Saturday, January 07, 2006

Yeah, that too

Yeah, it's fashionable for Yankees to pick on Alabama. If you've never been there, about all you've ever heard of are civil rights issues. (They aren't so big on Communism either, but there's nothing questionable about that.)

Anyway, I've lived in AL, and there you'll find some of the finest people anywhere. But I still couldn't help but chuckle when I saw a recipe for a special kind of barbecue sauce found around Birmingham, Decatur and thereabouts. It's the only kind I've ever seen that was white.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

High maintenance

Beware, Doghouse Day is coming. Well, most of the world knows it as Valentine's Day, but you know what I mean. Mindreading Day might be a good name too.

Was this a creation of marketing people at the expense of lovers and wannabes? Perhaps. But if you're some hapless South Korean it's even worse:
There are up to 21 anniversaries, special days and celebrations a year for couples to shower each other with affection and gifts, and as a result some relationships are crushed under the weight of festivities.

Web 2.0

You've probably heard of Web 2.0 by now, if only as another buzzword. Google has for sure - recently it showed 9.5M citations of the term.

But how did this term arise, and what if anything does it really mean? This is as good an explanation as any I've seen.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Making the desert bloom

So you've got this little bitty country, and much of that is desert. You want something to grow, hopefully with high value added. What to do? If you're the Israelis, you grow algae for pharmaceuticals.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Sock Puppets

Yep, that's what this page is about.

But beware - the page has a page counter, and might conceivably even issue cookies! As such devices have been pronounced sinister by various media outlets,, I must warn you that you follow the link at your own risk...

Prerequisites for success

As usual, Megan is right - this time about the NY transit workers' strike. But this post is really just an excuse to link to this parable.