Various post followups and afterthoughts…
WordPress Theme – Thin Green Line :: I released version 1.1 of this WordPress theme today. I made many, many tweaks to the cascading style and added some smarter PHP to create the navigation menu. And speaking of this new theme of mine (you know the drill)… if you click here – BlogFlux – and say all sorts of great things… I’ll be your best friend.
Call of Duty :: I was reminded, as I pondered the failed German advance on Moscow, that had Hitler studied his history he might have taken pause at the long land march, what with Napoleon’s embarrassing retreat. And unfortunately for both these brilliant fools they didn’t have the Princess Bride movie to assuage their doomed plans.
You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this… never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!
- Vizzini, The Princess Bride
While we’re on the topic, Edward Tufte has some wonderful books on the visual display of information. One of his most well-known pictorial representations of information is a drawing showing the geographic path Napoleon took towards Moscow, and his retreat, and the decreasing girth of the path represents the dwindling numbers of French troops.
A little of the smooth… :: I’m reminded that a similar style of jazz to smooth jazz is Latin jazz. Now not all Latin jazz is smooth, but much of it has a smooth feel to it and can be used as such. A great example is the phenomenal Latin guitarist Jesse Cook. This boy’s got album after album of some stunning smooth latin jazz… perfect for setting some ambiance.