Tonight I reread some Edgar Allen Poe, one of my favorite writers since I was a child. I remember being heartbroken while riding home from vacation with my parents. The blood drained from my face as I screamed. I left a volume of Poe behind in a drawer, to be read never more. Now, I… Continue reading Poe
Download 11,710 Free-to-Use Photos of Roadside Americana: The Library of Congress has published over 11,000 high-resolution shots of U.S. roadside attractions, and released the images (to which it had purchased the rights) into the public domain. The photos were taken by architectural critic and photographer John Margolies, who spent forty years documenting his travels along… Continue reading Photos of Roadside Americana
Bridge Concert 10/22/16 Roger Waters “Hello In There” John Prine song – YouTube: John Prine touched so many lives including mine. So many musicians loved his work and appreciated his muted style. Many covered his work, but this performance by Roger Waters (begrudgingly of Pink Floyd fame) is among my favorites. They even performed this… Continue reading John Prine
At the time of this recording on Saturday Night Live (hosted by John Mulaney), David Byrne is 67 years old. I hope to be doing so well at that age.
TipBITS: Enable the Startup Chime on New Macs – TidBITS: When Apple disabled the startup sound by default in 2016, it was discovered that a Terminal command could bring it back: sudo nvram BootAudio=%01 Unfortunately, that approach stopped working with Mac models in 2017, presumably due to Apple removing the option in a macOS update,… Continue reading TipBITS: Enable the Startup Chime on New Macs – TidBITS
On my way to enjoy some time downtown I was passed by a burgundy sedan weaving through slow traffic in a gentrified residential neighborhood going something like 100 in a 30 with a screaming state trooper trailing about 70 yards behind. I hope the trooper got him. That driver deserves some time for “reflection.” Anyway,… Continue reading Coffee, Cocktails, and High-Speed Pursuit
The Cursor blinks incessantly. Mocking me. Taunting me. Blink. Blink. On. Off. On. Off. On. On and on, marking the blank page. The blinking Cursor makes me sad because no characters follow it. Not Today. Maybe Tomorrow.
This is a cool thing I found thanks to The Loop.
It’s amazing how many steps Zildjian takes to craft each unique cymbal.
To quote Darth Vader, “Impressive.”