Events and Passages

As fall starts thinking of rolling around, people — it seems — start to fall away. Yesterday, I read of an arguably successful director/producer who ended it all by throwing himself from a Los Angeles…

RIP: Epstein and Arnold

If you didn’t grow up in North America in the ’70s, you probably aren’t overly moved by today’s news that actor Ron Palillo died of a heart attack . . . just as you likely weren’t…

Got Linux? Android?

SoftMaker Software GmbH is an independent subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. They’re the folks behind SoftMaker — an office suite similar to Microsoft Office — and Freefont.de, a site those in the know visit at least once monthly…

Interesting Times

Officially, the U.S. national debt is 15.9 trillion dollars. Well, a bit more than that; according to past U.S. Comptroller David Walker, it’s at US$70 trillion and increasing at about US$10 million a minute. The…

“Eight years of tension”

Earlier yesterday, 1: 1:32am EDT . . . this landed on Mars . . . 2: 1:34am EDT . . . making these folks happy 3: 1:47am EDT It sent back pictures of its shadow…

Sheepdip &c.

In Wales, there are many, many sheep. Any time you have an abundance of animals, you also have an abundance of their . . . poop. Typically, herbivore poop makes for fertile farmland, but a…