somewhat alarmingly, i once more feel the need to utter those most unbelievable of words, "i don't usually do this sort of thing..."; at least this time it's something about my blog, rather than dead economists. i generally only read the personal blogs of friends, and find that most blogs that are subject-specific tend to be pretentious and derivative, pronouncing on every current event as if the world really needed a whole bunch more Matt Drudges. as a result, i don't have that little "blogs i read" heading in my sidebar. i still won't, but there will be a new link placed somewhere, since i recently happened upon a blog that i think is quite entertaining. it's advertised as being "thoughts on design, science, art, and the places where they all meet"; i'm not really sure what that means, but it sounds cool and the otherwise-anonymous "Spurgeon" collects some pretty interesting stuff from who knows where to put on there. my favorite posts, and the ones that convinced me to do what i usually don't, are the entertaining ZIP scribble map and the very interesting periodic table of visualization methods. so check out spurgeonworld and see what you think. then try to forgive me for doing so many unusual things lately.
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