A List Apart: Articles: Never Use a Warning When you Mean Undo. I think I missed that one when it came out. It’s excellent! Encapsulates a lot of the thinking that went into the painstaking implementation of “undo” in WordPress 2.9.
A very quiet day, wasn’t feeling well, basically just lunch at Brasserie in Ni?anta??, and dinner at Naz.
Windows 7 has an awesome utility called netsh that allows you to create wifi networks, even if you’re already connected to a wifi network on the same interface, which is actually slightly better than the same feature on OS X. If you don’t want to play with the command-line, there’s a handy utility called Connectify that makes creating a wifi hotspot from your Windows 7 box a breeze. This was one of the things I missed most about my Mac laptops.
Lunch in Ortaköy at Lavanta, wandering around, dinner at Krependeki Imroz, Armani after-party at Art lounge.
Arriving in Istanbul and a little bit of exploring around the Ni?anta?? neighborhood.
Take the unemotive example of the telephone. Bell invented it in 1876. By 1900, there were thirty thousand phones in France. Proust rapidly acquired one (tel. 29205) and particularly liked a service called the “theater-phone,” which allowed him to listen to live opera and theater in Paris venues.
He might have appreciated his phone, but he noted how quickly everyone else began taking theirs for granted. As early as 1907, he wrote that the machine was
a supernatural instrument before whose miracle we used to stand amazed, and which we now employ without giving it a thought, to summon our tailor or to order an ice cream.
Moreover, if the confiserie had a busy line or the connection to the tailor a hum, instead of admiring the technological advances that had frustrated our sophisticated desires, we tended to react with childish ingratitude.
Since we are children who play with divine forces without shuddering before their mystery, we only find the telephone “convenient,” or rather, as we are Continue reading
I am going to be in Turkey for about 10 days starting on Tuesday. Any tips or must-sees in Istanbul and elsewhere?