Monthly Archives: November 2008

bi bim bap – the marinade for the vegetables

Marinade for bi bim bap vegetables (carrots and spinach):

2 cloves garlic peeled

2 green onions

5 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 teaspoon sesame seeds

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

originally from Linda Sue Park’s Bee-Bim Bap!


“The First Amendment, Freedom of the Press and the Future of Journalism” – Dec 3 2008

via the SI weekly list:

National Press Club Forum:
"The First Amendment, Freedom of
the Press and the Future of Journalism"

7:30 PM
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
1000 Beal Ave.

The National Press Club, the world's leading professional organization
for journalists, is teaming up with the Gerald R. Ford Presidential
Library to look at where the news business is going and how to protect
its core values. Panelists will be Jonathan Wolman, editor and
publisher of the "Detroit News"; Omari Gardner, news editor/digital
media at the "Detroit Free Press"; Marla Drutz, vice president and
general manager, WDIV-TV, Detroit; and Vincent Duffy, news director,
Michigan Public Radio. Gil Klein, a veteran national correspondent,
former National Press Club president, and director of the club's
Centennial Forums program, will moderate. Library Director Elaine
Didier commented that "President Ford had such a wonderful history with
the National Press Club, it seemed only fitting that we would host the
forum in Ann Arbor at his Presidential Library." The event will begin
with a preview of the club's centennial documentary, "The National
Press Club: A Century of Headlines," which follows the history of
American journalism through the lens of one of its leading
institutions. Everyone who attends this free forum will get a copy of
the documentary. The preview will be followed by a short presentation
by Richard Ryan, a longtime "Detroit News" Washington correspondent and
past club president, about the relationship between Ford and the news
media. This forum is part of a nationwide conversation the National
Press Club is holding during its 100th anniversary to look at where the
news business is going and what news consumers should be demanding. The
NPC Centennial Forums program is sponsored by Aviva USA. For
information, call (734) 205-0567.

Futurtech 2008, December 5 at the Michigan Union

Ami Arnault reminds me of the Futurtech conference happening this week at the U of Michigan – December 5, 2008 at the Michigan Union.  A bio of the afternoon keynote speaker:

Rohit Bhargava
Author, Personality Not Included (
SVP, Ogilvy 360 Digital Influence (
Blogger, Influential Marketing Blog (
Rohit is a founding member of the 360 Digital Influence group at
Ogilvy and author of the best selling new marketing book Personality
Not Included, an engaging and useful guide on the future of business
and technology and how companies can use their personality to drive
real business results in the social media era. He publishes the
Influential Marketing blog, ranked among the top marketing blogs in
the world, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal,
BusinessWeek, and other global media. He is also widely recognized as
the creator of "Social Media Optimization" (or SMO) which
has become a standard practice in digital marketing groups around the

Here's the schedule of panels:

8:30 – 9:00 AM Registration & Breakfast (Michigan Union Ballroom)
9:00 – 10:00 AM Opening Remarks & Morning Keynote
10:10 – 11:00 AM Panel Session #1
The Next Small Thing in Energy: Distributed Generation
The Advent of Open Source in Mobile Development
How Technology Has Transformed Community Engagement for the Millennial Generation
11:10 – 12:00 PM Panel Session #2
Green Technologies: Socially Sustainable but Economically Viable?
Enterprise 2.0 Platforms in the Workplace
Cutting Through the Noise: Marketing to the Individual
Is Personalized Medicine the Future of Healthcare?
12:10 – 1:20 PM Lunch & Keynote (Michigan Union Ballroom)
1:30 – 2:20 AM Panel Session #3
Changing the Narrative for Cities Through the Internet
How Consumer Brands are Leveraging Web 2.0
Physical Interaction and GUI in Context
2:30 – 3:00 PM Closing Remarks and Case Competition Winners Announced
3:00 – 4:00 PM Tech Fair

cell phone winter gloves

It’s winter, your hands see cold so you are wearing gloves, but you need at least a few fingers free for your mobile phone. What designs work?
The gloves I am wearing now have a flap to expose a sort of fingerless Mitten, and if I fold things right I can expose just two index fingers. I could imagine thumbs free gloves too.

typepad mobile, some missing useful features

I'm writing this from my mobile phone, using typepad mobile to post with. As a blog post interface it works pretty well.

There is one key piece that is missing to make it more helpful: a search function. I don't see a way to easily search through my past posts from the phone to go back and update and edit one of them. It is easy to get to the last 5 posts but the next option is to list all 1900 entries, no thanks.

As a small corollary to that, I don't see an easy way to add a comment to a post either; in some cases a comment is better that an edit.

Look for more posts from the bus.

NOTES afterward:

The default edit mode is HTML, which explains why the first iteration of this post didn't have paragraph breaks. Fixed in post-production.

The application I actually used was the web-based iPhone Typepad interface, which works fine on the Blackberry. There is a Blackberry native interface which I haven't tried yet.

The Earle – Recession Buster Menu

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The Earle - Recession Buster Menu
The Earle – Recession Buster Menu, originally uploaded by mitten.

The Earle has a new Monday and Tuesday night $5 and $10 menu. Thanks to mitten for the photo.

Posted by Edward Vielmetti from Flickr.


How to milk a spider

Ever wondered how to milk a spider? In this video, Dr. Greta
Binford, a researcher at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon,
extracts venom from a sleeping spider's fangs.

Binford, however, has slightly less cooperative subjects. Binford
collects venom from the world's most dangerous spiders.

Binford jokes she has "the dream job of most 8-year-old boys. I sit and watch spiders catch bugs."

She specializes in the brown recluse spider and its 100 relatives.
Currently, her lab at Lewis & Clark College houses 600 spiders
collected in the U.S., Africa, Peru and elsewhere.

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