Archive for August 2007

Disney Trip Planning 101

If you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World (hi, Rob!) or you’ve been there before, you may get a kick—and some useful tips—from Steve Russo’s article at All Ears:

When to Go? (Part 1 of 2)

Walt Disney World is a million square miles and is larger than most planets. In the summer, the [...]

Holy Grail

At long last fulfilling my wish (and prediction) from years ago, there’s a digital SLR with a flip-out LCD you can use for composing your shots: the $1200 Panasonic Lumix DMC-L10.

Info and press release at the Digital Camera Resource Page Comprehensive specs and preview at Digital Photography Review

D-SLR, 10.1 megapixel, flip-out LCD with live preview, face [...]

Tense clarity

I’m tired of being saddled with read as the past tense of read. (Yes, yes: the past tense of to read. I’m also tired of being saddled with the infinitive as the canonical form for introducing verbs in English, and I’m more than happy to buck that standard.) It makes writing just that little much [...]

The Scooter

Yankees legend Phil Rizzuto has died, aged 89. There’s an excellent story at the Chicago Tribune.

iMac, iLife, iWork redux

Today’s Apple press conference:

Engadget MacWorld MacNN

iMac

Aluminum-and-glass iMac. Looks nice; as usual, Apple’s new product design makes the previous version look clunky. (Though I wonder what the metal case will do to the AirPort signal.)

It’s odd—this is the quickest I’ve ever seen Steve Jobs introduce a new product. He usually builds up with a considerable lead-in. I wonder [...]

Content vs. Copy

Amber Simmons at A List Apart:

Reviving Anorexic Web Writing

The distinction I make between “content” and “copy” is my own: I don’t pretend this is an industry standard. But we all know copy when we read it: it’s the marketing fluff that serves no purpose but to take up space. It doublespeaks and obfuscates. [...]