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Once Upon A Time In The ... Heat.

Once Upon A Time in the ... HEAT.

Tipping 100F right now.

06/18/16 • 12:55 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 • 03:26 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 • 06:41 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 • 07:56 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 • 03:30 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 • 02:38 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 • 09:00 AM • Human RightsPersonalPolitics • (2) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Running.

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

06/09/16 • 08:47 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 • 08:20 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 • 04:47 PM • PersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

GitM: Catching Up - Trump & the GOP.

Makes me feel better.

06/03/16 • 08:55 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 • 06:19 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 • 03:07 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 • 02:58 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 • 12:28 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 • 05:15 PM • NaturePersonalPhotographySanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

inessential: Oldie Praises the Old Old Ways.

Nice.

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

Ghost in the Machine: Catching Up - Books.

Busy guy, Kevin. On my reading list(s). For The Past and Future City, did you look at the [what I call] Disneyfication of Santa Fe after 1912? They stripped the Victorian clapboards, the brick buildings, and stuccoed them over to look like Spanish Revival/Pueblo style. The past was forsaken for an older, faux past. Umberto Eco, Travels in Hyperreality, cubed.

06/01/16 • 01:04 PM • ArtsBooksPersonalTravelWeblogs • (6) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Atlantic: For-Profit Colleges’ Students Wind Up Earning Less Than If They Had Never Enrolled.

I expected this. I’ve told the story of the young lady, who worked for a client of mine. She spent all her time trying to underline that she had “college level” Powerpoint skills, gained at one of the for-profit colleges. After a few encounters, and trying to truly understand how a university or college could require Powerpoint skills, I mentioned and showed Lynda.com. She was somewhat gobsmacked. The justifications increased, however, as the insecurity rose over her investment; pity and sympathy kept me civil through the relationship. Very difficult for the folks who were sold a pig in a poke.

06/01/16 • 12:49 PM • EconomicsLawPersonalPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ProVideo Coalition: How I Learned Composition at 12 Years of Age by Art Adams.

From the greats! Rockford Files, Space: 1999, The Prisoner. Excellent.

06/01/16 • 07:54 AM • EntertainmentHistoryMotion GraphicsPersonal • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Annie Leibovitz talks high-fliers and photo phobics at Hong Kong show.

Looks like my office. Almost. I’ve been comparing car prints. Easiest to do with a pushpin on the walls. Wife’s having a fit because I’ll have to patch holes. Little pushpin pricks? Toothpaste.

06/01/16 • 07:27 AM • ArtsHome & LivingPersonalPhotography • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Busy!

You’ll be hearing this a great deal. Big projects in-house. Links when I have time. Big storms overhead - hail? ‘Tis the time of year ...

05/31/16 • 10:33 AM • PersonalWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Server outage on my VPS this morning.

Back up, but my attention was obviously elsewhere (this is hosted on a different cluster). Links as I have time!

05/24/16 • 10:17 AM • PersonalWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Oh, only 2600+ unread news articles in my agg ...

... as in ‘gag’. Let’s see how far I can scan before I decide to bail for “Mark all as read.”

05/20/16 • 07:19 AM • PersonalWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Hi.

First chance I’ve had to breathe today. How’re you all? Hope you’re well. And that’s the last you’ll hear from me until tomorrow ...

05/19/16 • 12:35 PM • PersonalWeblogs • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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