Not that I have anything against these guys, I’m on their list on purpose. But this particular solicition made me chuckle (but in a knowing and sympathetic way), because it’s for their Usability Seminar.
Post-apocalyptic fiction in its postwar versions has at least two common threads. One is, they tend to be cautionary tales. The most common of course being the threat of nuclear annihilation. There are too many examples of that to even list. But others themes include, “it’s not nice to mess …
I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw Janet Maslin’s review of a new book by McCarthy, “The Road,” on the front page of the Times’ Arts section this morning.
While not officially part of the festival, Big Train will be playing four sets between 3 and 7 p.m. at Scotland Yard in Hoboken. If you find yourself in Hoboken on Sunday, September 24, tear yourself away from the nobodys playing on the big stages for a little while and …
If you haven’t seen this movie, get up, go to the video store and rent it.
My new newsfeed cherrypicks some items from blogs I read as well as news and postings on topics that I find interesting, such as astronomy, the New York Yankees and of course politics.
I was reading the news this morning, and I noticed this entry on Yahoo! News:
Now I find myself wondering: since when do you need a cute little icon, double underlining and a popup tool-tip to inform you that clicking on a hyperlink will give you “Related Information”?
This is in many ways the scariest story of the year. The problem of insecure electronic voting machines has long been dismissed as the ravings of the tin-foil hat crowd; but it is going to be huge in the next few weeks, as RFK Jr.’s lawsuit proceeds and these new findings by computer scientists at Princeton gain an audience. Now even Fox News has run a story on it. Stay tuned.
The Times’ story about Dylan’s borrowing of lines from a Civil War-era poet may find its way into your paper this morning. Don’t fall for the premise: The history of the creative arts is the story of one artist building on the works of another. Allusions, quotations, and borrowings are what makes literature, and especially, music so rewarding.
A multi-day wrestling match with CubeCart finally ends. You can usually find the answer to a programming question on the net … the problem is figuring out what the right question is.
I picked up a copy of John Dean’s book, “Conservatives Without Conscience.” A lot of political books have come through my house the last few years, but this is definitely one of the scariest.
We were shut out of our offices for eight days. The first day back I took some pictures, and here are a couple of them.
Opening day of JV field hockey today, and this dad was out there making his daughter (left) self-conscious. I’ve been instructed to only attend home games in the future, and leave the camera at home.
This week’s fracas over ABC’s mockumentary, “The Path To 9/11,” has brought a lot of strange creatures into the daylight. Over at MOL the obsessive behavior of the local right-wingers has us on the left just kind of staring slack-jawed at them. Just when we’re really scratching our heads wondering …