Links for the week of September 17th, 2009

If you want to follow my shared links in real time instead of as a weekly digest, head over to Delicious. You can search them there easily too.

  • We Like to Share – A series of short essays on the value of sharing, in a variety of different contexts: computational, scientific, encyclopedic, financial, environmental, etc. done in collaboration (fittingly) with Creative Commons. Nice to hear some Good news every once in a while.
  • Nowhere to Turn: How the Individual Health Insurance Market Fails Women – An examination of the ways in which getting insurance on the open market is sometimes more difficult and more expensive for women. Most horrible example: in 9 states and Washington DC you can be denied coverage for having previously been the victim of domestic violence. It counts as a pre-existing condition.
  • Creative re-use of the space under freeways – A bunch of examples of cities taking the usually derelict space beneath freeway overpasses, and turning them into functional, valuable public space.

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Zane Selvans

A former space explorer, now marooned on a beautiful, dying world.

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