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June 4, 2008
Free mp3s: 25 tracks of '81 Dylan; Free kids' browser; Death and cookies
Bob Dylan: Child's Balloon [no label, 2CD] Live at the Saenger Performing Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 10, 1981.
"This is a re-release of the 1992 KTS CD entitled Stadiums of the Damned. A great release from the start, this unknown label has gone KTS one better by eliminating much of the white noise, and bringing out the music a tad more to give the CD a smoother, more natural feel."
Opening with "Gotta Serve Somebody," its 25 tracks span gospel and earlier, with lots of classics.
Dylan sounds unusually clear, pronouncing the words and blowing harp.
"Disc Two will be available for download on June 5, 2008."
The Web without tears: Grandfather builds Web browser for autistic boy. Great story at Boston.com:
John LeSieur is in the software business, so he took particular interest when computers seemed mostly useless to his 6-year-old grandson, Zackary. The boy has autism, and the whirlwind of options presented by PCs so confounded him that he threw the mouse in frustration.
LeSieur tried to find online tools that could guide autistic children around the Web, but he couldn't find anything satisfactory. So he had one built, named it the Zac Browser For Autistic Children in honor of his grandson, and is making it available to anyone for free....
Tailored to minimize frustration, it has some distinct advantages to a lot of beginners:
Children using the Zac Browser select activities by clicking on bigger-than-normal icons, like a soccer ball for games and a stack of books for "stories." The Zac Browser also configures the view so no advertisements or other flashing distractions
The Zac Browser can be downloaded or run directly from http://www.zacbrowser.com
It's later than you think? Thoughts of death make us eat more cookies. New Scientist.
This reminds me of my two blue-haired aunts who shared an apartment -- their motto was, "You only go this way once."
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