Jon Gruber pointed out calvetica on his site. As a lover of Helvetica, what could be better than a clean simple calendar program. Its my new default. Love it.
C.E.O.’s of the largest American companies earned an average of 42 times as much as the average worker in 1980, but 531 times as much in 2001. Perhaps the most astounding statistic is this: From 1980 to 2005, more than four-fifths of the total increase in American incomes went to the richest 1 percent. From the New York Times.
It was an old-fashioned butt kicking that the Democrats received in the midterms this week. And it was certainly a reflection of the tough economic times in our country. But there’s an interesting article in the Washington Monthly which points out that the loss of seats in midterms is certainly not something unusual. http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2010_11/026452.php
Another evening at the bar-n-ranch in West Yellowstone
This was taken at Rick Ledyard’s West Yellowstone ranch around sunset. This could have been taken in my yard, but my feelings of being immersed in some incredible nature are reflected in this photo.
My OS X software recommendation for this week is Launch Bar, a nifty unobtrusive utility from Objective Development. I’ve grown to appreciate simple utility applications, ones that aren’t bloated with too many features or looks. This app is simplicity at its best. Install it and have it start on log-in. When you hit a hotkey it’ll bring up a small bar just below the OS X menu bar. Type a couple of letters to find something you’re looking for and … read more
The Firehole river passes through some very active steam vents and geysers. This was taken right by a pulloff in the park
I eagerly downloaded the Wired iPad app to check out how it worked. I was disappointed with the layout and navigation. I found myself lost at times as well as innundated by an overwhelming number of advertisements. I’m finding the translation of magazines to iPad to be underwhelming to say the least. It’s not as simple as running content through an inDesign translator in order to prep for distribution. A good discussion of layout can be found on the information … read more