I haven’t really been able to use any PIM to get organized, much to my chagrin (especially since I wrote features for one). On the Apple site, I saw a link to ActionItems, which seems pretty spiffy. It’s more complex than I need (really!), but it seems like perfect manager software. They offer a free […]
I decided to pick some of this up (in two flavors) to see if it was any good. Ugh. Bad. Tastes like a cross between, well, chalk and white glue. Pttttew!
Tonight, I’m at BayLISA listening to a talk on covert communications, which is great fun. If you’re a BayLISA member, you can even borrow the audiotape.
I’ve been listening to Queen Isabella off the album I bought recently. It’s really grown on me. Here’s to Queen Isabella of Spain Who was more than a little deranged. It’s a song about the upside of Isabella, who, despite her other quirks, managed to fund Columbus out of her own personal wealth. Queen Isabella, […]
Colloquy is an IRC client for the Macintosh. Unlike many of them, it’s issued under the GPL, meaning it is free software (not just no-charge). I’d been using X-chat aqua, which hadn’t advanced as quickly as I’d liked — though I admit that I’m partly to blame for that, free software being what it is. […]
At Westercon, I asked Mary Creasey what she’d recommend that I buy next. She asked if I wanted to hear various albums, but that would have involved actually making a decision. She recommended Tom Lewis and a Polish chorus singing on Poles Apart. Quite wonderful, but a bit odd to hear the occasional verse in […]
This is a wonderfully worthwhile album, even if you find yourself, as I do, switching between four tracks (of the five authored by Leslie Fish). First, you can buy it here or here. As I’m mostly listening to the Fish songs, I’ll review them. First up is “Witness’ Waltz,” done in an in Irish bar […]
All program participants for Conkopelli were handed a hardback copy of this book. Without net access, I can’t verify if it was self-published or simply from a very odd small press. I’m half-tempted to read it just to see how many more bad metaphors there are, but I figured chapter first sentences was quite enough. […]
Opening bit from the pilot. I loved it for its quick characterization of Jordan and her issues. 🙂 “So, Jordan, what brings you to our anger management workshop today?” “Well, I was, uh, remanded here by my place of employment. I kicked my boss in the cojones. He kinda found that to be a problem. […]