MacBook health update

So, it's Tuesday morning and Gori Do is on its way to Austin, Texas, or wherever it is Apple is sending wayward portables with heat-sink issues. I tried to post a video of myself just before I handed it in at the Apple Store in Walnut Creek yesterday afternoon, but I may have uploaded the wrong file. 🙁

Make your strength the issue

"The agenda-setting effect is what we are talking about. The ability of a candidate not to tell people how to feel about an issue, but which issue they should focus on — that is the struggle of most modern campaign managers. Campaigns have been much more successful at shifting people's attentions to different issues rather than shifting people's positions."

A quote from University of Michigan at Ann Arbor political psychologist Nicholas A. Valentino in Shankar Vedantam's Washington Post article "In Politics, Aim for the Heart, Not the Head"

QotD: Let’s Go There

What's your favorite vacation destination?

I've been to five cities more than once in the last six or seven years. thinks hard Yup. Austin (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006), Los Angeles (2004, 2005), New York (2001, 2005), Seattle (2000, 2002, 2006) and Vancouver (2005, 2006). One-offs have been Santa Fe (2004), Las Vegas (2005), New Orleans (2003), Portland (2000), Santa Barbara (2005) and Washington, D.C. (2002).

Almost all have been very special, but Austin has been tops so far.

Places I've spent far too little time visiting? Baltimore, Cleveland, Cheyenne, Detroit, Denver, El Paso, Louisville, Madison, Memphis, Milwaukee, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Tampa/St. Petersburg and Toronto

Places I've never been? Maybe Anchorage, Boise, Boston,
Chicago, Durham, Grand Rapids, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Jackson, Kansas City,
Miami, Minneapolis, St. Louis, San Diego, Savannah or Spokane.

QotD: Speak To Me In…

How many languages can you speak?  Which languages can you read or understand?

Boston Globe: "Humans and animals alike, regardless of race or species,
talk about the same things every day. That is sex, real
estate, who's boss, and what's for dinner."