This isn’t related -directly- to Politics, but it seems to be to be applicable to the current situation, where otherwise sane people still think George Bush is fit to lead this country… One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of theRead More
How many of these make you go “I know what that is! I used to do that all the time!” IN#4 Control-Alt [SIDEKICK!] – Delete C> ^P[enter] [pause] “GodDAMMIT! “ Hmm. Cool machine. What’s this? Superzap? That must be a game! [S]pell “Tiltowait” HAHAHHA! DIE! “Sure, I got Bilestoad. Whatcha got? Ooo, Karateka! ” “I’llRead More
That’ll teach me to be heavy-handed with deleting blogspam. I inadvertantly turned off comments on my blog for about a day (from Saturday through today). Thanks as always to Lisa for finding the offending rule in my configuration. All fixed now. You may resume flamage!
I predict next Tuesday will not in fact decide who will be the next president. What will happen is we will see the largest voter turnout as a percentage of registered voters ever recorded. The vote will be close enough that there will be an immediate challenge in the courts. The fight will simply getRead More
“A political candidate who jumps to conclusions without knowing the facts is not a person you want as your commander in chief,” Bush told more than 17,000 supporters at an airport rally as he began a day of campaigning in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan. Yahoo news
Thanks to Steam for this pointer. The November 8th, 2004 issue of The American Conservative, a magazine that has as an editor the likes of Pat Buchanon, is publishing commentary stating the positions of the staff on the upcoming election. Normally, this would be a no-brainer. But not this year.
Yesterday was one of the most productive days I’ve had in ages. I did some huge revisions to CONGO‘s appserver (the core application that holds all the business logic). After being sick for a day, and having a tooth extracted earlier in the week, I was feeling edgy about the amount of stuff getting done,Read More
This afternoon I had the joyous experience of having a tooth extracted – nothing really dramatic honestly, it only took about 15 minutes, it was just unexpected. Went in to have the tooth looked at, and the x-ray showed the tooth almost totally gone. Out she comes! After getting back, and nursing some gauze, weRead More
In my delerious state, I decided to read the interview with Neal Stephenson over on my favorite geek news site Slashdot. They do a fair amount of interviewing there, but this is one of the best. Neal is in his prime. Highly recommended.
This is becoming somewhat of a pattern. After going away on business trips (in this case the trips lasted about 4 weeks), I tend to get sick when settling back into the house. Oddly, it didn’t happen during the gap between Gnomedex and Ubercon as I expected. It did however happen this week. So nowRead More
Did you know that Canadian coins stick to magnets? I was carrying around one of the spiffy Google pins I got at Gnomedex in my pocket this weekend, and noted that one of the coins I had stuck to it (quite strongly). Fishing it out, I noticed it was a Canadian quarter. Having been broughtRead More
While down at Ubercon this weekend (which was a blast, btw – if you like gaming and webcomics, this is definately the place to be. Next Ubercon is in March, 2005!), I sat down in the LAN area during a break from registration, and played Evil Genius for a while. This is one mighty warpedRead More
I’m off to Ubercon in New Jersey. This is a great gaming convention that I’ve been working with for the last few years. LAN gaming, tabletop fun, and a great vendor area. If you’re in the area, cmon by!
I’m a bike rider. I have 2 wonderful bikes – my Haluzak recumbent, and a Giant mountain / trail bike. I’m not one of those rabid riders who feel they must have top of the line equipment, lycra everything, and be emblazoned with screaming corporate colors like a mobile billboard. I ride because I enjoyRead More
From another mailing list, someone brought up this little applet (requires Java) that demonstrates a way to make very long pulldon menus navigable, by ‘zooming’ portions of the menus based on mouse position. Apple used a similar concept with the OSX Dock, which can expand the portion of the menu you’re interested in. It’s greatRead More