Thursday, December 27, 2007

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Friday, August 03, 2007

A new record!

I've been struggling with this loaner laptop that has Vista on it - and I've been telling everyone about the insane number of clicks it takes to create a new folder in, say, C:\Inetpub from, say, Dreamweaver. So I just tested it again:

Vista: 24 clicks (if the permission changes go perfectly - they fail on average of 3 times for me)
Windows XP: 2 clicks

Welcome to planet microsoft.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Many of you have emailed me with concerns about Antioch's closing, esp. after that fantastic NPR story by John McChesney. It is true. And probably unnecessary. It's all about a mismanagement and the movement away from institutions staffed enfranchised faculty to degree mills staffed by adjuncts.
The alumni board has created a fund to try to save the undergraduate college by removing it from the control of the university board: you can follow the progress at Please donate to the fund (the US Bank account number is in the upper left of that page). We've raised almost 1/2 million this week, but need to raise something like 39.5 million by this time next year.
Peter Bradley
PS: if you happen to have any openings for a librarian, I know a few that could use a job!

Saturday, April 21, 2007



Actually, I hit 49 on that hill once, but I almost don't believe it myself. I took a photo of this one to verify. Did I mention that some idiot tried to skip a stop sign and cross the road as I was descending, so I literally had to thread through two moving cars this speed?
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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Linguistic development

Most of the time I post photos of Declan on here, but today he did two things that were so impressive (to me, at least) that I have to record them:
  • He said 'I catched it', after chasing and stopping a run away ball AND
  • He said 'I losed it', when a car rolled under the couch.
I take these to be instances of the 'over-generalization' of the past tense of English verbs, which means that he has progressed from the first stage of linguistic development (memorizing words as they are heard) to the second (creating words according to grammatical rules).
Chomsky was so right.