my granddad is sick

my granddad’s health is failing. he has been having trouble with “lukemia-like” symptoms for a couple years now, but lately it seems to be getting worse, fast. he’s seemingly needing blood transfusions every two weeks. 🙁 Technorati Tags: blood, granddad, grandpa, health, healthcare, lukemia, sick, symptoms, tansfusion

six blind men and the elephant

tonight was introduced to a poem that i’d never run across before It was six men of Indostan, to learning much inclinedwho went to see the elephant, though all of them were blindthat each by observation, might satisfy his mind the first approached the elephant, and happening to fallagainst the broad and sturdy side, at […]

50 Most Loathsome People in America, 2005

43. Rush LimbaughCharges: Rather than engage in the admittedly difficult task of justifying GOP policies rationally, the key to Limbaugh’s success is attracting an audience that actually yearns to be lied to. It doesn’t matter how many righteous fact-checkers assail him in print and on the web, because dittoheads don’t care that he’s lying, as […]

describing god: facts vs. metaphors

i was doing some thinking last night, instead of going to sleep, after i had gone to bed. sometimes my brain just won’t shut off. sometimes that’s fun. 🙂 so last night i was thinking about how it is we go about thinking about god. i was thinking about revelation, spirit, the supernatural and the […]

neato, there’s an indy hiking club

i’m going to join this group on a couple of hikes at some point: For more than 49 years, the Indianapolis Hiking Club has been a valuable and unique asset to central Indiana. With more than 680 members and over 1,200 hikes annually, we are one of the largest and most active hiking organizations in […]

W3b 2.0

heh: “W3b 2.0” We went on from there to make noise about open source in general, about P2P as a forerunner of the new possibilities of the internet as a platform, eventually leading to what we now call Web 2.0. (Or maybe we should call it W3b 2.0.) via o’reilly radar: Bikers as Alpha Geeks […]

if he hollers, make him pay

i know a boywho’s caught a tiger by the toewhile the tigerhas the boy on a leash it’s not a tame tigerthe boy is not safeit’s got razor-sharp clawsit has dangerous teeth this tiger can drag him around by his neckone swipe can kill him if she’s suddenly boreda tiger’s paw is not a safe […]

Abel Is Dead

Jared: So, Abel. How did you die? Abel: My head exploded. Jared: I see. Hopefully it’s grown back. How’s it going otherwise? Abel: Pretty good actually. Heaven is an interesting place. Even Downy is softer here. I feel as if it’s all a dream. But it’s not, because no one sleeps—probably because it’s daytime all […]

oooh: Gill Sans

mark boulton discusses one of my favorite typefaces of all times, gill sans. like mark, i love this typeface, in spite of its “bad name” from overuse. below is a section from the history part: Gill Sans was designed by Eric Gill in the 1920’s and issued by Monotype in 1928 to 1930. Eric Gill […]

strobe light in a browser?

after reading this article from o’reilly, i thought it would be fun to try making a strobe light out of a web page. enjoy: see the strobe light (and don’t blame me if you get a headache ! ) Technorati Tags: DHTML, ecmascript, fun, javascript, light, oreilly, scripting, strobe, strobelight, useless, web dev, web2.0, web3.0, […]