Still sticking with the sandals.
Quote of the Moment
"Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else."
I think Jeff Hawkins has a pretty decent neurological explanation for this. I find it happening when trying to recollect old coworkers, people I might have seen on a daily basis, but... well, they tend to get lumped into categories, sometimes in broadly physical or accent-y ways.
Links of the Moment
I felt kind of bad about enjoying
especially since I'm so gridingly monolingual, and I know how many Asian languages even spell themselves phonetically... but then I found
Wordsplosion, delighting (or mocking, whatever) signs written by, presumably, native English speakers, so now I feel a little less guilty. (I think making it worse is how professional-looking print technologies has outstripped amateur proofreading.)
...of the moment
I hate national baseball broadcasters. They're smart but they have no soul.
<<if you smiling, that should set the tone / just be limber>>
Yimminy Crickets. 10,600 was once thought of as kind of a floor for the Dow, <10K is kind of freaking me out.
Explaining "Triangle Trade" to my Finnish coworker. Now he's excited, trying to figure where to get slaves, the tobacco from the local 7-11
Software User Interface Lesson: I guess sometimes half-assed is worse than no-ass-at-all because you ass-ume it's doing the right thing.
It's almost easy to think yeesh, maybe the Y2K guns-n-gold style crowds were right, but there's much ground twixt here and mad max.