Remaindered Links for 04 Apr 2008

Food for Thought | The Economist’s April issue takes on the food crisis and possible solutions. This article discusses the issues related to biofuels and how commodities prices jumping 300% are causing headaches for agencies like USAID and politicians alike. One of the solutions? the WFP’s proposed changes to shift away from emergency food and towards stabilizing production globally.

Find Your Dream Homestead | Tips on finding your little patch of land where you can start a farm. After 12 years in DC, this sounds absolutely amazing. Even Alaska. Anything but the typical trash filing into and out of the various chichi clubs.

Rick Rolled | Never giving you up, never letting you down… sounds like a dream guy, right? Well, the 80s hit has made a come back as a new internet meme called “Rickrolling”.

Simplicity: What we can learn about Usability | Pretty much the most succinct visual representation of why every client’s current app simply needs to be moved to the trash heap before beginning a redesign.

Shawn Baldwin Photography | A lot of amazing photography straight out of the Iraq conflict. Browse around the site, this guy has captured some powerful images.

April Foolery | A cool program that lets you change the message on an HP printer. Hours of fun will ensure. Be sure to setup secret camera.

  1. Jose says:

    , often the argument put faowrrd for reducing and reforming public sector pensions is merely because they tend to be more generous than those in the private sector; in effect public sector employees should receive what amounts to a pay cut, not for economic reasons, but because in that one part of their terms and conditions they happen to be better off than many private sector workers. Why? That could mean a school dinner lady having a reduced pension simply because it has better conditions than the private pension of a chartered accountant.I don’t think that argument is sustainable, really.

  2. Kuring says:

    I need to respond the cnmoemt about US made rather than printed in China. We looked at printers around the world and by FAR the best quality we found was the printers we are using in China. The idea that made in China means inferior.Cost is also an issue, and printing the in US would make the book cost much more than it is now, but the quality would not be any better at least from the options we saw.The paper is Japanese again, it was the best we could find.Also, from my standpoind the book was made in the US as far as I am concerned the printing, while important, is not all there is to the book.

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