Five Dozen – Not 60

My co-worker Rainer sent me this gem: Many typists know “The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog” as a thirty-three-letter sentence that employs every letter in the alphabet at least once. Now fix your eyes on a sampling of the best pangrams of even fewer letters. What you are about to see are… Continue reading Five Dozen – Not 60

Isidore A-Dunkin\’

I can\’t take credit for that word play. I stole it from the local newspaper. Actually, so far, our share of Hurricane Isidore has been a complete blessing. As flood watch messages kept popping into my email box over the last couple of days, I pondered the irony of going from drought to flood, and… Continue reading Isidore A-Dunkin\’

Cool Weather

Looking out the office window, I realize that the sad part of the return to pleasant weather means the student attire is shifting from halter tops and shorts to sweats and jeans. There are just a few weeks each year when fast network access is not the only good thing about this job.

Earth Harp Pictures

Finally got around to editing and shrinking the Mass Ensemble (Earth Harp) pictures to be a little more Web-appropriate. Actually got most of the work done Sunday night, but I didn’t have the patience to upload them over a modem connection, so I dumped them on a Zip disk and waited until I came back… Continue reading Earth Harp Pictures

Idea Festival

Last week’s Earth Harp performance (see below) was sponsored by the Idea Festival , an interesting symposium of technology and art, or, according to its own description, “a unique international event centering around the presentation, integration and exploration of “big ideas” and innovation, spanning a range of fields.”

Earth Harp

Intrigued by an article in the local newspaper, I walked downtown Thursday to see the Earth Harp, billed as the “world’s largest stringed instrument.” The harp itself is an interesting concept, but the entire performance by it’s creators, The Mass Ensemble was much more than just the harp.