Thursday, February 28, 2008
Sunset on LSD 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
Chicago South of the Loop, From Lake Shore Drive

Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, that is.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008
University of Chicago Humor Meets Lost Item of Clothing 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008
farkleberries Links du Jour 180: The Nightmare Cauliflower Edition 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 


Friday, February 22, 2008
Shhh...I'm Listening. 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
And now...a plug: I've been a fan of the Last.fm site for a couple of years - it's a delishable interactive social music site that allows you keep detailed track of your cumulative listening habits and share them with friends using the Audioscrobbler tracking system (thanks, Daphne!) - but creating your own personal listening charts, and having exhaustive, anal-retentively accurate records of everything you play on your computer is just the tip of the iceberg with Last.fm. I've also learned that my listening habits are:

a) somewhat similar to my real-life friends', and
b) quite similar to 20-something Scandinavians and Brazilians. Go figure? Must be all that Apoptygma Berzerk I've been listening to lately.

If you use iTunes, Winamp or a similar media player* you can get started by clicking here - the basic Last.fm service is free (the UK-based company charges a nominal monthly charge for their enhanced service, if you wish to upgrade).

* No, Last.fm doesn't know where your music comes from - as long as your tracks are properly tagged with artist, title, and album information, no one need know just how you managed to get a copy of the latest ______ album four months in advance, capisce?


Thursday, February 21, 2008
Q: Why is this blog called "farkleberries"? 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
A: That's the #1 question I get about the blog. Actually, when I started the blog I tried other names, but for some reason all were taken on the Blogspot domain (clearly, I wasn't being very original). "Farkleberries" was the 6th or 7th naming attempt, and to my joy I found a unique name!

Well, it could have been called "trilled postalveolar fricative."

That's the linguistic name for the uniquely Czech consonant, Ř, which the first initial of my last name if I care to spell it correctly.

I think that would have been a lot worse.

By the way, the serpent-eating-its-tail logo on the right side of this page is an ancient Mesoamerican symbol called the "seven-segmented ouroboros." That name would be almost as unique...


Tuesday, February 19, 2008
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
Tiffany Lamp Macro

Not fragility; not
Not defeated but

Fused and fragmented
Captured in flow endlessly slow
Transparency is no barrier to strength, as any skyscraper knows