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Monthly Archives: April 2010

The glue I’ve been looking for

Seldom do I feel like a genius. But my discovery of sips, Platypus and CocoaDialog has brought me close to the perception of IQ>150. Simple problem, difficult solution. Ever had that observation in response to technical conundrums? In my case, automating the webpage workflow to save both low– and high-resolution versions of all posted photos—simple […]

Snow job

Even the best fall down sometimes.

Dodo bird sighting?

Before I could even finish this post (which I began writing before the fateful vote), Bart Stupak proves my point: A once-thriving species—the “pro-life Democrat”—is nearing extinction. Where’s the EPA when you need them? Oh, wait, environmentalist outrage extends only to the far side of the primate divide. Perhaps the one-term left-wing hero will find […]

Truthiness, factuality, &c.

Not exactly a unique link (thanks Drudge), but worthy of comment: McLean said the call center had been inundated by uninsured consumers who were hoping that the overhaul would translate into instant, affordable coverage. That widespread misconception may have originated in part from distorted rhetoric about the legislation bubbling up from the hyper-partisan debate about […]


It’s almost comical. Of course, I am hardly the first to have noticed the doppelgänger. A man who believes in the American League but not in America. Stunning?

A random note on the iPad

Of course it’s for content creation. Anyone who would buy a quote-unquote netbook for content consumption, let alone creation, over the iPad needs to reset the user agent of his browser. Ninety percent of websites are better viewed as an iPhone than underpowered e-junk with bonus carpal tunnel syndrome in the making. But for those […]

On the desktop

Don’t let anyone tell you that the desktop is dead. Attentive rb readers will notice the prodigious blogging of the last few weeks after a long hiatus. I can only chalk it up to my newly acquired blog software. Not having to haggle with the WordPress “user interface” has made me more productive. Worth $30? […]