Is everybody already familiar with Andrew Sullivan‘s “View From Your Window” project? If not, he’s been posting reader-submitted photos with place names as a regular feature in his blog, and in the past year he’s been running a VFYW contest each week, where he posts a photo and readers submit guesses as to the location. […]Read more "vfyw hunting"
I just mailed my last red envelope back to Netflix (it was Clint’s ‘Hereafter’; can’t actually recommend it). I wasn’t all that upset about their big change last week. This was the prompt I needed to let go of the DVD form factor and embrace the stream from the cloud. That sounds weird. As many […]Read more "that’s that"
A fun recent activity has been helping out with the assembly of Boise Song Talk, a web site that features episodes from last year’s TV series. It was shown on TVCTV, a public access cable channel in Boise, ID, in case you were wondering “how did I miss this?”. I watched the episodes through […]Read more "everything is free now"
Ready to hear me complain about something? Great, here we go. On the radio this morning I heard the morning team on NPR talking about a thing that happened in their fake jovial manner. Bad enough, I know, but along the way they used the phrase “angry environmentalist”. We might as well conjoin these words […]Read more "beg to differ"
Mellowcat was tossing birds when tossing birds wasn’t cool.Read more "ahead of the game"
Researching a work thing the other day and I ran across a comment in some technical support site from a guy with similar question to my own. He indicated that he was looking for some guidance that would be in “laments terms”. I know how he feels. There was an article in the paper about […]Read more "that’s one way to put it"
Mellowcat was scanning the bookshelves for an entertaining read, and the Resident Expert recommended Les Misérables. RE has read all these great books already, but the Mellowcat hasn’t quite gotten around to them. So I grabbed our copy and dove right in. The thing is huge, as you know. RE continued to recommend it to […]Read more "Les Misérables; pretty good, actually"
Someone mentioned the fire at Neil’s warehouse on Facebook and linked to a short article about it taken from the Gibson guitar web site. The text of that article was taken essentially verbatim from a UK music news web site. Why am I telling you this? Because. There were errors in this news article, and […]Read more "not newsworthy"
If you were reading a transcript of the radio broadcast of game one, Duane Kuiper’s call of Uribe’s 3-run shot would be; “line drive, left field, out of here.” If you were listening to the game, you would have heard “rara… RARA…. ADAHAA”. Basically a primal scream. Update: they have an audio of the call […]Read more "good call"
The morning paper tells us that our Giants won last night, 1-0, with Timmeh garnering 14 K’s. I kind of forgot the game was on, but probably couldn’t have watched it anyway. It’s just too nerve-wracking. There was a story in Lorrie Moore’s “Birds of America” about this couple, and the woman says the man […]Read more "wasn’t watching"