Several people have asked me what I think of
the Calibre ebook reading, management, sync, and conversion system, and that's in fact what I've been fooling with in recent days. There's a lot in the package, way more than in any other single ebook reader or manager that I've yet seen. A review will follow as time allows. I follow this site every day, and I may be a little jaded, but
this image (from June 25) made me gasp. (Don't forget to mouse over it for a guide to what you're seeing.) And if you have any interest in the closest star to Earth,
this site should be on your short list. From the Words-I-Didn't-Know-Until-Yesterday Department:
Revendication, an old word for "restoration." Found in Letters from Rome on the Council by "Quirinus" (Acton, Dollinger, and Friedrich), 1870. From Jim Strickland comes a pointer to a skin-mag pinup...
hold the skin. (C'est si bones...) Here's
an interesting list of apps built with FreePascal and Lazarus, an open-source Delphi workalike. I'm going to try some of this stuff, because if it breaks, I may have a fighting chance of fixing it. Here's the best description I've yet seen of
why broadband in this country is as weak as it is. A tie-in with the Shrek movie series has apparently made Vidalia onions this summer's hot item...with kids.
Kids are eating onions like never before, simply because (as they said in the first movie) "ogres are like onions--they have layers!" Dare ya to do the same thing with creamed corn. A whole new category of vuvuzela emulator apps is getting
lots of online buzz.