To the person who purchased something from Amazon by clicking on a link from this site, thank you. Now I have the difficult, but enjoyable, task of selecting something from the 262 items on my wish list.
I’ve updated the theme here to Tarski. Pretty nice looking so far.
We’ll be watching the pomp and circumstance with the kids this evening, perhaps with a tub of popcorn and some hot chocolate.
I’ve liked WordPress because the interface has been straightforward, it’s easily upgraded, and the developers have done an excellent job of maintaining backward compatibility so I don’t have to think too much about it. I just noticed that my feed URI is in an infinite loop, and likely has been since I installed WordPress 2.7 […]
I get the feeling that Rick‘s new job involves daily posts to his site.
I would like a quick way to yell back at the radio while I’m driving, and have that yell posted on my web site. For example, yesterday Terry Gross assumed that electronic medical records are needed, and that they were an appropriate target of Federal stimulus funds. No! If electronic medical records were as desperately […]
As I pay the last set of bills before the New Year, I also make final charitable contributions. There are some guidelines that I use to select to which charities to give. First, what will I support? I support life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and so give to charities that enable, encourage, and […]
Odd. All of the banking sites I use are slower than molasses in winter. The rest of the Internet is responding fine. I’m finding this intriguingly strange. I suspect something with my network link, since the sluggishness is impacting all of the computers attached to this network. I’ve not narrowed down any commonality other than […]
Dear Google, where did I read that thing I remember reading a few days ago? Can you find it for me? kthxbye. Google’s goal is to organize our information. One thing I have trouble with — though I suppose it’s only trouble because I have an obsessive need to cite my sources — is remembering […]
It has been some matter of argument in what passes for the blogosphere for some time whether or not full-content feeds are better than partial-content. Some of this discussion was driven by the default behavior of competing publishing tools, but recently it seems to be in context of making money from one’s writings. This whole […]
It is said that an automobile loses half of its value when it drives off the dealer’s lot. That is, the price that is willing to be paid for it, now that you drove it, is half of what you just paid. For some reason this does not apply to the cars on the dealer’s […]
I used to follow about 300 or so websites, but pruned that back to about 10 and my friends’ shared items in Google Reader around two years ago. My job responsibilities, and workload, had changed dramatically, and my leisure time shrank to nothing. Things have been letting up a little bit, and I’ve gradually expanded […]
The Economist reports that the broken windows theory of policing is correct. I think some theories are controversial only because the people who start the controversy have never maintained a household. Anyone who maintains a system, whether a computer or a household, knows that an ordered system tends toward disorder, and that disorder tends to […]
The Associated Press reported that the Food and Drug Administration has set a standard for the amount of melamine found in infant formula: one part per million. The development comes days after The Associated Press reported FDA tests found traces of melamine in the infant formula of one major manufacturer [Mead Johnson] and cyanuric acid, […]
Malcolm Gladwell has a new book, Outliers, which, good for him, will likely end on the bestseller list and pay his mortgage for a few weeks. In it he seeks to answer the question of why some people succeed, while others don’t. Matthew Yglesias picked up the book to see if it would explain why […]
I accidentally clicked “hide” for one of my friends. There’s no easy way to get that friend back in the list, but I’m still seeing his shared items. I want to put him back in the list. Help!
I found out today from the Hampden-Sydney group on LinkedIn about a new social networking site for alumni: The Network of Hampden-Sydney College. I applied for an account. I’m already a member at the alumni site for St. John’s College. It’s not very active. Both sites are built with tools from YourMembership.com. The thing about […]
I have Firefox set to prompt me to accept cookies, mainly because I don’t like the tracker cookies, and set most cookies to be session-only or denied, depending on how annoying the website is. You get a good sense of how frequently sites set cookies this way, and can see that most of them are […]
I’m experimenting with Amazon’s aStore. After all these years of being an Amazon associate, I’ve yet to earn a nickel. I think that has something to do with my just linking to things, instead of promoting them. Anyway, I’m putting stuff in the store, mostly books, that I find interesting. Buy something.
Show search results from my history first, not from the web. So, how do bookmarklets work now? Default to restoring open tabs. Where’s that “Open in [other browser]” menu item to work around broken web sites? Guess I’ll have to cut-and-paste. Hey, at least the keyboard shortcuts are the same. The way the on-page find […]