Sunday, January 29, 2006

Sunday, January 22, 2006

nuclear power on west wing

finally- after what seems like a year of news stories about how nuclear power is necessary- a story about how it can go wrong. good west wing so far tonight.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


like wallace, I woke up at 3 this morning. didn't find for several hours that I could watch wallace and grommet on-line. it's terriff.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Irregular Times: News Unfit for Print � Blog Archive � Al Gore Speech Audio Podcast

Irregular Times: News Unfit for Print � Blog Archive � Al Gore Speech Audio Podcast: "The speech which you will hear in this podcast was given today, January 16, 2006 by Vice President Albert Gore."

it's a great speech. one hour and six minutes.

Internet Archive: Details: The New Negro

stream or download this TV interview:
Internet Archive: Details: The New Negro: "The New Negro (1957)
Guests: King, Martin Luther with Waring, J. Waites
Theme: Race"

audio recording of his speeches "Why I oppose the war in Vietnam" (23 minutes) and "I have a dream" (16 minutes) are at this page:

2005 Democracy Now show, mostly the vietnam speech:
this year's show:

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

via artkrush

PocketMod: The Free Disposable Personal Organizer

maybe the most useful thing I've ever found on internets (click title above for link)

"1. It fits easily in your back pocket or purse.
2. It's as cheap as one piece of paper (Because that's all it is!)
3. It opens like a book. Leading to easier to find, more organized notes.
4. The first page has a pouch, big enough to carry a business card!
5. Customizable with 'Mods' tailored to your needs.
6. It's free and fun!"

via artkrush

above made me think of Matt. Matt, you're needed.

below is another exercise by the same ppl:
Early in the morning on Monday, September 19, a Seattle Police Harbor Patrol boat came across a desert island floating in Lake Washington. On the island were foam rocks, a fake palm tree, a plastic crab and starfish, real coconuts, and three men in ripped-up business suits...

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Jan. 7, 2006 sunrise

Jan. 7, 2006 sunrise
Originally uploaded by bobby toe.

first day of classes today. odd, odd, odd. it still, now, with five out of six semesters finished, seems strange to me that I am in law school. but today wasn't bad. just odd. added oddness that I was there at nine in the morning, which I haven't been, not since spring of last year.

Anyway at nine was "conflict of laws," which is a whole (small) class about how you pick what law applies, and which is taught by an outgoing dean (he wants to teach more.) He's very enthusiastic and made eye contact with all students including me many times. He even made me talk, which it's my policy not to do in class, but it was like he forced me to talk.

Then at about eleven was "civil rights actions," a larger class taught by the guy that taught me criminal procedure 1, which is the most useful class I ever did take in law school so far. This professor's all about the thing he says is called "legal realism," which it seems means that if you're realistic, you see that law is all about politics. So, he says we'll spend a lot of time looking at who's on the supreme court (I'll start writing it as "scotus" soon, I promise) for each case, since the ideo-logy of each justice is The Thing.

today rode to get groceries via greenway to bi-lo on kingston. was a good ride. had to scoot running law professors outtamyway. also rode to market square tonight. returning home, brought bike in elevator. fellow elevatorer said was like I heart huckabees', which is a movie I remember reading of, um, but the elevatorer said, in that movie there was a guy wearing a suit riding a bike, and the suit was just like mine. so now a dam sure can't watch that movie. good thing I didn't want to nohow no not a whole lot.

The second ride was after I had to leave my apartment. The fire alarm went off, and when it goes off, you just can not be here. Loud noises, a mixture of a high-pitch, a siren, strobe lights. Six fire engines showed up for five minutes and then left. Then the evacuated crowd could get in line for the elevator to get back to dinner-time.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Ultimate Frisbee Strategy/Coaching

Ultimate Frisbee Strategy/Coaching: "A progression of reads is simply setting the order in which a player should look at a particular cut. For instance, in the Evil Plan Offense, upon receiving the disc a player should (1) look to hit the deep cutter, if that’s not there (2)look to hit the underneath continuation, if that’s not there (3) look to hit the break, if that’s not there (4) dump the frisbee."

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Grades for fall 2005

Grades got published today. I'd been waiting to worry until I checked them, so, I was (good grief) shaking as I clicked the link for each class and scrolled through to find the grade given next to my anonymous number.

I passed everything. I am so happy.

Ended up doing about as well as I've done all along, if even closer to my average (nothing too close to failing). Good news.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Sunday, January 01, 2006

mitch hedberg

link click title above for video of (comedian) mitch hedberg on conan. hadn't heard of hedberg before learning of his death- via culturebully, which has many more links