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links for 2009-06-17

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

links for 2009-05-14

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Lyrics for the James Bond theme song “The Quantum of Solace”

Friday, January 25th, 2008

What a terrible choice of title for the upcoming James Bond film: “The Quantum of Solace”

It’s going to be tough to write a theme song for that bad boy.

Here’s my submission, to be sung by Shirley Bassey:

He shoots for the heart, his aim always flawless
With a license to kill, to be used on the lawless
It’s the price that they pay, as he sends them away…
To The Quantum of Solaaaaaaaaaaaaace

links for 2008-01-03

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Lauren diving board

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

Lauren (4 years old) is a really good swimmer, but I was surprised that she would actually jump off the diving board!

Lauren on the Diving Board

how to mow an overgrown lawn

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

It seems to happen at least once a year: due to a busy schedule, or rainy days, I don’t get a chance to cut my lawn for several weeks. By the time I get to it, the grass is so long that it chokes my mulching mower, and the usually diverting chore becomes a real job: I listen for the engine to bog down, then tilt up the mower’s base to prevent it from dying.

This year I decided to try a new technique: first I cut a series of stripes approximately every five feet:

Then I mowed the the lawn in the opposite direction:

My theory was that during the second pass of mowing, whenever the mower rolled over an area that had already been cut, it would have “room to breathe” and mulch up the grass, so the mower would not get bogged down.

i didn’t really think this would make a difference, but I was pleasantly surprised that it worked!


Sunday, August 19th, 2007

I just got name-checked by Fake Steve Jobs:

movable tabber

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Cool, the folks over at Movable Type (blogging software) are using my JavaScript tabs script. They even came up with a nice enhancement.