Last weekend Stephanie and I ventured all the way through Yosemite to get to Mono Lake on the other side. We didn’t really have a reason to go, except that it was there. After stopping for lunch in the town…
In between checking out the Mono Lake tufas in the early afternoon and then catching them at sunset, we drove over to Panum Crater, “a perfect example of a rhyolitic plug-dome volcano”. It’s one of a series of craters that…
Since we had all of last Sunday to head home through Yosemite from Mono Lake, and since the weather was absolutely gorgeous, we figured, why not stop somewhere around Tuolomne Meadows for a hike? (Finally learned from a ranger that…
Stephanie took this on the way home from Yosemite and Mono Lake
After helping speed the demise of mainstream media and traditional publishing, Boing Boing has decided to add—wait for it—a masthead! How retro! At least Ken Snider, FM Engineering’s Network Architect, gets a shout out.
Really nice photo by REUTERS/Joe Chan, (via The Big Picture)
My first LOLcat: “Cheezburger” Hello Kitty spotted at the Sanrio store in San Francisco’s Westfield Mall
Corn smut, (aka huitlacoche, a Nahuatl word reportedly meaning raven’s excrement) as seen at Far West Fungi in the San Francisco Ferry Building. For a laugh, check out Steve, Don’t Eat It! Vol. 7, Cuitlacoche.
Milk: The Surprising Story of Milk Through the Ages Homogenization disrupted the chemical structure of the milkfat so drastically as to release a torrent of enzymes that promptly turned raw milk rancid. Even when dairy chemists learned to sidestep rancidity…
7 quarts of Summerhill Dairy goat milk This must not be a new idea, but somehow I’ve gotten it into my head that the great culinary traditions of the world can probably be traced back to how that particular culture…
A shampoo bar I’ve been washing my hair with a shampoo bar for three months now. I’d given up bar soaps for body wash years ago, but even before then, I never knew it was possible to shampoo with a…
Audio sample from Take Time, off The Books’ album, The Lemon of Pink, used with permission. Thanks Nick and Paul! This is one I’ve been wanting to do for a while. My last two time-lapses were both stationary (Pine St…
To the thieves who stole Stephanie‘s wallet and iPhone at the CAV Wine Bar and Kitchen on Friday night around 8pm: WE KNOW WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE My first thought as you saddled up to the bar next us while…
For Halloween this year I just dressed up as my blog post about what I dressed up as for Halloween this year. See also: Lost Wormhole.
Buck Hollywood is oddly compelling. I watched him for the first time tonight covering Kanye West Diss[ing] Taylor Swift At 2009 VMA’s! to catch up on the drama I missed while I was in France.
I have to admit Beyonce’s Single Ladies video is actually pretty avant garde. I can understand why Love Lockdown Kanye would have preferred it to Taylor Swift’s saccharine, predictable You Belong With Me.
Kanye was rude, but he was also right. #
Just read through the “technical overview” of the upcoming Ubuntu Karmic Koala release, and the one thing that caught my eye is that “Empathy has replaced Pidgin as the default instant messaging client”. Wow, I wonder what happened there. #
What does raconteur mean? #
Stephanie and I have turned up on another blog, Bryce’s Canyon of Cheese blog, about the recent Cheese School of San Francisco’s “Meet the Cheesemakers” event, which we squeezed in right before heading to Mono Lake… #
Oh dude, nasty: Truck crash snarls Bay Bridge upper deck
The Safeway truck, whose driver had never negotiated the recently opened stretch of the span, was reported on its side at 2:33 p.m. The truck was carrying 40,000 pounds of goods, including soda, wine, water, bread, frozen pizza and paper products, much of which spilled onto the upper deck when the rig crashed, the CHP said.
This is new. Every time I selected any text on SFGate (which I tend to do out of habit as I’m reading), I noticed the browser sending data somewhere. I fired up Firebug and found out that every text selection was causing Firefox to fire off a POST to tynt.com with a bunch of data: the text I had selected, the page I was on, even xpaths to the location of my selection. What is tynt.com? Their tagline pretty much says it all:
Here’s the crazy part. If you copy the text and paste it somewhere, it actually adds “Read more” to the end of what you’ve copied with the URL of the page. Well isn’t that annoying. Someone should have told them about my Copy as HTML Link Firefox extension. #
Hmm, I’ve always wondered where French kids go on field trips…
What a great idea. #
The title of this book made me chuckle: Rails for PHP Developers
I’ve often thought that I might gain some insight into French by working through a “Learning English” book intended for a French audience, so perhaps it would actually improve my PHP skills by reading “Rails for PHP Developers”… #
My multi-talented mom, who’s already working for an online quilting supply company, has recently started working on a reproduction cross-stitch “startup”: Julia’s Reproductions (my dad is the webmaster…) #
How to Flatten a Directory Structure (this has been surprisingly useful on more than one occasion this week)
find -type f -print0 | xargs -0 -I%%% mv %%% .