The Freshly Pressed posts
(“Freshly Pressed” posts were daily selections by WordPress of the most interesting and noteworthy posts on WordPress. Pied Type posts were selected on two occasions. The feature was replaced in 2015 by “Discover.”)
GRANDMA GETS A SMARTPHONE — August 11, 2012
Actually, despite the title, I don’t exactly have my new phone in hand yet. In theory I should have it, but there have been a few stumbling blocks along the way.
First there were about two days of intensive web surfing and browsing, trying to make sense of all the calling plans offered by the four main carriers — Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T. I had pretty much dismissed AT&T before I even started, based on all I’d heard the last couple of years about …
ACOSTA’S ‘CRAYONS’ MURAL RECALLS SANDY HOOK — December 27, 2012
This 6′ × 24′ graffiti mural is the work of Gamma Acosta, Longmont, Colo. “Crayons” is his statement about the Sandy Hook school massacre, done a day later. It’s gone now, boards and all, to an anonymous art collector who wanted it preserved. Normally Acosta, who paints on his uncle’s vacant building, would have painted over it to make way for his next mural. This is the first time in five years that one of his murals has …