Friday, August 03, 2007

New Poet Laureate: Charles Simic

Charles Simic

Thanks to the WashingtonPost....

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Ain't gonna study war no more...ok, maybe just a little

I naively believed in peace. I believed that when candidates began talking about the mistakes that got us into and keep us in the Iraq conflict ... that they would not make those mistakes. The next round of candidates would not 'study war' but rather would celebrate peace... Golly-gee-whizzikers, I am naive. | The War We Need to Win

The time has come to turn the page on a failed approach.

We must stop fighting the wrong war and start fighting the war we need to win.

The next President of the United States must commit to getting our troops out of Iraq and taking the fight to the terrorists. We must reinforce our mission in Afghanistan with additional troops. We must press Pakistan and President Musharraf to close down terrorist training camps and stop the Taliban from using Pakistan as a safe-haven. If Musharraf acts, we will stand with him. But if Pakistan will not act against Osama bin Ladin and the terrorists who killed 3,000 Americans, we will. These are achievable goals, and when I am president we will wage the war we need to win with a comprehensive strategy

Oh well, guess we'll study war some more...

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87% of the people equals roughly an 'overwhelming majority'...

Of seemingly STUPID people?

Pew Research Center: Public Blames Media for Too Much Celebrity Coverage

An overwhelming majority of the public (87%) says celebrity scandals
receive too much news coverage
. This criticism generally holds across
most major demographic and political groups. Virtually no one thinks
there is too little coverage of celebrity scandals, according to new
national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the

Emphasis mine! Let 87% of the public STOP BUYING TRASH and we will see how the media covers celebrity anything.

NEWS FLASH: Overwhelming majority of public are featherless bi-peds. Film at 11:00....

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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Microsoft takes careful its own foot.

Mary Jo reports ...

» Ad-funded Microsoft Works pilot starting soon | All about Microsoft |
The Works 9.0 SE (which isn’t an acronym for anything, according to
Senior Product Manager Melissa Stern) version will be a desktop-client
product. Ads — from vendors which Microsoft declined to disclose — will
appear in the Works task pane and task launcher. The ads will be served
up by Microsoft’s display-ad platform, Stern said.
So, my question is... didn't Microsoft learn the Opera lesson? People just won't sit still for embedded ads ... or they will find an alternative. Like FireFox, perhaps?

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Sure do miss him...

Was visiting a Cozy Shack and saw this...just pulls at the heart strings...

Feeping Creatures

Uh, Ken... Could you be just a wee bit more specific?

Digital Common Sense » ScribeFire - Dying from Feeping Creaturism

Except for 'working correctly with Blogger' I am not sure I see the feeping creatures to which you refer.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

WSJ should be ashamed

Security Musings: Getting around IT?

The Wall Street Journal had an article today Ten Things your IT Department Won’t Tell You

Publishing this kind of article is just plain wrong. While 'security through ignorance' has been shown impractical there is no excuse for 'educating' users in methods of circumventing security best practices.

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Repeat after me...

gapingvoid: "cartoons drawn on the back of business cards": s.f. update

[REPEAT AFTER ME: "Hugh got to hang out with Evelyn Rodriguez and I didn't. I am insanely jealous etc etc etc."]

Ok, you got me...

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He's got it bad...can you help?

Now, I need your help.
Does anyone have copies of the other 3(Bart, Lisa, Homer) that they do
not plan to keep ? If so, I beg of you to send them to me. I would
gladly reimburse for the price of the mag and mailing costs

Sandwich Flats

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