The end. Or is it?

Terry Schiavo dies in hospice PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) — Terri Schiavo, the severely brain-damaged woman who spent 15 years connected to a feeding tube in an epic legal and medical battle that went all the way to the White House and Congress, died Thursday, 13 days after the tube was removed. She was 41.Read More

Bob Parsons goes off the deep end

Recently I was pointed to a series of postings on Bob Parsons blog regarding some decisions made by the company that administers the .US domain (that being Neustar). Mr. Parsons, who is the founder of GoDaddy, a very successful domain registrar, goes on to comment that the recent decision by the NTIA made it ‘illegalRead More

Sing it, bruthuh!

My friend Michael got a wonderful editorial published in the Boston Globe railing at evangelical christians… THE PORTRAIT of the Wilkersons (”For family, religion shapes politics,” Page A1, March 29) is an appalling study in the hypocrisy that has subsumed modern Evangelical Christianity. Michael Wilkerson is quite happy to wave First Corinthians 6:9-11 around toRead More

Sometimes…

… the urge to just pack up all this weird technical junk and run off to a mountain top, find some old hermit willing to teach the deep dark secrets of fiddle playing, and disappear for 20 years… is mighty hard to resist. (this “wanna run away” moment brought to you by the wonderful wailingRead More

Scientific American gives in.

Scientific American will be publishing their new policy of “Fair and Balanced Science” in the April edition. They do detail some of the reasoning for this change… In retrospect, this magazine’s coverage of so-called evolution has been hideously one-sided. For decades, we published articles in every issue that endorsed the ideas of Charles Darwin andRead More

What a let down.

David Byrne’s taste in music stinks. I tried it. I really did. But a bad cover and 2 hip hop songs later with some lady screeching in the background over a finger jabbing dork goin “Youuuuu!” over and over again. Sorry, David, I’m outta here. I’ll stick with Radio Paradise. On the flipside, he doesRead More

How far can they go?

More bad news from the runaway policies of the Bush administration. A report by the TSA itself has said they were “not entirely accurate” when they were asked point blank about security issues. They’re not saying they lied, but every indication in the report says they did, in fact, lie through their teeth repeatedly. EveryRead More

Review: Rocket Mania

Game: Rocket Mania Language: Java Category: Puzzle / Action Tested on: Debian Linux + Firefox Rating: 5 out of 5 Offered by: Popcap Games (link) Sometimes there are games you just can’t get enough of. Ones that you’ll play for hours until every muscle cramps into place, and you find yourself staggering, quasimodo like, toRead More

Java Geek Trick du Jour

I’m trying to compile some sample classes to learn how to use Apache Axis the Java webservices system. Part of Java is that it needs to know where to load class libraries from. This is normally set by the CLASSPATH environment variable. Java stores class libaries in ‘jar’ files, (java archive). Unfortunately, some apps needRead More

Review: Bookworm

Game: Bookworm Language: Java Category: Puzzle / Wordgame Tested on: Debian Linux + Firefox Rating: 4 out of 5 Offered by: Popcap Games (link) It’s been a while since I did some reviews, so lets do some catching up. Lately I’ve been angling toward wordgames, and I had remembered playing Bookworm before, so I ranRead More