Don Quixote and the narrative self. To be a weblogger, is to tilt at windmills.
NY Times Tech:
London Free Press:
NY Times Travel:
36 hours in Dublin. Omigod, look at that library. 36 hours? One could spend a lifetime in there.
NY Times Politics:
A procedural chess match. Enquirer headlines appeal to an Enquirer citizenry awash in an Enquirer culture.
SF New Mexican:
Committees punt on short-term rental proposals. Short term rentals tend to diminish the quiet enjoyment of life in older neighborhoods downtown. New car(s), new people next door every few days? I wouldn’t like it much either.
“Responding to customer demand Dell has restarted selling new PCs with Windows XP installed on them.”
Washington Post, Reliable Source:
One of the last New Dealers in Washington is retiring, and Sanjaya Malakar is going to the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. Makes for an interesting juxtaposition; I suppose FDR would have told Sanjaya, “When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”
New salt limits for heart health. It’ll be different in another five years, but what the hey. It’s worth knowing about.
NY Times Business:
Profits Up 69% at Google, Exceeding Expectations. I kick myself, and kick myself, because I didn’t buy Google stock when it went public. To hell with text ads, get-rich-quick weblog schemes. That one move would have paid for many decades of weblogging, giving direct and honest financial reward for the years of prognosticating online.
SF New Mexican:
NM International Auto Show: Hybrids, concept cars generate buzz. Damned little information. Ah, the Albuquerque Tribune gives useful info. Worth 8 bucks? Maybe I’ll take a peek, camera in hand, over the weekend.
Later: Careful. “The Camera Raw 4.0 plug-in is not compatible with versions of Photoshop earlier than Photoshop CS3 or versions of Photoshop Elements earlier than Photoshop Elements 4.01 for Macintosh or Photoshop Elements 5.0 for Windows.”
Baby Boomers Appear to Be Less Healthy Than Parents. My parents grew up on home-grown and home-cooked foods ... is this really any surprise?
Later: Been. Forgot the ‘been.’
“The cause of high blood pressure may lie within the brain, rather than with problems relating to the heart, kidneys or blood vessels, research suggests.”
The Rolling Stones and drugging horses yesterday, China and “tiger bone wine” today ...
Incredible shrinking houses. A healthy trend I’m happy to see arrive.
Ethanol may not be the miraculous green savior generally believed.
Physicists bid farewell to reality? Quantum mechanics just got even stranger. The tree in the forest makes a different sound, depending on who’s looking at it, and may or may not make a sound depending on whether or not you choose to listen? Sounds maddening, and fascinating.