Scientific American: News In Brief: Chinese Fossil May Be Mother of All Placental Mammals: April 25, 2002: "Researchers have unearthed the fossilized remains of what may be the mother of all placental mammals, so-named for the placenta that nourishes the young during gestation."(2:22 PM) ¶
New Scientist: Hubble Helps Determine Universe's Age. Between 13 and 14 billion years old. What do you get something that old on its birthday?(2:21 PM) ¶
Eclecticity: Dan Shafer's Web Log: "As far as I know, this will be the first development tool other than professional-grade CodeWarrior from Metrowerks that will allow Macintosh programmers to create software in their favorite world and then deploy it across all other popular platforms without a coding change! As this comes to fruition, it will indeed be the Macintosh developer's Holy Grail."
Huh. I'll have to take a look at this...(1:55 PM) ¶
Wednesday, April 24, 2002
After I got home from work, I hung out with Jack when he went to play with the neighborhood kids. He's one of two toddlers in the group, the other being a 2 year old girl from India (or Pakistan). At one point he walked up to her and took her hand and the two of them walked around holding hands. It just about killed me it was so cute. Wish I had had a camera at that exact moment.
That's why we have kids. For moments like that.
And for the moments when they get really rich and buy you things. We live for those too. :)(11:44 PM) ¶
Rotten Links Hamper Learning(11:17 PM) ¶
Googlewog. I just love stories like this. [From Doc Searls' Weblog](11:17 PM) ¶
O'Reilly Network: XP on the PowerPC [Apr. 24, 2002] An interesting idea but I'm running Win2K under VirtualPC on a 500mhZ TiBook and it's DAMN slow. I get done what I need to get done (mostly, trying to run vmware causes a processor exception) but it's slow slow slow.(11:06 PM) ¶
I've been going deep on accessibility, xhtml, and css in an attempt to pull together a set of comprehensive guidelines for our projects at work. If anyone is interested in seeing what I've compiled and, better still, commenting on them, here they are.(10:36 PM) ¶
Runaway Trains - from the Tropics to the Arctic. This has to be the travelogue to end all travelogues...(10:34 PM) ¶
Looking Back at the Days of the Locust(9:41 AM) ¶
Looking at the little calendar on the right (on the radio version of this site) I notice that I seem to have an issue with blogging on Tuesdays. Huh.(11:36 PM) ¶
Why Yahoo Is No Longer Good - Traffick.com [Via The Shifted Librarian](11:34 PM) ¶
Studio Log: Articles: Turn BBEdit into an AppleScript Editor. Fun project you can do at home.(11:30 PM) ¶
Mourning My Miscarriage. This is beautiful. And it expresses so much of what I haven't been able to articulate over the two miscarriages we had last year.(6:57 PM) ¶
The Selling of an Energy Policy. Al Gore writes passionately (really!) about the Bush Administration's abysmal record on the environment. It's clearly a trial balloon for a 2004 run for the Presidency but it's also a direct, scathing critique of Bush and his cronies. Gore is, to me, an unfortunate figure. He's incredibly smart and I believe he would make a good President. However, I do not think he would make a great President. In fact, I worry that the left has no real good people who can make a strong bid in 2004. I worry that we're going to get another Mondale or Dukakis rather than someone who was able to do what Clinton did in '92. But we desperately need this as Bush is already showing his true colors with the War to Drag On and On, the trashing of the environment, and his unfortunate stance towards Israel (see Carter's op-ed for a much more sane approach). But 9/11 has thrust perceived greatness on this man who simply doesn't deserve it.(6:16 PM) ¶
America Can Persuade Israel to Make a Just Peace. An op-ed piece in the New York Times by Jimmy Carter.(6:08 PM) ¶
The Leonardo Cover-Up. A fascinating tale of a Leonardo which isn't a Leonardo. Not entirely, anyway.(5:47 PM) ¶