Sunday, August 13, 2006
Sunday, July 30, 2006
My sweetie took Friday off and we went to a little beach we found... a rest stop really, off the Belt Parkway at Canarsie.
I haven't seen one of these little power boats since I was a kid. This guy spent most of the time we were there working on it. All told it was in the water about 10 minutes.
You can also see how close our little beach is to the highway from this shot. :)
Saturday, July 29, 2006
Sent from my Treo
I signed up to send posts to my blog from my mobile phone. It took WEEKS for the post to be acknowledged and the process to complete. Not what I'd call efficient.
By the time I got an emailed response from go.blogger.com, I'd forgotten I'd applied and almost trashed the response as spam.
Then, logging in to 'claim' my new blog took several tries before it accepted my account, and then there was the extra step of merging the new 'mobile' blog with my regular one.
All in all, not a satisfying experience.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Jots and Tittles
Monday, July 24, 2006
the mess in the middle east, (continued, alas)
That being said, I think the mess in the middle east casts enough blame on all their houses, not just the Palestinians.
And it reminds me of nothing so much as a battered child, who grows up to be a batterer, whose child then grows up to be a batterer, etc.
You can trace back centuries (millenia?) to find the original "fault" but doing so at this remove is, I believe, truly counterproductive.
The only way out of this is to adopt Michael Lerner's amazing methods, throw in a bit of Desmond Tutu's "Reconciliation" and sit on them ALL until they talk to each other.
I don't think either side is going to sit down voluntarily for talks. I think the UN has to make them do it.
YMMV (and probably does)
Friday, July 21, 2006
Billy the Kit(ten)
I was musing over the cameras I saw available online and feeling frustrated that Nikon didn't have what I wanted when I realized that just because *I* have a Nikon camera doesn't mean that every camera in the house has to be a Nikon. And, because I got *really* smart, I got a Canon camera that takes the same memory card as my Nikon... so we just saved a bunch of money and the memory card I never use is now being put to good use.
And, having ordered it from Adorama Camera yesterday, which is here in NYC, the thing arrived today. So my NEXT project is to learn how to use it so that I can show my Sweetie. It's a little larger than a deck of playing cards, and has a bunch of automatic settings, so it should be fun and easy to use.
Now all I have to do is keep myself from 'borrowing' it
Hey, this consulting thing is almost like being retired!
The cats, after snarling at each other this morning, are now curled up together in my recliner (leaving me only the computer chair). There are times when I'd dearly love to know what goes on in their tiny brains... and other times when I'm just as glad I don't. (Anyone remember that science fiction story where the young girl suddenly discovers what her pet bird really thinks of her? Shudder.)