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Spotlight on your cursor

Yep, you too can install a cute $10 piece of software on your Mac to make a spotlight follow your cursor: Mousepos√ɬ© by Boinx. It’s fabulous for software demos: people can see where the mouse is. I used it when I did the intro to podcasting session at BlogHer, and I used it this past […]

War Casualties

This story is infuriating. Soldier goes to Iraq, comes back. Is depressed. Many in his division were killed in action. He seeks help. Is told to wait. No, really, I’m feeling down, I’m feeling suicidal. Sorry, there are others in line ahead of you. It does not end well. There are many comparisons between Vietnam […]

Blogging your hometown

New blog: Foothill Cities, blogging about several cities in the San Gabriel Valley, next to the foothills. Good find. [via Living in Monrovia] Looks like another one to go to Placeblogger.

Pocky Sticks

Chocolate-covered pseudo-pretzel stick. Has Japanese characters on it. Best of all, the box says “Men’s” But women can eat it, too. [note: this post brought to you by a working demo of WordPress. That is all.]

Tagging Begats. 5 things meme, redux

Trust a genealogist to follow the tagging begats. I got tagged in December, and wrote my five and then tagged five–deliberately choosing new people, one of whom is the host of the genealogy carnival. She caught on and now it’s going gangbusters among geneabloggers. And Randy Seaver is keeping track of multiple generations of tagging. […]

On this day in 1948: Gold!

Wired recalls, and, in so many words, compares that gold rushes to more recent tech booms: “While the gold rush made millionaires out of some, most prospectors did not strike it rich.”