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In trying to install the latest version of Wordpress MU (multiple user) for a client, I came across the following problem:
No WPMU site defined on this host.
The fruit of nearly one year’s worth of work is finally in print production (albeit a rather easy online publication process)! I wrote a short, 40-page history of the Swarthmore Fire and Protective Association, complete with over 50 choice photographs, and it is now available for purchase.
A few things have been shuffling around my mind vis-a-vis language.
Erin McKean, the editor-in-chief of the Oxford English Dictionary, gave a rather interesting talk over at TED about how dictionaries are destined to transform from their dusty, antiquated, book-ish form factor and should instead reflect the language that people use and invent and modify as they use it.
The spaghetti western refers to the genre of Western movies from the mid 1960s usually with an Italian director (Sergio Leone comes to mind) and often a mixture of Italian and Spanish crew and cast.
If you’re a poor college student as myself and/or the economy is straining your wallet, and you’ve seen the Met, Guggenheim, Times Square, the Empire State Building, Central Park, and done all the touristy things there is to do, here’s a list of cheap alternatives I’ve all tried out this break:
See the White Bike
Photo by David Jacobs
This bike, parked on the corner of 6th Avenue and 36th Street in Manhattan, memorializes the death of David Smith, who was hit by a car in December of 2007, at the age of 65.
I just came back from a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art here in New York, and it seems like you can never see enough of it, just like the Louvre.
So, what with 2008 ending on a rather precarious note, how can we gauge the year ahead? Well, simply put: optimistically.