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See Venus in broad daylight. Or not.

Bad Astronomy: See Venus in Broad Daylight. Which, for these parts, could be rewritten: Know what you are missing. Kind of like the dusk rocket launch out of Vandenburg yesterday. Which I didn’t post because it’s gray gray gray gray gray. Hope that someone, somewhere, saw it. Venus, that is. And the launch.

Gen flash?

Is there a generation gap for user experience? The stuff my generation won’t abide is stuff that a younger generation finds wicked cool. Er, uh, including Flash.

The bucket was torched

The car was a gift. It came with one bashed-in door. But it ran. It got good mileage. Kelly paid it forward, and gave it to someone else in need. Then the car got torched. Story and photos at Kelly’s blog. (in keeping with my theme-du-moment: stories about cars, and catching up on posts I’ve […]

You want my fingerprint? Lorna balked, walked, then blogged

I’m probably the last person to post about Lornamatic’s encounter with the mindless “we need your data because it’s our policy” ways of an auto dealership. Right, we take your information and then we keep it. It becomes “our property.” I’ve dealt with the likes of these, before. Lorna asks, what safeguards does the dealership […]

Where are all the women [fill-in-the-blank]?

On Saturday, I found there’s a parallel to the oft-blogged quetion, “Where are all the women engineers/geeks/scientists/techies/bloggers?” It’s Where (and what) are all the women’s roles in TV and film? At the WriteGirl screenwriting workshop (side note: wow. From zero to short scene in 3 hours. Scene acted out by professional actors. Photos here), I […]

What if Socrates got teacher evaluations?

Hemlock available in the faculty lounge [via dangerousmeta] Professor Socrates is sooooo smart, I want to be just like him when I graduate (except not so short). I was amazed at how he could take just about any argument and prove it wrong.