Category Archives: Tools + Annotations

handy tools and resources collected elsewhere which i use from time to time – stashed here so i can find when needed

Open Yale Courses | The American Novel Since 1945 | Lecture 8 – Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Open Yale Courses | The American Novel Since 1945 | Lecture 8 – Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Jack Kerouac’s Hand-Drawn Map of the Hitchhiking Trip Narrated in On the Road

Jack Kerouac’s Hand-Drawn Map of the Hitchhiking Trip Narrated in On the Road

Jack Kerouac’s On The Road Turned Into Google Driving Directions & Published as a Free eBook

Jack Kerouac’s On The Road Turned Into Google Driving Directions & Published as a Free eBook

Kurt Cobain, The Rolling Stone Interview: Success Doesn’t Suck

Kurt Cobain, The Rolling Stone Interview: Success Doesn’t Suck

Fight Sound With Sound: Grateful Dead’s Arena Combat

Fight Sound With Sound: Grateful Dead’s Arena Combat

You Have the Right to Stay Out of Jail

You Have the Right to Stay Out of Jail

Middle Class Relaxing With Marijuana – Science Daily article reports

Middle Class Relaxing With Marijuana

Adapted from materials provided by University of Alberta, via EurekAlert!, a service of AAAS. Reposted here for education use

ScienceDaily (May 15, 2008) — A variety of middle-class people are making a conscious but careful choice to use marijuana to enhance their leisure activities, a University of Alberta study shows.

A qualitative study of 41 Canadians surveyed in 2005-06 by U of A researchers showed that there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ marijuana user, but that people of all ages are selectively lighting up the drug as a
way to enhance activities ranging from watching television and playing sports to having sex, painting or writing.

“For some of the participants, marijuana enhanced their ability to relax by taking their minds off daily stresses and pressures. Others found it helpful in focusing on the activity at hand,” said Geraint Osborne, a professor of sociology at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus in Camrose, and one of the study’s authors.

The focus was on adult users who were employed, ranging in age from 21 to 61, including 25 men and 16 women from Alberta, Quebec, Ontario and Newfoundland whose use of the drug ranged from daily to once or twice a year. They were predominantly middle class and worked in the retail and service industries, in communications, as white-collar employees, or as health-care and social workers. As well, 68 per cent of the users held post-secondary degrees, while another 11 survey participants had earned their high school diplomas.

The study also found that the participants considered themselves responsible users of the drug, defined by moderate use in an appropriate social setting and not allowing it to cause harm to others.

The findings should open the way for further scientific exploration into widespread use of marijuana, and government policies should move towards decriminalization and eventual legalization of the drug, the study
recommends.

“The Canadian government has never provided a valid reason for the criminalization of marijuana,” said Osborne. “This study indicates that people who use marijuana are no more a criminal threat to society than are alcohol and cigarette users. Legalization and government regulation of the drug would free up resources that could be devoted to tackling other crime, and could undermine organized crime networks that depend on marijuana, while generating taxes to fund drug education programs, which are more effective in reducing substance abuse,” Osborne added.

The study was published recently in the journal Substance Use and Misuse.

University of Alberta. “Middle Class Relaxing With Marijuana.” ScienceDaily 15 May 2008. 18 September 2008 <http://www.sciencedaily.com­ /releases/2008/05/080514111721.htm>.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/05/080514111721.htm

IFTTT / Recipes search for ‘hootsuite’

IFTTT / Recipes search for ‘hootsuite’

My pal Uji’s pre-Japan-trip annotations…

Ramen — a Japanese food that all Japanese people eat every day
http://img.blogs.yahoo.co.jp/ybi/1/f3/57/kappa_room/folder/1502492/img_1502492_56879336_0?1222775449

Natto gohan — a Japanese food that all Japanese people eat every morning. Rotten beans with raw egg on rice
http://pds.exblog.jp/pds/1/201101/31/04/b0163004_1362715.gif

An average Japanese street
http://taidaexchange.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/p1040431b.jpg

How to eat Sushi in Japan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCpbBVthD7o

Hiroshimayaki — a Japanese style pizza
http://image.rakuten.co.jp/furusato-meiten/cabinet/first/okonomi-new2.jpg

Nagasaki city
http://v2.cache8.c.bigcache.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/48262540.jpg?redirect_counter=2

Akafuku — my favorite snack. good with bitter tea
http://bo-taka729.blog.so-net.ne.jp/_images/blog/_09e/bo-taka729/091031E8B5A4E7A68FE69CACE5BA97E38090E8B5A4E7A68FE9A48520E79B86E380911-d908b.JPG

Washlet — all Japanese toilets has this machine. You don’t have to do a lot of work there
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z187/japanesemie/washlets.jpg?t=1201965345

Japanese style software development
http://www.flickr.com/photos/workshop/3977966233/

I’ll stay mostly in the west but also stay in Tokyo for a couple days where there are M3+ earthquakes every day.

things that I cannot enjoy in japan:
http://www.trianglecafe.ca/misc/bcrdukes/jj_bean_cupping/jj_bean_cupping4.jpg

Transom Tool: Recording Phone Calls

Transom Tool: Recording Phone Calls