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Where Do Hollywood Babies Come From?  Perhaps organic jellies would be safer.

06/19/07 • 08:44 AM • ArtsChildhoodEntertainment • No Comments

NY Times Editorial Observer:

Millions of Missing Birds, Vanishing in Plain Sight.  “We love to finally care when the death watch is on. It makes us feel so very human.”

06/19/07 • 08:41 AM • EnvironmentalNatureScience • No Comments

NY Times Environment:

At 90, an Environmentalist From the ’70s Still Has Hope. “I have never been an eco-freak. I think it’s just a business of trying to weigh what your aims are, what your life is about. To me, it’s more important to get my work done than to ride the subway.”

06/19/07 • 08:35 AM • EnvironmentalHistoryPolitics • No Comments

NY Times World Business:

As More Toys Are Recalled, Trail Ends in China.  Y’know, I’m starting to avoid Chinese products, as a result of these recent revelations (melamine, kerosene, lead, etc.).  China’s business community better wise up, and fast.

06/19/07 • 08:28 AM • ConsumptionHealth • No Comments

NY Times:

Scholars Race to Recover a Lost Kingdom on the Nile.

06/19/07 • 08:22 AM • HistoryScience • No Comments

Albuquerque Tribune:

“Starting soon, New Mexico will require every bike rider and skateboarder under 18 to wear a helmet.

06/19/07 • 08:07 AM • ChildhoodHealthSanta Fe Local • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

9-year manhunt for fugitive may have ended in Utah’s high desert.

06/19/07 • 08:03 AM • HistoryLaw • No Comments

Extreme Tech:

Build a content creation monster, or a bang for the buck ‘budget’ system.  12k for the first, $1900 for the second.

06/18/07 • 09:37 PM • ComputingHardware • No Comments

HTML Email question.

I’m setting up a client to send HTML email out of Expression Engine’s Communicate module.  Long story short, no complex HTML page formatting is coming through, except for some wigged out table cells.  I dug through my various accounts, and saw some HTML emails (for advertisers) who put the hex code for the equals sign (‘3D’), after each equals sign.  As in, width=3D"150”.  Voila, it works.  The CSS still isn’t working (style block at the top) in Gmail, I assume I’ll have to inline it.  Any ideas why I have to do this sledgehammer fix?  I’m dry.  Been trying to chase this down between EE, PHP, email server ... you name it.  I was ready to start waving bloody severed chicken heads over it ...

Later: Bing.

06/18/07 • 03:17 PM • InternetSoftware(3) Comments


Ten CSS tricks you may not know.  Two classes together has come in handy for me, in the past.

06/18/07 • 01:31 PM • ComputingInternetSoftware • No Comments


I figured some sort of power mismatch would be at the root of the ISS’s problems.

06/18/07 • 10:59 AM • ComputingScience • No Comments

Washington Post:

“The Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that a passenger in a vehicle has the same right as a driver to challenge the constitutionality of a traffic stop. The court decided that when police stop a vehicle, passengers are ‘seized’ within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment and—like drivers—can dispute the legality of a search.”

06/18/07 • 10:55 AM • Human RightsLawPolitics • No Comments

Washington Post:

Discount Dentistry, South of The Border.  “Mexican dentists often charge one-fifth to one-fourth of U.S. prices. Their operating costs are substantially lower than those in the United States, and because the Mexican legal system makes it almost impossible to sue them, they don’t have to worry about high malpractice insurance premiums.”

06/18/07 • 10:53 AM • ConsumptionHealth • No Comments


“They are orange-robed, barefoot Buddhist monks. But instead of extolling peace and harmony, they are employing the uncompromising language of military strength.”  I give up on religion, I really do.

06/18/07 • 10:49 AM • Religion1 Comment


Forecasters predict further housing market slump.

06/18/07 • 10:45 AM • EconomicsHome & Living • No Comments


Soundslides Plus is out of beta and available.

06/18/07 • 08:49 AM • ComputingPhotographySoftware • No Comments

Globe and Mail.CA:

Vocabulary: Are we losing our lexicon?

06/18/07 • 08:42 AM • Scholarly1 Comment


Book review, “Shakespeare, the Thinker.”

06/18/07 • 08:41 AM • BooksHistory • No Comments

Scientific American:

Should science speak to faith? “Ignorance is no crime. To call somebody ignorant is no insult. All of us are ignorant of most of what there is to know.” 

Powell’s Books reviews Behe’s ‘The Edge of Evolution.’  “In the end, The Edge of Evolution is not an advance or a refinement of the theory of intelligent design, but a retreat from its original claims—an act of desperation designed to maintain credibility in a world of scientific progress.”

06/18/07 • 08:40 AM • BooksReligionScience • No Comments

NY Times:

“As I am getting older and planning to start a family and get my teaching certificate, I am more aware that appearances are important.”  Tattoo regret.

06/18/07 • 08:32 AM • ConsumptionHealth • No Comments

The New Yorker:

The General’s Report.  More background on Abu Ghraib, via Seymour Hersh.  “... the fact is that we violated the laws of land warfare in Abu Ghraib. We violated the tenets of the Geneva Convention. We violated our own principles and we violated the core of our military values.”

06/17/07 • 03:05 PM • HistoryHuman RightsPolitics • No Comments

NY Times Tech:

Online Sales Lose Steam as Buyers Grow Web-Weary.  FedEx and UPS workers get to catch a breath, I suppose, while gas prices are high.

06/17/07 • 02:40 PM • ConsumptionInternet • No Comments

Washington Post Photo Essay:

Melting glaciers threaten the Ganges river.

06/16/07 • 05:05 PM • EnvironmentalHuman RightsNature • No Comments


Mayor Daley bulldozes Chicago’s Meigs Field.  You know Meigs.  No, you do.  Really.  It’s the airport countless thousands have taken off from in Microsoft Flight Simulator.  Damned if I’ll let them tear it up without a fight.  Rise up, let the Mayor know he’s way, way over the line ...

Later: OK, laugh.  I thought this rang a bell.  This news article is so old ... years old.  It came up in an online aggregator, and I linked immediately out of outrage, rather than sense.

Marked ‘Corrections.’  As Bugs Bunny says, “What a maroon ...”

06/16/07 • 11:00 AM • ComputingCorrectionsHistory • No Comments

NY Times Op-Ed Contributor:

Washington’s Secret Gun Files.

06/16/07 • 08:17 AM • Human RightsLawPolitics • No Comments
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