The Michigan prosecutor has declined to move forward with the Republican-requested complaint that Michael Moore was bribing people by offering to give out free underwear and ramen noodles in exchange for a promise to vote: Prosecutor: Underwear not worth court time: Central Michigan LIFE
And the quote of the day is:
I have to utilize my discretion in what cases to handle, and in that regard I choose to devote our resources to prosecuting those who are delivering cocaine to our young people rather than underwear,” Burdick wrote.
Here is an awesome alternative to PowerPoint using standards-based web design techniques, courtesy of Eric Meyer: S5: A Simple Standards-Based Slide Show System
Why? Well for one thing, the beauty of this is that it requires no other software than the web browser you already have. No PowerPoint Viewer, no Acrobat Reader, no Flash Plug-In. It is very lightweight – very friendly as an email attachment or as a web delivery that won’t frustrate the end user with gigantic file sizes or incompatible file formats. It is easy to use, looks good, and serves it’s purpose very well. Nice work. I can definitely see applications for this sort of thing.
Of course as Edward Tufte would point out, one would hope that the content placed therein does not diminish the analytical quality of one’s presentation, and that this is used properly as a presentation tool and not a replacement for essay where essay is required… 😉
The Taipei 101 Tower has been certified as the world’s tallest building: Yahoo! News – Taipei 101 Skyscraper Deemed Tallest
Last time we were in Taipei, we stayed at the Hyatt. We checked in to our room, opened the curtains, and then we saw it. This massive skyscraper right outside our window. It was just enormous, and the architecture was gorgeous – not your run-of-the-mill flat sides, but these neat beveled segments that made it look like a giant bamboo shoot. I took this photo just before a rainstorm while walking several blocks away from the building while it was still under construction in March of 2003.
I love astrophotography, and this particular photo is hot: APOD: 2004 October 7 – Moon Lightning
The alluring digital image is a time exposure, by chance capturing the details of a brief flash of lightning along with an overexposed Moon and dramatic cloud formations. In fact, the exposure is long enough to show the background stars as short streaks or trails.
VERNON ALLEY, 1915-2004 / Jazz bassist played with great ones / He fought race bias, traveled the world — made S.F. home
I had the honor of meeting this distinguished bassist and San Francisco icon not too long ago. He greeted me with a huge smile, a warm two-handed handshake, and said to me: “I’d like to hear you play sometime.”