10.20.2008

Computer tips--not just for your grandmother

I expected all of these to be old hat, but they weren't. I learned a thing or two (literally--one or two things). Did you know that tab + shift allows you to jump through a form backwards?

I haven't read the comments yet, but I feel like there are probably some gems in there, too.

10.06.2008

Mental health parity and amusing Rashbam

  1. Yay for the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007. It's about time. I am so glad that this made it into the bailout bill. I don't quite get how these two issues are related, but whatever. I guess it's more like they got bundled together with other issues and they were all passed and signed into law as a unit. (8th grade civics was a woefully long time ago.) I am also impressed with the bipartisan nature of this bill and hope that this bodes well for future health care reform in the US.

  2. For a good time see the Rashbam [medieval commentary] on Genesis 24:1, "ברך את אברהם בכל" (Warning: I have an interesting idea of what constitutes a "good time" sometimes. I don't want to get your hopes up--it was more momentarily amusing and interesting enough to share with someone in the beit midrash than a long-lasting "good time.")