Matthew Henry John Bartlett

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Thursday 28 February, 02008

Fighting words

by Matthew Bartlett @ 9:20 am

lyrics: ‘Universal Soldier’, by Donovan

Tuesday 26 February, 02008


by Matthew Bartlett @ 8:16 am

Wellingtonian’s study replicates 15th-Century painting
PicLens is a very pretty Firefox plugin [via Russell B]

Monday 25 February, 02008

Different here but

by Matthew Bartlett @ 8:34 pm

Walter Brueggemann’s 19 theses on the scripts

Saturday 23 February, 02008


by Matthew Bartlett @ 12:17 pm

Greenpeace’s guide to outdoor furniture
Comment on evangelicals in high places

Friday 22 February, 02008


by Matthew Bartlett @ 7:25 am

NRT suggests a Bunnings boycott
interesting (and very alpha) non-modal operating system (idea)
really neat demo of SeaDragon and Photosynth [vid]

Thursday 21 February, 02008

Ngauranga to Airport Corridor study

by Matthew Bartlett @ 7:11 am

The date for last submissions on the Ngauranga to Airport Corridor study has been extended a week, to 29 February.

the Welly Chamber of Commerce weighs in [PDF]

Staircase bookcase [via K]

Wednesday 20 February, 02008

You know it wants to be free

by Matthew Bartlett @ 7:21 am

~3000 free scholarly journals
blogging and politics [via Russell B]
the smartest person I’ve come across today

Do you think the USA could fall over as quickly as the USSR did?

Monday 18 February, 02008

I know it’s not a helpful word

by Matthew Bartlett @ 7:30 am

fascist NZ
NZ super fund continues to invest in cluster bombs

Saturday 16 February, 02008

Don’t speak, point

by Matthew Bartlett @ 2:19 pm

blogs, texts and violence in Kenya
I have a wiki again, this time it is for assisting you to provision yourself ethically

Friday 15 February, 02008

Road pain

by Matthew Bartlett @ 8:33 am

Tim Jones’ report on Wednesday’s transport meeting

from second episode of the best documentary in the world, The Century of the Self:

My argument with so much of psychoanalysis, is the preconception that suffering is a mistake, or a sign of weakness, or a sign even of illness. When in fact possibly the greatest truths we know have come out of people’s suffering. The problem is not to undo suffering, or to wipe it off the face of the earth, but to make it inform our lives, instead of trying to ‘cure’ ourselves of it constantly, and avoid it, and avoid anything but that lobotomized sense of what they call ‘happiness’. There’s too much of an attempt, it seems to me, to think in terms of controlling man, rather than freeing him – of defining him, rather than letting him go. It’s part of the whole ideology of this age, which is power-mad.

I’m selling 2x 512MB laptop RAM on tradeem

Thursday 14 February, 02008

Tunnel vision

by Matthew Bartlett @ 8:08 am

My notes from last nights public meeting on the Wellington transport study
Excellent meeting. Loads of people. Very tightly run. No waffling.
Petition to ban cluster bombs
NZ-made recycled billboard laptop satchels

Wednesday 13 February, 02008

NZ heart China heart US

by Matthew Bartlett @ 7:59 am

Jeanette Fitzsimons on swapping water with China
BBC4 documentary on Freud’s nephew inventing consumer culture
a. what a bastard. b. why did everyone dive straight in?

Monday 11 February, 02008

marriage, it’s a different world

by Matthew Bartlett @ 3:02 pm

America and Christian fascism [via CD]

Saturday 09 February, 02008

Linux doesn’t win either

by Matthew Bartlett @ 11:25 am

Vista vs. XP

Friday 08 February, 02008

Planet of slums, science as metaphor

by Matthew Bartlett @ 7:51 am

Pentecostalism, slums, cities, ecology, public health, mad middle classes
nation vs. nation vs. corporation
prettier bridge for Waitemata Harbour idea

From an interview with Martha McCaughey [via K]:

My goal in The Caveman Mystique is to encourage the average non-academic person to question the authority of science, particularly the “scientific” claims of evolutionary psychologists talking about human behavior and sexual desire and especially such claims discussed in the popular press. We must understand that those claims are loaded with values and are far from neutral and objective.