SEG is a marketplace – a bazaar, really – in downtown Shenzhen. It stretches the imagination in many ways. One floor after another of shops – no, make that stalls – selling every kind of electronic THING you can think of. Cables (power, ribbon, CAT-10, and everything in between), connectors, plugs, sockets, connector locking devices,…Read More SEG
Over at Sentient Developments, Russell Blackford takes on the philosopher Massimo Pigliucci and his recent piece on the limits of skeptical inquiry. Russell’s comments in general are quite convincing, but one passage particularly caught my attention. I’ve been hanging out at various Christian apologist websites recently, contributing the odd comment here and there and scratching…Read More Russell Blackford on "ad hoc" arguments
I’m processing HD video from this weekend’s visits to my grandchildren in Lynn. All of the projects are about the same size. I copy the raw clips from my MacBook Air to Merry’s new 13″ MacBook Pro, and fire up iMovie on each machine. On my machine, iMovie says that it will take 59 minutes…Read More Apples in the cloud: an epiphany
I just dodged a nasty little trap over at the United Airlines website, and thought it was worth passing on. About a week ago I received an email from United advertising their “Fall into bonus miles” program. It works like this: register on their website with the special code (MPD539), then enter that code when…Read More The risks of getting greedy for miles
Seen in Seattle a couple of weeks ago: I’m not sure how to parse this…..Read More "Exactly what you've been waiting for"?
Before my last overseas trip, I loaded Simon Schama’s book “The American Future” onto my Kindle. I enjoyed it immensely: a witty ramble across the history and geography of the United States, neatly linked to the momentous political events of late 2008. Highly recommended. Soon afterwards, Kate got it out of the library, and she…Read More Schama on America – read the book, skip the TV series
Yes, there’s a lesson in this for people like me…. (Which reminds me: I’ve got two trips coming up this month – one to Boston, and one to Shenzhen. Hmmm.)Read More Up in the Air