CBS News has posted Bush’s Top 10 Flip-Flops. I hope everyone links to it and Kerry reads fast and takes notes.
I was driving to my friend Evelyn’s house for drumming practice yesterday afternoon and I had my camera with me (I carry it daily for fall color shots) and I was hoping the herd of deer would be out and they were. I have noticed as many as 30 in this herd but yesterday there were about 10. Still, once I stopped the truck to take a picture they got very interested. I took a few more shots and they ran away, leaping across the road in front of me.
It’s firewood time (a bit late for me this year) and while the chain saw is fired up I figured I’d do a durability test on an old AlphaSmart 2000. Well, I dropped it onto the ground and it survived but after cutting it in half I can report that each half did not work. I mean, what a great idea for making a “regular” keyboard more ergonomic. Just kidding, I did not cut it in half but I know that if Ketan Kothari (CEO of AlphaSmart, Inc.) were here he’d have made me cut it in half, just because it seems like the right thing to do.
PB FixIt Guides are detailed, useful, online guides to fixing G3 and G4 PowerBooks and G3 iBooks (all generations). Just reading through the details about your model will be useful, broken or not.
I recently bought the DVD of the Drummers Collective 25th Anniversary and Bass Day 2002 and one of the segments on it is the single most amazing musical performance I’ve ever seen.
Steve Smith is considered one of the best drummers on earth and during his “set” on this DVD he brought Wooten out and they improvised. That segment is so amazing, so musical, so beautifully collaborative and illustrates so well what is great about making music with other people I watched it numerous times last night. Wooten’s expressions while he plays are priceless.
This is not an inexpensive DVD and there is great stuff on it from Steve Gadd and many others but right now, for me, this one segment which is only 7 minutes long is worth the entire DVD. Amazing.
MediaTinker has a post that I’m finding quite useful, even though it refers mostly to movabletype (MT). She illustrates various concepts quite nicely and the CSS is generalizable to WordPress. I think it’s fascinating that I found her through Antipixel and that both of them are designers in Tokyo, Japan, and neither is Japanese. What a world. Check out her QuickTime video on learning Japanese and her other stuff. She’s quite interesting.
I’m just starting to use MarsEdit from Ranchero Software for managing this weblog (posting and editing) and it’s quite good. Just being able to store custom html tags is worth a lot to me. I think this is going to change the way I “blog.” And, if one is a registered user of NetNewsWire, also from Ranchero MarsEdit is free. Way cool.
Type the first number of your zip code into this map and slowly add numbers. Watch the area get smaller right down to a point. Wow. This is interactive learning at its best.