Archive for April, 2005

the forest for the trees

Tuesday, April 19th, 2005

The Man Who Planted Trees, by Jean Giono. Arboriculture as a metaphor for reconstruction.

New England Suffers Maple Woes. An untapped sugar maple is more dangerous than an unmilked cow.


Tuesday, April 19th, 2005

So, everybody probably knows now that there’s a new pope in town. But were they aware of the other candidates? Of the long hard slog to the papacy?

So good luck, Benedict XVI. There’s lots of spry young cardinals waiting for you to fuck up.

let’s put the future behind us

Tuesday, April 19th, 2005

A nice analysis of contemporary American SF by Charlie Stross: to wit, why it’s almost uniformly bleak and dystopian, OR historical/alternative fiction. …the shape of American SF, as with British SF, is determined by the cultural zeitgeist, by the society’s own vision of its future. And I propose that the American future is currently uncertain, unpleasant, polarized, regimented, and pessimistic.

the cattle are restless tonight

Tuesday, April 19th, 2005 Today pastures. Tomorrow, the world. It all goes down May 5th, apparently.
There’s an associated blog, but it’s sadly uninformative.


Tuesday, April 19th, 2005

B:Pinky, are you pondering what I’m pondering?
P:Wuh, I think so, Brain, but will they let the Cranberry Dutchess stay in the Lincoln Bedroom?

All of them.

adobe to buy macromedia

Monday, April 18th, 2005

Holy f***ing s***, Batman!

finger on the button

Monday, April 4th, 2005

Mark Twain’s War Prayer

Baby Bush gets a valuable lesson in user interface design