dangerousmeta!, the original new mexican miscellany, offering eclectic linkage since 1999.

Editor’s note: Apologies about titles percolating to Twitter.

Because of all the work in-house, I’m not being as careful as I should about title lengths. They get truncated by EE1, and I don’t generally notice until I post the *next* entry. Trying to be better, but things still slip through. Another reason to upgrade (another item on the to-do list!).

06/27/16 • 09:49 AM • PersonalSoftwareWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Elizabethan theatre, Chateau d’Hardelot review.

Pretentious. The best Shakespeare performances I ever enjoyed, were on a simple curved platform in a wooded park. Esp. good for “Tempest” and “Midsummernight’s Dream”. You could imagine spirits flitting about.

06/27/16 • 08:18 AM • ArtsBooksDesignEntertainmentHistoryPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Flickr’s uploading features have been down for about five hours now.

Don’t expect to see anything new there today. No word from Flickr HQ as to what’s going on.

06/26/16 • 11:45 AM • PersonalPhotographySocial Media • (12) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NM Fire Info: Lightning-Caused McClure Fire 30% Contained.

Great work, firefighters.

06/24/16 • 01:30 PM • PersonalSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Archaeology News Network: Massive vertebrae sheds new light on Alamosaurus sanjuanensis.

RATS! A co-worker and I spent MONTHS searching around Big Bend in his Bronco for dinosaur bones in ‘78. We looked in the wrong durned place.

06/23/16 • 03:19 PM • HistoryPersonalScience • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vox: The US is spending trillions less than expected on health care.

But for individual consumers, slower health spending likely doesn’t feel cheaper at all. In fact, it probably feels more expensive: One big way private insurers have held down costs is by asking consumers to pay a larger and larger chunk of their medical bills.” Yeah, we know about that in NM.

06/21/16 • 03:55 PM • EconomicsHealthPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Donald’s broke, and I can’t find anything to link ...

I have to run out to another photo shoot. Back later! Promise!

06/21/16 • 08:28 AM • PersonalWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

99U: How to Fight Through Intellectual Discomfort.

Deeply intellectual work is soul work that takes more time and energy.” All I have to say is ... run a weblog. Longer the better.

06/20/16 • 10:04 AM • PersonalPsychology • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Once Upon A Time In The ... Heat.

Once Upon A Time in the ... HEAT.

Tipping 100F right now.

06/18/16 • 01:55 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (4) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

KOB: ‘Dog Head Fire’ burns nearly 700 acres in Manzano Mountains; wind stokes flames.

Big gout of smoke to the south, this time. It may settle over us shortly. Here we go ... AGAIN. We end up having to close up the house, right at the hottest time of the year.

06/15/16 • 04:26 PM • EnvironmentalPersonalSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Travelling Wilburys - End of the Line.

When in the middle of a tough deadline, 3AM, all of the crew on headsets, a seemingly endless tortuous slog rehearsing terrible speaker presentations ... we’d start singing this. It was a spark of hope in a dark time. I need it today.

06/15/16 • 07:41 AM • HistoryMusicPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

BarnFinds: 1968 Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback

My first cross-country trip (13 years old), was in one of these. My future brother-in-law’s. Fond memories.

06/13/16 • 08:56 AM • HistoryPersonalVehicles • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

General observation: You know, with auto-correct all over the place ...

... I see more misspellings than ever. I was always taught that if it is worth saying, it’s worth spelling correctly. One of the pillars of self-respect, communicating well. Depressing that even news orgs don’t even bother anymore.

(Spurred by visiting a site I pay for, and finding ridiculous misspellings through their product. If it weren’t so useful, I’d cancel my subscription.)

06/10/16 • 04:30 PM • GeneralPersonalWeblogs • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

AppleInsider: Apple preparing changes to MacBook lineup this month.

While sources couldn’t pin down Apple’s exact plans, it’s believed current MacBook families could see some adjustment by the end of this month, even if it’s just in the form of more aggressive pricing.Bill, you’re my saviour.

06/10/16 • 03:38 PM • AppleConsumptionHardwarePersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Vox: Why Donald Trump keeps calling Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas”.

... there’s no evidence that Warren ever used claims of Native American ancestry to help her get a job.” I, personally, am in this same spot. My family has the same oral history. I’m also the first generation on my mother’s side to not have Cherokee features (black hair, darker skin, etc.). I have a multitude of Cherokee Martins and Franklins in my maternal line, but I cannot find a definitive link to any one individual in the rolls. My ancestors avoided the “Trail of Tears”, staying in TN/NC, and therefore under the government’s radar. At best, I would probably be 1/32, but I suspect more along the lines of 1/64 or 1/128. Interesting, but essentially non-eligible for tribal affiliation. Even unverified, it remains a point of pride in the family.

06/10/16 • 10:00 AM • Human RightsPersonalPolitics • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Running.

I’ll be with you soon. Tootle along for a bit.

06/09/16 • 09:47 AM • PersonalWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Memorising poetry is an art of the heart.

There are some people I know who are just able to carry around absurd amounts of poetry in their heads.” I used to, when a kid in Princeton. It was a novelty in my social group. I have to have a certain amount of alcohol now to revive the neurons. I should make time to reestablish the pathways naturally; it’s something I’d like to add to my everyday conversation. On the endless life to-do list ...

06/07/16 • 09:20 AM • ArtsBooksPersonalScholarly • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Last year, window on the High Road.

Window on the High Road.

Felt like doing a scritchy b/w on it.

06/03/16 • 05:47 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

GitM: Catching Up - Trump & the GOP.

Makes me feel better.

06/03/16 • 09:55 AM • PersonalPoliticsWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

TWSBI ECO Fountain Pen, Black, F Nib.

Bought this on a friend’s recommendation. Omigod. With Noodler’s Black ink, it’s smooth as butter. Best stainless steel nib I’ve ever used. HIGHLY recommended.

06/02/16 • 07:19 PM • ConsumptionDesignPersonal • (9) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Town Topics (Princeton, NJ): Jeff Lucker Looks Back on 47 Years Teaching History at PHS.

I survived Bulger and Roufberg. I never had Mr Lucker, but recall him fondly. You’d see him jogging through town at a certain time of day, you could set your watch by him. He reflects a kinder, gentler time in education. Part of that ‘culture of intelligence’ I love to talk about.

06/02/16 • 04:07 PM • ChildhoodHistoryPersonalScholarly • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

New Yorker: “My Friend Flicka” - A Book About Horses That Is a Book About First Love.

Do you mean kids don’t read this book anymore? Flicka and the two sequels were regular favorites when I was a child. One of the reasons I *had* to live in the West. Books are meaningful. Choose your mental furniture carefully!

06/02/16 • 03:58 PM • ArtsBooksChildhoodPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Big presentation this morning.

I bent the ears and got feedback for three hours, when I’d scheduled one. Lots to go over. Great result. Links when I can.

06/02/16 • 01:28 PM • PersonalWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mama Nature’s being dramatic [photo].

Given the drama ...

Given all that drama, you’d expect a gullywasher. We’ve still got dry spots! Not fair to tease, Mother Nature.

06/01/16 • 06:15 PM • NaturePersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

inessential: Oldie Praises the Old Old Ways.

Nice.

06/01/16 • 02:39 PM • PersonalProgrammingWeblogs • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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