Sunday, September 20, 2009

Do NOT remove your dog from the scene of the crime!

Today's post concerns a non-shaggy, pit-bull dog story from the Austin American-Statesman newspaper. The story tells of what happened to sisters who removed a couple of criminally charged pit bull dogs from the scene of an alleged crime, hiding them from police.

Comments welcomed.

Monday, September 14, 2009

What to Do If You See an ‘Antivirus’ Pop-Up Ad

The NYTimes had a problem recently, as did at least one friend, who reported the problem to me. You're using your browser, cruising along, when...all of a sudden...POP!...up pops a problem. Here is the NYTimes situation. The solutions they give in the article are well worth your time to read and remember.

Comments welcomed.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Whither wander modern words?

This article tells of some trials and tribulations of modern dictionaries and old ones, too. I have spent some non-small portion of my life with my nose in one or the other of these books: hardbound, paperback, Spanish-English, unabridged, collegiate, even elementary or Scrabble. If you like words and wordplay, read the article. If you value your dictionary and wonder if it will be around some day soon, read the article.

Comments welcomed.

Garden benches from chairs

This looks like a really good way to re-purpose old pipe-frame chairs into garden benches. I saw this today on the MAKE: blog.