Mimsy Were the Borogoves

Mimsy Were the Technocrats: As long as we keep talking about it, it’s technology.

42 Astoundingly Useful Scripts and Automations for the Macintosh

Work faster and more reliably. Add actions to the services menu and the menu bar, and create drag-and-drop apps to make your Macintosh play music, roll dice, and talk. Create ASCII art from photos. There’s a script for all of that in 42 Astounding Scripts for the Macintosh.

Still-life with electronics

Jerry Stratton, June 11, 2012

I am currently recovering from a much longer trip than the one on which I purchased this combo multi-outlet. It’s been a lifesaver. In this photo, it is recharging an iPad, two cell phones, a laptop, a video camera, and a still camera. Due to the bricks that the cell phones use, the power outlets are full, but that’s still six devices charging, with an empty USB port for the iPod if needed.

A lot of outlets in houses seem to be upside down. I wonder why that happens?

In response to Belkin 6-plug, 2-port wall brick and USB charger: I picked this up in Target in Round Rock for about $20 and it immediately became invaluable. It takes over a standard two-plug wall receptacle and turns it into six plugs and two USB ports.