Thursday, July 24, 2014

Just Baked Gluten-free at Fredericton Boyce Farmers' Market

I spent the last few hours setting up basic web pages and an alternative WordPress static page and default post for

They have a baked goods table at the Fredericton Boyce Farmers' Market with delicious gluten-free baked goods.

And I just saw a POST for what will be at the market tomorrow !

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Rexroth Yosano Akiko error

Here is a snap from Google Books showing the error in my print edition of Rexroth 1976 : oka and yūhi have been transposed.

It is my belief that if the original Japanese version had been included, a Japanese proof-reader would have caught this error. in seeing the obvious : 夕日の岡に is yūhi no oka ni. And why the silly initial cap's in the roumaji transcription?

But will it be corrected in the Kindle edition ?

No such error is found on pg 55 of "Ferris Wheel", 2006, with

金色の ちひさき鳥の かたちして 銀杏ちるなり 夕日の岡に

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

less with more

Amazon is selling a "newer" edition of the Shiffert translations of Yosa Buson haiku in which the Japanese original has been dropped ... but errors have been introduced into the Latin character roumaji transcriptions which were "retainied" !!

If there is a case for an ebook, this is it.

The W.S. Merwin follows the available editions of Buson haikushuu fairly closely ... but with no Japanese other than more faithful transcriptions of the kanji and kana into roumaji.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Germain Nouveau et les astres

If Germain Nouveau had lived another 3 years, would he have learned of Hubble's work on the nebulae ? But for that of Monseigneur Georges Lemaître, he would have had to live past 1927 to hear of it.

But from "Immensité", what was his grasp of the facts known of les astres when he emerged as poet and when he emerged from the asylum ?

Would he have been amused to know that Hubble's name would be attached to the work of Lemaître ?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

gmail myself URL

Sometimes I just want to quickly send myself a note that I will see later when I check my gmail.

Assuming that you are currently logged into Google mail, here is a URL that works ( you edit it to suit you ) :

It is HTTPS and ends with tf=1

Note that the %40 is the code for the '@' sign in your gmail id.

my Navajo cousins

Someone says that the Navajo claim to always have been there ... but I prefer the honesty of the Apache, who say that as bandits, they naturally followed the Navajo there.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

architects and conspiracy nutters

Perhaps it is time to require that architects have at least a completed major in physics.  The case for requiring this of civil engineers and structural engineers has already been made.

No, engineers are not scientists, but they must at least be able to distinguish science from utter BS.

And what about historians ?  How little science can be known and still claim to be an historian ?