While catching up on my post-vacation blogsurfing, I noticed a post on the Chronicle’s Pearland/Friendswood community blog, linking to a story about the status of red-light cameras here in Pearland: Decision still to be made on red-light cameras. The gist of the story is that the city is investigating red-light camera operators in advance of [...]
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Today I got an invitation from Russell Holliman to try something called Skitch. It’s an app that makes it easy to grab images, add notes and graphics, and post them to the Internet (possibly other stuff too — I haven’t figured it all out). The only downside: it’s Mac-only.
Uploaded with Skitch!
Right now Skitch is [...]
July 25, 1965: Dylan’s Move to Electric Leaves Blood on the Tracks
1965: Bob Dylan trades acoustic for electric at the Newport Folk Festival. It does not go over well.
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The hostility was palpable from “Maggie’s Farm,” the set’s opening song, continued building through “Like a Rolling Stone” and finally reached the boiling point during [...]
Twenty-Five Years of Blade Runner…
Oh yeah, and today also happens to be the start of hurricane season.
1.51 million and counting…
1.88 million and counting…
1.91 million and counting…
This little girl is SO cute, and has no idea what she’s saying…
Called to my attention by Jackie.
This letter to the Editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reads
You may have noticed that March of this year was particularly hot. As a matter of fact, I understand that it was the hottest March since the beginning of the last century. All of the trees were fully leafed out and legions of bugs and snakes [...]
Houston Chronicle “Science Guy” blogger Eric Berger tells the tale of getting to spend some time with the Einstein of our times:
There are times when being a journalist, specifically a science journalist, is truly a magnificent thing. This week was one of them.
A few of you have asked whether I intended to cover Stephen Hawking’s [...]
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Kay just emailed the following classic joke:
Bubba had been going to The University of Alabama for 11 years and just couldn’t graduate. So one day the dean of students calls Bubba in to his office and says “Bubba, we’re going to give you the opportunity to graduate. In a month, at the halftime of the [...]