Month: July 2011

  • Obama is the Democrats’ Nixon

    Obama is the Democrats’ Nixon: Thus Obama took office under roughly the same political and economic circumstances that Nixon did in 1968 except in a mirror opposite way. Instead of being forced to manage a slew of new liberal spending programs, as Nixon did, Obama had to cope with a revenue structure that had been […]

  • Lion Preview

    A preview of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion for me at the Apple Store today, before I go and upgrade: Arrrrrrrrrgh, Apple, did you really have to implement rubber-band scrolling in Mac OS X too? It makes sense, kinda, on an iPhone to show “there is no more to scroll”, where you potentially might have […]

  • The Perfect Fire

    From Longform.org, a story of a fire in an abandoned warehouse –┬áThe Perfect Fire: The message that there might be people inside was relayed over the fire-department radios. Brotherton and Lucey walked back across the roof to the AB stairs, tromped down one flight, and started searching the top floor for people. Routine. At 6:22, […]

  • The Trust Issue

    Apparently, the biggest single issue that “ordinary Australians” have with Julia Gillard is that she has “lied” about introducing a carbon tax, breaking an election promise. It goes without saying that Gillard is far from the first PM to have broken a election promise, let alone one about tax; the difference is this time, her […]

  • Dreamhost Apps

    Want to set up a WordPress blog, Drupal CMS, Zenphoto gallery, phpBB forum, MediaWiki wiki, or just a place to share documents & calendars? Dreamhost Apps does it for free. Damn slick and stupendously good tool to begin playing with any of these major, major web apps.

  • WordPress 3.2

    Updated to WordPress 3.2 – very slick interface in the back end now. But that aside, my god is this Twenty Eleven theme included by default beautiful. Comment, spam, etc to the usual places.