How to Season a Cast Iron Pot. I blame all this on Liz, by the way.
> The patent system is so broken that any bozo with money to spend can buy a portfolio of patents, do nothing with them, then sue a company that actually is creating value.
I really want to be asked to be a part of one of these think tank speculative fiction / future-casting affairs where someone asks you a question like: *Would contact with extraterrestrials benefit or harm humanity?* Discuss. [Discovery has more on the results of one such exercise held at Penn State].
I like knowing the outcome of things in which I am deeply involved. And so I am trying my hand at designing the basic layout for _Genius Loci_. What amazes me is how much I have forgotten: I paid off my graduate school debt working with Pagemaker, which is InDesign’s antecedent — Adobe having bought the application from Aldus, or acquired Aldus (like they would later acquire Macromedia).
Here are some useful links:
* [A Site about Nothing](http://www.asiteaboutnothing.net/c_indesign.html) has a nice page which gives the basics of getting type to sit on a baseline and capturing it with paragraph styles.
Amazing skill. Nice camera work. Good sound. (I have no desire to do any of this, but I would like to learn basic parkouring.)