Vrrrm, Vrrrm

We’re finalizing the condition of the Evanston house, and packing the car. In a while, we’ll leave for Ypsilanti, where we’ll spend a day with Nate and Laura, then back to Princeton in a Big Drive Day.

Pondering

I read a column a few weeks back about the vital artistic integrity of the “album” as a compositional entity. The author (now forgotten) noted his refusal to listen to digital recordings on a random shuffle; only the album as originally organized and pressed would meet his criteria of listen-ability.   Look, I’m a cranky…

Of All The

The one item from our home that we haven’t been able to turn up — not in the debris from the flood that needed to be thrown out, not in the dry stuff that we’re packing, not anywhere — is our wedding album. We are not freaking out about it; we know one another well…

On The Button

I noticed David Weinberger’s post, but didn’t read it carefully the first time; the words “CIA” and “Wikipedia” stood out, so I opted not to follow through on some covert operation to subvert open-source reference work, or edit wars about U.S. intelligence, or whatever.   Then I read it more carefully, and thought, “Wow —…

Perplexing

The description of the new Apple iPhone 3G sounds like a slight enough upgrade over the previous generation that I’m a little confused. Apple and AT&T expect customers to pay more for equivalent service (3G is only available in a small portion of the U.S. — most users will be using the same EDGE network…

Make My Day

Well, it was already made, since I had a lovely morning cup of coffee with Kristin and Beth, but what I’m thinking of here is Josh Marshall’s apposite citation of Matthew 18:7 in the context of Sen. Clinton’s attacks on Barack Obama. The Bible, relevant to the U.S. political scene — who knew?

Ta-Da!

Episcopal Life features a story on a recent service at Trinity Church, which offered particular thanks for the ministries of past music directors there. The story includes a photo of Jim Litton conducting the choir, and toward the right there‘s a radiant face gazing intently at the choir director from over her music — it’s…

One More Thing

While browsing the alternatives available from eMusic, I noted with delight an exchange between a dissatisfied customer and their Spanish interlocutor. The dissatisfied user complains that eMusic doesn’t code its ID3 tags correctly, obliging customers to put time into fixing what they’ve paid for (I’ve issued a similar lament myself) — what’s the point of…

The Return Of Dr Fell

Igino Marini’s type site has been more active some times than others, but in response to a provocation from Jos Buivenga, Marini has recompiled his digital versions of the historic Fell typefaces from Oxford University Press; you can download the new OpenType versions, free, from his site. The new versions have more historical variants, the…