Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Sarcasm Detector

From the Smithsonian, via @HankFortener, comes this useful information: Actually, scientists are finding that the ability to detect sarcasm really is useful. For the past 20 years, researchers from linguists to psychologists to neurologists have been studying our ability to … Continue reading

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Headline Says It All

The UK C|Net brings us this: Man arrested at Large Hadron Collider claims he’s from the future A would-be saboteur arrested today at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland made the bizarre claim that he was from the future. Eloi … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin on Crony Capitalism

I was delighted to read Sarah Palin’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. This piece deals with the topic of Crony Capitalism, which she also addressed in her September 3 Iowa speech: … They talk endlessly about cutting government spending, … Continue reading

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Shatner’s “The Captains”

I watched William Shatner‘s documentary The Captains the other night. The concept is simple: Shatner, the actor who played the captain in the original Star Trek series, goes around interviewing the actors who played captains in the later series. Here’s … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Mono Font

It’s been a fair while since I mentioned my search for the perfect monospaced font to use in Terminal.app, MacVim, and similar apps. But there’s a new contender: Ubuntu Mono. (Click the picture for a bigger version.) (Gruber kind of … Continue reading

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Still Waiting for the Kindle

Well, I won’t get my Kindle Touch until Monday, but at least now that the Fire reviews have all posted, people are beginning to talk about the Touch: Awkward delays arise, and repainting of the e-Ink screen sometimes lags. But, … Continue reading

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Where’s My Kindle?!?

So I got a new Kindle Touch for my birthday last month. Except I didn’t actually get it. I just got a promise it would eventually arrive someday Real Soon Now. That’s okay. I can cope with delayed gratification. Except … Continue reading

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Typographic Sweet Spot

This is cute: an average font, created by averaging all the letters in hundreds of different fonts. It’s called Avería, and it’s free. Try it out!

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