Today’s a flat black kind of day. Some grays and gray-browns are acceptable. Today all emotions will be restricted to a very small range (+/- 0.5 stdev) of the norm. Non-caffiene related chemicals will not be consumed. Smiling will be kept to a minimum. Reaction times, thoughtfully modulated (no emergencies are predicted and should one arrive, it will be dealt with poorly). Displays of affection are completely out of the question, though kindness through silence will be allowed.
Example: Room temperature rises to 80? and fan turns on. Once it cools to 65? the fan will shut off. If evening comes and temp does not fall below 65? to reset the switch, then the unit will start the next morning at sunrise and continue to cool the hen house. However, if the room temp falls below 65? at night, then the switch will shut off and will not turn the unit on again until room temp reaches 80?.
This seems like a great product with a more general application. Solar powered thermostat regulated air conditioners? Apparently they have them in Australia.
I’ve been working on a little site for Mikey, based on a modified wordpress install. I also got a php book for a delayed christmas present, which is going to help. The site, if you’re interested, is here: stsilk.com. The book is PHP for the World Wide Web. Word.
Your tax dollars pay for this jackass, not mine. No actually it’s mine too. His insinuation that terrorists are funding Gitmo defense lawyers: “Some will maintain that they are doing it out of the goodness of their heart, that they’re doing it pro bono, and I suspect they are; others are receiving monies from who knows where, and I’d be curious to have them explain that.”
I don’t know if it’s true that Cully is related to WWII Secretary of War Henry Stimson or not, but let’s hope so. When all else seems lost we can at least take refuge in cosmic irony.
I went up to Thetford, VT over the long weekend. I hadn’t been up in this area since I was five or six, when we lived in East Thetford. There’s a great resource up there – the Dartmouth Skiway. A day pass is currently only $20 – half a day for $15. This is ridiculously cheap compared to any other mountain within 2 hours of Boston. AZ and I shot our new Open Screen submission Sunday – I’ll update here once I have a flash version online. UPDATE: here (or below)…
The Atlanta Police Department goes out of it’s way to welcome visitors to the city. For instance, when the American Historical Association (ed. – scoundrels) was in town last weekend for their annual conference, one non-US citizen participant (Felipe Fernandez-Armesto of Tufts) deigned to cross the street in front of the hotel. Fortunately an undercover cop in a bomber jacket (Protect, Serve, Suppress) arrested him (face down on the sidewalk, natch). He spent 8 hours in lockup for his troublemaking.
The full story, and possibly the most boring Youtube police brutality video ever, can be found here.