The last I heard, ten inches of snow had fallen since last night. More is expected tonight and tomorrow, but weathermen are notorious alarmists. I don’t trust their predictions anymore than I trust horoscopes. Even so, there’s a parking ban and just about everything is closed up tight and / or canceled — schools, churches, … Continue reading : getting snowed :
I warned you. Now look. This is what happens when you google a perfectly innocent term like "human emoji." You get these icky specimens -- in your nightmares. It’s kind of a good thing, actually. The images are part of an advertising campaign from French agency Rosapark for the child advocacy group Innocence en Danger. … Continue reading : careful what you google :
Both, really. Publishing's been repurposed. Consider the case of Harper Lee, the adamantly reticent author of To Kill a Mockingbird. She’s 88 and in an assisted-living facility, mostly blind and deaf and in frail health. For decades, she refused to entertain the possibility of writing a second book. Flat out dismissed the notion. Right up … Continue reading : is it gold digging or grave robbing? :
An investigation. This weekend found me in a live chat with “jagdeep”, a technical support rep from QuarkXpress, a pricey software company. My Quark application would no longer open, crashing each time I tried. “Jagdeep” informed me that QuarkXpress no longer offered support for my six-year old version of their very own product. He suggested … Continue reading Wait, who sucks?