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hey, I know that mountain….

Los Angeles Area Wardrive-in that burger place was a chicken place when I was in middle school, and a different burger joint in high school. (names, anyone?) it’s about a block away from my middle school, and a 10-minute walk from the house where I grew up. and today, I saw that photo on Boing […]

Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

delivered March 4, 1865 Fellow countrymen: At this second appearing to take the oath of the presidential office, there is less occasion for an extended address than there was at the first. Then a statement, somewhat in detail, of a course to be pursued, seemed fitting and proper. Now, at the expiration of four years, […]

dancing in the commons

– Copyright and the Commons, Matt Haughey – Aaron Swartz talks about going to Eldred – note esp. the bit about the Bookmobile – Lincoln’s 2nd inaugural speech With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish […]

neato kean

– Pixel Decor – sorta gives me a hankering to redecorate my site. – Microsoft moves office beyond Office… – he says “my new desk!” – “The things we love flourish in the lover’s laboratory of clever ingenuities and doting stratagems.” – Authenticity, Identity – and Secrets – army blog – Tsui Design, city planning […]

can’t say more yet…

but I might be teaching a continuing education weblogging class! (Dori asks if I’ll be wearing my Blogger shirt. maybe.)

the ’60s

2060s, that is. according to a couple of life expentancy calculators, I should live until sometime around 2065. (longer if I manage to eat better, work out more, stress out less, and not get in any another car accident) damn that’s a long time. – Long to Live – Longevity Game (randomly enough, found through […]


I came home tonight to find a copy of HTML for the World Wide Web with XHTML and CSS, 5th Edition, Visual Quickstart Guide in my mailbox. free. signed. with my name in the acknowledgements. I was a betatester – pretty thorough for the first few chapters, but then I got overtaken by moving and […]

something that runs in the blood? (inside joke)

“People could soon be sending e-mail from the hillsides, roadsides and rooftops of the south Wales valleys with the expansion of Europe’s densest wireless internet network. […] Run by non-profit enthusiasts backed by the Welsh Development Agency, the initiative already gives free high-speed internet access to users in a 10sqkm catchment area in the city […]