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Dear Editor,

Friday, December 12th, 2014

I had a letter to the editor published in the Boston Globe today! Here you are: [supplied by the paper] The ‘broken window theory’ works both ways [my letter] In the discussion of the Ferguson and Staten Island police behavior, I’ve seen a lot about the “broken window theory” — the notion that, since small […]

HTML Tagging my neighborhood

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

As part of the P2PU web design challenge, I took pictures of some things in the real world that vaguely represent ¬†HTML tags. I didn’t get all the tags that the assignment listed, but I did like some of the results. <bq> and <ul>: The words at the top of the stone look like some […]

Web 101 – text editor

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

I already own BBEdit for my main computer (and laptop). It has all the features of TextWrangler, which is by the same people, and a lot more; so there’s not attraction to TextWrangler instead. I liked the word completion from Text Mate a lot, and very likely would have picked it if I were starting […]

‘First’ web page

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Aha! I have my wordpress update system fixed, at least enough that I can get a picture on my blog. Here’s that page that I wrote from memory. With only one scratchout, which I did before I peeked.

Roll up them sleeves

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

I have just signed up on P2PU, Peer-to-Peer University, to study web design. I’ve done some web design before, but it’s probably hopelessly out of date — at least that’s what my son, who works on the Harvard Extension School web site, says. So, I’m going to roll up my sleeves and start studying some […]

Surface Design meeting at Fuller

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Several months ago Arlene found out about an article about Adinkra stamps in a magazine published by the Surface Design Association, a group of fiber and textile artists. It turned out the the most cost-effective way for us to advertise our stamps in the magazine was for her to join the association. We went to […]

Shad in the Charles

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

A few days ago Arlene called my attention to an email I got from the Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) announcing an upcoming release of American Shad Fry into the Charles river. It sounded interesting and wasn’t too far from work, so I decided to go. Shad are the biggest members of the herring family. […]

Shofar kavanah

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

It seems I am three degrees of separation from a composer who is having a CD release event at a classy downtown Boston gallery next week (actually, Back Bay rather than downtown, for locals) and needed someone to play the shofar at it. That’s going to be me. Any musical instrument gives you the option […]

Bobwhite

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Two weekends ago Matt and I drove out to the Red Mill to get lumber for a cover for the fire pit (he felt strongly that e should make an effort to keep the fire pit from filling up with snow.) We were on our way home, between downtown Casco and the house, when his […]

Torah Trope

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

So what else I’m doing these days (and you thought you’d never see anything new on this blog) is studying torah trope. A couple of weeks ago I uncovered a book The Art of Torah Cantillation that I had picked up oh, maybe eight years ago, when the Temple Emanuel choir made a quick trip […]