Bits & Pieces 2013-06-13

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. The journey begins… On Tuesday, I assigned the ISBN for the eBook edition of Walking in the Moment Between Tick and Tock“: 978-0-9816925-6-2. I told Bowker about it, so I’m committed now. I told them it was to be released on June 20, which happens to be […]

Bits & Pieces 2013-06-06

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. April Fools! A couple months out of date… From the April 1 Twitter blog: Starting today, we are shifting to a two-tiered service: Everyone can use our basic service, Twttr, but you only get consonants. For five dollars a month, you can use our premium “Twitter” service […]

Bits & Pieces 2012-10-25

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. Or Maybe I Need to Learn to Talk Like John Moschitta … or Paris Geller. My mind goes back to one episode of Gilmore Girls (“It Should Have Been Lorelai”, season 2, episode 14—and no, I didn’t know that off the top of my head) when Paris […]

Bits & Pieces 2012-07-26

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. Independence Day at the Point Catching up on some of my subscribed RSS feeds, I was enamored of a photo post by smilla4 on her Independence Day in Maine at Ardor Point— er, I mean Merepoint. Charity Versus Deeds of Lovingkindness Heard this phrase at a recent […]

Bits & Pieces 2012-07-19

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. You MUST Have an Opinion I love Weird Al, but I’ll fight to the death your right not to care one way or the other! The Onion told a heartbreaking story a whole month ago about one peaceable gentleman who was intimidated by his so-called friends into […]

Bits & Pieces 2012-07-12

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. Are You a Twitter Bot? I ran across this site while searching for statistics on Twitter bots: will take a Twitter username and predict, based on that user’s public timeline, whether he’s a bot or a human. As it turns out, I’m a human—Phew! And so […]

Twitter vs. the HMO

Posted on Twitter: Sorry for the delay in replies: BP emergency & wrestling with BCBSMA’s Rx system. Making progress tho, and BP under control thx to CVS. My blood pressure had peaked at 158/103. Yes, you read that correctly. I had run out of medication at just about the time my HMO asked me to […]

Feigning Pinterest?

Yes, I’m on Pinterest. After seeing Facebook posts by Sharon Cathcart, Julie Carobini, Pamela Slim, and probably a few others mentioning Pinterest… (Charlotte Abel also has a Pinterest profile, and I thought I remembered her mentioning it on Facebook, but as it turns out, she didn’t.) After seeing a barrage of Facebook posts mentioning Pinterest, […]

A Star-Trek-style Ebook Reader

Now that I have some money coming in, one of my top items to get is an ebook reader. And in my typical style, I began thinking of all the ways I’d love to use such a device to help me in my work. Unfortunately, in my typical style, no reader out there does most […]

My Computer Is Back, and Maybe I Am Too?

Ain’t it fascinating how your life can be completely derailed by a few days of computer downtime (and an impending new job, and a birthday party, and Mario Kart)? My MacBook Pro’s checkerboard-display crashing problem, which first hit back in January, suddenly reappeared about two and a half weeks ago. After several hours of persistence, […]