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Saturday, November 01, 2003


Learning to Look: Line
November 7, 2003 -- February 23, 2004

Norton Simon Museum - Pasadena

Line is among the artist's most basic and essential tools. Since pre-historic times, artists have employed line to describe objects, to structure a composition, and to heighten the visual and expressive impact of a work. Learning to Look: Line examines objects in which line is used for conventional purposes as well as in inventive and unexpected ways. A small but wide-ranging selection of works from Europe and Asia are represented in this exhibition curated by the Education Department.

Career Column

Career-Op: Frightening, but true
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

While I certainly don't like to dwell on computer horror stories, there are always lessons to be learned from the mistakes of others. Whether you are protecting your own computer, or those of your clients, it pays to be aware of the computer problems that can arise on a daily basis.


November 8, 2003, through April 4, 2004

William Morris's place in the history of nineteenth-century design Will be examined in this exhibition of over 200 works related to Morris, His circle, and the firm of Morris and Company.

Drawn from The Huntington's extensive Arts and Crafts holdings---the largest collection of William Morris materials in America---the exhibit will include stained glass, textiles, designs for wallpaper, embroidery, tapestry, furniture, ceramics, manuscripts, and Kelmscott Press material. central theme will be the practical and theoretical ideas behind Morris's design activities. For Morris, beauty, pleasure, and work were interrelated ideals, and in his work he attempted to integrate the manual and the intellectual. Groups of objects on display will be assembled to explore the different historical debates and ideas relating to Victorian design and culture with which Morris engaged, such as the gothic revival, medievalism and modernity, the role of women in the arts, and the relationship between socialism and the arts. After closing at The Huntington, the exhibition will travel to the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut.

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Guardian Unlimited mentions My Word

A quick look over at Technorati.com shows that the Guardian linked to my post regarding the California Wildfire Information Viewer.

Very neat!

Happy Halloween!

You can check out a picture of this years' Jack-O-Lanterns over a A Gardener's Notebook.

Mac OS X Panther Suppor/Install Information

If you are considering buying and installing Mac OS X 10.3, be sure to visit Apple's Mac OS X Panther Support web page.

This page contains info on compatible systems, system requirements and a host of other issues.

Mac OS X 10.3 Security Update

Close on the heels of this weeks release of the Apple's latest version of Mac OS X comes the first Security Update. You can download this update directly using the built-in Software Update feature.

Apple Security Update 2003-10-28

Via MacMegaSite

Smokey Tuesday

We have been pretty lucky over the last several days, as the winds were pushing the smoke from the wildfires to the west and south of us. With last night's change of wind direction, though, we have been socked in all day.

Taken around 3 pm today in Van Nuys -- Click for larger image

I was already suffering from some sinus problems, but today has been nasty. Even without any particular smoke smell, there is enough junk in the air to feel it in my breathing today.

We have kept the house closed up today, due to the heat, but I am not sure what to do tonight, when we usually open the windows to let the cool air in.

Monday, October 27, 2003

Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Video

If you want to see Apple's new Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) in action, here is a video to give you a quick introduction to some of the new features.

Panther Video

Sunday, October 26, 2003

Wildfire Satellite Picture

Via WebSanDiego Mailing List...

Detailed satellite picture showing the smoke covering major portions of Southern California.

Wildfire Information and Maps

You can get detailed maps and up-to-date information on the extent of the California Wildfires by visiting GeoMac Wildland Fire Support's California Wildfire Viewer.

It is an interactive application that allows you to quickly jump to views of each individual fire, showing areas both currently burning and already burnt.

The system is a bit slow, as you might imagine, but it is, by far, the best information available regarding fire location and extent.