Face's daily wisdom

I feed myself (pun intended) a number of things that amuse me. My style is to use a NetNewsWire “script” feed, so it changes every time I refresh.

For all you folks out there I give you

Face’s Daily Wisdom

It works best in NNW since I see the first line of the item in the directory.

Includes a cooking tip (limited for now); Dates – all the dates you can eat; Greta’s Vocabulary Word (look it up, use it in a sentence); Oblique Strategies; La palabra del dia en espanol; Zen saying.

It get’s updated once a day in the morning (just prior to 6 AM MST).

I would be happy to share the technical details with anyone who would like.

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New Findings on the Mozart Effect

A recent report now says that the Mozart effect is another charming urban legend.

The bad news for the hip urban professionals: playing Mozart for your designer baby will not improve his IQ or help him get into that exclusive pre-school. He’ll just have to get admitted to Harvard some other way. Of course, we’re all better off for listening to Mozart purely for the pleasure of it. However, one wonders whether, if playing Mozart sonatas for little Tiffany or Jason could boost their intelligence, what would happen if other composers were played during the kiddies’ developmental time?
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garfield minus garfield

garfield minus garfield:

Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolor disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life? Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against lonliness and methamphetamine addiction in a quiet American suburb.

Science of Nascar – Stock Car Racing – Physics – Aerodynamics – New York Times

Science of Nascar – Stock Car Racing – Physics – Aerodynamics – New York Times

Less than a foot? Well, that’s the kind of experiment that Nascar fans will be watching for and, maybe, as Dr. Leslie-Pelecky hopes, it will also inspire some future scientists. I don’t recall growing too excited about the old textbook problems involving locomotives lumbering at different velocities out of cities A and B. But I would have paid attention to two cars traveling 200 miles an hour separated by inches.