Archive for July, 2008

July 15th, 2008 by alephnaught

Taking a look at atomserver

I read the XML Daily Newslink, and saw the following reference: AtomServer Helps Serve Up AtomPub Taylor Cowan, O’Reilly Technical The most interesting development within the XML world of late is AtomPub. It abstracts the details (however simple they may be) of REST and provides them in a well specified protocol. Instead of writing home […]

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July 15th, 2008 by alephnaught

U.S. criminal law and blogging

Just finished reading the N.Y. Times article, “At the Uneasy Intersection of Bloggers and the Law.” For those of you blogging in the US, you should read this article. It talks about a recent attempt to gather the real identities of people blogging anonymously, without their knowledge. The subpoena said that anyone disclosing information about […]

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July 14th, 2008 by alephnaught

Tattoos can be kosher

Aviva pointed out an interesting article in the NY Times on Jews and tattoos, “For Some Jews, It Only Sounds Like ‘Taboo’.” Since I got my tattoo, I’ve been thinking about what effect that might have on my post-death options, so this article helped; for example: “The eight rabbinical scholars interviewed for this article, from […]

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July 12th, 2008 by alephnaught

MOCA, The Grove and Buddha’s Belly

We dropped off the dog at a new dog sitter, and decided to kick around Hollywood and West Hollywood (for a change). First we drove down to MOCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art. We had to walk through the Pacific Design Center to get there; unfortunately the Design Center was closed. A view of the […]

July 11th, 2008 by alephnaught

Dinner at Chopan Kebab House

We really liked the two Afghan restaurants we tried in Chicago, so we went looking for some in LA. We didn’t find any initially, but Aviva turned one up near us call Chopan Kebab House, so we gave it a try. It is a hole in the wall from its looks – a natty restaurant […]

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July 10th, 2008 by electricbob

Added a “Ping this!” button to posts

I was invited into the beta program for They provide a service that give you one place to create microblog, status and blog posts which can be directed to any of a number of social networking sites. Since I’m a member of a number of social networking sites, and since I don’t have time […]

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July 9th, 2008 by alephnaught

Visit to my new dentist

I went to my new dentist today; they call themselves Couture Smiles, and my dentist is Armen Terteryan. Paula did my cleaning – she was very nice, talked a lot, and really cleaned my teeth; reasonably painless, even for a late appointment (I’d been seven months since my last cleaning). No cavities, gums are fine, […]

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July 9th, 2008 by electricbob

Added Ligit search

Just added Ligit search thanks to Kaplak’s blog. Ligit indexes and searches content that you create and link to; you indicate what you want indexed and Ligit goes and does it.  When done, you get a widget you can add to your web site or blog (in my case its WordPress script code you can […]

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July 8th, 2008 by alephnaught

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 10: Whys and Wherefores

Title: Y: The Last Man, Vol. 10: Whys and Wherefores Author: Brian Vaughan Paperback: 168 pages Publisher: Vertigo (July 1, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 140121813X ISBN-13: 978-1401218133 Well, its finally over. After 10 collected issues, “Y: The Last Man” is done. I got my copy shipped from Amazon yesterday and could hardly put it down, […]

July 8th, 2008 by alephnaught

Things to see and do in Los Angeles

I’ve decided to organize all the web related stuff we find useful on Los Angeles into one place on my web site. This will include pages on places we’ve been (including links to blog entries), as well as links to other sites with information we found useful on LA. Hopefully that will make it easier […]