Archive for July, 2008

July 5th, 2008 by alephnaught

Shopping in West Hollywood

Aviva found a store called Necromance in the Not For Tourists guide for LA; their claim to fame is selling taxidermy specimens, skulls, bones, x-rays, old medical instruments, and other things that are way off the wall. So, we headed out to West Hollywood and went to Necromance. They have two storefronts that are five […]

July 5th, 2008 by electricbob

More fixes for the blog

I fixed Twitter Tools on Thursday, and now I’ve fixed the page menu on my blog. Turns out the theme I’m using was missing a couple CSS lines (I hate CSS almost as much as I hate JavaScript, but you have to use what you’ve got). I added these two lines to the Menu section […]

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July 4th, 2008 by alephnaught

My birthday gift: a Hercules Beetle

Aviva gave me a Kikkerland Hercules Beetle plastic puzzle for my birthday. I already have their snail kit. This is so cool! Here are some pictures: The wingspan is over a foot; very very cool!

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July 4th, 2008 by alephnaught

Patch for Twitter Tools plugin’s timezone problem

Since I got an extra day off from work yesterday, I had some time to spend on solving a problem. I use Twitter Tools to display my five most recent tweets on my blog, as well as creating a digest post of my tweets every day, and a notification tweet of new posts to my […]

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July 3rd, 2008 by alephnaught

Today was a good day

Today was a pretty good day it was just over 100 degrees F with bright sunshine, I think I fixed Twitter Tools, while not the way I would prefer, but good enough for now, I’m using ScribeFox to write this post; it seems to work okay but I need to spend more time on image […]

July 3rd, 2008 by alephnaught

Jan Van Eyck: Renaissance Realist

Title: Jan Van Eyck: Renaissance Realist Author: Till-Holger Borchert Paperback: 96 pages Publisher: Taschen; Ill edition (June 1, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 3822856878 ISBN-13: 978-3822856871 I found this book at the Taschen store at the Los Angeles Farmer’s Market; one of the few non-dog-friendly places we’ve found in LA so far. We both love Taschen […]

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July 3rd, 2008 by alephnaught

I’m doing a bunch of stuff I should have been doing all along

Time, the enemy of humankind. United Online gave all employees an extra day off for the 4th of July holiday, so I’ve got some unexpected free time. I’m doing a few things…. First, working on my WordPress blog – I want to try to fix the Twitter Tools plugin, it doesn’t know about the local […]

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July 2nd, 2008 by alephnaught

GPS tracking getting better (still not great for the unwashed masses)

Today’s New York Times has an article titled, “See Spot Run. Now Find Out Where He Went.” The author tried out the Zoombak, a GPS tracking tool designed to be used on dogs and children. As the author noted, it didn’t work so well, with lots of false locations and slow updates. Luckily I’m past […]