Demystification Guru

Just because we don't understand something, doesn't mean it isn't understandable.

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Thursday, December 29, 2005

another internet meme*

Found via Cathy's World commentors:

Four jobs you've had in your life: (Early): drapery store clerk (mall retail), stats collector at a hospital, library clerk (shelf reader), sewed soft furnishings for the home. (Late): legislative assistant to an MP, researcher for a political party, college teacher, lawyer.

Four movies you could watch over and over: Witness, Groundhog Day, Laura, Aliens (there are a LOT more).

Four places you've lived: London England, SHAPE Belgium, Fort Lee Virginia, Quebec City.

Four TV shows you love to watch: House, Bones, Lost, Jeopardy.

Four places you've been on vacation: Barbados, PEI, Myrtle Beach, NYC.

Four websites you visit daily: Lileks, Dooce, Bourque, OH in NY.

Four of your favorite foods: Anything with vinegar on it, shrimp with the red horseradish 'cocktail' sauce - actually, just the sauce (oh, right that has vinegar in it), pizza, red wine.

Four places you'd rather be: London, Barbados, Chesapeake Bay, anywhere on a bicycle.

* A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

who eats popcorn with beer?

I'm not really bothered that Scott Reid thinks we'll spend child care money on "beer and popcorn" (although I am sure I don't know anyone who eats popcorn with beer). It's that he said "don't give them money to spend on..." Whose money does he think he is giving us? All tax dollars were ours to begin with and we gave that money to the government. He's not giving it TO us - he's just taking less to begin with.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

testing testing

Dec. 10
I am testing code here to see if Mac “Pages” allows me to keep hypertext code without changing the quote marks to something else (i.e. gibberish).

The first test has been cut and pasted from the dog blog and refers to hoar frost over at Wikipedia.

The second test is to see if I can open a link in a new window. This link should take you to the Last Page on the entire internet.