Took the kids to the Exploratorium today. It’s currently my favourite museum. Better even than OMSI (although they don’t serve beer at The Exploratorium. How come that hasn’t caught on outside Portland?)Â I wish San Jose had a decent museum. … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: December 2009
I’ve been looking for a decent photo editor for Mac. Found one. Pixelmator. It’s the champion.
Little Red Rooster Too lazy to crow the day.
Time after time, since I first discovered him writing a column in Section P (Arts and Leisure) of the New York Times, Frank Rich has surprised and delighted me but today he surprised and disappointed me. As always, he has … Continue reading
Stuart Jeffries, in the Guardian, teaches us some economics about the Joy Of Giving. deadweight loss: losses to one person that are not offset by the gains to someone else. Waldfogel estimates the global deadweight loss of Christmas 2006 to … Continue reading
It’s an awful song. I mean, it starts off well enough. Happy birthday to you. It gets straight to the point and you know what the song is going to be about right there in the first couple of words. … Continue reading
The Sirens:[Singing, soothing] Sleep, brave Ulysses! Sleep! Let us soothe your sinews with our sensuous songs of slumber! Scylla: [LOUD!] *LOUD CLICK* I WHOOSH YOU INTO WAKEFULNESS! NO SLEEP FOR YOU! MY INFERNAL NOISE BRINGS FIRE FROM THE VERY DEPTHS … Continue reading