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Trivial Posts #27: Board Games, Podcasts, And Postseason Baseball

Everything looked so calm and predictable as the weekend started. Instead, I’m off to do some last-minute travelling, but not before I share some links and articles that I enjoyed this week on the web. You can sign up to have this posted out to you every week, subscribe to the newsletter version here. You Helped My Battleship Transport Wool! There’s nothing like a good family board game at Christmas, and a big stack of them by the table during the rest of the year. So The Observer’s look at the resurgence of board games – especially the so-called ‘German’ board games that rarely pit you directly

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Trivial Posts #10: Superstar Writers, Racebent Hermione, And Long-Form Is Long

Right, that’s the Eurovision Song Contest over, so let’s get back to some triviality online and what has caught my eye online as I get over my time in Vienna? Don’t forget to subscribe to the mailing list so you always get your Trivial Posts before they are posted online. Superstars Still Need Infrastructure I’ve been writing online for many years,sometimes for small sites, sometimes for the new-media companies, and sometimes for the reinvented old-school media names (such as my current regular writing over on Forbes). Reading Bob Lefsetz’ article on the purchase of new-media tech reporting site ReCode (founded by industry veterans Kara

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Trivial Posts #9: Parasites, Giant Robots, Editors, And The Doctor

This week’s Trivial Posts is a bit more ‘things to make you think’ rather that ‘wow!’ this week, but it’s still fitting the simple mission of bringing you a collection of interesting posts, ideas, video clips, essays, images, and anything else that catches my eye online. Don’t forget to subscribe to the mailing list so you always get your Trivial Posts every Monday. The scientist who grew larva in his body When you are a scientist exploring the rainforest, and you forget your anti-insect cream one day, what are you to do when the parasites attacked? If you are Piotr Naskrecki, you decide to let the

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Trivial Posts: The Debut Edition

Right then, let’s try a little something here. Since I had my ‘what is this blog for’ discussion a year or two ago, it’s been a place for links, thoughts, and fun things that I want to keep track of personally… and there seems to be an audience for it. But it’s been a bit haphazard of late. So in a vain way to try and put some structure in place, and to experiment with email newsletters and regular digests, here’s the first day of ‘Trivial Posts’. (Personally I blame James Whatley). Nine Flawed Christmas Baubles Of The Solar System Just because Pluto pretended to be a

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