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NY Times:

Heirs to a Rare Legacy in New Mexico. Sometimes ‘roots’ lead you to the hospital.

09/05/07 • 09:12 AM • HealthHistorySanta Fe LocalScience • No Comments

NY Times Tech:

Panel Rejects Microsoft’s Open Format.  ISO turns them down.  The opposition’s main points.

09/05/07 • 09:04 AM • ComputingSoftwareTravel • No Comments

NY Times NY Region:

As Prostitutes Turn to Craigslist, Law Takes Notice. The ‘oldest profession’ takes advantage of the latest tech.

09/05/07 • 08:56 AM • ComputingHealthInternetLaw • No Comments

NY Times:

No More Privies, So Hikers Add a Carry-Along.  Given the exhibited frequency of dog-pooper-scooping around these parts, I have even lower expectations for the long-term efficacy of human WAG bags.

09/05/07 • 08:52 AM • EnvironmentalPhysical Fitness • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

Hail drives into Lamy. No wonder there was so much mud, when I took photos there on Monday.  You can see those pix by clicking my Flickr pic above.

09/05/07 • 08:46 AM • EnvironmentalSanta Fe Local • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

Air show returns to S.F. skies.  I’ve missed the old bombers, fighters and prop wash ...

09/05/07 • 08:44 AM • Santa Fe Local • No Comments


Record drop in pending home sales.  Here it comes.  It’s like watching a rogue wave approach.

09/05/07 • 08:26 AM • EconomicsHome & Living • No Comments


Six nuclear warheads on air-launched cruise missiles were mistakenly carried on a flight from North Dakota to Louisiana last week, prompting a major investigation, the U.S. Air Force has confirmed.”

09/05/07 • 08:25 AM • GeneralHealth • No Comments

I’m fiddling with Expression Engine,

testing the function and formatting of links for a client project.  If you find I’ve hit your particular weblog quite a bit today, that’s why.  “Penalty” for being in my blogroll.

09/04/07 • 07:20 PM • Personal • No Comments

Accident waiting to happen.

Keen Newport H2’s have a nylon loop on the heel.  My 626’s seat adjustment is a little “L” shaped lever, in the perfect place to catch my left (clutch) heel loop.  Luckily, yesterday, I was able to extricate myself before any stops or shifts were absolutely necessary (yank it out of gear the old fashioned way ... brute strength!).  I suppose I’ll fashion some sort of gizmo (or sew those heel loops closed) so that rather frightening scenario won’t happen again.  Nothing like straining to reach the clutch, and having some sort of mysterious force preventing you from doing so ...

09/04/07 • 04:59 PM • Personal1 Comment

Times Online.UK:

How man’s best friend becomes birds’ worst enemy on that walk.  If you want to experience wildlife, one must leave Fido at home, apparently.  Never noticed the effect, but now I’ll have to observe a little more closely.

09/04/07 • 03:32 PM • GeneralNature • No Comments

Ars Technica:

In search of decent sound on a budget.

09/04/07 • 02:18 PM • ComputingConsumptionHardware • No Comments

The Art Newspaper:

“Vincent van Gogh was notorious for always being short of money and materials, and it has now been discovered that he resorted to painting on tea towels ...”  If you have a need to create, what matters the surface?

09/04/07 • 12:07 PM • ArtsHistory • No Comments

Gear Diary:

Walking while working, or ... using a treadmill desk.

09/04/07 • 11:58 AM • EconomicsHealthPhysical Fitness • No Comments


Regulators Urge Refinancing of Securitized Mortgages.  “This essentially is a signal to financial institutions that we won’t criticize you if you incur expenses or losses for providing assistance to borrowers ...”

Related: Fed, Blamed for Asset-Price Inaction.  Not K-Fed ... The Fed.

09/04/07 • 11:30 AM • Economics • No Comments


‘King Lear’: A jewel in the crown for Ian McKellen.

09/04/07 • 11:28 AM • ArtsBooksEntertainment • No Comments


“Watching television more than two hours a day early in life can lead to attention problems later in adolescence, according to a study released on Tuesday.  The roughly 40 percent increase in attention problems among heavy TV viewers was observed in both boys and girls, and was independent of whether a diagnosis of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder was made prior to adolescence.

09/04/07 • 11:04 AM • ChildhoodHealthPsychology • No Comments

London Review of Books:

Burn rate.  “Also in July, Sigir began publishing a series of what it describes as ‘forensic audits’ of the major reconstruction contracts awarded to American firms in Iraq. The first, about Bechtel, illustrates just how nicely these firms have done. Of Bechtel’s 24 sewage, water treatment and electricity projects, only 11, as Sigir puts it, have ‘clearly met their original objectives’.”  More outrageous stats within.

09/04/07 • 10:33 AM • HistoryHuman RightsPolitics • No Comments

On the new Canon 40D ...

DOP has started a new diary, and LL has some preliminary impressions ... including a quick compare with the D300’s specs.  I’ll wait for DP Review’s assessment of ISO noise performance.

09/04/07 • 10:19 AM • Photography • No Comments

The Economist:

Centre-right said Fred.  Then again, his Senate record may prove to be, by comparison and contrast, the trebuchet to hurl McCain back into viability again.  Just theorizing.  You’re only a viable candidate once you’ve declared, and suffered the slings and arrows ... nay, even more, the media/blog magnifying glass.

09/04/07 • 09:53 AM • Politics • No Comments

The Economist:

Rock stars’ likely causes of death.

09/04/07 • 09:49 AM • EntertainmentHealthHistory • No Comments

Times Online.UK:

Doing it for the girls. Maggie?  She’s interesting only in an Ethel Merman sort of vein, for me.  She’s young yet, and has time to let the talent mature.  YMMV.

09/04/07 • 09:22 AM • Entertainment • No Comments

Times Online.UK:

Nigella Express.”

09/04/07 • 09:18 AM • Food1 Comment


US row over Iraq army dismantling.  Pointing fingers for posterity.

09/04/07 • 09:13 AM • HistoryPolitics • No Comments

Washington Post:

Mom’s Genes or Dad’s? Map Can Tell.  These ‘genes’ may or may not be fashionable.

09/04/07 • 09:00 AM • HealthScience • No Comments
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