I missed the boat on getting tickets for Trey’s October gig here in DC. They’re presently changing hands on StubHub at $98, minimum. Grim.
All posts for the month August, 2011
Posted by Gillies on August 31, 2011
China will invest about 1.27 trillion yuan ($199 billion) to build subways and light rail lines during the current five-year plan ending in 2015 to ease traffic congestion and spur urban development, the official China Securities Journal reported on Friday.
Posted by Gillies on August 30, 2011
This is a good one off the recently released Live Bait, volume six.
Posted by Gillies on August 29, 2011
H/T Ukulele for Dummies.
Posted by Gillies on August 28, 2011
It would be great if humanity was saved by something like this:
Could sewage be the holy grail for clean fuel? The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) in Fountain Valley, Calif., recently opened the world’s first tri-generation fuel cell and hydrogen energy station, which uses sewage biogas to produce heat, electricity, and hydrogen. The end result of the system is a constant stream of hydrogen that doesn’t require large amounts of electricity to produce.
Posted by Gillies on August 27, 2011
Downloaded: the sixth installment of Phish’s “Live Bait” series. I love this band.
Posted by Gillies on August 26, 2011
“I am not an establishment figure,” [Texas Gov. Rick Perry] said. “I dislike Washington; I think it’s a seedy place.”
So Perry dislikes Washington and thinks it’s seedy. Yet he would like to live here for four (presumably eight) years. He says he’s not an establishment figure, but he’s apparently eager to ascend to the pinnacle of the establishment.
Maybe it’s smart politically, but “running against Washington” strikes me as one of the dumbest things out there.
Posted by Gillies on August 25, 2011
I can’t remember where I heard about Memolane, but I signed up a while ago and have just been fiddling. It’s quite something – an incentive to tweet and create more often.
Posted by Gillies on August 24, 2011
After thoroughly enjoying Dances with Dragons, I’m back to self help. This time it’s Ukulele for Dummies. I’ve had mixed results with these books. Reading Chess for Dummies, for example, hasn’t helped me to avoid getting crushed every single time by the computer opponent on my iOS chess app.
But this one has already taught me a couple of things. One is a way for dummies to remember the G-C-E-A sequence of strings on the ukulele. In the book, a cartoon provides a helpful mnemonic: ”Giant Cockroaches Eat A Lot.”
Posted by Gillies on August 23, 2011