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Weekly Linkage: Travel, Doctors, and Bat Wings

I spent a fair amount of last week (and all of this weekend) sick, so I spent very little time on the wibbles aside from work. Found a few fun tidbits, though:

Weekly Linkage

This week’s internet cruising:

  • Big Rocks First: Double Your Productivity This Week – This is an old, old Zen Habits post (and one I read a long time ago), but I’m finding it necessary to think beyond the day-to-day MITs lately to get bigger things done. …Like, you know, the upcoming wedding posts and pictures.
  • Reader Story: How I Built My Own House — Without a Mortgage – Sustainability, small and frugal living, and willingness to be nontraditional. I'm still not interested in truly going off the grid, but his solar energy and house design ideas are interesting, and earth sheltered houses are adorable, although me being me, I’d worry about ground-loving bugs. I'm not sure if solar power is as helpful in North Carolina as out in Arizona (if I judged the landscape correctly).
  • Should you fly or drive on your summer vacation? – Greg and I have been thinking about planning for future vacations (my family was never a vacationing family). This article hits on some good considerations in flying vs. driving, although it doesn't really address a flyer's resistance to participating the sham of airport "security" as a major deterrent to flying.
  • School bans graduation "Bohemian Rhapsody" because Freddy Mercury was gay, but gives in after uproar – Seriously? "Wasilla High School officials said parents had complained that it was inappropriate for the school's symphonic jazz choir to perform 1975 smash "Bohemian Rhapsody" because Freddy Mercury, singer of the bombastic operatic rock act, was gay."
  • Jellyvampire :: Bloom Like an Artist – This is very cute and well done. Love the art style.

Weekly Linkage: Stockholm Trolls

Um… it’ll make sense as you read.

Quasi-daily linkage

  • Broadsheet – Salon.com – Very well-written article on overweight folks having to buy two seats on planes. "See, those of us who are and/or love people to whom airlines' "person of size policies" apply don't automatically envision the discomfort of getting stuck next to a fatty; we envision the physical and emotional pain of being the fatty crammed between two potentially hostile strangers, at the mercy of flight attendants who might decide we're fine on one flight and a "safety risk" on the next."
  • Four Fabulous Video Band-Aids YOU need NOW! | Bitch Magazine – "My secret ritual is to curl up in my favorite chair (preferably with a hot cup of tea in hand and a kitty on my lap) to devour a few substantive video clips from insightful women."
  • The Most Common HTML and CSS Mistakes to Avoid | Tips – I'm very glad I rarely make these. I'd like to see a more advanced form of this list, though, for those us who use HTML/CSS often enough to break them in more interesting ways.
  • Create a Professional Web 2.0 Layout | Psdtuts+ – Quite awesome guide, especially since I'm puttering around with a site at the moment. I'll have to translate it to Fireworks-speak, though, since that's what I have at the moment.
  • sitemap-generators – Project Hosting on Google Code – I definitely recommend this for generating sitemaps. I've got it cron-jobbed on Dreamhost, and it generates a gzipped sitemap in about 1 second — 2500+ links.
  • WILL THE iPAD BE A FLOP? APPLE SEEMS TO THINK SO. – Brain – – Points out something interesting about how Apple is marketing the iPad.