Category Tools and Tech

Speeding Tickets From Space

The SkyBox cameras in space will revolutionize how we watch things happen on the surface of Earth from now on. There are some good things that will come from this. We will never NOT KNOW how fast the forests are…

The Leisure Class is Getting Bored

The trend over my lifetime has been towards reducing the effort it takes to do ____ and you fill in the blank here–from getting across town or the continent to buying or reading a book or making a cake. The…

Explaining Everything

I thought maybe that post title would grab your attention off the interwebs–a place long on information and not so long on synthesis. And yet, from those same web-deeps from time to time comes a thread of woven thought that…

Creek Jots ~ 28 Feb 14

We can define a second. But time–not so much. Some of you know Jacob.  He’s started telling the beginning of his story at Life, the Universe et Cetera. He will soon be thinking about his place in time. It’s slippery…

Stop the Presses!

Actually, the presses are still six weeks off (hopefully not more, so I can have books for the Mt Rogers Naturalist Rally May 8.) But I’ve changed the structure from “categorized” to “clustered”. I was able to sort 96 personal…

A Few Apropos Apps

First: Thanks to all those visitors we found gathered outside our door this morning when we went out to see what the commotion was all about. Let me know if any of those pictures come back all right. Been a…

Tongues in Cheek(s): a Grammar Question

Image via WikipediaOkay wordsmiths not eating turkey quite yet today, I have a question of language–more particularly, of singular versus plural in phrases, thusly: If more than one of them shows up at court, we don’t speak of “attorney at…

Geekly Weekly 6 Sept 08

In my never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American Way (well maybe not the recent AW) I’ve explored a few more tools since the last Geekly Weekly, and since not a one of you is begging me to share,…

Time Suck or Time Saver?

The links and alerts come in as I boot up (with the Mac, simply move the mouse to instantly wake up) the computer, stumble through the dark for coffee and come back to a page of rabbit trails. Most are…

The Nature Gap

Don’t make it any wider this Christmas. Give children toys, not devices–things that encourage engagement with other children, their muscles, and nature. Is there a problem? Between 1997 and 2003, the proportion of children ages 9 to 12 who spent…

My First Mac?

Dear me, I’m weakening. The marriage bonds of PC with Mac software and hardware has enticed me. I never thought I’d do it. I haven’t yet. But I feel the gravitational pull of Apple drawing me into its orbit! There’s…