Poem Gif

Playing around with the unfortunately named LiceCap. I have messed about with it before, but I don’t remember it being so dead easy to use.  Thanks to Aaron Davis for the reminder.

I copied a short story I wrote for Mastodon’s #shortstories hashtag and then pasted it into iWriter, my no-frills writing space.  I captured it with Licecap as I edited live with one take. Licecap generated the gif automatically. Here it is:

Sorry that the type is so small. I can see using this as a way to demonstrate revision in poetry, how idiosyncratic it is, how shallow it often is, how much deeper it needs to be.

If you click on the gif it is much bigger  and you can see how much the cursor jinks and janks across the page.  I was not aware of how much I did this. It is not just a nervous tic, but a reflection of something going on elsewhere in my mind.  At least it seems that way.  Fruitful research here on  mouse/mind behavior? I wonder if it parallels the jittering of the eye, the saccades. 



Down the Drain: The 19 Best Shower Beers

Glorious. Foolhearty. IPA’s for the a.m. crowd. In the shower.


Drinking in the morning is no longer a sign that you have a problem with alcohol; it’s mandatory for getting through the day without committing a series of grisly homicides, then going on the run. The single problem with getting a little liquor in your system to face the daily grind is finding the time […]

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An Experiment in Gendered Discussion Domination

I ran across this very interesting and simple way to measure how much men and women talk in a public space.  It is called “Are Men Talking Too Much?”


Are men talking too much?

Check who’s dominating the conversation

Please don’t be aggrieved about the fact that the timer buttons are titled “dude” and “not dude”. That’s part of the humor in this. I am considering using this secretly in my fall comp classes and then trying it publicly. Mostly harmless.