Friday, October 28, 2005

Web Two Point Oh!

I'm not sure why I like sites like this. I just do.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Mead Meets Med

Monday, October 24, 2005

This is your brain on, uh, ....

It's a day for tricks of the mind.

Here's a fine illusion we were pointed at by David Aitken.

Here's another that has me completely baffled, from Lori Reed.

Sunday, October 23, 2005


Time to add a new feature to the blog, If you look over in the left-hand sidebar, you'll see memeorandum's little news widget. I make no claims for the quality of their choices, but it seems like cute technology and I want to try it.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Remember The Milk

New web services are emerging thick and fast. The current buzzwords are "Ajax" and "Web 2.0".

Some are fine, but still slow -- the Google News Reader, for example. Google is always in beta, but this one's clearly not even that yet. (Hasn't kept me from switching: I was just tired of Bloglines.)

Some are amazing. Check out Remember The Milk, which appeared today: blazingly fast and a clean UI.

Hard to imagine you'd use a desktop app for to-do lists anymore.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

A Stooge Trakht Nisht

To Provoke in Yiddish, Try 'How Are You?' - New York Times:
Most children watching 'The Three Stooges' didn't realize it, but an understanding of Yiddish was required to get a lot of the jokes. In one episode, when Larry hears that Moe is heading to a hockshop, he says, 'While you're there, hock me a tshaynik.' What must have sounded like pure nonsense to most viewers was a Yiddish pun, one that Michael Wex, in his wise, witty and altogether wonderful 'Born to Kvetch,' lays on the table for analysis.
And you thought all the good theses had been written.

Why Do So Many Lawyers Blog?

Like this guy would know. Why don't they ask prominent lawyer/bloggers, like Ronald Coleman or Harriet Miers?

Monday, October 10, 2005

It will get you everywhere

Feeling down? This site is cheaper than Prozac.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Here today, Gandhi morrow

A nice article on Mohandas Gandhi that I read years ago, but did't know was available on-line.

HT: David Aitken.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Everything? Yes, everything.

"Sure, 90% of science fiction is crud. That's because 90% of everything is crud."
Theodore Sturgeon

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Spitting Image

For many years, I've had a self-portrait on my wall -- a photomicrograph of my own chromosomes I did in for a human cytogentics course. Now, The Nefarious Anti-Jeff sends me email alerting me to this.

The Katsenyomer Kids

I'm putting these on my Amazon wish list, right under the "barmaid" entry.