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YABM, YABM, YABM

Yet Another Book Meme.  I found this one at Yet Another Ann Arbor Blog, named Bloug.   Nov 16, 2006: Fie on Louisa May Alcott, Roald Dahl, Cormac McCarthy, and all their ilk… Now that’s a weird list! These are authors of books that, according to LibraryThing’s new “UnSuggester” service, are least like Information Architecture…

Good Day for Michigan

I am not having such a good day, but it is a good day for Michigan.  The Wolverines won in Bloomington, paving the way for for a big showdown with Ohio State. More importantly, the jack-o-lantern is off the deer. This deer has been making headlines for days.  Everyone has been worried about it.  Now…

Intel’s Bad Axe

Finally, a product to bring much-deserved recognition to an out-of-the-way place: Intel has announced their “enthusiast” motherboard for high-performance computing: the D975XBX, nicknamed the “Bad Axe.” Just get a load a’the heat sinks on that baby!  Granted, it’s not the most pragmatic piece of hardware on the planet, but it’ll make your lan-party buddies green…

Google Hummus

Shelled edamame (soy beans) can be found in all natural food stores, Asian grocery stores and the natural food sections of most supermarkets. Tahini is sesame paste and can be found in the same places. The crushed ice keeps the mixture cool while processing and allows less oil to be used. 2 cups frozen shelled…

For My Birthday

I want a robot vacuum cleaner that goes around the room by itself, saying “Warning! Warning! Alien Approaching!”

How many?

HowManyOfMe.com There are: 3 people with my name in the U.S.A. How many have your name? I knew there was at least one other.  I used to get threatening letters and phone calls from bill collectors, because he had gotten divorced, gotten stuck with his ex-wife’s Sears bill (about $750) and did not pay it.…

Art Exhibit

I just got back from my brother’s photography exhibit at Dancing Cranes. It was part of what they call the Art Hop in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  A bunch of artistic types agree to exhibit their works in various upscale shops in the area, all at the same time. People go downtown, mill around, chat, and spend…

Chilies To Drive For

Someone around these parts was writing about chilies recently, but failed to mention the best: Mesilla Valley chilies.  Zingerman’s sells “New Mexico chilies.”  Although it would be better for them to specify “Mesilla Valley” chilies, the vast majority of New Mexico chilies are from the Mesilla Valley. From September 28 to October 3, 2006, Zingerman’s…

I Had A Dream

…That the hospital I work in finally installed an electronic medical record system.  I was messing around with it and discovered that the hospital administration had accessed a record of a sleep study the hospital had done on me.  It turned out that they were trying to figure out a way to use my brain…

Late to the Party, Again

But this time, being late is further proof of my point.  (It would have proved it more convincingly if I never went to a party.) Additional evidence: in eighth grade, I got a book from the library to learn to use a slide rule.  When I was 17, I learned computer programing.  I use Linux.…