6 June 2008

Because I have yet to say something cool.

I have yet to read much (ok, anything) of G.K. Chesterton, But I have read many quotes from him in my reading of Marshall McLuhan - So in the interest of the "sound bite" here are some excellent quote that I stumbled on...

Happy Birthday, G.K. Chesterton! «:
"Here are a few of my favorite G.K. Chesterton quotes:

- “The point of an open mind, like having an open mouth, is to close it on something solid.”

- “Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.”

- “The artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.”

- “By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece.”

- “The aim of good prose words is to mean what they say. The aim of good poetical words is to mean what they do not say.”

- “You cannot grow a beard in a moment of passion.”

- “It is not bigotry to be certain we are right; but it is bigotry to be unable to imagine how we might possibly have gone wrong.”

- “All science, even the divine science, is a sublime detective story. Only it is not set to detect why a man is dead; but the darker secret of why he is alive.”

- “There are those who hate Christianity and call their hatred an all-embracing love for all religions.”

- “These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own"
Maybe I should go to the library tonight... and try to find some of these.

4 June 2008

Stoopid Stoopid Stoopid

I should know better than to leave chocolate covered almonds on my desk before I eat lunch (maybe just in general too)

I think I just ate a half pound.


3 June 2008

Turn up the Computer

I just recently was told I should tell people about some of the little things that I use on my computer that "normal" people don't know about.

If you like music.... never have enough new or old tunes check out LAST.FM

It plays music based on an artist or a style you tell it you like and it does a great job of learning your tastes. I started with U2 and was not surprised that it found a bunch of similar music - Sting, REM, etc. But, when I went back to my obscure tastes it found knew - The Prayer Chain... and suggested other music that I loved back in the 90's

You don't have to create an account to test it out, but if you do it starts to remember you tastes and make your own stations. I think I'm going to add the Facebook app.

2 June 2008

Robotic Arms of the Present

It is not often I see a video clip that impresses me. The following link has clip of some of the robotics work that will help people that have lot/never had arms. It is really cool to see where technology is at.
I'm too lazy to embed the video myself - click through to enjoy.
Dean Kamen's Robot Arm Grabs More Publicity | Gadget Lab from Wired.com:

(For the McLuhan fans... this is a case of a technology being a literal extension of man.)