You geeks with your puny HDTV sets think 1080p is sharp? Try 4320p (with 7680 pixels in each horizontal row): BBC | Europe gets glimpse of HD future… Read the rest
It’s not getting any smarter out there. You have to come to terms with stupidity, and make it work for you.
– Frank Zappa… Read the rest
A month or two ago, we were walking through a parking lot on our way to Fresh Choice when we walked by a young sycamore tree. There were a few sycamore seed pods lying on the ground: Small, round, hard green things with spikes sticking out all over.… Read the rest
Now that Talk Like a Pirate Day is over, Clara and I are wondering: When is National Talk Like a Parrot Day?… Read the rest
One of the minor irritations of being an adoptive parent is the probing, too-personal questions that strangers feel like they’re entitled to ask you. I usually find these questions easy to deflect, but some parents get really upset by them.
So, if you’re an adoptive parent and you get angered by these kinds of questions, here are some things you might say back to people who did not adopt their kids.… Read the rest
Growth is inevitable, therefore, it “should be channeled into already urbanized areas.” Thoughtful ideas here: Coastsider: Letter: Smart Growth and the Coastside… Read the rest
Sept 14 is World Hearing Voices Day: Can hearing voices in your head be a good thing?… Read the rest
The similarities between YouTube and Napster are uncanny. Copyright-infringing content, sudden popularity, a seeming direct connection to the pulse of popular youth culture, scandals, a San Mateo address. (I’m not the first one to notice this.) But the similarities run deeper.… Read the rest