The Supreme Court handed down a number of decisions in the last few days, prior to taking a summer break. The decision that seemingly everybody is talking about has to do with guns: the Court said that states and local governments can’t impose tighter restrictions than those imposed by the federal government. In particular, city . . . → Read More: “No discrimination” means exactly that
I have trouble with a lot of those “captcha” systems. When the letters are oddly curved, run together, or otherwise obscured, I have a tough time. I thought this one wouldn’t be so tough, though. Until I saw the note, “it is case sensitive.”
The “y”, “e”, “4″, and “u” are simple. But is . . . → Read More: Captcha this!
Big news this week about 16-year-old Abby Sunderland, whose solo ’round-the-world trip was cut short the other day by a storm in the Indian Ocean. As she put it in her blog, “one long wave, and one short mast.” A French fishing vessel plucked her off her yacht this morning and headed back to civilization. . . . → Read More: Why risk it?
You’re probably not surprised to discover that one thing wood carvers talk about frequently is how to treat minor cuts. It seems that even the most cautious carvers wind up with a cut now and then.
In one such discussion recently, somebody mentioned putting black pepper on a cut to stop the bleeding. I had . . . → Read More: Home remedies to stop bleeding
At work, we’re trying to make our media firehose available to other developers. One thought is to publish a syndication feed through Pubsubhubbub. I can easily do that, but I don’t know which format to use.
Pubsubhubbub was originally designed to support the Atom Syndication Format. But there’s no widely accepted standard for publishing media . . . → Read More: Is there a syndication format standard for media?
Work and a few other things have kept me busy and unable to do much in the way of carving the last few months. I did manage to finish a little dog for my nephew’s birthday. A few weeks late, but I got it to him.
The dog started out as a . . . → Read More: Another lil dog
The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts today, June 1, and goes until November 30. The Eastern Pacific season started on May 15, and also goes to November 30. We had our first Pacific storm just the other day: tropical storm Agatha hit Guatemala.
Since at least 1994, the Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University . . . → Read More: Hurricane Season