I contributed $100 to WBUR today. WBUR is on constantly in our house. There is a prominent “Support WBUR” link at the top of the homepage, marked by a button in a contrasting color. The transaction went off quickly and easily, and I received email confirmation of my pledge shortly afterward.

I tried to contribute to WGBH today. Our toddler watches a fair amount of Sesame Street and Teletubbies. I had to scan around the page a while before finding the “Pledge & Renew” link down in the fifth row of the left-hand navigation bar. I filled out the form and hit the “Submit” button. Then the server dropped my connection.

The Hunt

I am hunting around for a news aggregator to guide me through my journey into the blogosphere.

SharpReader is looking good. It’s desktop-based and has a nice, responsive user interface. But I read news at more than one computer. Question: does or will SharpReader provide a way to synchronize subscriptions against a file out on the web?

Here We Go

I’ve been lurking around for a while, reading weblogs and reading about weblogs. Now it’s time to start my own weblog. What is a weblog? It’s the pet rock of the 00’s. More on that later.

In the meantime here is a quickie digital image of where I blog.


I just recently switched to a dual-monitor configuration when a friend graciously loaned me his unused IBM flat panel. At first I thought I’d banish my Trinitron CRT to the garage in favor of the more compact flat panel, but the CRT turns out to be brighter and better for working in Photoshop. Now I’m hooked and have to figure out what to do about the horrible lamp arrangement.