotte's Web." Dubbed "spider-bot" for its spider-like appearance, this itsy-bitsy, high-tech critter may one day chart the terrain on other planets and explore smaller bodies, such as comets, asteroids or the Moon. '

Tattooing robot.

'The software giant Microsoft has agreed to translate their popular Office software into a language very few people know exists. '