Monthly Archives: August 2008

Upgraded my blog

I know I talk about this too much, but there it is. WordPress has made great strides forward since I began using it. And now I’m at a host that gives me ssh access, so I can use rsync, which … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin

I like her. A lot. It’s early days yet, but based on what little I know — mainly the course of her life that led her into politics — I’m thinking she could turn out to be another Reagan or … Continue reading

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Accordance 8

Well, I just shelled out the money for an upgrade to version 8 of Accordance. I may discover more later, but I already know of three compelling features. First, when you have two panes open, it will highlight the words … Continue reading

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Google Calendar

It’s been a couple of 2-3 years since the last time I played with Google Calendar. At the time, I thought it was interesting, but not compelling enough to migrate away from iCal. (Or even go to the trouble to … Continue reading

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Obama's Speech

I didn’t see it. I’m sure it was a fine speech, though, if you like such things. But I don’t watch conventions. (Actually, I don’t watch TV, period, unless you count old TV on DVD.) But I was pleased to … Continue reading

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The Clone Wars

We all went to the movies to see The Clone Wars tonight. We were planning to do it next week, but apparently it’s sinking like a stone; today was it’s last day at our local theater. So off we went. … Continue reading

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Calibri, Cambria, Consolas, etc. for free

If you got a copy of the latest Microsoft Office, then you might have noticed it came with some new fonts that look better than the last batch of fonts Microsoft had designed for them. (Which seem no longer to … Continue reading

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When you have nothing to say, Cat-blog

So here’s a picture of Mr. Kowaltski:

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My next computer…

So I’m typing this on the ancient (2005) eMac. It’s a fine computer, although, once you move to flat screens you can never look back. Plus, it’s a powerpc chip, so Leopard is the end of the line; Apple’s going … Continue reading

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Political Convention Venues

I see the Democrats are upholding their long tradition of restrained good taste: For me, it’s the lighted stairs that really make this. (Original slideshow here; requires Flash.) Meanwhile, the Republicans apparently never saw the last reel of Attack of … Continue reading

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