The Zen of Book Binding

The Zen of CSS DesignI found a funny thing when reading my copy of The Zen of CSS Design by Dave Shea and Molly Holzschlag. When I got to page 83, the page facing it to it’s right was page 113. This continued on for about 20 pages or so, then another page 83, and then it skipped again to leave out another couple of chapters later. Cool – a fluke!

I mean, I’m bummed I don’t have all the chapters right here anyway, but this is cooler. (I have plenty of friends with copies I can borrow…) Besides, Molly signed my copy, so that makes it an extra-valuable fluke.

Tsankawi Sky

Tsankawi Sky

The clouds were swirling and lightning danced beneath the darkest swells. Thunder would rumble through the canyons before the wind. The speed at which the sky was changing, the landscape, the ancient runes; everything felt surreal, like I was about to get sucked into a Dali painting.

Cielo y Terra

One minute it would be dark and cloudy, and then I’d walk around the corner and the sun would bear down on me like a blanket. The temperature rose and fell within minutes. Crows, lizards, and beetles all kept about their busy lives, while the winds howled and the ruins of those that lived there before remained motionless.

MacBook supports extended desktop

The new Apple MacBooks support extended desktop video:

Extended desktop and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 1920 x 1200 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors

That’s a nice bonus. So finally, the low-end Mac units basically support two monitors, albeit with a weaker graphics card, but at least it’s not crippled. I’m guessing then that there will be no MacBook Pro offering in the 12″ range, and this pretty much rounds out their offering for laptops for now.

Which in the end sounds like a decent enough lineup. I like the option for black – that’s a nice bonus too. And it’s got plenty of power, sports a wider native 1280 by 800 resolution monitor, and is expandable to a respectable two gigabytes of RAM. Not a bad deal for the price, IMO.

I wasn’t going to see this before, but…

I wasn’t going to go see The Da Vinci Code before, but now I’m gonna!

CNN.com – ‘Da Vinci’ provokes widespread protests – May 16, 2006

Now that’s a movie I’d like to see!

It amazes me that wingnut factions worldwide will call more attention to an issue that they hate by kicking up a fuss than if they had just kept their mouths shut in the first place. This is precisely what any book, movie, person, company, or whatever wants, is some loudmouth zealots shouting about how bad/evil/anti-christian they are, on the crest of a little popularity. This movie will skyrocket, as did the book, because of the free press and the buzz they help to create.