Daily Archive: July 15, 2013

Health Insurance Changes

I dropped this link on Twitter the other day and didn’t get much commentary so I thought I would try here. From ThinkProgress:


We’re back on track with our Eighth installment of the Babylon 5 Viewing Club! The introductory post was here, The Soul Hunter was covered here, and Born to the Purple was covered right here. After that was Infection. Then came The Parliament of Dreams. Following on its heels was Mind War.  Then, RTod covered War Prayer. Last week, Patrick recapped Sky Full of Stars! This week: Death Walker! (Dman does the honors.) You can watch it here. It’s very difficult […]

City Scars

Allow me to get a little provincial for a moment… actually, a little municipal. At The Ottawa Citizen, I cover the topic of a cancelled bridge project and the effects on one particular community, Lowertown...

An Uplifting Story

Fortunately, no one thought the heroes were suspicious and attempted to intervene in their rescue efforts.

Monday Trivia, No. 122 [Don Zeko wins!]

New York has, or has had, 16 of these. Massachusetts and Virginia has or has had 7 each. Pennsylvania has or has had 5. California, Delaware, D.C., and Maine: 3 each. Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Ohio and South Carolina: 2 each. Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Texas: 1 each. This is a comprehensive list, and unique to the United States of America. (The total count is 68. Thanks to Mike Schilling for flushing out […]

Ask Kazzy #2

Kazzy answers Burt Likko’s question, and there was much rejoicing.

An open letter to my friends at the New York Guggenheim

Dear chums – Congratulations are in order!  You good people have accomplished something I would heretofore have considered impossible.  Indeed, such is the magnitude of your achievement that I feel compelled to laud it publicly. You have made me miss Matthew Barney. Let me explain. This past week, the Better Half and I traveled to New York for a very short mini-honeymoon of sorts.  Much of our time was occupied on what any right-thinking parents of small children would do […]

On Zimmerman and Stand Your Ground [Updated]

If your Facebook wall looks anything like mine, yesterday was a big day for The Nation’s Aura Bogado, whose response to the George Zimmerman trial — headlined “White Supremacy Acquits George Zimmerman” —  went...

For James B. Franks

Throughout Mon Tiki’s construction and this first season of operation OG commenter James B. Franks has consistently expressed thoughtful and enthusiastic interest in the endeavor. The above is in reply to his question about...


A guy I work with named Jeremy created this poster, which has gone viral in Giants circles. So if you solve a problem where no one else can help, and if you can find him, you just might be able to get A Buster Hug!

Open-Sourcing Linky Friday

As readers of NaPP know, I (Trumwill) do a weekly round-up of links every Friday called Linky Friday. Due to time constraints, I will not be able to do it one of the two...

Open-Sourcing Linky Friday

So here’s the deal: I have one Linky Friday post ready and I need two. So you are invited to provide the second! 1) Send an email to my gmail account (trumwill at). Include the link and between one and three sentences of commentary. If you have more than that to say on the article, put it in a comment. 2) Since it may not be appearing until next week, I would not recommend an article that is particularly time-sensitive […]


We discussed fields here. Today we’re going to continue by talking about a more specific kind of field. To recap, here are the basic field axioms: A1: Addition is commutative: for all x and y, x + y = y + x A2: Addition is associative: for all x and y, (x + y) + z = x + (y + z) A3: The field contains an additive identity: there exists a member 0 such that for all x, x […]