Miscellany

For Dad. . .

For Dad. . .

. . . who made us believe in the eternal beauty of the game.

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Happy Holiday!

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Fun Facts for Friday:  Literary Division

Fun Facts for Friday: Literary Division

The video above illustrates this important literary insight from blogger Kevin Drum: “[Did] you know that most of Emily Dickinson’s poems can be sung to the tune of “The Yellow Rose of Texas”? It’s true! Go ahead and give it a try.” It makes one wonder if the same applies for the poems of Czeslaw […]

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Crowdsourcing Takes on Google

Crowdsourcing Takes on Google

The latest triumph for open-source/crowd-sourced content is Open Street Map.  According to Tech Crunch, more and more sites and services are switching from Google Maps to Open Street Map: Apple switched away from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap when it launched iPhoto for iOS. Foursquare, too, announced a similar switch just a few weeks ago and today, Wikipedia […]

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A Harbinger of Spring

A Harbinger of Spring

Alright, given how sobering the last two posts have been, a change of pace is in order. Great image, eh?  It is from a New York Times column on the 50th anniversary of the first spring training for the Mets.  You can read the article here.

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