MOZART So then you like it? You really like ...– Amadeus
How to Screw Yourself Out of Your Goal Time for...
3 years on the road — including scratching a destination race and sandbagging my first “real” half — have done nothing if not taught me that simply ignoring some small things now, half-way into your training regimen, can result in turning in a truly sub-par performance on race day. Here’s everything you need to know. Skip your training runs. — Look. It’s just a...
Strips away all the pretty and gets back to the...
From the Dr. Pepper 1/1 spot and sure to anchor...
Listening to jazz, and other things I should be...
Being 44 doesn’t necessarily mean I’ve figured everything out. Far from it. While some things have become more intuitive–or comfortable–with age (confrontation at work, running, using hot sauce on everything), I still find myself making lists of things that “a guy of my age should be doing.” Listening to jazz is one of those things. Listening to jazz has always...
New Camper Van Beethhoven!
The Trend Against Skeuomorphic Textures and... →
John Gruber, daringfireball.net Dave Wiskus, in a thoughtful piece for Macworld, “Apple and the Future of Design”:It’s curious how Apple’s hardware and software have taken such divergent paths. Looking at iOS hardware and software separately, one might think they were produced b… Gruber on the trend against skeuomorphism. This can’t, actually, come soon enough. Leather-wrapped...
A new take on an old classic. Ignore the cheesy...
I don’t make the news. I just write about it. And sometimes, it writes itself. Mariah: And Mary Catherine.
We must protect and reinvent our local libraries →
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Does my IFTTT Recipe work?
Stuff for sale.
Have just spent the better part of an afternoon listing a bunch of books on half.com and eBay. It beats trudging down to a community well to get a bucket of water, but I have to believe that I think there could be some sense in forcing yourself to have an EOL plan for everything that you buy. What you’ll do with it at what point in the future. If you had to spend time filing a flight...
I have been quite good all year, with the exception of this one time where I was late in turning in a doughnuts receipt. I would love to receive any of the following. I’ve attached links if that helps. Book - How Music Works by David Byrne. Powells has it here—-> http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9781936365531-0 Subscription - Spotify Premium....
And so these people gathered and smoked cigarettes and talked and Enoch...– Excerpt From: Anderson, Sherwood. “Winesburg, Ohio; a group of tales of Ohio small town life.”
I hated him. And that’s not just an expression. I hated him the way the...– The Instructions, Adam Levin, p. 18.
He disappeared the way birds die—no one knew where he went.– Halldór Laxness, Iceland’s Bell
Lastly, wehave all been certain, no matter how hard we tried to deny it, that...– And Now, a Less Informed Opinion
Watched two hours of Too Cute. After a full autumn of election, weather and other goofiness, exactly just the right speed.
On his wise shoulders through the checkerwork of leaves the sun flung spangles,...– Ulysses, 36:22-23.
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The overall look and feel of new Macs is usually the same as old Macs (except...– Mike Elgin, Cult if Mac http://www.cultofmac.com/193540/why-the-iphone-5-is-too-radical/
Fun with a bass clarinet mouthpiece. →
“Luke, I AM you mouthpiece.” “Noooooooooooo!”
Sleeping with my iPhone and My Favorite CES Find
Back from CES means back to a regular work schedule and, more importantly, a regular sleep schedule. My “sleep hygiene” really suffered the week I spent in Vegas, a fact that was made abundantly clear to me thanks to my favorite find at CES, Zeo’s Sleep Manager Mobile. Zeo uses a comfortable, lightweight headband that tracks the brain’s electrical activity as I sleep and...
On the value of the off-balance mind
As I’m about to head out to run, I’m realizing that 2011 is closing much as it opened … A sunny cool day during which I spent the morning learning something new. Last year, it was running. This year it’s playing the ukulele. As I’ve strummed my way through this week trying to figure out how people cram all their fingers into an area the size of a postage stamp,...
Run facefirst into the Winter Solstice
This Thursday, 22nd December, is the winter solstice, the day when the night is the longest. In ancient times, our forebears would observe all manner of dramatic rituals … huge bonfires, virgin sacrifices, fanstastical savior birth narratives, making gifts of heavy inedible cakes. Anything to beat back the wolves of Death and Darkness from the door. This year, I’m saying “Fuck...
Steve Jobs had designs on melting your toddler's...
The Unofficial Apple Weblog reacts to a report just published by Common Sense Media. The study examined tablet and video game usage is the under-eight set. In part: Common Sense Media suggests 20% of parent use a mobile device to keep their child entertained so they can get some errands done. Where this post breaks down - and where most blog posts that are commentary on a news item break...
Candy Golde covers Paul Simon's "Boy in The... →
Happy Birthday, Paul.
On Facebook, No One Knows You're Dead
Sooooo, Facebook keeps suggesting I add, as a Friend, a person who is dead. Which raises a couple of questions: Assuming no supernatural intervention, who is it that actually Confirms my request to be a friend? If I don’t take FB up on its suggestion, is that denying the friendship we had (have)? Why, having declined the suggestion several times, does Facebook continue to suggest them...
if this then that - super awesome robot butler on... →
Webmacros. Awesome. WIth a user community building recipes by the hour, IFTTT makes something happen in your web world when you make something else happen. Post to instagram and autosave a copy to Dropbox. Back up tweets as their tweeted. Lots of cool stuff. Think this could rock and looking forward to playing with it this weekend.
All of your digital life are belong to Zuck.
This is a meditation on Facebook, memory and time. Workmate and social media phenom Dave Delaney discusses the impact that Facebook’s Timeline (and Facebook in general) are leading to the shift from personal blogs like this one to something completely different. It’s absolutely worth a read. What I wonder is if the idea of digital legacy is all that different from one’s...
36:51 - final time on last weekend's 5K
Chip time was 36:51, pace of 12:05, placed 28th of 35 in my age bracket. That’s TT improvement of 2:12 and a pace improvement of 25 sec./mile. FEEEAAAAAR ME!
Tuesday Tips: How to Make Portraits of Strangers →
Great advice whether you’re a photojournalist or jut trying to move beyond your crippling fear of shooting people.
Du Hast - Rammstein. Accordion, and plastic...
The Model, on an accordion.
The Love Drums.
GOP vs. Tea Party - The Battle for Conservator
CNN reports “GOP split down the middle over tea party support.” GOP Will Eat Itself? #punsmixingpoliticsandmusic
I have heard a lot recently about the role of writing, song, music, painting, in...– John Hodgman, excerpt from a reading he did 25 Sept 01. Clipped from NcSweeney’s Internet Tendency
Google sez carbon footprint of 3 days YouTube vids... →
So every time you send a Michelle Bachman autotuned video, or force me to watch the extended 3 hour megamix of nyancat, God kills a pony, a tree gets knocked down, and Dick Cheney drinks the tears of babies. SO stop sending me stuff. Unless it’s awesome.
So I'm playing with 500px as an alternative to... →
Time to start a Flickr Death Pool?
Acrimonious CEO firing. Auction-block rumors. And the general feeling that Yahoo (didn’t Yahoo get formed by like some unholy union of Prodigy and Compuserve or something?) has somewhere between little and no interest in keeping Flickr alive makes me wonder if it’s time to open an over/under on how quickly Yahoo’s owners shutter Flickr. What do you think? 8 months? 6? The...