There are different species of laziness: Eastern and Western. The Eastern style...– Sogyal Rinpiche (via swissmiss) (via ninakix) Word.
The Libera Terra label guarantees that wine, olive oil and pasta are free of mob...– Italian food: now mafia free! | Global Post
VCU TV/HD – Shows – Local Life: Camera Truck →
“Local Life: Camera Truck” Shaun Irving had an idea to turn a delivery van into a giant camera. A few years later, he bought an old truck off eBay, drilled a hole in the side, got some military surplus lenses, bought light-sensitive photographic paper and set off to document Richmond. – Produced by Kathryn Johnson Congrats, Shaun!
This Is So Horrible That You Must Listen To It...
I like Gregorian chant music as much as anyone more than most monks. But, why in the name of all that is holy was this album made? (iTunes link)
Chicago rats fed a diet of sausage, pound cake, bacon, cheesecake, and Ho Hos...– Weekly Review—By Paul Ford (Harper’s Magazine) A summary of this article. (via dalasverdugo)
Defending Dedicated eBook Readers
Lots of people are questioning whether the burgeoning eBook reader market is viable. They wonder whether the iPhone, Android phones, the rumored Apple tablet, and other multi-function “Swiss Army” devices will make dedicated eBook readers irrelevant. The answer is: yes, but not for awhile. A Kindle 2 from Amazon or a Barnes & Noble Nook can be had for $259 and prices are falling...
Preview of AMC’s The Prisoner, which will premiere November 15th. Freakin’ amazing. (via Ryan Sims)
The E-Reader Explosion: A Cheat... →
A nice state-of-the-market look at eBook readers. (via Daring Fireball)
Walking on Belle Isle next to the James River.
Watching the Zombie Walk in Carytown.
Nook Vs. Kindle: New Chapter In E-Reader Battle :... →
Amazon says Kindle reader coming for Mac, too |... →
A Visit to the Apple Store
I got to play with an Apple Magic Mouse on a 27-inch iMac at the Apple Store Short Pump today. The iMac was fast and gorgeous as expected, but didn’t feel like a significant departure from earlier models. My verdict on the Magic Mouse: it’s OK but I won’t be rushing to get one. The mouse is very pretty, I’ll give it that. And, the single click, two-button click,...
Going to my first Social Media Club of Richmond meeting at The Byrd. #smcrva
A Worthy Kindle Challenger Emerges
With the Barnes & Noble Nook eBook Reader the Amazon Kindle finally has a worthy challenger. If you haven’t seen it, there’s some b-roll footage that shows more detail about the Nook than the general marketing materials do. The device looks extremely well done. With the possible exception of Jeff Bezos, no one loves the Kindle 2 more than I do and yet I’m extremely interested...
People who don’t like me at first because of my brashness or bluntness...– Wine enthusiast and Tumblr blogger Gary Vaynerchuk in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer
Put another way, the idea that Windows 7’s quality will spur upgrades from XP is...– John Gruber, DF: Microsoft’s Competition for Windows 7 This is spot on and one of the single biggest differences I see between PC users and Mac users. Windows 7 will not change this. (via maniacalrage)
Our Faith in Science
The Freakonomics blog has an interesting piece today about global warming and the debate on whether human activity is the cause. A snippet: We have a chapter in SuperFreakonomics about global warming and it too will likely produce a lot of shouting, name-calling, and accusations ranging from idiocy to venality. It is curious that the global-warming arena is so rife with shrillness and ridicule....
Few things are more difficult than making yourself get out of a warm, cozy bed on a cold, dark, rainy morning.
A quick run-thru of the new Kymera Magic Wand. It’s pretty cool.
Sustainably produced local food is not accessible by all. In general, only the...– Is Locavorism for Rich People Only? - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com Food for thought, both literally and metaphorically.