Archive for the 'What Not' Category
Posted by Eric (April 16, 2010 at 12:17 am)
I’ve been thinking about directory structure lately. I have to deal with it all the time, generating so much material (e-mail drafts, photos, newsletters, handbills, handbooks and so forth). What goes where?
You’ve got what it is (a postcard). You’ve got what it’s about (a protest). You’ve got where it’s happening (Chicago). And when it’s going on (July 2010).
At least four different “folders” you could put it into. But why have to put it in just one? Or better yet, why not just one—one folder for everything, with user tags to make it all accessible? (more…)
Posted by Eric (December 24, 2009 at 1:50 pm)
Today I’m making lemon bars, and they shall be very lemony indeed.
I am what you might call a recipe “aggregator”—when I decide to try a new recipe, I look at a half dozen or more recipes online at favorite sites like All Recipes and the Food Network, and then mix them together on the general principle of putting in the largest amount of each ingredient given across all the recipes—especially the ingredients that are butter.
Posted by Eric (July 23, 2008 at 7:53 pm)
There are so many horrible things about airports, and I might usually name the indignity of removing one’s shoes as chiefest, but right now what I really hate about this airport, Washington Reagan, is that I can’t go outside—not without going back out through security.
The massive storm that delayed and than canceled my flight is now passing over. From the looks of it, it’s a deluge—skies blackened and flickering with lightening, waves of rain sweeping the tarmac. I love a good storm, but this one I can neither hear nor feel.
It would be some consolation for the tedium of sitting here at the gate to stand outside and feel the wind and thunder, to hear violence of the downpour. But you’re all locked up at an airport.
Fortunately, I sweet-talked my way onto an earlier flight—the 4:35 back to Chicago, which is predicted to depart at 9:10. Unlikely, since that’s only ten minutes from now and we haven’t even borded. In any case, it hasn’t been canceled yet.
Posted by Eric (April 13, 2007 at 12:13 pm)
My pal James at the facetiously named blog “The Daily Brouhaha” (“Bi-Monthly Brouhaha” would be more like it) has tagged me with this “Book(s) I’m Reading” thing, so here goes. Right now I am currently more-or-less reading the following books: (more…)
Posted by Eric (February 13, 2007 at 10:20 am)
At our protest at the Barack Obama presidential candidacy announcement, we got a chuckle from this guy’s sign: Lemmings for Obama. As things were winding down, I walked over and talked to him a bit.
“That’s an interesting sign,” I said. “What’s it all about?” He told me he wanted to make the point that people don’t know what they’re supporting.
“So what are some of the kinds of things the people out here don’t know about Obama?” I asked. (more…)