Workaholics Day

continuing in my week long attempt at sloth . . . . btw the kittens now have a new tripled decker home – but surprisingly still no self cleaning litter box 8(

1687 – Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

can you hear me now? • UPI reports authors are now going around their publishers refusals and are producing their own audiobooks.

obit of note •
Philip Rieff at 83; Noted Sociologist Wrote Books About Cultural Decline.

something new • Bookslut has a review of Book by Book: Notes on Reading and Life by The Washington Post’s Book World editor Michael Dirda.

birthday boy • 1889 – Jean Cocteau, French writer (d. 1963)

banktoaster • the Desk Drawer a Free Writing Exercise Workshop

cool tools • another free piece of software is called Dark Room, a full screen word processing software which is eerilly reminiscent of the old dos word processors some of us remember all too well. The concept is sound – to remove all the crap around the edges of the screen which helps fight the unnatural distraction of writing on a PC.

• For those MS Word users who don’t want to go all the way to black, but like the idea of cutting back on destractions: from MS Word choose >TOOLS>OPTION>GENERAL, check ‘blue background, white text’ – then under >VIEW>FULL SCREEN.

super shopping –
A notebook containing some of the last penned words of Jim Morrison – who died 35 years ago yesterday – is expected to fetch £100,000 at auction later this month.
The private collection of Pierre Beres, a legendary Paris book dealer fetched high prices late on Tuesday in the most closely watched auction of its type in years.
The Cornelius J. Hauck book collection had been sold for more than twice the pre-sale estimate of $4.5 million at Christie’s New York

in from yiah

Comments are closed.

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes