Can I opt to not be a part of this until I absolutely have to?
Monday, December 29, 2014
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Here are the commands that worked for me using in a Bash shell on a Mac:
# where do you want the backup to go?Watch out for line breaks. The lines that start with "#" are comments. Each comment is followed by text that should all be on one line, so you may need to fix the line if you copy and paste.
# what is your Pinterest URL?
# Exclude these pinterest directories; we only want our own boards.
# Download your home page and your boards
wget --convert-links --exclude-directories=$excludeList --recursive --level=2 --domains=pinimg.com,www.pinterest.com --span-hosts $a
I wanted to minimize the effect on Pinterest servers, so I excluded directories and limited my recursion level to limit the download as much as possible to my own pins. The download does include things from other people's directories, but the only thing I saw downloaded from them was index pages (not images).
I have 709 pins. The local backup is 220 MB.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
It's a pretty small place and they don't seem to have a broad range of drinks. I didn't see any blended options. I had an iced mocha that I enjoyed. The work of the staff seemed kind of effortful rather than effortless and not actively welcoming.
They have no dedicated wifi. It's on the same block as Toy-go-round, which is great.
There is a fair amount of shady parking for free on the street. It wasn't hard to find parking on a Tuesday morning at 10:30. The parking was for 90-120 minutes. After 80 minutes, I checked my
It's not my favorite--I'll keep looking.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Sunday, January 06, 2013
The New York Daily News reporter Theo Wilson wrote that she took the stand looking as if she could not “pick up the wrong fork, much less a loaded gun.”
- Lesley Dormen, NYTimes, 1/4/2013
Friday, November 23, 2012
I don't know that I'd want one in my home, but I was entranced.
Sunday, August 05, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
The first piece was Mozart Escapes the Museum (Peck), and the final piece was Bartok's unnamed Concerto for Orchestra. I enjoyed it and Signs of Life II much less than the first Peck piece, but that may have been due to the itchiness rather than the music. I'd hate to think I'm unable to appreciate the work of someone with the hair in this picture.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
The red-breasted merganser:
by Hilary Chambers via Flickr
The hooded merganser:
by Mr. T in DC via Flickr
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Vulture capitalist - It's catchy. Having spent so much time hearing about venture capitalists in silly valley, I am particularly entertained. And, according to the first definition I could find (Investopedia), that's the genesis of the term. I wonder if its application to "agents of creative destruction" signals the breakdown of the support of conservative poor for the financial agenda of the conservative rich (i.e. if presidential candidate Rick Perry believes that breakdown is possible and wants to exploit it by criticizing Mit Romney of being an ally of the wealthy and not the poor).
Brainsicles - A brain on a stick, someone who is unaware or indifferent to their body.
I saw a belted kingfisher in the late afternoon today on the Chesapeake Bay. I didn't get a photo, but she was kind enough to stay in place for a while. Apparently only the females have the brown on the chest. The mohawk on the one I saw was pretty dramatic, and her head was black all over. Very cool. Photo by Len Blumin
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Sunday, January 01, 2012
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 01, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The CRJ is a smaller regional aircraft.
The tray tables are small, making it difficult to use laptops. Overhead storage bins cannot accommodate 18 or 22 inch roll-aboards which will require their airside check-in. The curvature of the plane limits shoulder room for all window seats, taller passengers are advised to sit at aisle seats.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Still, I'd like to have a deviled egg tray eventually. Here are some options:
Fiesta egg tray:
Canonsburg Temporama egg plate:
I love the Canonsburg Temporama one, and I'd love a Franciscan Oasis one more, but I'd have to hunt for the first and the second doesn't even exist.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
It's even more jarring now than 20 years ago to have the phone banged down on the receiver (in this recent case, it was due to callousness rather than ire). It hadn't occurred to me that nearly every telephone conversation I have is ended by software, whether functioning or malfunctioning.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
so begins veronica's tirade in the movie Heathers. i'm working on a prepared response to craigslist responses like this one:
where is glenmont? is it near germantown?
to the effect of "who do you think i am, google?" in other words, why are you bothering me with questions you can answer yourself. i'd like the response not to be mean, but to basically say,
Lucky you! You are the recipient of my canned response to questions that can easily be answered by a Google search. Like most people who sell things on Craigslist, I am less likely to respond to people who ask questions I've essentially already answered. The ad includes the information you need. Please query Google, and when you find out the answer to your question, or if I have misunderstood your question, I hope to hear from you again.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
If I get one, it will live in a less glamorous context, more like this:
An entertaining artifact of ownership: universal reports of absent-mindedly touching other faucets and expecting them to respond. That phenomenon reminds me of the effect of tv-time shifting (e.g. pressing pause and rewind while watching recorded or live tv mediated by a DVR): I want to apply that technology to other parts of my life as well and unconsciously expect to be able to.