Feed Reader Best Practices #1

I just dropped ComputerWorld’s SharkTank from my feed reader.  I’ve been cleaning up my subscriptions.  I have way more subscriptions then humanly possible to consume (and he’s not human – so don’t interrupt me).  When I started using Google’s reader I had imported my feeds from another tool that organized feeds differently.  I ended up […]

The Gael

Update: An anonymous friend has posted link to a live video of Dougie MacLean performing The Gael. In the interest of driving link karma his way I’ll add a link to a web site selling his CD The Searcher from 1991. My 17 year old daughter says “I don’t get it” watching the latest Nike […]


I was listening to XM Radio’s Deep Tracks program hosted by Bob Dylan today when they played “Teacher Teacher” by Rockpile.  It’s one of those familiar songs you (or at least I) could not place.  I knew I’d heard it before but couldn’t recall where (or better when).  Google comes to the rescue and I discover the […]

Gas Tips

The following snip has been posted a dozen times around the internet.  I received it in an e-mail from my favorite propagator of urban myths so I have to be a little careful simply posting without some caveats.  It’s interesting but the source is as yet undetermined.  The jury is out regarding the accuracy of […]

One Small Act

What small act of kindness have you done in the last thirty days? Submitted by One Kind Act. I spent time talking to the mother whose daughter had been suspended from a sports team for violating a school rule (and state law).  Other parents were being vindictive and calling for harsher discipline instead of the three […]

Transclusion enabled Rich Text Editors

I am intrigued by the concept of transclusion. Briefly, transclusion is defined as the inclusion of part of a document into another document by reference.  Ted Nelson conceptualized the approach in his 1982 book Literary Machines.  Ted Nelson is arguably one of the great visionaries of the field not only proposing transclusion but also the more […]

Do, Don’t Critique

A particularly timely quote from Theodore Roosevelt (via The Positivity Blog): It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and […]


I haven’t figured this one out yet.  Yoomba is supposed allow you to call an e-mail address.  From what I can see it is a call out feature.  I have installed it on my home machine and with everything else running on it now – the machine has slowed significantly.  I will play with is […]