March 30, 2004
Pictures of Paris

Some lovely photos by Nik Rawlinson of Paris, 1971 - 73 on his photolog.

Someday I'll have gone through the many boxes of family photos - I hope (with some generous certitude...) that I'll find a set as casual and evocative as these.

Posted by esinclai at 05:10 PM
March 17, 2004
Mono on OS X

OSX Packages of Mono is something I suspect a number of people want (notably Rui has been looking for them now and again). Turns out that Gnat and Jepson have put some (tenative?) ones together.

Of course, I'm really after the integration of dashboard, rather than a development environment. But you know... Baby Steps.

Posted by esinclai at 09:49 AM
March 16, 2004

OK, maybe not END TIMES, but this proposal to grant Congress an easy override of SCOTUS decisions is just.... weird.

While the language of the press release makes passing mention that deliberation of the political process should be open to the people as in the minds of the founders, this law seems to me to not address that - it basically says that if a law is to be passed (which is where the debate would happen, presumably) but is counter to the constitution as written and interpreted over time, then the SCOTUS has no power to actually declare it as such in any meaningful way.

Yes, the constitution can be modified, but with great and deep caution and deliberation. It's not a quick and dirty way to solve complex societal problems, but the document exists as a vibrant guideline for government's relationship to the citizenry.

The text of H.R. 3920 is available through my favorite Gingrich legacy,

Posted by esinclai at 09:49 PM
March 08, 2004
Great Moments in Advertising

Web based advertising, one must love it. From A Slate piece on the Sopranos:

Posted by esinclai at 10:19 PM
Don't touch my...

From the 1 March New Yorker comes this gem of a quote in Alec Wilkinson's profile of Lyle Lovett

As for the conversation, everyone agreed that Amarillo had the toughest airport security anywhere, but someone pointed out that that least they offered you a boot jack.

Which leads one to muse --- why are there not portable boot jacks, except for the inevitable TSA employee mistaking it for a weapon of some sort?

I detect a need (and I do every time I go through airport security....)

Posted by esinclai at 07:08 PM