Moving to G+

I’ve received numerous emails in the past month asking me the same question again and again: “Phillip, why are you leaving Steel White Table?” My answer: Because one blog is enough, and that blog is Mud Songs. It’s about beekeeping.

Now let us take a journey back in time…

The Littlest Birds Will Eat Peanuts From Your Hand is probably the best thing I posted to Steel White Table. Then there are my reviews of Paul Auster books. Um… what else? My Smitty’s Frog Salad was famous for about two days. All my 4 Star Movie reviews are okay, I guess (but I’ll still see you at the movies). I helped negotiate John Walkenbach’s purchase of Steel White Table back in 2008. That was a debacle. My tryst with Whole Wheat Radio was good while it lasted. I enjoyed writing my list of 30 Songs that left an impression on me. Making ribs was fun. I don’t know. I guess that’s about it.

As for my time at Steel White Table, I believe the dying words of James Tiberius Kirk sum it up well:

“It was fun. Oh my!”

And if you just can’t get enough of me, I’m on G+ for as long as that lasts.

The About page may hold the final word on Steel White Table.

So long.

Copy DOS Directory Contents To Clipboard

Here’s a neat Windows/DOS trick I betcha didn’t know about:

To copy the file and directory names from a command-line window (DOS prompt):

dir /b | clip

The “| clip” portion copies the output from the command (“dir /b” in this example) to the windows clipboard. You can then just paste into any document.

Here’s an article that provides more detail about it except you don’t need to download the “clip.exe” program if you’re using Windows 7.