50 Documentaries to See Before You Die - Morgan Spurlock
50. Spellbound, by Jeffrey Blitz (2002)
49. Madonna: Truth or Dare, by Alek Keshishian (1991)
48. The Kid Stays in the Picture, by Nanette Burstein and Brett Morgen (2002)
47. One Day in September, by Kevin Macdonald (1999)
46. Little Dieter Needs to Fly, by Werner Herzog (1998)
45. The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years, by Penelope Spheeris (1988)
44. Burma VJ, by Anders Østergaard (2008)
43. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, by Spike Lee (2006)
42. Catfish, by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (2010)
41. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, by Seth Gordon (2007)
40. When We Were Kings, by Leon Gast (1996)
39. Biggie & Tupac, by Nick Broomfield (2002)
38. March of the Penguins, by Luc Jacquet (2005)
37. Inside Job, by Charles H. Ferguson (2010)
36. Taxi to the Dark Side, by Alex Gibney (2007)
35. Paragraph 175, by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (2000)
34. Brother’s Keeper, by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky (1992)
33. Tongues Untied, by Marlon Riggs (1989)
32. Dogtown and Z-Boys, by Stacy Peralta (2001)
31. Jesus Camp, by Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (2006)
30. Fahrenheit 9/11, by Michael Moore (2004)
29. Man on Wire, by James Marsh (2008)
28. Gasland, by Josh Fox (2010)
27. Tarnation, by Jonathan Caouette (2003)
26. Murderball, by Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro (2005)
25. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, by Alex Gibney (2005)
24. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills, by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky (1996)
23. The Eyes of Tammy Faye, by Fenton Bailey (2000)
22. Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing, by Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck (2006)
21. Exit Through the Gift Shop, by Banksy (2010)
20. Capturing the Friedmans, by Andrew Jarecki (2003)
19. Touching the Void, by Kevin Macdonald (2003)
18. Food, Inc., by Robert Kenner (2008)
17. Street Fight, by Marshall Curry (2005)
16. Bus 174, by José Padilha and Felipe Lacerda (2002)
15. Crumb, by Terry Zwigoff (1994)
14. Dark Days, by Marc Singer (2000)
13. The Fog of War, by Errol Morris (2003)
12. Bowling for Columbine, by Michael Moore (2002)
11. Paris Is Burning, by Jennie Livingston (1990)
10. Grizzly Man, by Werner Herzog (2005)
9. Trouble the Water, by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal (2008)
8. An Inconvenient Truth, by Davis Guggenheim (2006)
7. The Celluloid Closet, by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (1995)
6. The War Room, by Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker (1993)
5. Super Size Me, by Morgan Spurlock (2004)
4. Waltz with Bashir, by Ari Folman (2008)
3. Roger & Me, by Michael Moore (1989)
2. The Thin Blue Line, by Errol Morris (1988)
1. Hoop Dreams, by Steve James (1994)
movies  documentary 
19 days ago
Nicolas Cage on Acting, Philosophy and Searching for the Holy Grail
Nicholas Cage : “The psychotic drowns where the mystic swims.” A paraphrase of a line by Joseph Campbell, known for his studies of comparative religion and mythology: “The psychotic drowns in the same waters in which the mystic swims with delight.”
movies  philosophy  religion  from instapaper
20 days ago
Opinion | Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? Let’s Not Find Out - The New York Times
If our universe has been created by an advanced civilization for research purposes, then it is reasonable to assume that it is crucial to the researchers that we don’t find out that we’re in a simulation. If we were to prove that we live inside a simulation, this could cause our creators to terminate the simulation — to destroy our world.
computer  simulation 
20 days ago
Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge was just too funny for Downton Abbey | News | The Sunday Times
I am such a complete Phoebe Waller-Bridge fanboy it's ridiculous but hey. (The original article in The Times is a bit stupid but I hacked this together for youse x : https://write.as/mzd9eib7q3b3xxvw.md)
23 days ago
Rahul Mandal on relationship advice and Great British Bake Off’s highs and lows | Times2 | The Times
Bake Off is the ideal moving wallpaper for when you've given the world everything you've got to give that day; and when the cake of someone you especially like fails you can cry if you want — and even if you don't want.

If you have trouble with The Times paywall try this link https://write.as/3f6bkc73hs13u.md
tv  write.as 
23 days ago
Een zus, is dat een last of een lotgenoot? | Trouw
from what i've seen of other people's relations with their sisters i really don't mind that i only have adopted ones. hi x
25 days ago
Hacking the Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Into a High Quality Speaker Amp
this seems like some serious fucking around but if you can be bothered it would be awesome
DIY  Sonos  electronics  audio  airplay  via:popular 
4 weeks ago
RIP Agnes Heller — Write.as
RIP Agnes Heller. She drowned in Lake Balaton, Hungary on July 19 2019, aged 90.
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5 weeks ago
Eten | Avondlog
Gerard Reve : ’Zeker in de stad gegeten.’ (...als iemand niet lekker was.)
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5 weeks ago
I would seriously recommend NOT consulting anyone who charges £800 an hour as a matter of principle. What are their…
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5 weeks ago
"Er is geen oorzaak en gevolg, er is geen verschil tussen mens, dier, een boom of een korrel zand..." — Otolith Gro…
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8 weeks ago
time was invented
so that everything wouldn't appear to happen all at once.
microblog  from notes
april 2019
Sunday Papers Live
This seems like fun. But 35 pounds to get in makes it a bit problematic. I guess they have to keep out the riff-raff.
august 2017
Let’s Banish the Phrase Creative Writing
It’s time we banish the idea that certain writing forms are creative and certain aren’t. And that academic writing is dull. Let’s challenge ourselves to stop using the pernicious phrase creative writing—to produce more public texts that depict the creativity involved with forms besides fiction and poetry, and to expand our fundamental ideas about what it means to be creative.
writing101  from instapaper
january 2017
Portraits of cars in 1970s New York
Langdon Clay spent two years in the 1970s roaming the streets of New York at night, photographing parked and abandoned cars. Forty years later the collection has been published in a new book, Cars – New York City 1974-1976
amerika  image 
december 2016
Convert your Markdown files to PDF
Select a file that contains some Markdown and we'll convert it to a PDF in a snap. It's fast & it's free!
november 2016
The Road Taken
Online cancer diary by Bradford Frost
november 2016
I feared my life lacked meaning. Cancer pushed me to find some | Bradford Frost | Opinion | The Guardian
Despite lots of accomplishments, I suffered existential angst. A potentially fatal diagnosis made me realize that we can make each moment meaningful
november 2016
Johannes Klabbers: I Am Here - Nightlife - (ABC)
Interview with Tony Delroy in Night Life ABC Radio (Australia)
johannes_klabbers  i_am_here 
july 2016
Todd Solondz’s Exquisite, Imperfect “Wiener-Dog”
Todd Solondz’s new film, “Wiener-Dog,” the story of a dachshund who is shunted between five different homes, is many things at once.
film  from instapaper
july 2016
The Mother of All Questions by Rebecca Solnit
A good one from Solnit about being asked unfriendly closed questions, about love, about not having children and writing books instead, about the pursuit of happiness getting in the way of being happy and about being rabbinical.
may 2016
I Am Here (UK) edition
The UK edition of the book will have flaps! So if you want flaps you'll have to wait until mid-July and order it from there... Here is the link to the Amazon UK page for the book...
i_am_here  from twitter
april 2016
I am Here: Stories from a Cancer Ward by Klabbers Johannes · Readings.com.au
Order the book from the international bookshop of the year 2016!
april 2016
I Am Here - Klabbers Johannes - 9781925228625 The American Book Center
Dutchies can get my book here. I assume it's the UK edition - with flaps!
i_am_here  johannes_klabbers 
april 2016
theory - posthumanist.org
A whole bunch of links to free articles and chapters from books.
march 2016
Post-Anthropocentrism: Life beyond the Species
Chapter 2 Post-Anthropocentrism: Life beyond the Species - from The Posthuman by Rosi Braidotti
march 2016
Object-Oriented Philosophy
Graham Harman's list of free books and articles he has written or contributed to (on his blog).
march 2016
Are We Old and Worthless | Woodend Winter Arts Festival
I am on a panel with Agnes Nieuwenhuizen, former Federal Minister for Ageing Mark Butler and another writer published by Scribe, Melanie Joosten.

Sunday 12 June 10.30am at the Woodend Community Centre.
march 2016
Zippyshare.com - Free File Hosting
This looks good - for sharing files up to 200MB without having to make an account/anonymously.
current  free 
march 2016
AirParrot 2 | Mirror & stream content from your Mac, PC or Chromebook to Apple TV, Chromecast & more.
Mirror and stream from Windows computers, Macs or Chromebooks to Apple TV, AirPlay-enabled speakers, Chromecast and more. Connect your computer to any TV or computer and stream movies, photos or music without wires!
march 2016
Rivers ran red
In March 1966, five months of mass killings in Indonesia were drawing to a close. Scholars estimate that 500,000 members and supporters of the Indonesian Communist Party were murdered in operations organised by General Suharto, who ruled Indonesia for the following three decades.
march 2016
Scoreboard pressure
A blog about footy scoreboards? -Yes! (and quite rivetting.)
march 2016
I Am here @ Scribe UK
The book's page on the Scribe UK website.
johannes_klabbers  i_am_here 
march 2016
The Odds of Dying
So many ways to die, so little time.
february 2016
Syncovery sync/backup software
these guys seem to know what they're doing. s3, glazier you name it. local sync two way sync
not back/blaze tho i don't think. 60 USD and a thirty day trial of the full program
january 2016
Learning to Die by Margot Mifflin
My mother taught me many things, including, in the end, how to die.

Her death went well, I told the few friends who I knew would understand my meaning: She was not in pain, she was conscious until the day before she died, she was at home, my sister and I were with her. It was a peak experience, revelatory and meaningful — something I wouldn’t have traded for anything — except her life.

No one tells you how discreetly death can make its catch, or how languorously. It rolls in like a low wave: It’s moving, and it’s not; she’s there, afloat, and she’s not; it simultaneously sluices through her and tugs her in its tide for hours, until she’s silently dispelled by its force.

Continue reading : http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/09/30/learning-to-die/#more-158101
death&dying  from notes
october 2015
There are fifteen dead people for every living person
A graph showing the numbers of all the people who have ever lived... and died. For reference.
october 2015
A Safe Mode boot deletes system caches that may help after an OS X upgrade.
Top left corner of your screen click the Apple  > Shut Down.

After your Mac shuts down, wait 10 seconds, then press the power button.

Immediately after you hear the startup tone, hold dow...
mac  from notes
october 2015
Stop Calling My Daughter's Death a Car Accident
Week 2 Recommended reading

When is an accident not accidental?

The World Health Organization says that globally 1.24 million deaths are caused by traffic crashes.
u3a  death&dying 
october 2015
Attention K-Mart Shoppers
Cassettes from the late 1980's and early 1990's. "I worked for Kmart behind the service desk and the store played these pre-recorded cassettes issued by corporate."
music  downloads  from instapaper
october 2015
Night on the Sun: Demos And Rarities
some great modest mouse downloads here but at least one of the files is corrupted - and it looks good! i'd like to find it somewhere : it's called Rarities And Unreleased Material [Unofficial] and this is the Track List:

01. Calculus Man
02. Jawbreaker
03. Church
04. Beta Carotene
05. Calculus Man (Weird Guitar)
06. Humpin Pumpkin
07. Stonewashed Jeans (Funny)
08. Crazy Gnome
09. Drum & Bass Solo
10. Isaac Tells A Joke
11. Calculus Man (Other Ending)
12. Isaac's Dream Live 10-04-03)
13. Spilled Milk Jam
14. You'll See, You Are (Truckers Atlas Ending)
15. Cowboy Dan Hundred Dollar Bill
16. My Fault Your Life
17. Here Comes Trouble
18. Too Many Fiestas For Reuben
19. Beta Carotene (Live Gabe's Oasis)
20. Cowboy Dan (Live)
21. Blame Yourself Knife (Live Track)
22. Dyed Your Hair
23. Juan's Song
24. Humpin Pumpkin 2nd Version
01. Four Leaf Clover
02. Follow Through
03. Wrong Decision
04. Nothing New
05. Needle Point
06. Thrown Off A Bridge
music  downloads 
october 2015
Colm Toibin's review of Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Purity’
One of the most vivid sections of “Freedom” contains a character’s private autobiography. “Purity” uses the same device, and once more, this first-person narrative seems the most compelling part of the book as Pip’s father — I will not give his identity away — writes about his years with her impossible and willful mother in passages that are often brilliantly funny.
books  writers  from instapaper
august 2015
Observer editorial on a dignified end to life - August 2015
“You matter because you are you and you matter to the end of your life,” said the late Dame Cicely Saunders, founder of the hospice movement.
death&dying  from instapaper
august 2015
Man2Big4Boat on Twitter
A Richmond fan from Hobart who designs nice retro footy memorabilia
footy  from twitter
july 2015
get password
use terminal to get the password of the wireless network you are connected to
[replace z with the network name]

security find-generic-password -ga z | grep password
hacks  mac  from notes
july 2015
EagleData short reference
ok so here is that simple free database software for mac that you always wanted
software  mac 
july 2015
Getting On - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
i really want to see this show by jo brand - she is such an interesting character.
july 2015
On the call from outside « The Immanent Frame
In Akeel Bilgrami’s contribution to Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age, “enchantment” refers to the historical belief that God or his divine expression is accessible to the everyday world of “matter and nature and human community and perception. via Pocket
july 2015
Compass Pizza Restaurant Review | Brunswick East Victoria
old school pizza, eggplant parmigiana with fries! (the restaurant is not vegetarian but has good veg options)
melbourne  vegetarian 
june 2015
Spotlight shortcuts
cmd+r : display current search result in a Finder window.
option+cmd+spacebar : open a Finder window with the search field
may 2015
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