Thursday, September 16, 2004

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Ask MetaFilter | Community Weblog: "When I was about 10, I managed to find a little box filled with baby teeth in my parents' bedroom. I told my mother that I'd found it, and that I now knew that she was the tooth fairy and, I assumed, Santa too. She came clean.


Only later, during the trial, did I discover where those teeth really came from..."
The Bush Files (washingtonpost.com): "Here's the full text of the Cheney interview, in which the vide president credits blogs with having a better appreciation of punctuation than a certain wire service."

Thursday, September 09, 2004

FARK.com: (1116157) IBM began selling proportional width typewriters in 1941 -- plenty of time for Bush's 1972 guard unit: "I have been a professional typist for 33 years - I still am and I make very big bucks. I spent several years typing on an IBM Executive Proportional Spacing typewriter (the hardest to learn typewriter ever invented). It worked like this - each character had a number of 'spaces' assigned to it - an m had 5, and i had one. If you made an error on an m, you had to backspace 5 times, insert your white out, and restrike, etc.). There was a 'superscript' key on that typewriter, I remember it well, because I was typing ICC Trucking Transportation Tariffs at the time (you talk about a biatch of of job).

It was a typewriter that placed a very high premium on accuracy.
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43 Folders: Getting started with ?Getting Things Done?

Saturday, September 04, 2004

An actually useful wiki | A Whole Lotta Nothing: "An actually useful wiki

Merlin showed me Instiki and it looks great, works intuitively (using various text plugins instead of just typical wiki stuff), and the desktop Mac OS X one is the easiest to install wiki I've used. You download the disk image, double-click, and it's running locally, accessible from the menu bar at all times."