Archive for September, 2006

One small step for a man

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

It's looking as if Neil Armstrong did say "One small step for a man..." rather than "One small step for man..."; this is what he has always maintained as his intent (Houston Chronicle story; via /.). Perhaps someday historians will correct it again to "That's one small step for a man; ...

Kids tried this at home

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

For Jane's science class, we performed a science experiment at home (She is studying the scientific method again). Because Bess works with peppers, we designed a simple experiment to see which part of an Anaheim pepper is the hottest: the seeds, the flesh, the placenta or the stem. Bess carefully ...

‘Imperial History’ of the Middle East

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

A wonderful animation of the 'Imperial History' of the Middle East from Maps of War.

Powar(+) law

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

This just in: Results from International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Comments turned off for a while

Monday, September 18th, 2006

Getting spam-blasted, so comments are turned off for a while.

In the midst of it

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

A note I wrote to the Fasola discussion list, on whether 'midst' is archaic or not Although my mama warned me never to discuss language usage in public forums, let me weigh in here a bit … Here is the line from “On the swiftness of Time” posted by Jesse Pearlman Karlsberg: Unthinking ...

Bad dog, Ruby, Bad dog!

Saturday, September 9th, 2006

>> x = [1, nil, 2] => [1, nil, 2] >> x.find_all { |x| x} => [1, 2] >> x => 2

Gymanfa Ganu

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Last night, i attended the annual Gymanfa Ganu (/gI'manfa 'ganI/ at Salem Presbyterian Church in Venedocia, Ohio with good friend Samuel Sommers. A gymanfa is a Welsh hymn sing; Sam is a fellow Sacred Harp singer with relatives at Salem, and it was great fun talking with him to and ...

The Parting Hand

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Here's something very Sacred Harp: The Parting Hand, a site to record songs you'd like sung and other remembrances made at your own funeral. It's a quick site Annie Grieshop and I put together over the past few days in our spare time. "The Parting Hand" is the tune most frequently ...