Monthly Archive: February 2003

Procrastinating

Procrastinating

I know an update to IMR is long overdue, but as I get settled in my new job, I come home more interested in sleep than anything else. (Once again having to deal with rush-hour traffic twice a day isn’t helping much, either.) I do like it a lot so...

Web Reading

Web Reading

Last night, I lost a couple of hours I could have spent doing more productive things by reading every single page of Hank Mishkoff‘s site. It’s an exhaustive, personal account of his legal battle with the developers of a shopping mall in his neighborhood. While I’m familiar and regularly read...

Island Hopping

Island Hopping

With a week to restore my soul between jobs, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to take the family on a trip to the Big Island. So, it’s 3:25 a.m., and I’m about to drag everyone out of bed and down to the airport for the first flight to Hilo. We’ll...

Food Five

Food Five

1. What did you have for breakfast this morning? If you didn’t have breakfast, why not? I don’t usually have breakfast, though I should. Just a little while ago I bought a ridiculously cute “Wonder Bread” sandwich holder, figuring it would inspire me to make PB&J sandwiches every morning. I...

Boing

Boing

Why does The Man Show have closed captioning? Captioning provided by the WGBH Educational Foundation, which touts “a commitment to be a trusted partner to parents and educators, providing programming and services that promote the healthy development of children”? Is a picture worth a thousand words? How many words can...

Media Illiterate

Media Illiterate

Ergh. For months now CNN‘s repackaged “Headline News” has been annoying me every which way from Sunday, from folding in live musical acts to the sad attempts at being clever with graphics and ticker crawls. Just now a pretty-face reporter in Texas, describing the recovery work in the Columbia disaster,...