Category Archives: Tech

Cold Season and Another Try with FontKit

I haven’t had a cold in quite a while, so the one I have now feels par­tic­u­lar­ly annoy­ing. It’s not as if I’ve for­got­ten what a cold is like, but I think you can get used to them, when you get them more often (and I’m sure I did suf­fer from fre­quent colds- near­ly every […]

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Fun With Fonts

For those folks who read my blog as an RSS feed,  or those who read it with an old­er brows­er (such as Inter­net Explor­er 5.0 or less, Fire­fox 2.0, Safari 1.0, or oth­ers), you won’t notice much of a change, but if you are look­ing at this page or oth­ers with a new­er brows­er, you […]

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Blog Vacation is Over

I admit it: I was tak­ing the sum­mer off from blog­ging. A com­bi­na­tion of lots of change in work/life com­bined with some real­ly great get-out-and-enjoy-the-out­­­doors weath­er pushed typ­ing at the com­put­er screen right off the sched­ule. Until now. What pushed me back to the blog? Lots of changes in day-to-day life around here: The new […]

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A Brilliant Idea: Concerto for Nora (the Cat) and Orchestra

Com­pos­er and Con­duc­tor Min­dau­gas Piecaitis in Lithua­nia had an idea. Why not build an orches­tral accom­pa­ni­ment around the now-famous YouTube video of Nora the Piano Cat? The result is a bril­liant, if some­times quirky piece of music that gen­tly and play­ful­ly inter­acts with the cat video. Despite the title ‘CATcer­to’, this is actu­al­ly a sen­si­tive […]

Also posted in Music | 6 Responses

Helen Back (As In, I've Been To)

I’m a lit­tle bleary-eyed, but I am here, awake, and still able to blog. I believe that I’ve exor­cized all of the demons (or dae­mons for the UNIX folks out there) that were putting in the SPAM in my posts and RSS feeds. I did locate code in my xmlrpc.php file that had a graph­ic […]

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