Wednesday, August 31, 2005

another bad decision != shock

Former Clinton Advisor: "No One Can Say they Didn't See it Coming" - International - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News: "... the Bush administration cut New Orleans flood control funding by 44 percent to pay for the Iraq war."

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


BREITBART.COM - Just The News: "Religious ... " extremist " ... Pat Robertson called ... for the assassination ..."

Silly me. I thought that was the type of headline that I was supposed to hear about from other countries, not my own. How depressing, that a man who claims to be a Christian would call for the assassination of a foreign leader. Or anyone, really.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

friends don't let friends run Windows - Worm strikes down Windows 2000 systems - Aug 16, 2005: "Microsoft in 'emergency response' as worm reported..."

How many times does this have to happen? Will it be more critical systems next time? What if a Windows virus hits computers at a hospital? Or at an air traffic control center? I don't want it to happen, but if the world doesn't move toward an environment of diversity in operating systems, it probably will.

Even the state of Indiana recently realized a cost savings by offering Linspire Linux-based operating systems to schools across the state. They will save money up front, and over time, as maintenance costs will be generally lower than comparable Windows-based systems.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Don't blame Apple for DMB "CD"

The Official Dave Matthews Band Website Guide To Defeating Copy Protection For Fair Use
I put "CD" in quotes because any CD that has copy protection isn't really a Compact Disc according to proper standards. Please don't blame Apple or anyone else for a record label's shortsighted decision to intentionally disable and damage DMB's album with copy protection.
How does the copy protection help if an unencrypted, unencumbered Audio CD can be burned of the complete album anyway? Seems to me you're only making those who legitimately buy an album jump through hoops to enjoy it to its fullest. Meanwhile, true pirates will burn a CD from Windows Media Player once, then take that CD and copy it to sell on the streets.

Christian paradox in USA

The Christian Paradox ( "... the overwhelmingly Christian American nation trails badly in all these categories, categories to which Jesus paid particular attention."

Friday, August 12, 2005

List of county prefixes for Indiana license plates

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles
This is a numerical list, that is, arranged by numbers, of all the Indiana counties and their corresponding numbered designations on Indiana state BMV issued license plates.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005


FRESNO / Girl, 11, to go on trial for rock incident / Mayor stands by police in face of ethnic bias claim
No comment.

yet another use of duct tape

Use #597: Fix the space shuttle.
My Way News: "And if that didn't work, he was supposed to use a hacksaw put together ... with ... duct tape."