It’s time for some real talk about things that may not be real.Read more "As Is"
“We will now discuss in a little more detail the Struggle for Existence.” – Charles DarwinRead more "Book"
I’m trying to take a picture.Read more "Just hold still"
Your next step might be your first.Read more "Voyager"
I don’t watch TV, and my social media inputs are from a fairly narrow and predictable band of sources. I do read a newspaper, The San Francisco Chronicle, but that probably further insulates me from the news of the day. If you strike up a conversation with me and mention something topical, there’s a fair […]Read more "Where have you gone, Andrew Sullivan?"
It’s not likely that Mellowcat would have been first in line to see The Interview, but now it appears that Sony has authorized screenings. Without any first-hand knowledge or interest in the movie, all I can say is it better be good. Did you know that Mellowcat used to work in bookstores? Indeed. And at one […]Read more "Let it be said"
We are still getting the daily newspaper here at Mellowcat HQ. I was reading it and noticed an ad for something, and wondered how the newspaper decided to show me this ad based on my prior newspaper reading activity. Of course, that’s not currently possible for the print newspaper, unlike its web counterpart. The print version […]Read more "On the News"
Yesterday evening I went out to tidy up the front yard, and returned quite discouraged. The drought and our water use cutback has really whacked the heck out of our plants. I’ve already removed some water hogs that I didn’t like anyway, but now the more resilient plants are totally stressed out. Still a ways […]Read more "Expert Witnesses"
I was looking at this article in the Atlantic, mainly for the web design. This appears to be the way we’re going now with responsive design for traditional print publishers. The NYT just did it too, so it must be good. Lots of white space, compact navigation at the top, and pull quotes and sidebar […]Read more "What are we to believe?"
You might think that the life lessons of Kevin Costner would be mostly cautionary tales, but I am about to totally change your mind about that. Years ago he made a movie called The Guardian, now largely forgotten (and not available on Netflix streaming so I cannot verify that what I am about to recall […]Read more "The Teachings of Costner"