The proof is in the pudding….

Study: Spell-Check Can Make Writing Worse How might you drag a good writer’s work down to the level of a lesser scribe? Try the spell-check button. A study at the University of Pittsburgh indicates spell-check software may level the playing field between people with differing levels of language skills, hampering the work of writers and…

Scanning for signs of intelligence: none….

So once again I’m trying to get Stapler to work. I figured out the feeds (damn! directions are good for something) but it still seems to be jacked up. Hmmm? Anyone out there wanna give me a hand? In addendum: (a little later)Got it to actually put a feed together. Now if I can just…

Space Shuttle news….

Space Shuttle May Return to Orbit This Year. NASA is making plans to return the space shuttle to orbit as early has this fall. By The Associated Press. [New York Times: NYT HomePage]

Self generation….

This is my second attempt at getting Stapler working to scrape my own feeds of interesting sites. So far I’ve only been able to get it to give me a link to the site, and my own RSS. But, I think I’ve got it working. I’ll check it out later tonight. If I do get…

SF has bad effect on us geeks….

When Chris won a Bloggie he had vowed to die his hair. Well boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, the time has come and Chris has done the deed. Video included. Mr. American Pie. The deed has been done, and I’ve got the pictures (and video) to prove it. Yep. The salon was all out…