The Daily Observer

A blog of urban issues, travel to obscure places, amateur photography, and blatant self-promotion.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Ode to a Fire Hydrant

"No one dast blame this fire hydrant. You don't understand: The fire hydrant was a fire hydrant. And for a fire hydrant, there is no rock bottom to life... A fire hydrant's gotta dream, boy. It comes with the territory."

Anyone want some Free children's books?

I have been quite busy lately in preparation of the final layout for Wikijunior Big Cats. This is a project of the (I have no affiliation with the Wikimedia Foundation) to which I have contributed. I have also worked hard to create an appealing layout based on the materials provided.

Wikijunior Big Cats if Free in the sense that you are free to reproduce, modify and redistribute the text and pictures in almost any way you want, because it is released under the GFDL You can buy the book for about $20 (plus shipping) by clicking on the button below:
Support independent publishing: buy this book on Lulu.

All profits will go towards the production of other open content publications.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

It's fun to share!

While some people may believe that p2p downloading is illegal, there is one method that is perfectly legit: Trading.

Music Trading
Try, where you can trade CDs with people for only $1. Just type in what you have and what you want. Also, if you type in an artist or album name, lala will give you recommendations for other albums.

Book Trading
Try Each time you send someone a book, you collect points, which you can redeem for other people's books. It's free to sign up!