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Snippets #20, Tuesday, 17.Jul.2001     (ISSN 1530-9622)


_______________S N I P P e T S

_________________________from James S. Huggins' Refrigerator Door

___________________________________#20, Tuesday, 17.Jul.2001

_____________________________________________ISSN 1530-9622


_____1. Quotations

_____2. Ephemerae

_____3. Two Requests

__________1. QUOTATIONS

I have just added these quotations to my website. You can see these and more
by going to the Quotations section at

I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to
depend simply upon himself.
         — Lone Man (Isna-la-wica), Teton Sioux

Women are adaptable to what the man presents to her. If he presents
affection she presents affection. If he presents anger then that is what she
gives back. And if he present stupidity, then she adapts to the fact that
she has to do the thinking for the both of them.
         — Tina Cleland

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering
what the hell happened.
         — anonymous

__________2. EPHeMeRAe

every day interesting “stuff” crosses my desk. Some isn’t important enough
to put on my site in any permanent way. But it is interesting enough to put
there somehow, quickly, at least for a while.

These are ephemerae: collections of temporary, transitory tidbits. 

I have the details and links to all of these items at

Addicted to the Net: 
I am not addicted!!

Scientific American (01.Aug.2001), “Touchy-Feely Computing”:
Logitech’s new mouse adds tactile sensations to the web surfing experience.
For example, if you mouse across a desktop program icons, it shakes “like
dice in a cup”. When mousing over a menu bar, “it feels like a set of
chattering false teeth”. When over a pull-down menu, “it hums like an
electric shaver”. “The most noticeable sensation is the bump that occurs
when the cursor crosses a hot link or menu choice.”

Vancouver Sun (13.Jul.2001), “Mother Duck’s ‘Bird Brain’ Saves Ducklings”:
When a family of ducklings fell down a Vancouver sewer grate their mother
did what any parent would do. She got help from a passing police officer.
Vancouver police officer Ray Peterson admitted he was not sure what to make
of the duck that grabbed him by the pant leg. Article includes photo. Also a
reference to Reuters story on the same event.

__________3. TWO ReQUeSTS

I have two requests for you.

First, if you encounter something you think I might enjoy sharing, please
forward it to me. I'd love to hear from you.

And, second, if you know of anyone else who might appreciate receiving
Snippets, forward a copy to them so that they can subscribe.

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