Here is a really distressing post from BoingBoing about the one-day-to-be-law “i-Patriot Act.” The federal government will probably dismantle democracy one fear at a time. Upon reading this post and listening to Larry talk about it, I recalled hearing, shortly after 9/11 that the so-called Patriot Act was already on the shelf waiting for passage […]
An interesting article posted over at NeatOrama, entitled “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Oil” was filled with interesting tidbits. Number 8 on the list, about why the Saudi’s are getting soooo rich (hint: what it actually costs them to pump up a barrel of crude) will get your blood pumping. And the whole unexpected […]
I’m sure this will be too expensive for me to use! Delta announced Tuesday that it will begin rolling out Wi-Fi access on its aircraft this fall, with plans calling for the wireless service to be available on the company’s entire domestic fleet of more than 330 planes by next summer. [Source: Macworld | Delta […]
if anything, but this post by photographer Thomas Hawk about Obama’s language and McCain’s language in recent speeches is curious for thought. His idea was clever: go to Real Clear Politics, copy and paste the text of one of their recent speeches into Wordle to get a visual of the words most frequently used. I […]
How many of the most commonly used English words can you list in 5 minutes? I had an abysmal 43 out of 100. I just can’t perform under pressure, at least that’s my line, and I’m sticking to it. Give it a shot at this link. Sorta fun actually.
After being on the phone for the past 6 hours talking with Apple, Verizon, and Linksys, I finally have Back to My Mac up and working. It’s nothing short of a miracle. Which leads to me wonder, what mere mortal on this planet would go through all of this to get this service to work? […]
I love when things come together in unexpected ways. I mentioned back a couple of days ago that I am in the process of building a media server for the house which sits on a home network in which all of the computers are to be part of the house digital hub. Well, it’s starting […]
… Tim-style! Manhattan Beach must have more children per capita than any other city in the USA! I’m completely serious! I’ve never seen a place with more children–really young children. Thursday and Friday nights I ate dinner at California Pizza Kitchen and Chili’s respectively. Both evenings the number of loud and generally badly behaved children […]
The International Surf Festival was held this weekend: contests in surfing, building sandcastles, paddling, swimming, and some intense volleyball competition—we’re talking guys who are very serious about volleyball. I learned I don’t know how to shoot volleyball at all! I’ll have to put this on my list: practice anticipating where the ball will be hit […]
The AppleTV Remote all but slays me when I have to enter text information. But, with the Apple Remote for the iPhone and iPod Touch, when a screen requireing keyboard entry appears on the AppleTV, the tiny little QWERTY keyboard appears on Apple Remote application. Input is real time. Nice!