Happy New Years…

My vacation has been very enjoyable so far; after the obligatory family time, I’ve enjoyed my traveling quite a lot. New Years Eve in Singapore is interesting – the noise level since midnight has been constant and very high (it’s 12:45AM here on 1/1; I’m 16 hours ahead of California time right now here) and… Continue reading Happy New Years…

This is only a test…

Ok, this is just a test to see how well posting works from my little PDA thingee. So far I am not terribly impressed with how this site looks on the mobile screen but logging I and bringing up the post form works OK and the miniature keyboard is not half bad – if a… Continue reading This is only a test…

“P.S. I am not a dictator!”

From today’s Presidential Press Conference: Q Thank you, Mr. President. I wonder if you can tell us today, sir, what, if any, limits you believe there are or should be on the powers of a President during a war, at wartime? And if the global war on terror is going to last for decades, as… Continue reading “P.S. I am not a dictator!”

My new toy…

I bought a new PocketPC/Phone device this weekend, and switched to Sprint: PPC 6700 from Sprint All-you-can-eat mobile IP access (email and web, mainly) is a very, very cool thing. I still need a memory card for it (it’s got about 40mb of free storage on it’s own… *sigh* I remember when that would have… Continue reading My new toy…

What goes around comes around…

…and I don’t mean karma. I was reminded of a wonderful coinage I was witness to on RASFF: “The Napoleon-Clarke Law: Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice” Trying to find the exact phrasing, discovered it cited on someone’s blog. This in turn led me to another USENET post, one I missed, pointing out… Continue reading What goes around comes around…

Matthew David Edel: 10/5/1941 – 12/5/1990

15 years ago today, my father passed away. It was half my life ago, within about a month of exactly. I don’t really really think about it most of the time, but for some reason I was reminded of it last night… I actually wrote this post then, and took it down because it didn’t… Continue reading Matthew David Edel: 10/5/1941 – 12/5/1990

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No! Not the … squirrels?

Russian squirrel pack ‘kills dog’ Squirrels have bitten to death a stray dog which was barking at them in a Russian park, local media report. BBC News, Last Updated: Thursday, 1 December 2005, 18:14 GMT Passers-by were too late to stop the attack by the black squirrels in a village in the far east, which… Continue reading No! Not the … squirrels?

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Wacky Seniors file: police mistakenly impound driver with car

Police mistakenly impound driver with car TORONTO (Reuters) – An 85-year-old Canadian man spent hours inside his impounded car in freezing temperatures after his vehicle was ticketed for illegal parking and then towed to a police compound, police said on Thursday. […] “They accessed the vehicle and sure enough there was an elderly man inside.… Continue reading Wacky Seniors file: police mistakenly impound driver with car

Hey, a minor victory for the good guys…

From: Walgreen’s puts 4 Illinois pharmacists on leave for refusing to fill prescriptions for emergency contraception at AmericaBLOG I go to the pharmacy for medicine, not spiritual advice. If you’re opposed to the death penalty, don’t apply for a job as an excecutioner. If you’re allergic to animals, don’t become a vet. Refers back to… Continue reading Hey, a minor victory for the good guys…