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 laws” but put the plural on the first time, as it is the person there in more than one-ness: Attorneys-at-law. But consider the phrase “right of way.” If we speak of more than one, it is not the rights in multiple but the way, …

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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, okay okay: I will. CHROME, PRISM, FluidApp Biggest Web New Arrival this week is Google’s browser, Chrome. I don’t expect to jump ship anytime soon and abandon the essential FFx add-ons that will take Chrome some while to appropriate (as it is open source, …

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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 deleted straightway, but some are tantalizingly interesting, followed, and soon I’m not any place I’d intended or needed to be in a day’s work. I generally allow myself some of this free-form browsing guilt-free first thing and as reward for real work later on–tossaway …

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There is now a new toaster oven sitting on my desk! Well, at least after Ann makes a quilted cover for it as she offered, that’s what it will look like. The Epson 2880 is rather large-seeming after many years of 8×10 printing, but folds up nicely and leaves me some desk surface for the spreading of clutter that makes the wife so fond of me. Hey: its MY clutter. And I prefer to refer to it as my UHSREP: Unsorted Holdings Staged Randomly …

To Boldly Go: Space Walking & the Epson 2880 Read more »

The story of stuff is a tale I enter reluctantly but far too often. Try as I might to swim against the current of temptation and want, I will yield to the flow of consumerism and rationalize that I must have just one more toy, one more upgrade, and then I’ll be content, I promise. But I rarely am. And so, in this joy of expectation in what my new tools will afford me, there is the usual conflict between the devil of You …

Things: A New Printer Read more »