Sunday, August 09, 2009

Light Show

Alas that I had to work today. The lightning show that has been playing for hours has been incredible. It has been more than a decade since I've seen anything like this. I hope that someone, somewhere has some good photographs of this storm. I just heard another drum beat.

Monday, December 31, 2007

test 1


"I don't know if he throws a spitball but he sure spits on the ball."

 -- Stengel

The End is Nigh

It is the last day of the year. I think that 2008 will be a good year.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Google is Great

I have just, for about the fifth time, reset my google password. This is getting boring. Each time, I send myself an email with the new password so even if I forget it, I can't forget it. However, it never, ever seems to work. Let's see if this one sticks. So far, I am not impressed with the 'new' blogger.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Ronald Reagan and Conservatism

I have been wandering the web tonight and I tripped over a reference to a speech by Ronald Reagan on Michelle Malkin's site. This speech was given soon after he took office, in March of 1981. In it, he describes what he thinks 'conservatism' means.

Mr. Reagan has become something of a saint for U.S. conservatives but do they actually pay any attention to him?

Now, during our political efforts, we were the subject of much indifference and often times intolerance, and that’s why I hope our political victory will be remembered as a generous one and our time in power will be recalled for the tolerance we showed for those with whom we disagree.

Whatever his faults were — and like the rest of us he had them — to my awareness, Mr. Reagan was a generous and decent man.

I find these missing from political debate in the U.S. Perhaps I'm blind and simply don't see it. Will this be remembered as a time of tolerance for those with whom we disagree?

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Old Mouse

This morning, I trashed my mouse. It was an Apple Mighty Mouse. Alas, while it may have been Apple, it was surely not mighty. It is the last mouse that I buy from Apple. My new mouse is an old mouse — also an Apple mouse but this time simply a wireless mouse. I'm going to miss the trackball. Actually, I already do. Tomorrow, I think that I'll order a Razer mouse. The sluggishness of the Apple mice wears upon me. Hopefully, someone else will someday produce a good mouse with a trackball instead of a scroll wheel. I don't know why others haven't adopted this yet since it's so much nicer to use. For Apple mice however, the lousy excuse for buttons and the resistance to maintenance that the Mighty Mouse offered, rendered it second rate despite the trackball.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

At the Glass Maze

Behind the Scenes at the Microsoft Zune Design Laboratory

Lead Designer: [Holding up an iPod] Ok, so we want to make one of these.

Associate Designer: Embrace and extend one of these, you mean.

LD: Right, right. [Nods] Right. So are we done?

AD: Well, no. We have to design it.

LD: I thought we were embracing their design.

AD: No, Jobs has good lawyers. We need to do lots of extending.

This is fun.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Those accursed Habs...

The Leafs are playing the Canadiens and they're in overtime now. Saku Koivu has scored twice tonight, including the tieing goal. Damn!

MySpace SPAM Generator

Thank you MySpace! At the end of September, I opened an account at MySpace. I'm not sure why, I was probably drunk, but anyways, there it is. I created a new email address exclusively for this project. I promptly forgot about it. Today, I logged into my ISP and then noticed this email address. I decided to set my mail client to read it. What did I find? Hundreds of SPAM! A single instance of usage and I get hundreds of SPAM. MySpace sucks!