I’ve been pretty remiss about checking my comment queue for the last year, so quite a few comments were sitting waiting there unapproved. Fixed now. I probably should make this thing email me when people post comments. Probably.
The Catholic Church doesn’t half come out with some nonsense.
My Mac (running OS X Lion) was exhibiting a problem whereby it paused for minutes at a time; the mouse moved, but no applications could respond (and they all showed the spinning beachball). Turned out to be a rogue ‘fontd’ process. This is how I fixed it.
I was at a Burns Supper last night (and my hangover is only beginning to subside as I write), for which I was asked to give the Immortal Memory. I was only asked to do it last week, so it was a bit of a rush job (the tone and humour is uneven), but I learned a lot about Rabbie Burns.
For posterity, here is the text, not precisely as delivered of course. In fact it probably reads better than how I delivered it, since I did not have time to commit it to memory or work on the presentation. Continue reading
(Though probably not M.I.X. Or B.U.R.N.)
Steve Jobs has died, and the media and the… Blogosphere? Social Nethood? …is showing an outpouring of, well, grief is the wrong word, but praise and love. Maybe grief is accurate, actually.
Not the kind of grief you have for your grandparents dying, but perhaps the kind of grief for a friend of a friend.