Anticipation

Jennifer gave Margaret and me tickets to see Bruce Springsteen as our 25th anniversary present, and the excitement is beginning to get to me. We’ll see the show in New York on Thursday the 18th, I think. I haven’t seen him live 1980 or so, when Margaret and Matt O’Riley and I saw the show…

A Culinary Gift

The other day, Margaret was in North Carolina and Pippa was at a choir supper, so I faced the prospect of feeding myself. That’s usually OK with me; though others turn up their noses at the makeshift dinners I patch together, I really don’t mind eating my way through several plastic bags of leftovers, making…

Grrrr

I put a fair amount of effort into a long-ish blogpost yesterday, but I lost it due to my stupid Keychain problems. I’ll try to reconstruct it this afternoon. I did what I should’ve done a couple days ago: I went to my user Library folder, found the folder at ~/Library/Keychains, deleted the folder, and…

Stockpiled Stromateis

I have enjoyed Stephen Fry’s work in various contexts; it’s now my delight to enjoy reading his blog., and not only because he slags “Dan Whatsit” and his “preposterously awful” book The Leonardo Code. And now I know many things not to say if I ever meet Stephen Fry. His paragraph, far down the column,…

Open vs. Secure

I wish Apple made the iPhone an open platform as much as the next person, but if they’re going to try to put lipstick on the pig of a closed platform, why don’t they just argue that they’re making the iPhone theft-proof? If the thief can’t swap out the SIM to enable another account to…

First Prince, Now Radiohead

Mark wonders what I think about Radiohead’s new album, In Rainbows — not the recording itself, but the business model: “Self-released w/out a label! Discbox which includes vinyl! Downloadable for… whatever you want to pay! Interesting…” Very much so — and it confirms the kinds of claim that many people have been making for a…

MAKE: Clothing Modding, Chapter XXX

Pippa regards her store-bought or hand-me-down clothing as raw material, subject to refinement and enhancement if the means present themselves. Over the past few days, she’s been hard at work on the Duke hoodie that Margaret and I gave her: When I first took her to Michaels, the local crafts franchise, I ran into Pippa…