I’ve discovered that my web host offers new pricing structures, with newer version of some of their services, and I’m about to switch.
A beautiful knitting accomplishment
One of the knitting blogs I follow: DancesWithWool: Farewell to the King. Mind you, she did this in about three months.
International Dadaism Month?
If wikipedia can be believed, it’s true: International Dadaism Month — Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Another “look at this”
But this one’s a bit more, well, out of the mainstream, shall we say? But just as fascinating. Street Anatomy Â· Wearing your anatomy on your skin: the anatomy tattoo gallery (via Andrew Sullivan)
Cool history resource: BBC — History — Timelines — British Timeline (via Kottke).
A Pepys and a Sutton
In “today’s” entry in the online Pepys’ Diary:
Up, and after my wife had dressed herself very fine in her new laced gown, and very handsome indeed, W. Howe also coming to see us, I carried her by coach to my uncle Wightâ€™s and set her down there, and W. Howe and I to the Coffee-house, where we sat talking about getting of him some place under my Lord of advantage if he should go to sea, and I would be glad to get him secretary and to out Creed if I can, for he is a crafty and false rogue. Thence a little to the â€˜Change, and thence took him to my uncle Wightâ€™s, where dined my father, poor melancholy man, that used to be as full of life as anybody, and also my auntâ€™s brother, Mr. Sutton, a merchant in Flanders, a very sober, fine man, and Mr. Cole and his lady; but, Lord! how I used to adore that manâ€™s talke, and now methinks he is but an ordinary man, his son a pretty boy indeed, but his nose unhappily awry.
Pepys on his brother’s death
From the online version of Samuel Pepys’ Diary:
I lay close to my wife, being full of disorder and grief for my brother that I could not sleep nor wake with satisfaction, at last I slept till 5 or 6 oâ€™clock.
Second Life meetup in Boston
There was a fun first meeting for our new Boston SL meetup tonight in Cambridge, hosted by Tuan and Chris of Useful Technology. Stay tuned for more activities! You can check it out at meetup.com
Where I’ve been lately
I discovered a game/virtual reality/creative hotbed called Second Life, and I’ve been spending a lot of time checking it out.
Advice for teachers
“1000 words of advice for design teachers” has great advice not only for design teachers, but for anyone teaching.