Pitching Ideas

They believed that it was a mistake to separate product development from marketing, as most of their contemporaries did, because to them the two were indistinguishable: the object that sold best was the one that sold itself. via Malcolm Gladwell’s The long article is about the consummate pitchman and inventor, Mr. Ronco himself, Ron [...]

Potential Problems

The easiest way to suggest this, is just me. I pride myself on a home-made, hand-built, DIY site. That being noted, staying abreast of new tech is not always easy, as reported. In ASCII, ask-EE, in various location on the site, and in various formats, there are bits of the original codes stretching back [...]

At the Rock Shop Again

Looks like Austin, At the Rock Shop Again, at Nature's Treasures, for a Tuesday. Tuesday at Nature's Treasures. 4103 North IH-35 Austin, Texas 78722 Store phone: 512-472-5015 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM —— #Austin


According to the 1755 dictionary, Samuel Johnson’s exhaustive and definitive work? “A mode of speech in which the meaning is contrary to the words;” NB: 1755. Hipsters with their typewriters? Maybe they should use Johnson's Dictionary as a source for the meaning of words. Image of Johnson's Irony. Dictionary of the English Language (Complete and [...]

Fresh Hot Coffee

“Fresh Hot Coffee” is merely an allusion and placeholder for me, for points further south, along the lines of wet fuel cell. Artisanal Astrology Handcrafted Estate Grown Mechanic On-Duty Restricted Access Special Reserve Limited One-Off Limited edition Rare Made with Real Cheese Shade Grown Locally Sourced Custom-built Hand-Picked Boutique Small batch roasted Limited Time Offer [...]

Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z - David Grann Reminds me of Talbot Mundy’s books, starting with — I think — Kim of the Khyber Rifles. By dating the publications, obviously a precursor presaging Indiana Jones, et al. But The Lost City of Z purports to be fact. Told by a journalist, not a novelist. “Although [...]

The short answer? No. The longer explanation? The site is “mobile responsive” or “responsive,” and that means the data is displayed just fine on a phone, iPhone, tablet, iPad, desktop, or laptop — not sure how it looks on a watch, my watch doesn’t have “internet.” But the way it works, equally easy to get [...]

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