Monthly Archives: February 2006

54 posts

Call for Papers: Aramaic Section @ SBL

REMINDER: The Deadline is Tonight at Midnight (Eastern US time, I assume) I want to remind everyone that the call is now out for papers for SBL. I was asked this year to chair the Aramaic studies section, so be sure to get your submission in before the February 28th deadline! If you have any questions be sure to email me directly. 2006 Annual Meeting 11/18/2006 – 11/21/2006 The Aramaic studies section is intended to […]

Apple announces new Mac mini with Intel Core Duo | MacMinute News

Apple announces new Mac mini with Intel Core Duo | MacMinute News: February 28, 2006 – 14:14 EST Apple today officially announced the new Mac mini with the Intel Core Duo processor, ‘delivering performance up to four times faster than its predecessor and providing even greater expansion in the same innovative and incredibly compact design.’ Starting at US$599, the Mac mini is ‘the most affordable way to enjoy iLife ’06, the next generation of Apple’s […]

Happy Mardi Gras!

Today is the day. We are off to see the Rex parade downtown. Today, of course, is the last day of feasting before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of fasting and abstinence for Lent. Yeah, right. 🙂 Actually, there are more people than you might expect in NO who usually do observe Lent in some significant way. This year has been all about “doing without” and still is for so many. It is perhaps good […]

Macworld: Review: MacBook Pro/2.0 GHz

I still hate the name and I won’t be getting one any time soon for lots of reasons (2,499 of them, to be precise) but I am very glad to read that the MacBook Pro is a solid machine and working well. Pros: Classic design; runs Universal applications quickly; bright screen; integrated iSight camera; comes with Front Row application and remote; innovative MagSafe power connector; improved wireless range. Cons: Non-native apps can run slowly; optical […]

the blue couch

For those students of mine who wonder what life was like back in the day, I present the blue couch. One of my old roommates posted this blog as an homage to the couch that my grandmother gave us for dorm room use. The last word I have is that the couch is still alive (imagine all the bacteria it has in it now) and being used by a fire eater and his wife. No, […]