Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Looking for Bigfoot among the Wolverines

I'm not sure, but does it seem like this article is less credible because the researcher's name is "Moneymaker"?

ABC News: Michigan's Bigfoot Brigade
The expedition will focus on eastern Marquette County, said Matthew Moneymaker of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization.

Monday, June 25, 2007

A good review of "Children of Hurin"

A good popular review of the new book by J.R.R. Tolkien is in the Baltimore Sun. The online version doesn't  have any graphics, so....

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Lessig is moving on

He's decided to move from intellectual property to studying ways to fight the tendency of government and industry to ignore reality in exchange for cold hard cash.  Lots of luck.  Your presence will be missed.

Lawrence Lessig

I have decided to shift my academic work, and soon, my activism, away from the issues that have consumed me for the last 10 years, towards a new set of issues:

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

I'm registering my anti-theft device with my Insurer

And, maybe with the U.S. Patent Office

"Stick shift" foils car thieves | US News |

Two U.S. car thieves failed to make their getaway in a car they had just stolen because they couldn't figure out how to use its manual transmission, a witness said on Wednesday.

Friday, June 15, 2007

TV's Wonder Years

Danica McKeller - Math Wonder

To help girls struggling with the complexity that comes with seventh-grade math, McKellar has penned Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail, which hits shelves this August. The book hones in on middle school’s trickiest points-––like fractions, ratios, and percentages

Thursday, June 14, 2007

A Bakers Dozen of Ridiculous TV

I gotta say, over at there is a nice line up of (mostly) old shows that had fairly ridiculous plots.  Well, I cut the SciFi series some slack, because if you can accept the fact that Atlantis still exists then you can accept ....

... well, OK.  Bad example.  I could never accept his death was all Pam's Bad Dream (tm) either.

They missed a few...


Still, I'd sit through every season of the entire list of all of these to be spared this.