Archives for June 2006

Mission Accomplished

The critics have weighed in on the Zarqawi news: * Wow, if there was any doubt about where the contemporary art market is going, they were dispelled this morning at Christie’s Baghdad, where the US Government paid a record-setting $286 billion–plus $240 for framing–for this portrait of the dead Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. […]

Mapping Dialogue

Fantastic 86 page research report on the fundamentals, forms, and usage of ten different dialogue approaches. [via Chris.]

Never a Still Moment

To give you a flavor of the multi-media nature of modern baseball, here is a short video clip of the national anthem from the game last night. Notice the thin horizontal video screens over the third-base line (and presumably over the first-base line where we were sitting). The effect of these was to have motion […]

Home of the Braves

Thanks to my friends at CDS, I was able to enjoy The National Pastime tonight: The Atlanta Braves vs. the Washington Nationals at Turner Stadium in Atlanta. I uploaded 15 photos to Flickr. There’s so much to say, and it’s so late to say it. Even though we were outdoors, watching a live event, it […]

Walking in Atlanta

Flight from Boston landed early. Forgot to make reservations for the hotel shuttle, so rather than take a taxi I headed for the Marta subway. Helpful employee guided me to the stop I wanted, even calling a secret cell phone number to verify my destination and best stop. Arrived at the stop and asked another […]

Tufte’s “Beautiful Evidence” About to Ship

Very interesting thread on complex bookmaking. Start around March 9 to pick up the recent info. He’s self-published 1.2 million books since 1983, and the detail with which he prints these books is unbelievable. Highlights from the link above: * We await a test printing of some of our color tints (e.g., hows does 2% […]

The Most Thankless Job in Tech Support

Tried to use the web without paying the $10 extortion tonight. No go; way slow. So I went to the upgrade screen and authorized the billing. But nothing changed—still super-super-slow, as billg would say. So I called the tech support line, cringing all the way. Can you imagine a worse job in tech support than […]

Royal Sonesta Boston

Unlike the Hotel Marlowe across the street, the Royal Sonesta is not a particularly engaging hotel. It’s essentially generic, if upscale. Yes, I’m sitting in an Aeron chair, but it’s one of the cheap models that is only somewhat adjustable. And, as usual, working at a desk that is too high for typing. Confidential to […]