2009-11-23

Notes from Emma ... Volume 3, Chapter 5 ... Cowper

...he could not help remembering what he had seen; nor could he avoid observations which, unless it were like Cowper and his fire at twilight,

"Myself creating what I saw,"

from William Cowper's - "The Task"

2009-11-11

Reading through Midsummer Night's Dream...

Great poetry:

   Making it momentary as a sound,   
   Swift as a shadow, short as any dream;   
   Brief as the lightning in the collied night,   
   That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth,   
   And ere a man hath power to say 'Behold!'   
   The jaws of darkness do devour it up:   
   So quick bright things come to confusion.
   -Act 1.1.145-151

   Things base and vile, folding no quantity,
   Love can transpose to form and dignity:
   Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
   And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind:
   Nor hath Love's mind of any judgement taste;
  Wings and no eyes figure unheedy haste:
  And therefore is Love said to be a child,
  Because in choice he is so oft beguiled.
   -Act 1.1.236-243

Great music:

    Ralph Vaughn Williams - over hill over dale [extract]

Other:
   Wikipedia

2009-11-09

PANDORA -- shared station yours...

I didn't realize that when you share a station it doesn't necessarily become your _own_ until you right-click the new station's options menu and choose 'make this station mine'...

2009-11-07

SeaMonkey 2.0 ...made it my default browser...

As with every new version I've encountered -- it's _much_ faster than the other browsers out there.  I've made it my default browser for displaying urls and such.

If you want it to show icons in tabs Edit/Preferences ... click Appearance/Content/'Agressively
look for website icons...':


2009-11-01

Logmein and Opera...

I've been experimenting with Opera 10--at first I thought it totally incompatible with logmein.  Not so. They work together -- but, connectivity appears spotty.  Workaround: periodically hit remote control on left logmein menu to refresh.  Also, if right-click presently 'flash' hit 'appskey' and click appropriate popup menu item.

I'm going to check to see if there's something else I've toggled in Opera that may be interfering.

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