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Me and my life

What must it be like to sleep 10 hours every night?

I find myself won­der­ing, as I put­ter around the house doing dish­es and watch­ing TV and check­ing out new fonts, while fac­ing anoth­er night of five hours of sleep (thanks for the genes, Mom)… what would my life be like if I got as much sleep as my son does? Aidan goes to bed, and […]

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Technology

I love my swing-arm iMac

I was just thinknig, this morn­ing, as I adjust­ed my swing-arm iMac’s screen for close up work, would I like one of the new G5 iMacs? All it can do is tilt. If some­one sits down next to me, I can turn this screen a lit­tle towards them, so we both get a good view. […]

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Technology

Poor Keywords, I hardly knew ye

I’ve been using iPho­to 5 to try to (re)organize all my pic­tures. All 2,500 of them. iPho­to offers sev­er­al facil­i­ties for doing this. You can see your pic­tures by date, and home in on a par­tic­u­lar date or range of dates. You can scroll through your pic­tures visu­al­ly, find­ing the one that stands out. Or […]

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Technology

Navigation by search?

I was tak­ing a look at Paul Nixon’s web site, and his links to the work they are doing redesign­ing the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ari­zon­a’s web site. They used to have a blog on which they described their work and solicit­ed com­ments, and one of the com­ments struck me. “Put a big logo and a Google search […]

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Technology

The iSight Express and the iSight Extreme

So, as you prob­a­bly know, we do a lot of iSight-enabled iChat AV ses­sions with Grand­ma. On our end, we have the iSight attached to an iBook on a wire­less net­work, so we just wan­der around after the boy (nee Grand­son) and Grand­ma watch­es. He can go to the base­ment, to the bed­room, or even […]

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Culture

I’m reading The Fortress of Solitude, by Jonathan Lethem

I’ve only just start­ed read­ing this book, but I already have had a few thoughts I want­ed to note, so I thought I’d try a run­ning review/commentary as I go. July 7, 2004. I’ve read chap­ter one. The lit­tle boy, Dylan, though six years old at the start of the book, makes me think so […]

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Other

Do you charge for creativity?

I won­der at this. Does one charge for the cre­ative process? Say I am tasked with mak­ing some­thing cre­ative. A logo, an icon, a Pow­er­Point back­ground (shud­der). I hem, I haw, I try some­things, I troll the web, I try again, I change the col­ors, and even­tu­al­ly I come up with an idea. Do I […]