I was just checking my blog dashboard, and saw a new a new incoming link from ventnoir’s lost in a black coffee. I clicked through, and a wonderful blast of music filled my headphones – Friends we used to know by Diorama. Check it out. Crank up the volume.Read More sounds from "lost in a black coffee"
I learned today that my mother, Lorna Arnold had a fall while walking home from the shops, and broke her hip. She’s at the John Radcliffe in Oxford, where she had surgery yesterday evening. Obviously at the age of 91 this is a fairly serious matter. I’m planning to phone the hospital around 11pm my…Read More My mother's at the JR in Oxford with a broken hip
We just landed at Washington Dulles from Boston, en route to Seattle. We’re now on a taxiway, with nowhere to go. All of the gates are full, and none of the planes are ready to go. The current plan of record is to plough the remote parking area (currently under a heavy blanket on snow),…Read More The consequences of JBLU
A whole week without blogging! Surely not…. Well, I’ve been spending the entire week getting Merry moved from the house in Chestnut Hill to a condo in Brookline Village. Moving house is always exhausting, fragmented, disconnected…. A further complication was that I was offline for several days, and I discovered that the web browser in…Read More Sorry for the hiatus
The first two paragraphs of this story in the Washington Post make it very clear why no Republican (or Joe Liebermann) has any moral right to castigate others about “supporting the troops”. Behind the door of Army Spec. Jeremy Duncan’s room, part of the wall is torn and hangs in the air, weighted down with…Read More How hypocrites really "support the troops"
Here’s The Seattle Times reporting on the celebrations, just a few yards from where I live: The thunderous rat-tat-tat of firecrackers, the smell of gunpowder and the thumping of drums filled the streets of the Chinatown International District on Saturday as throngs flocked to celebrate the Lunar New Year and the beginning of the Year…Read More Looks like I picked the wrong time to be away from home
I’m scheduled to fly back to Boston tomorrow, booked on a 6:05am flight from Seattle which is supposed to connect with a 1:05pm flight from Chicago. The good news: United Airlines is doing a good job of keeping me informed. The bad news…. From: United@ualmessaging.com To: geoff@… Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 23:17:33 -0600 Subject:…Read More "…schedule change due to crew"
File under “You can’t make this stuff up”: Salon.com has this gem from today’s White House press briefing: Reporter: Slides from a prewar briefing show that by this point, the U.S. expected that the Iraqi army would be able to stabilize the country and there would be as few as 5,000 U.S. troops there. What…Read More "I'm not sure anything went wrong"
Where I’ll be on Tuesday evening: Ignite Seattle! Ignite Seattle is a geek event that combines on-site geekery, sharing, and innovation (and drinking). The next one will be held upstairs at the CHAC on Tuesday, February 13th. The Make Contest will begin at 6:30; the Ask Later talks will begin at 8:30. If you’re in…Read More Ignite Seattle!
I have a sneaking suspicion that Richard Dawkins would rather enjoy this little piece: [Via 3 Quarks Daily.]Read More The Dawkins Delusion