Just When You Thought The Pro-Aborts Couldn’t Get Any More Depraved…

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…they hit bedrock, break out the jackhammer, and just keep digging. This is real: a hanger pendant offered by the DC Abortion Fund: In case you think I’m faking this, here’s a page capture for posterity.  Comboxes closed for Lent. You can reach me via Twitter. [Read more...]

OneNote Is Now Free

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Microsoft’s OneNote note-taking app is now free for Windows and Mac. I’m just putting this out there as a public service; not because I use OneNote: I don’t. I’m downloading it as I write this post. I’ve done everything I can to scrape as much Microsoft as possible from my computer. I use Scrivener and [Read More...]

All This Machinery Making Modern Music

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As an old progressive rock fan, I don’t have any problems with machines making music. If you want to get technical about it, most instruments are machines, so adding new technology doesn’t change things too much. How does a robot band change the equation? Look and listen for yourself. This is Z-Machines: And here’s Compressorhead [Read More...]

I’m Bored With St. Patrick

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We need a new Irish saint who represents my people in all our mighty glory. I give you … St. Jack! [Read more...]

7 Quick Takes: Random Quotes Edition

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You all keep a quote journal, right? If not, you should. I moved mine over to Evernote, which makes it easier to sort and search. Here are a few you might like: –1– “Let us, in heaven’s name, drag out the divine drama from under the dreadful accumulation of slipshod thinking and trashy sentiment heaped [Read More...]

Crowd-sourcing the Search For Flight 370

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There are few news stories that capture and hold my interest, but I’ve been following the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Air MH370 very closely. At first it was the simple yet crushing tragedy of 239 souls being lost, most likely to human cruelty. But it’s the echoes of Twilight Zone and Stephen King stories–the sheer strangeness of it all–that [Read More...]

“Just Shut It Off!”

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I’m following the lead of the our Brave Portal Leader, The Anchoress, and shutting down comments for Lent. I’m not a big comment or interaction guy, which might seem surprising for a hermit who can go weeks without leaving the house. Go figure. If you want to reach me, I’m at @thomaslmcdonald or find me [Read More...]

The Most Surprising Thing About the Web, From Its Inventor

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Twenty-five years ago today Tim Berners-Lee first submitted the proposal for what would become the World Wide Web. Today he did an Ask Me Anything on Reddit. My favorite question and answer: [Read more...]


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