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Archive for April, 2007

Slava, RIP

Mstislav Rostropovich.
I wept in the car on the way to work this morning when I heard this.   I choose very few heroes, but he was one of them.

Pondering Home Improvements

We’ve been dithering about on various home improvements for months now, and it’s time to start thinking about what to do.  What’s on the list? A better question is what isn’t on the list, but the biggies are:

exterior paint
insulation
windows
heating/cooling (and their costs)

We have some good lines on upgrading our windows on the cheap (not all [...]

links for 2007-04-21

Fast Food: Ads vs. Reality
Comparison shots of fast food from ads, and the real thing. Even accounting for better photography in the ads …. YUCK.
(tags: food photography ugly advertising fastfood photos)

links for 2007-04-18

JC Mix-uh-lot - Baby Got Back - Google Video
I love me some Jonathan Coulton. Oh yeah.
(tags: music video spoof rap mixalot jonathancoulton)

links for 2007-04-13

The Alameda-Weehawken Burrito Tunnel
I don’t even know what to say.
(tags: food humor history burrito nyc)

Virtual Wedding Attendance

Today, in Britain, my friend Dave got married.  I couldn’t make it. But others in our circle of friends could, and thanks to this crazy modern technology, I’ve been posting emailed cellphone-camera photos of the day as it progresses to Flickr.
Here they are.
These intertubes, they are quite useful!

links for 2007-04-10

Build a Workbench/Cart from Bed Frame Angle Iron
Nifty idea that could be converted into a brewing deck.
(tags: howto Tools make homebrewing)

Baby Animals - Pictures of Baby Animals
Insane cuteness overload.
(tags: baby photography animals cute nature)

No one belongs here more than you. Stories by Miranda July
Absolutely killer website design. No idea if I’d enjoy the [...]

Catching Up with the Cycling Season

Being sick at home has one or two advantages, among them being able to catch up, at long last, on the hours and hours of cycling I had stored on the DVR so far this year.
In quick succession, I’ve worked my way through the Tour of California, Milan-San Remo (and Tirreno-Adriatico as a bonus), and [...]

Dubbel or…

Getting knocked down with a nasty cold (and not just me, but the whole family AND the daycare provider) really puts a crimp in one’s beerdrinking style.
I still wanted to get a Session post in today, though, and with no Dubbels within easy reach (more on that later), I’ll reach back instead to my first [...]

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