gtasker – reposting a great Google Tasks tool

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I use Google Tasks all the time, and one of my favorite ways to use it was to have multiple lists up at the same time with a tool called gtasker.  The person who created the tool seems to have forgotten about it (the domain it was hosted at,, has now lapsed), so I’m reposting it here: > gtasker – … Read More

David, Goliath and James Hansen

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TED Talk: James Hansen: Why I must speak out about climate change Hansen is in fine form, endearingly awkward, and nails the science and the outline of what our response must be. But I think he skips past the most relevant and most demoralizing part of all of this (see 17m15s), which is this question: why is it that with … Read More

A fix for OS X if your mds or mdworker processes are running wild

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Just ran into this fix from Sebastian Shack if your mac has a lot of processor activity that you can’t track down/stop.  The problem is that the “mds” and “mdworker” processes (which control and index your hard drive for Spotlight searches) get stuck consistently using ~100% CPU time (on a quad core, that’s out of 400%).  In this case, the … Read More

Where’s Jesus? Oh, he’s breaking into Duarte Square with #ows.

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The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Rev Katharine Jefferts Schori, and the Bishop of NYC, Rev Mark Sisk, just released the following statement (abbreviated below, full version here, and pasted far below) concerning the increasing pressure from #occupywallstreet to make Duarte Square available to the protestors: December 16, 2011 As many of you know, Trinity Wall Street is being challenged … Read More

Loving the Life I Live

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Loving the life I live. Living the life I love. Overwhelmed with energy and passion, people and hope. John Helmiere‘s story today of violence at the hands of Seattle police is frightening, but his resilience and thoughtful response is nothing short of extraordinary. Colleen Kelly Alexander, who was badly wounded when she was hit by a truck on her bike, has … Read More

John is beaten by Seattle Police, and a commitment to nonviolent action

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Before today I would have said my feelings about Wall st corruption, economic injustice and the police’s repeated violations of our Constitutionally-guaranteed rights to speak out and assemble hovered around moral outrage. Getting word this morning that John Helmiere, a dear friend and one of the most disciplined, thoughtful advocates for justice that I know, was senselessly beaten and jailed … Read More

12/10 8:30pm Dig Jazz at CSDS Holiday Ball

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Hi all, I wanted to invite you all to a Dig Jazz show coming up this weekend — our inaugural gig with the CT Swing Dance Society.  The band is gonna be hot, and the dancing may just be hotter! And before we get to the details, you should give us some love on facebook: Dig Jazz at the CSDS Holiday Ball, with … Read More