The lack of posts recently…

…has a very simple explanation. First, we had a big deadline at work. And now I’m on vacation. I may drop by with some vacation pictures, or I may not… but I’ll be back to my regularly scheduled procrastination, humor, and political repostings come April 5th. Until then, and barring the odd vacation photo I… Continue reading The lack of posts recently…

Cool “round” numbers and the Unix Epoch

Via Lawrence You on the SSRC mailing list: http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/03/17/169200 Posted by CmdrTaco on Thursday March 17, @01:38PM from the everyone-make-balloon-animals dept. initsix writes “Break out your party hats. According to http://www.onlineconversion.com/unix_time.htm , Unix time is supposed reach 1111111111 on Fri, 18 Mar 2005 01:58:31 GMT That’s only 1036372537 seconds from 2^31 (ie Tue, 19 Jan… Continue reading Cool “round” numbers and the Unix Epoch

A good trend for Democracy in America

I’m really quite pleased by the trend of politicians posting on blogs; I realize that those on the right will also be doing it, but the ones I’ve seen so far from the center-liberal side of things are refreshing — although I hesitate to use the term “left,” even for such worthies as Senator Feingold.… Continue reading A good trend for Democracy in America

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It’s sorta depressing…

To realize just how much my brother is cooler than I am. Then again, I’ve got my own blessings to count, but other than spending 10 years together with the best girlfriend and wife in the world (Hi Marie 🙂 ) I don’t think I could name 9 others things I’ve done that are coolinteresting… Continue reading It’s sorta depressing…

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Geez I’m lame – another one of those quizlet things…

You are the rare, the overlooked, yet incredibly useful dodecahedron: the d12. You are a creative, romantic soul. You often act without thinking, but make up for your lack of plans with plenty of heart. You easily solve problems that stump others, but your answers tend to put you into even deeper trouble. You write… Continue reading Geez I’m lame – another one of those quizlet things…

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Bull Moose

I don’t read his blog all that regularly, but perhaps I should… a good post on the impact of our national debt on the China-Taiwan situation today. Sadly, his post “Gaming Cons” had nothing to do with things like GenCon.

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The big name blogs are just FUNNY today…

From DailyKOS – Friday Night Snark: Focus on Your Own Damn Family Through his parents, I have been granted access to the following excerpts from a log prepared by an individual I will identify only as “Todd”. Todd’s diary entries consist in large part of a series of reports intended for Dr. James Dobson of… Continue reading The big name blogs are just FUNNY today…

Next stop, Judgement Day…

Humanoids With Attitude: Japan Embraces New Generation of Robots TOKYO — Ms. Saya, a perky receptionist in a smart canary-yellow suit, beamed a smile from behind the “May I Help You?” sign on her desk, offering greetings and answering questions posed by visitors at a local university. But when she failed to welcome a workman… Continue reading Next stop, Judgement Day…

There are still some good guys left in Washington…

OK, I realize this is not his main point in the piece, but I this bit from a new diary of Senator Feingold’s on MyDD really impresed me: At a time in the country when we need free and open discourse, when the Senate is rubber stamping a bankruptcy bill which hurts those who have… Continue reading There are still some good guys left in Washington…

As if we needed more reason to believe Wal-Mart was evil…

How does the number-one retailer maintain an image of low prices? First, by actually making sure its prices are lower than its competitors, at least on key items. These items are called “price-sensitive” items in the industry, and it is commonly believed that the average consumer knows the “going price” of fewer than 100 items.… Continue reading As if we needed more reason to believe Wal-Mart was evil…

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