Archive for November, 2006

Pink Flamingoes and a Wicker Chair

A couple of WTF scenes around Arlington, VA last night: (Above, left) While workers pour concrete into the foundation for a large house on North Adams Street, the neighbor has arranged his flock of plastic pink flamingoes to appear as though they are rubbernecking the noisy scene. (Above, right) At the Pines of Florence restaurant […]

links for 2006-11-29

Christianity Today: The Mary We Never Knew. Modern Protestantism is reclaiming the character of Mary as a biblical revolutionary. I hear echoes of liberation theology. (tags: faith mary) Jim Webb’s run-in with the President. “How’s your boy?” (tags: politics war president) Dr. Seuss on Malaria. (tags: books health history) Nathan Manuel – Artist. Nathan’s a […]

Clematis Seed Pods

Saw these on a vine hanging on to Amy’s mom’s fence. They’re Clematis, but I’m not sure which kind specifically, because there are hundreds of species and subspecies. Based on the seed pods I was going to guess they were Clematis vitalba or Clematis tangutica, but Amy says these had tiny white flowers through the […]

Basang Panaginip Mention

I’ve received some mention from Basang Panaginip* as a best-designed Filipino blog (in the Movable Type category), and as a runner-up in the listing of Top Pinoy Probloggers. Thank you. (I’ve never really thought of HNBP as a “problog,” though it does earn the majority of my Adsense income, but I’m hoping that one day, […]

links for 2006-11-28

“Jesus Is Lord”: A Practical Suggestion for Struggling with Sin. From Mark Horne. (tags: faith) 9 to 5 Paintings. Art created by users’ mouse movements in a normal work day. (tags: art tech) World’s Largest Superconducting Magnet Up and Running. The massive Barrel Toroid magnet is part of ATLAS, a component of the Large Hadron […]

Premier Pestates

When designing logos, sometimes it’s nice to split evenly worded logo type in half with a light, stylized design element. The separation reinforces a sense of symmetry and, tastefully done, can subtly strengthen brand recognition. On the other hand, sometimes a designer decides to use a typographic flourish as the separating element, which — not […]

Returning from Thanksgiving 2006

The last Amtrak Regional for the evening passed through New Jersey ten minutes late, but was not too heavily packed, as the bulk of the Thanksgiving holiday crowd had already milled through the corridors of transit several hours earlier. Amy and I found a couple of seats together in an Amfleet 1 coach — those […]

links for 2006-11-26

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Andy Ihnatko :: Avoid the loony Zune. “You’ll find that the Zune Planet orbits the music industry’s Bizarro World, where users aren’t allowed to do anything that isn’t in the industry’s direct interests.” (tags: microsoft zune copyright) Zamzar – Free online file conversion (tags: free net tools conversion) — Space Food: […]

links for 2006-11-25

cheap and tiny // Black Saturday Roundup (tags: shopping tech) Kenny Kramer’s Home Page. “The Real Kramer,” upon whom the character of Seinfeld’s neighbor was based. (tags: tv showbiz culture) Kevin Chai: How to Remove Sticker Residue the Easy Way – Just erase it off! Simple pencil eraser removes sticker gunk. (tags: home) OS X […]

Thanksgiving Day 2006 Photo Highlights

Thanksgiving Day was cold, gray, and rainy as we drove to Amy’s grandmother’s house. (The trip may have also involved river and woods.) Two turkeys of one stone each were eaten, as well as cream of broccoli soup, string beans, turnips, mashed potaters and sweet potaters. Here are some photographic highlights which, unlike last year, […]