Monday, March 24, 2003
March 24, 2003"Hacking" Eudora: For future reference, a complete list of X-Eudora-Settings and all the marvelous, dangerous ways you can use them. (Now, then, can anyone tell me what the "transvestite manager" is and what it is for?)
Crop, crop, crap, crop: I spent a good chunk of my precious weekend downsampling, cropping, leveling and renaming my photos and ephemera from SxSWi. That's about three months earlier than I usually manage to finish that task. Still, with 122 images and a novella worth of recollection writing to do, I wouldn't look for a scrapbook to materialize anytime soon. Meanwhile, no great revelation: I am perhaps the worst photographer on the planet.
Next up against the wall will be Franco-American Spaghettios: The current round of anti-French sentiment in the land is at once sad and embarrassing for our nation. This country was founded by people taking principled yet unpopular stands and now, as a global conflagration threatens to erupt, there are those among us chastising other nations for doing the same. And now, in that way that the American democratic ideal is often carried to its ludicrous extreme, there is apparently an ill-conceived and profoundly stupid movement afoot to send back the Statue of Liberty. Yes, yes, that'll show 'em. Ingrates.
On the other hand, wartime seems to bring out the worst in all of us.
A wonderful reflection: Heather Champ's lovely grassroots effort, The Mirror Project is a fine example of a simple idea embraced by thousands for pure entertainment and art. So when I heard about the modest fundraising drive to purchase a new webserver for the project, I was happy to pony up a few bucks. I encourage you to do the same.
My mug, incidentally, is enshrined in the galleries in several places, and I'm proud to support this fun endeavor. (This year, I have earmarked a tiny portion of my gross income -- a webtithe, if you will -- to give as contributions to Internet-based projects I use, enjoy or otherwise find worthy. Perhaps you'll consider putting aside a modest bit of your means to share around as well.)