Miscellaneous NON-Political Odds And Ends

I’ve been an a political kick the last couple of weeks what with all the convention folderol and elephant dung-slinging that’s been going on. But there are other parts to my life . . . like being a geek. Here’s my current desktop arrangement:

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(GeekTool is showing my current iTunes song, the background is “Surreal wallpaper 2” by ltripley, and my dock customization came from Superdock site.)

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I’m doing a lot of reading on my iPhone these days, as it has replaced my old Toshiba e755 (which gave up the ghost about a month before leaving NYC. I’ve been using two programs for this. Stanza and eReader.


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(Stanza)

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(eReader)

Now, I know that some people can’t imagine reading books on a screen, much less a small screen like an iPhone, but I have gotten used to it and while I will probably buy the actual physical book of Anathem, for my “light” reading, the screen has become almost transparent to me and I can easily find myself engrossed in the book itself. eReader is a commercial site, although they will allow you to upload content to your bookshelf on their site and then sync that with your iPhone, while Stanza works with a desktop program to convert a large number of file types and then do a wireless sync over a wi-fi network. Stanza is the more flexible of the two, especially if you have a library of ebooks in different formats, but if you want to do right by authors and pay for your ebooks–although with the recognition that drm is involved–eReader has a large selection and their iPhone reader is top notch.

Both programs are free.

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500 Words for 50 Days Update:

I’m 20 days into this challenge and I have missed my 500 mark twice: once I didn’t quite make 500 words and the other time I didn’t write anything. That was a day after major insomnia and I hadn’t slept until after 6 am and the whole day moved like thick molasses for me. The good news is that I’m regularly exceeding my word count.

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This is my new homepage for my browser.

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The Clogs are one of my new, most favorite bands (along with the Rachel’s).


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Oh, and I’m moving back to Rhode Island in a couple of weeks.

On this day..

2 thoughts on “Miscellaneous NON-Political Odds And Ends

  1. Hi Peter,

    Congrats on this decision! I know that you took some time arriving at this and I commend you for having the maturity to go… and come back.

    Hope to see you soon- Soo

  2. Thanks Soo, I feel good about the decision and certainly don’t see coming out here as a mistake at all. More like a kind of “walkabout” that helped clarify my desires and plans for the next 5 to 10 years, as well as how I might best accomplish my artistic goals.

    It’ll be good to be closer to the growing Bolster brood as well! 😉

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