Some random items of interest:
- Brit (the Guardian) film on DIY community resilience as a political movement. Very short segment on Totnes (UK) planning to back their currency with kilowatt hours. Here's part one of the above film.
- Reuters liveblog of the Thai government's battles with protesters.
- Coast Guard and BP's private military contractors team up to enforce media and scientific blackout (part of BP's information operations campaign) on the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. Here, they are caught on camera turning away a CBS film crew.
- Brain chemistry and creativity. I've always thought that creativity is a function of high rates of error -- lots of erroneous connections -- in conjunction with a great error filter. This research on Dopamine receptors suggests that it may be correct: "Fewer D2 receptors in the thalamus probably means a lower degree of signal filtering, and thus a higher flow of information from the thalamus.."
- Jeremie "Jabber" Miller has a new easy to use real-time, decentralized routing protocol for events called Telehash. Nice.