my new iphone calendar fave

my new iphone calendar fave


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. Share Tweet Email Reddit
the shrinking middle class

the shrinking middle class


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. Share Tweet Email Reddit
midterms in historical perspective

midterms in historical perspective


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 Share Tweet Email Reddit
the bar-n-ranch at sunset

the bar-n-ranch at sunset


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. Share Tweet Email Reddit
os x software: launch bar

os x software: launch bar


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
stop messing with my copy/paste

stop messing with my copy/paste


John Gruber’s post on Daring Fireball alerted me to the Tynt service that many web sites are using. What basically happens is that when you visit a Tynt-enabled web site, a javascript is loaded which feeds information of what you copy back to the web site. At some sites, when you paste the text, an attribution gets automatically added…effectively muddling up your copy and paste. I don’t have an expectation of privacy on the web and I understand how my … read more
iPad content

iPad content


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