Towse: views from the hill

April 29, 2004

Photo Op with Arnie

Filed under: Uncategorized — Towse @ 11:01 pm

Hard-to-pass-up invitation in today’s mail. For a thousand bucks (each!) his nibs and I can go over to a neighbor’s spread and meet the Gov and a candidate for State Senate. For $5K (for the both of us), we not only get to go to the party, but we’ll also get our picture taken with the Gov.

Decisions. Decisions. Do we have better things to do with $5K?

Current Copyright Readings

Filed under: Uncategorized — Towse @ 9:17 pm

Amazing stuff out there with a click on the [Next Blog] button on my toolbar (simply linked to

Just stumbled over – Current copyright readings — a blog that is a “Bibliography of current articles on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the TEACH act and other copyright issues. Maintained by M. Claire Stewart, Head, Digital Media Services, Northwestern University Library”

All right there. Free for the asking.

A bouquet tossed to M. Claire Stewart.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Towse @ 8:43 pm

Abracadabra! No more tables.

April 28, 2004

Celebrating ten years of South African democracy.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Towse @ 7:57 pm

Why … look what’s up with Mannekin Pis.

Egypt Interactive

Filed under: Uncategorized — Towse @ 7:26 pm Egypt Interactive is a site with Egyptian history, links, pictorial tour, more. “‘Whose Mummy Is It?’ is … a complete mini-course in Egyptology and covers in depth topics such as mummification, the Egyptian pantheon, hieroglyphics, and daily life.”

Origins of Writing

Filed under: Uncategorized — Towse @ 7:15 pm

Another StumbleUpon find: — Origins of Writing Home Page. This site is a collection of final papers for Dr. David F. Lancy’s Anthropology class at Utah State University titled “Origins of Writing.” The subjects covered are

  • Chinese Calligraphy
  • Cinderella
  • European Script
  • Gaelic
  • Hangul
  • Heiroglyph Aesthetics
  • Invented Alphabets
  • Mayan Calendar
  • Ogham
  • Olmec Script
  • Pacal
  • Public Texts
  • Walam Olum
  • Writing Mediums
  • Writing Systems

The Web’s a wonder.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Towse @ 2:56 am

Yeah, I’m fiddling with colors and layouts, but I made my phone calls so I’m allowed.

April 27, 2004

Filed under: Uncategorized — Towse @ 9:59 pm

Moved from GIFs to border=double, border=dotted sorts of borders and added some border color. Took some colors away. Shades of Jobim.

Today’s tip: Mailinator

Filed under: Uncategorized — Towse @ 5:51 pm

Mailinator is “like super-instant, always-ready, any-email-you-want email. right now.”

How does it work? Say, you’re at the Grand Forks Gazette and the Gazette wants your e-address in order to let you read the front page. You don’t want to give them your “real” e-address but you know they’re going to send you a note to confirm your e-addr before they’ll let you peek at the local football scores

What to do?

Sign up using then go over to and sign-on as Reply to your confirmation e-mail from the Gazette and Bob’s your uncle. How cool is that?

Just don’t use mailinator for signing up for your BankAmerica online banking because anyone and Tony’s brother can log-on as and pickup and read whatever is there waiting.

April 26, 2004

[FOOD] Shrimp

Filed under: Uncategorized — Towse @ 8:28 pm

1 pkg (16oz frozen) TJs melange à trois peppers – thawed, drained

4 oz TJs fresh sliced crimini mushrooms

1T butter

1 sm onion chopped

1/4t worcestershire sauce

1/4t TJ’s Jalapeño Pepper Hot Sauce

1 pkg (16oz frozen) TJs shrimp (70-110/lb) – thawed,drained

3T flour

1 1/2t salt

dash ground cayenne pepper

2t minced parsley

2C milk

1 pkg (8oz) cream cheese, cut into smaller pieces

1 egg, beaten

1 pkg (12 oz) TJs chapati

Saute mushrooms in butter for 2 min.

Add drained peppers and saute for about 5 minutes, until liquid evaporates.

Add chopped onion, worcestershire, TJ’s Jalapeño Pepper Hot Sauce and shrimp. Heat for two minutes.

Mix flour, salt, cayenne, parsley. Add and stir.

Gradually add 1 1/2C milk while stirring. Cook, stirring gently, until thickened.

Add cream cheese and stir until incorporated.

Beat egg with remaining 1/2C milk and add gradually, stirring constantly, until incorporated.

Serve hot in large soup bowls w/ chapati.

You can, of course, buy the milk, cream cheese, eggs, flour, &c. at Trader Joe’s too.

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