Archive for November, 2006

Invisible Fridge

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

I want an invisible fridge! See other transparent appliances at gizmodo (via GeekPress).

Sushi Police

Monday, November 27th, 2006

GeekPress warns me that my kitchen may soon be raided by the Sushi Police. I don’t think I’ll do too well; although I make no Korean food I do have a lot of Mediterranean fusion going on right next to the sushi roller…

Something for Seema

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

It’s a microwave egg boiler, guaranteed to prevent explosions!

Journal Crack

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

I could spend all of November just researching my NaNo novel, and now that I’ve discovered the Boston Public Library has online JSTOR access I may do just that. I think JSTOR will let you search and read the first page of articles even without access.

And yes, I really do need to know about A Sequence of Vowel Shifts in Phoenician and Other Languages in order to meet today’s NaNo quota. Really.

Botwulf’s Stone

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

I followed a NaNo forum post to this article on inventing your own naming language, and discovered to my surprise that the origin of the name “Boston” is Botwulf’s Stone. Who knew?

Child of Cthulhu

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

See BoingBoing or go straight to the close-up for the year’s best Halloween costume.

Technical Difficulties

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

No, not here at Jemima’s Chevron. After our migrant summer, is back up for good. No, it’s NaNoWriMo difficulties that have the spinning Safari spinner (not the rainbow pizza pie, but the daisy spinner on the tab) spinning in vain.

The load of new novelists is always an early-November stress on the NaNo back end. Maybe Google will buy them out and devote some high-powered servers to the cause of updating one’s word count every 15 minutes…