Saturday, April 26, 2008

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Man trapped in elevator for over 40 hours

Boxed In

Watch some time-lapse video of a man trapped in an elevator for over 40 hours: Trapped in Car 30. A claustrophobic nightmare.

There's an article about this incident in The New Yorker.

Today I Am...

Today I am...

...circumventing the pervading atmosphere.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Way I Feel: Queasy

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Way I Feel

Lot's of religion in the news these days. The Pope is visiting and meeting with sex-abuse victims. CNN is obsessed with a bizarre polygamist religious cult. Hillary and Barack are talking about their "faith" in a "Compassion Forum". It all makes me feel like I've eaten something that doesn't quite agree with me. Queasy.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

"I can't think of any sorrow in the world that a hot bath wouldn't help, just a little bit."
--Susan Glasee

Monday, April 07, 2008

Word of the Day: tourbillon

Word of the Day

tourbillon (n)

A whirlwind or vortex.

"In this state of things, had I accepted and returned home, do you think that a seat upon the bench would have removed me from the tourbillon of politics?"
--John Quincy Adams

These days, in English, a tourbillon most often refers to a type of watch. My watch is an L.L. Bean field watch. When the battery went dead recently, and I didn't have time to replace it for a week, I took it off - and felt naked for a few days.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

DarkCopy - Simple, full screen text editing

Just Your Type?

DarkCopy is a simple, full-screen text editor with no distractions. All you can do with it is ... write. There's no formating -- you just see green text in a typewriter font on a black background. You can save what you write as a text file, or copy and paste into another program. And it's free. Whoever created it doesn't even ask for a donation. Too good and yet true.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Truck Spills - Whale

Whale of a Tale

Truck Spills is "The website of odd, strange, interesting, and unbelievable things spilled on the road by trucks." It currently features a whale on a flatbed and a rather disgusting accident. "Thar she blows," indeed.