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Wi-fi health fears are ‘unproven’.  If you panic over wifi, be sure to dump your cellphone and microwave first.

05/21/07 • 10:02 AM • ComputingHardwareInternet • No Comments

Rob Galbraith:

American Journal requesting photography submissions.

05/21/07 • 09:45 AM • Photography • No Comments


Divine comedy.  And yet, as with all areas of culture, there’s comedy, and then there’s comedy.  No headlong descent for the gutters is necessary to be truly humorous.

05/21/07 • 09:43 AM • ArtsBooksEntertainment • No Comments


Brain Reaches Adult Levels by Age 12.  The brain may get there first, but I don’t think I truly became an adult until my mid-20’s.  In retrospect, of course.  I thought I knew everything at 16.

05/21/07 • 09:40 AM • ChildhoodHealthScience • No Comments

Chicago Tribune:

When everybody is an artist, what happens to the art?  “Years of paying your dues and trusting in the system are so yesterday. In many cases, so are countless hours of school and professional training. Everything seems to be a lot more democratic these days, and that’s good, right?”  See the LA Times link, below.

05/21/07 • 09:39 AM • ArtsDesignHistory • No Comments

Times Online.UK:

Speaking of Western Civ ...

05/21/07 • 09:37 AM • HistoryScholarlyScience • No Comments

NY Times Arts:

Tick-Tock and Other Pulses of the West.  On the book list.

05/21/07 • 09:36 AM • BooksHistory • No Comments

LA Times:

“Sure, anyone with a blog can express an opinion about a book, but true criticism is more than just an opinion.”  An important point, one that’s ignored frequently.  I see talking heads on TV, scholars who have rafts of CV highlights, who end up with their name and the title of “weblogger” under their face, instead.  Still, some are more ‘equal’ than others.  Why do media outlets point mainly to ex-journalists, professors, and leading lights in their particular vertical markets?  Same reason employers look for college grads.  Hope for a ‘guarantee’ of at least a modicum of knowledge ... and perhaps a bit of common sense.  It’s a shame, because there are some spectacular amateurs who far outshine the pros, in weblogs.  Problem is, finding those diamonds in the middle of the wilderness - and finding them before they disappear from lack of attention.

05/21/07 • 09:34 AM • ArtsBooksWeblogs • No Comments

NY Times Home & Garden:

Danger: Plant Sales Ahead.  We did some damage over the weekend ... I think half our pots are filled.  I threaded soaker hoses around the inside courtyard (finally), but neglected to read that the maximum length is 100’.  I have to re-route the last four sets of hoses next weekend.

05/21/07 • 09:19 AM • Home & LivingPersonal • No Comments

NY Times Editorial:

A Lifeline for the Parks.  Let’s hope the Dems enlarge the budget ... the parks need it, badly.

05/21/07 • 09:17 AM • EnvironmentalNaturePoliticsScienceTravel • No Comments

NY Times Op-Ed Contributor:

Death by Veganism.  Hear, hear.  Experiment on yourself, but feed children properly.  And for God’s sake, leave off the soy.

05/21/07 • 09:12 AM • ChildhoodFoodHealth • No Comments

NY Times Autos:

How’s My Driving? Dial My License Plate.  I can see both advantages and disadvantages.  I imagine someone calling an individual who’s driving badly ... but how does having them pick up a cellphone, in addition to driving badly, add to safety?

05/21/07 • 09:08 AM • GeneralHome & Living • No Comments

NY Times Magazine:

Gore is a gifted, and remorseless, explainer.

05/21/07 • 09:05 AM • EntertainmentEnvironmentalPolitics • No Comments

NY Times Art & Design:

A Splash of Photo History Comes to Light.  A trove of Steichen autochromes is found.  This may, perhaps, give legitimacy to use of the ‘watercolor’ PS filter (with a little gaussian blur added) ...

05/21/07 • 09:04 AM • ArtsHistoryPhotography • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

Democrats’ Web savvy sends GOP scrambling.  Short discussion of weblogs.

05/21/07 • 08:59 AM • InternetPoliticsWeblogs • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

Richardson highlights Hispanic and Western roots in formal campaign launch scheduled for today.  There he goes ...

05/21/07 • 08:57 AM • PoliticsSanta Fe Local • No Comments


Historic clipper ship, “Cutty Sark,” burns.

05/21/07 • 08:48 AM • History • No Comments


Planet of Promise: Small, Rocky World Could Harbor Life. 20 lightyears away.  Daedalus, anyone?

05/19/07 • 01:13 PM • Science • No Comments


Bicycles beat subway as fastest mode of travel in New York City.  Just keep a full-size bike pump in reach, in order to crack ill-behaved taxi windshields.  I’ve been scooped more than once onto a hood, or forcibly ‘nudged’, by that particular species of urban predator ...

05/19/07 • 01:09 PM • EnvironmentalHome & Living • No Comments

NY Times:

Data on the Elderly, Marketed to Thieves.  “Telemarketing fraud, once limited to small-time thieves, has become a global criminal enterprise preying upon millions of elderly and other Americans every year, authorities say. Vast databases of names and personal information, sold to thieves by large publicly traded companies, have put almost anyone within reach of fraudulent telemarketers.”

05/19/07 • 11:56 AM • ComputingEconomicsHome & LivingLaw1 Comment

SF New Mexican:

Study reveals Los Alamos National Lab still leaking plutonium.  Some of the responses remind me of Bishop Love chewing carnotite (another Ed Abbey reference).  I’m not pleased that LANL is still unable to manage the poor materials dumping of the past.

05/19/07 • 11:52 AM • EnvironmentalHistorySanta Fe LocalScience • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

The kid who was injured graffiti-tagging a substation, has died.  This was not ‘justice’, as some seem to think. This was tragedy.

05/19/07 • 11:49 AM • ArtsChildhoodSanta Fe Local • No Comments

Smashing Magazine:

30 scripts for galleries, slideshows and lightboxes.

05/18/07 • 08:35 AM • ComputingInternetPhotographySoftware • No Comments


Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 Terabyte Hard Drive Review.

05/18/07 • 08:33 AM • ComputingHardware • No Comments


Birds breed again after 400 years.

05/18/07 • 08:31 AM • NatureScience • No Comments
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