May, 2008

  1. some SF photos, and experimentation with WP 2.5 gallery

    Probably can’t quite use the WordPress gallery full-time yet. In particular note the picture that is not rotated correctly, the lack of f-spot support, and some UI quirks. But I’d guess that within another wordpress release or two I’ll switch away from gallery after seven years. As usual, the product that combines ease of use…

  2. Istanbul!

    Istanbul Mosque at Sunset by David Dennis. License: Marked out of my Tracks TODO list: purchase tickets for Istanbul. Soooo psyched. (Pretty pleased about completing my first week at work too, but still a little too overwhelmed by that to actually write anything. I need to, though…)

  3. podcast recommendations?

    I find myself with lots of podcast-appropriate car time1, and correspondingly my blog-reading time has cratered. And I was given an ipod on my first day of work.2 So… anyone have any recommendations for podcasts worth listening to? I’ll probably try to catch up on the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum music podcasts, these boneheads,3 and…

  4. in san francisco

    Spirals as eyes? by Brett L.. License: I have arrived in the south end of the Mission district in San Francisco, near Precita Park, and will be here (and/or near Menlo Park for work) until the beginning of August. Party invites for a housewarming will probably be going out soon for friends that I know…

  5. interesting research on ‘conditional cooperation’

    Interspecies cooperation by Barry Rogge. License: For those interested in some of my previous writings on intrinsic motivation, this survey paper by Simon Gächter may be of interest. Key sentence: [W]e find strong evidence that many people’s attitude toward voluntary cooperation is conditional on other people’s cooperation… Moreover, the fact that many people contribute more…

  6. new altlaw feature

    Altlaw, the restoring-caselaw-to-the-public-domain-where-it-belongs project I’ve been involved with on and off since last year, just got a new feature; it now parses the cases that are cited and shows them as sidebar links. It hasn’t propagated to all cases yet, but you can see an example here. (I stumbled across this by looking up that…