The Williamsburg Circle of International Arts and Letters

Carter Kaplan, who recently joined the Williamsburg Circle of International Arts and Letters, circulated the group’s first press release, which you can find here or quoted below. I mentioned these new connections previously on dynamicsubspace.net here. As Carter says on his website, good things should come of the collaboration between the Williamsburg Circle and InternationalContinue reading “The Williamsburg Circle of International Arts and Letters”

Tragedy in Zanesville, Ohio, Another Reason Why Exotic Animals Should Not Be Bought or Sold

Governor John Kasich: this is why people should not be allowed to own exotic, non-native animals. Terry Thompson, the owner of an animal park in Zanesville, Ohio, apparently released his collection of animals including 17 Bengal tigers before killing himself. The Zanesville Sheriff ordered his deputies to kill these innocent creatures rather than try to sedateContinue reading “Tragedy in Zanesville, Ohio, Another Reason Why Exotic Animals Should Not Be Bought or Sold”

Recommended Reading on the Debt Ceiling “Deal” Reached Today: Robert Reich’s Ransom Paid

  My friend and former advisor at Georgia Tech, Professor Carol Senf, linked to this article by Robert Reich titled “Ransom Paid.” If you want to find out more about why today’s debt ceiling “deal” isn’t so much of a deal as a ransom paid by the Democrats to the Republicans, you should check out whatContinue reading “Recommended Reading on the Debt Ceiling “Deal” Reached Today: Robert Reich’s Ransom Paid”

I Hit the New York Times Paywall for the First Time Today, Easy to Bypass

I occasionally look to the New York Times for my daily fix of news, but today was the first time since they installed a paywall that I ran up against it (see above). Luckily, there are ways to circumvent this. According to mashable.com readers: While testing out the paywall Monday afternoon, Mashable readers Dmitry BeniaminovContinue reading “I Hit the New York Times Paywall for the First Time Today, Easy to Bypass”

Judge Rules Than an IP Address Does Not Necessarily Correlate to a Particular Individual

Slashdot linked to a District Court ruling that establishes that an IP address does not directly correlate with an individual. The judge applies good sense to the nature of modern networking technology that allows many people to share an IP address, especially wirelessly, and sometimes without the knowledge of an IP address’ “owner.” Find theContinue reading “Judge Rules Than an IP Address Does Not Necessarily Correlate to a Particular Individual”

Good Advice for End of Semester Studying: Protect Your Things While in Public, Starbucks

According to Michael Wilson of The New York Times, Starbucks coffee shops are a prime location for pickpockets and thieves, because the settings are full of people who are generally at ease with their work or conversation with tunes playing in the background. I imagine that many of us academics as well as our studentsContinue reading “Good Advice for End of Semester Studying: Protect Your Things While in Public, Starbucks”

Unexpected Late Night News: Osama Bin Laden Dead

I was surprised this evening when preparing to watch the late-night local CBS news to see a developing special report from the White House. After learning from CBS that it was likely that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by US military forces, I switched to CNN for President Obama’s address. The President began byContinue reading “Unexpected Late Night News: Osama Bin Laden Dead”

Thoughts on Prince William’s and Kate Middleton’s Wedding

BBC America’s HD coverage of today’s wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton is impressive. The detail is amazing and the cinematography is very smart. In part, the terrific shots are made possible by an insane number of HD cameras on remote gimbals. What make and model cameras did they use? Say what you willContinue reading “Thoughts on Prince William’s and Kate Middleton’s Wedding”

Elisabeth Sladen, who played Sarah Jane Smith on Doctor Who, Passed Away

Mark Warbington, my friend and a Doctor Who expert, sent me an email earlier today about the passing of Elisabeth Sladen, the actress who played one of the most well-known and loved Doctor Who companions Sarah Jane Smith. Sladen established the companion as a more important role in the Doctor Who universe than a didacticContinue reading “Elisabeth Sladen, who played Sarah Jane Smith on Doctor Who, Passed Away”