meehawl all that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned

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Negativ African Landers

After his impassioned defense of aid, an African man in the audience asked Bono, “Where do you place the African person as a thinker, a creator of wealth?” Visibly wounded by the question, confused...

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My Own Private Iowa

So we’re driving NY–>San Diego with a car full of crap and I am pleased to find that in the middle of the scary Great Iowan Corn Wilderness I can tether the PC to...

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Measuring Small Victories

Many months ago I emailed a friend in Google, peeved that it was impossible to get the US version of Google Maps to print out distances in metric. Apparently, someone eventually fixed this and...

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Heavy Mixer

[Florida’s] first ethanol-production factory put in a request for 400,000 gallons (1.5m litres) a day of city water. The request by US Envirofuels would make the facility one of [Tampa’s] top ten water consumers...

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That’s Another Few For The Fire

The dead have quit rotting in German cemeteries — they are turning into wax-like corpses … Corpses are no longer decaying … Instead, the deceased become waxen, an uncanny process that has become so...