Transparencies in a vector image lead to poorly rastered images in Powerpoint
This article on the junior senator from Texas got me thinking. Specifically, this quote, from Cruz himself: “I do think the impact of a handful of principled leaders who are fearless in the Senate is significant, and I think it’s significant even going from two to three. If you have three, you pretty quickly get […]
A rundown on the organization that produces Flipside.
I’ve been doing a lot of reading about guns lately. No surprise. I’m going to round up some of the more interesting stuff I’ve read and look for some common threads. The Constitution First is this detailed analysis of the Second Amendment by Gary Wills. He digs deep into the language, history, and politics prevailing […]
In short: New iPhone, good; Verizon service, not so good.
The nicest thing I can say about most of the architecture is that it’s pragmatic. But it generally lacks grace, decoration, fun, etc. Many of the historic buildings are clad in corrugated sheetmetal (sometimes painted a fun color, usually not). I’ve been surprised by how little stone is used as a building material, either structural […]
Day 3: Monday This day was all about Jökulsárlón. A glacier lake at the foot of the glacier Breiðamerkurjökull, it is filled with ice floes calved off the glacier, and is otherworldly. Just shortly before we got to the main entrance, there were a couple of small pullouts along the road. Gwen saw something through […]
Day 0: Friday Our flight was uneventful, and only noteworthy for being on a 737—I don’t think I’ve ever seen one used for international travel before, and this one had ass-hammer seats that were impossible to get comfortable in. Neither Gwen nor I could sleep. I wound up getting about 1/6th of the way through […]
Truthiness in 2012.