improve Quick Look
minimalmac: chrisbowler: finermac: “$ defaults write com.apple.finder QLEnableXRayFolders 1” — macosxhints.com - See folder content previews in Quick Look in 10.5 and 10.6 (via Ben Ward) Nice find — it works very well. It even slowly rotates through the items in each folder.
Joe. My. God.: MONTANA: Bozeman Commission Backs... →
Remember, kids: Montana isn’t a 100% backwards place. Nonetheless, encouraging to heard that there are parts of “rural America” that “get it”. Also: Montana is gorgeous. I love the mountains. A vacation is needed.
Van Gogh's Paintings Get Tilt-Shifted (12 pics) -... →
The House that Steve Jobs Will Build →
Really nice looking plans. The openness of the kitchen/living/dining area looks fabulous.
More than any time in recent history, America’s destiny is not of our own...– Josiah Bartlet (The West Wing - “20 Hours in America”)
Senate Passes the Plain Writing Act « S E N A T U... →
Easier-to-read forms are fantastic. But I’d also like to propose that we work to increase how literate people are. Why go for the lowest common denominator? Why not strive to raise the common denominator? We wouldn’t need to make government documents as easy-to-read if our citizens could read at a higher level. They’d also be more able to communicate in an advanced,...
Fraser Speirs - Blog - The iPad Project: How It's... →
Interesting update on using the iPad in an education environment to replace traditional materials like textbooks. (via Instapaper)
Phone glitch set off sirens →
Fun with ad-hoc bathroom signage
marco: Passive-aggressive office signs always annoy me more than they probably should. In this case, someone else on the same floor as the Tumblr office put up this sign in the bathroom: Read More
Leaving Tumblr for Instapaper - NYTimes.com →
As a fan and user of Instapaper (and now Tumblr), I wish @marcoarment the best of luck going forward.
Shakespeare To Be Performed In Klingon : NPR →
taH pagh taHbe’. DaH mu’tlheghvam vIqelnIS. quv’a’, yabDaq San vaQ cha, pu’ je SIQDI’? pagh, Seng bIQ’a’Hey SuvmeH nuHmey SuqDI’, ‘ej, Suvmo’, rInmoHDI’? Hegh. Qong —- Qong neH —- ‘ej QongDI’, tIq ‘oy’, wa’SanID Daw”e’ je cho’nISbogh porghDaj rInmoHlaH net...
Daring Fireball Linked List: 102-Year-Old Lens on... →
These are some incredible pictures. Some of the B&W have a genuine vintage feel. (For obvious reasons.)
ABC Rolls Out iPad App for Interacting With 'My... →
Very clever. And it isn’t limited to when the show is broadcast, meaning ABC can provide interactivity and, potentially, advertisements even to users who DVR the show (like me). I’ll definitely give it a try.
Super Mario Bros: 25 Mario facts for the 25th... →
The original Super Mario Bros 2 was designed as a tougher version of the first game and released to support the Famicom Disk System, a new add-on for the Japanese version of the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was considered too difficult for Western release, though, so the US and Europe got a tweaked version of the 1987 title Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic instead. The game was hastily refitted...
Senate Republicans unveil a plan to make Bush tax... →
By Lori Montgomery Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, September 15, 2010; 3:16 AM Even as they hammer Democrats for running up record budget deficits, Senate Republicans are rolling out a plan to permanently extend an array of expiring tax breaks that would deprive the Treasury of more than $4 trillion over the next decade, nearly doubling projected deficits over that period...
The Minimalist - The Food Processor, the One-Man... →
The Meaning of the Koran - NYTimes.com →
Vintage Bottles via New Technology - NYTimes.com →
Free Exercise of Religion? No, Thanks. →
The taming and domestication of religious faith is one of the unceasing chores of civilization. Yikes.
An Invisible Chief Justice →
Another example of the failings of our education system, and just how out-of-touch the average citizen is.
Letters — 9/11/10: Reflection and Contention →
The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to...– Lynn Lavner (via nonsequitirs)
Kansas City police officer charged with sexual... →
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A Kansas City police officer is accused of sodomy with a 19-year-old man. James. R. Silke, a 52-year-old officer with the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, has been charged with a felony of deviate sexual assault. According to the probable cause statement, a 19-year-old man reported to police on Thursday he was the victim of sodomy. The victim said he went...
majestic and moist honey cake | smitten kitchen →
You see, honey cake is something traditionally eaten on the Jewish New Year, which falls next week as eating honey is supposed to encourage a sweet New Year, doubly so if paired with apples. I made this last year, and it was divine. L’shanah tovah!
Freak Out Your Coworkers With Google Docs Konami... →
Easily amused on a Saturday morning.
Tumblr Staff: Fixing Content Attribution (Once and... →
Back when we launched two of Tumblr’s most unique features, reblogging and the Tumblr Bookmarklet, we devised automatic “via” links in post captions as a simple solution for attribution. Three years later, this solution has gotten us pretty far. But it’s easy to spot some real shortcomings: • It’s hard.