Saturday, May 20, 2006

Blogger stuff, and pictures and poems

I apparently just now figured out how to get post titles to appear in the RSS feeds... apparently you have to add class="post-title" to your title header…. Sucks to that! Apparently some people's post editors have a little place for TITLE, but not mine. Maybe its broken.

Today someone showed me how to upload pictures, so some of the more interesting ones should be forthcoming, perhaps with some meditative text about them.

In other news, another project is born: a photo essay of abandoned and decaying spaces in Boulder; I'm thinking I'll call it Something there is that doesn't love a wall, in homage to Robert Frost's poem The Mending Wall:

Something there is that doesn't love a wall,
That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,
And spills the upper boulders in the sun,
And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.

Something there is that doesn't love a wall,
That wants it down.' I could say 'Elves' to him,
But it's not elves exactly, and I'd rather
He said it for himself. I see him there
Bringing a stone grasped firmly by the top
In each hand, like an old-stone savage armed.
He moves in darkness as it seems to me—
Not of woods only and the shade of trees.
He will not go behind his father's saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, "Good fences make good neighbors."

Friday, May 19, 2006

Surviving Identity Theft

God forbid it should ever happen to one of us, but if it did, here's a post on the consumerist that gives you a Step -by-step HOWTO for dealing with a stolen identity. Very useful stuff brought to you by the security guru Bruce Schneier.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Reason and the facts beat Intelligent Design again

Check out this ruling handed down in the Middle District court of Pennsylvania! Of course, with all the money behind the ID machine, it'll probably be appealed for a long time. In the mean time, rejoice in the truth! ID is a doggle, to quote the old man in Life of Brian.

Chris gets a blog!

Well not quite a blog, but a livejournal... and hey, it offers RSS syndication, awesome!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

A Sonnet

Terror of the birdbath, she
In stalking quiet solitude
Approacheth near the feather-swarm
As birds erupt in hectic flurry
from branch and feeder where they stood.
Kitten smiles amid the storm.