Just listening to tracks from the new Al Stewart album, “Beach Full of Shells” on a great Internet radio station: Radio Frontiers. A nice mix of old and new Al music, and a nice crowd on the IRC chat. The DJ, Peter, is repeating it on Saturday; I’ll find out the exact schedule and update…Read More The new Al Stewart album
In conjunction with getting my new car, we decided to donate my Mazda Miata to charity (specifically to the Lupus Foundation of America). After filling out a form on their website, we were contacted by the company that handles the transport for them (and many other charities, I imagine), and they came to take it…Read More Vanity, vanity, all is vanity
Saw Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy this evening. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. You know it’s bad when the high point is spotting the old Marvin robot (from the BBC TV series) queuing in the Vogon office. And to those who say that it’s what Douglas would have wanted – yes, I agree, it’s…Read More HHGTTG – oh dear.
“Our capacity or incapacity of conceiving a thing has very little to do with the possibility of the thing itself; but is in truth very much an affair of accident, and depends on the past history and habits of our own minds.” Mill, J. S. 1874, A System of Logic, New York, NY: Harper &…Read More On the unreliability of imagination…
If you have a moment, please check out this Action Alert from the Lupus Foundation of America. They’re not after your money; they just want a little help in getting the attention of Congress-critters who seem to have difficulty distinguishing between the urgent and the important. (Ritalin for all of ’em: that’s my prescription.) And…Read More Help with Lupus (not money, just lobbying)
Having dug into this a little, I can confirm that when the new Mail.app converted my existing cached IMAP folders to the new format, it left the old messages in place. For example, I have a folder called CoolTech which has 4281 messages totalling 18.1MB. (I got this from the cool new Account Info window…Read More More on Tiger Mail
Over at total information awareness I encountered a new blog meme: name five people you’d like to blog with. I interpret this as “name five people, living or dead, whose blogs you’d like to read and link to”; only a supreme egotist would expect mutual blogrolling from a superstar. Anyway, here are my five, avoiding…Read More Blog meme: five people you'd like to blog with