Month: December 2005

  • Tim Meldrum Has Not Seen the Latest Harry Potter Movie!

    Shocking! The Scandal!

  • Groucho Marx on Copyright

    Groucho Marx gets sued for having the audacity to make a film about Casablanca. Ok, it may have been overreaching even back then, but still it is indicative: I just don’t understand your attitude. Even if you plan on re-releasing your picture, I am sure that the average movie fan could learn in time to…

  • Back in the CSS: Thanks ITunes!

    Holly & John unmask the wierd and wacky world of IE browser bugs. Here’s an online tool for creating tableless css layout with columns. Every 6 months or so, I find a reason to get back into CSS. Usually I’ve completely forgotten everything I learned from before. Here’s a great comic video about people with…

  • Statements and Contradictions (or Lies)

    George W. Bush, April 20, 2004 : Now, by the way, any time you hear the United States government talking about wiretap, it requires — a wiretap requires a court order. Nothing has changed, by the way. When we’re talking about chasing down terrorists, we’re talking about getting a court order before we do so.…

  • Problems & Opportunities

    John Gardner (former Secretary of HEW): We are all faced with a series of great opportunities–brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems. Eugene McCarthy: Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game…and dumb enough to think it’s important. Joke from Lyndon Johnson (as retold by Bob…

  • Things I regularly lose

    For the millionth time, I have lost my VCR remote control. Darn! Other things I frequently misplace: DVD remote control. Of course, it is only there when I am looking for my VCR remote control, and vice versa. keys Scissors. Anything that is a bill due in 2 days. Hairbrush. I own 3, and it’s…

  • What the New York Times Does Not Tell You

    New York Times still is the newspaper of record. They have great news reporting, and ever since their Public Editor writes a column every Sunday, their conflict-of-interest issues have improved. I have been tempted to get a Times select subscription for Nick Kristof’s columns alone. Easter Lemming Liberal has called for a public boycott of…

  • Things Voltaire Did and Did Not Say

    I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. Wikipedia says: Though these words are regularly attributed to Voltaire, they were first used by Evelyn Beatrice Hall, writing under the pseudonym of Stephen G Tallentyre in The Friends of Voltaire (1906), as a summation of Voltaire’s…

  • Tips on Saving & Protecting Your Digital Media

    About a year ago I did research into buying a media safe. There are really only two media safes/vaults priced for consumers (i.e., under $2000). Here they are. One costs $150; another costs $260. Spending money on a media safe seems extravagant, but we are collecting more kinds of media these days, and it’s unclear…

  • Slipstreaming your Windows Install CD

    Really bothersome. I have a homebuilt PC without a floppy (my mistake). The hard drives are SATA, which means that Windows XP can’t detect them (!). Why, you ask, didn’t Windows think of putting generic SATA/RAID drivers on the CD? Why can’t you have the option to remove the install CD and install your HW…

  • Plone in New Orleans again

    Because I’m in the middle of 1)moving, 2)migrating webhosts, 3)holidays, 4)migrating PC’s and 5)ordering a videocam, I’ve been ignoring plone stuff for the last few months. I don’t even try to keep up with the mailing lists (though I did notice that Guido is hopping onboard the google train though. I just wanted to point…

  • Organizing Delicious Bookmarks

    Delicious Director, an ajax-powered way of organizing your delicious bookmarks. Now if only there were a way to affiliate delicious with my yahoo account.

  • Before You Buy a Computer

    If you’ll be buying a PC or laptop, don’t forget to make sure it supports Windows Vista! (Basically it means having a 64 bit processor and making sure your graphics card supports WDDM (whatever that is).

  • Reason for Worry

    From the Bill Oreilly show. (Thanks, Tom Tomorrow!)

  • How Bloggers Make Money from Blogs (Part 2)

    Australian blogger Darren Rowse on how bloggers make money from weblogs. Good discussion on online advertising. BTW, if you want a surefire method to attract web traffic, title your post, “How Bloggers Make Money from Blogs”. Here’s his take on copyright and partial RSS feeds. Now I understand. Partial feeds prevent other websites from lifting…

  • Fabulous Conferences

    I have been making plans to attend 3 conferences/festivals in the spring: SXSW 2006 (Austin), Pycon 2006 (Dallas), Tejas Storytelling Festival (Denton, Texas). My goal for 2006 is to devote more time and resources for personal development. Danah Boyd on the paradoxical Homophily of Conferences. She writes about the paradox about trying to make conferences…