i’m glad this is a slow news day -i was surfing the net like always and clicked something i shouldn’t have – and voilá my desktop pc is now infected with something i think is malware. god knows mcafee didn’t find anything wrong, when both the adware and trojan SHAREWARE programs managed to find something to kill on my harddrive – tell me WHY i keep paying for mcafee? i will be on the laptop for a few days, which is fine cept for the errant typo, so cut me some slack on my typing.
1876 – Thomas Edison receives a patent for his mimeograph. ohhh that smell….yumm.
birthday girl • 1896 – Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, American author (d. 1953)
bottomless • still ANOTHER peer to peer book trading site! BookMooch was our entire trade usurped while i was asleep? wait don’t answer that, I’m just gonna go over here and quietly dust some shelves.
blog of note • Sarah’s Books blog has a post up which is SO familiar. our lives can be measured one box of unsorted books at a time.
naughty naughty • Christies and a New York Art Dealer are in the middle of a brouhaha with the Bibliotheque Nationale library over a 13th-century Torah that is believed to have been stolen. via Philobiblos
worth reading • Grumpy Old Bookman takes a poke at Penelope Fitzgerald’s The Blue Flower.
more later . . . i need a drink. . . .
back now . . . . i was just sitting next to this guy at the bar, who had taken his family to Beruit for vacation and had to be evac’d out by the US. Boy didn’t MY crappy little life seem trivial by comparison? but regardless i do feel better now, my back isn’t so screwed up.
audio • from NPR the Front Porch in American literature . . . hey it’s summer, cut them some slack.
and more • NPR reports on how Spammers are looting classic literature to get past spam filters. my my they are reaching for material aren’t they?
undiscovered dick • Paul Giamatti is in talks to star as sci-fi author Philip K. Dick in an untitled biopic.