Just reading a Fortune article in which the founder of Sam Adams basically says it was the first craft beer in the U.S. (started 1983). I'm guessing Fritz Maytag of Anchor Steam and the founders of Sierra Nevada might have some different opinions on this rewriting of history.
Credit where credit is due: The next-to-last disc in Grey's Anatomy Season 8 froze in 3rd episode on disc; when I checked, there was a very visible flaw--but GA had been so consistent that I didn't check as carefully as I should have. WAY past 30-day return...
Too late for this evening (I'm signing off), but downforeveryone appears to be defective: chase.com has been resetting all day long, but dfe says it's up. (Our primary checking acct; trying to see whether tax refunds have been deposited. Tomorrow, I'll call the bank if it's not up...)
I notice that Feedly now shows three-digit numbers rather than a centered dot for folders with lots'o'articles. This seems to have been done without an update, or at least without one I was aware of. I am, of course, pleased.
Procrastination can be a wonderful thing if it leads to blog posts you'd been meaning to write...but I really do need to go write an introductory essay for the Library Publishing Toolkit, don't I? (Thus mildly procrastinating from the hard work of the last 25% of my OA precon PPT...)
Reading an article comparing a cruise to a Las Vegas stay. The article says you can't eat dinner on the Strip for less than $100 (not including wine). I haven't been in Vegas for a while, but that sounds like complete and total bovine excrement to me.
Ah, the tax people are *so slow* on Easter Saturday morning: It took a full 10 minutes for California to accept my e-filed tax return, and a full 29 minutes for the Feds. Somehow, Turbotax's "24-48 hours" estimate seems...conservative.
If Friendfeed's user tendrils reach out to Firefox developers: I sure wish Firefox would fix the total clusterf*k of the built-in PDF reader. Almost convinced to move to.... IE. Not yet, but almost. (Not Chrome: I'm committed to Gmail but choose to limit Google's control over my online life. And quite happy with Bing as my standard search engine.)
Catering challenge (from a column in today's paper): What would you serve when the special request comes in "Vegan, no vegetables"? [No fair looking: I'll be back with what the caterer served in 45 minutes.]
Over the weekend, realized that I'm no longer an OA independent--especially as I read a conversation this morning about how one librarian will use <a resource I can't use> to advise another which <journal I won't be able to read> he should submit a bunch of papers to.
Reading the current Travel+Leisure (I know, but it was a free sub. and will expire soon), and said "seems awfully thick for 144 pages" and, later "that seems familiar": They managed to bind in the same 16 pages *five times.* Mostly ads and T+L's content-as-almost-ads.
Maybe other people aren't getting them, but: Why would a language software (?) company, Pimsleur, be using Facebook ads that mostly feature very busty women with lots of cleavage? What in Gaia's name does that have to do with learning languages? (I now see those ads more often than the old NewsMax "answer our leading questions poll" ads.)