Thursday, October 26, 2006

My little guy is gone!

Dang. My car has lost its L.A. Dodger antenna ball; either it blew away, or some Giant fan finally got fed up with seeing it in the BART lot every day.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


I have mixed feelings about the "Campaign for Real Beauty" being conducted by Unilever's Dove brand. Certainly they're doing some good—and anything that Linda Ellerbee endorses can't be all evil. On the other hand, it's still all corporate promotion by an outfit that sells, among many other things, "firming cream." Still, this movie about how our perception of beauty has been skewed is a good contribution to society on their part.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Hello, Kermit Theee Frog here

Which Muppet are you? Yes, I am Mr. Easy Green himself: I am reliable, responsible, and caring... and I am given to waving my arms maniacally.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Long shortcuts

Want to know why some computer programs make you press three or even four keys to do something? Here's an insight.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Book Keeping

A furniture maker in Berkeley turns old books into bookshelves. His gallery is very funny, and "No books that could change the course of world events are harmed in the production."

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

I want a Wonkavator

I decided today. I was standing in front of the elevator, thinking, there should be a button for Out. And for Long Gone, and for Home, and for The Corner Bar, and for The Ball Game, and many many more. I need a Wonkavator. And it doesn't even have to be made of glass.