Friday, November 27, 2009

LED

This year my holiday lights claim to last 10 X as long at 1/10th the power.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Rarely has a vegetarian enjoyed so grand a repast on "T-day" as we enjoyed this night. Thanks Teri and Matt!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Crap, my Domain Hosting Service is offline

All my handy URLS, like cityoftorment.com, brucecordell.com, and so on, are currently dead in the water. What's up, MyDomain.com???

Sea Change

Market research shows Apple enjoyed 48% of the US PC industry's retail revenue last month. If this keeps up, Mac user's (like me) will soon find themselves swimming in the same virus/worm/exploit-to-own sea as their Windows fellows have so long endured.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Goodbye Digg

I'm removing Digg from my feed reader; it serves as home to too many climate deniers more concerned about being right than the possibility that overpopulation is gradually pushing our ecosystem to brink (in more ways than warming).

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tidy

I love the serenity that comes with a clean office and house. But a tumble of boxes and misplaced furniture means new carpet tomorrow.

Friday, November 20, 2009

War is Peace

Same as it ever was? Bald-faced lying has become (or, remains) an accepted tactic of corporate interests, and those who take their coin.

As Lawrence M. Krauss said:

When I saw the statement repeated online that theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking of the University of Cambridge would be dead by now if he lived in the U.K. and had to depend on the National Health Service (he, of course, is alive and working in the U.K., where he always has), I reflected on something I had written a dozen years ago, in one of my first published commentaries:

“The increasingly blatant nature of the nonsense uttered with impunity in public discourse is chilling. Our democratic society is imperiled as much by this as any other single threat, regardless of whether the origins of the nonsense are religious fanaticism, simple ignorance or personal gain.”


More Here: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=war-is-peace

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wish comes true?

I wonder what will become of this post?

Yesterday I wished I could post once to my blog and have it crossposted to both Twitter and Facebook in formats that made sense for each site. Thanks to comments made by a variety of kind people, I've signed up for various social sites to see which one works best. This particular post, to the extent it is crossposted from my blog at all, will hopefully be brought to you by Twitterfeed.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wish List

I want a program/gadget/interface that updates my blog and twitter simultaneously; when the message grows too long, I'd like that program to build a bit.ly link to the blog and print as many characters of my blog post as possible to twitter, then append the bit.ly link. Of course, I already have my Facebook set up to import my blog's as notes . . . though something similar for Facebook status updates would probably also be good.

And while we're at it, I'd like this same program, as an addendum, to update my Wizbook status, too!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Synchronized Sleeping


The new Olympic sport for spoiled pets everywhere: Synchronized Sleeping!

Image Source: East Hill Pet Sitting's blog.