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Saturday, April 29, 2006

Day Off

I spent the morning sleeping until 10am. Then walked to the office to pick up a letter that I was supposed to draft an initial response to that I'd left there. Then sat on the deck and answered the letter. Then I read through the latest issue of macworld, which is like a 112 page glossy Apple advertisement delivered to your doorstep. A lame magazine, but it did teach me that buying a Macbook Pro isn't really worth it yet. That $11 subscription saved me $2,888!
The next magazine of nerdery that turned to was wired. This month's issue features Al Gore and his green ways as well as a very comprehensive guide to Online Video, which isn't online yet. I'd like to sit down and visit every one of these sites to see what it's all about, but who has the time? The next best thing is going to have to be to start typing the ones I find interesting in and linking back to them later. Heregoes:


Whew! Now it's time to go visit some of this crap!

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Delhi Driving

R and I are going to India in July for ten days.
We weren't planning on renting a car and certainly aren't after seeing this video

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Reminder

Get me one of these for the video ipod: The Invisible Shield

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This is Too Amusing

Ridiculous

"I come in the name of Go... Repeat after me, bitch! I Come in the Name of JESUS."

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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Reminder

Rich Ajax slide shows with DHTML and XML

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Reminder

Take the Brain Speed Test

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Molt Be Blog

70 hrs at the office last week = not much Molt Be Blog.... Will he update after deadline Apr 30th? Only Time will tell.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Too much

I've been working too much to keep up with entering things in here, sadly. Things are supposed to slow down on May 1st, though. Promises, promises.
In the news:
Tom Cruise is Going to Eat Holmes' Placenta - Gross. Or maybe not [UPDATE]
Two Duke Students were Arrested on Rape, Kidnapping and sexual offense charges - Finally.
Bush's New Cheif of Staff thinks that a Lame Duck can be Saved by a Staff Shakeup - Nope.
And People Took Caring-About-Thing-That-Don't-Affect-Them to a New Level by Protesting Gay Couples' Being Allowed to Roll Eggs Across a Lawn - Sad.

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Google Calendar

Google Calendar released today. You can import other calendars, share yours with others, all through your google account.

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Time waster

Classic arcade games online

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Monday, April 10, 2006

Oh Crap

US plans strike to topple Iran regime - report

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Vote for a Quarter

My friend S writes:

I have a colleague at work who has submitted two designs that have been selected by the US Mint as possible designs for the Washington State Quarter (there are 3 final designs to vote on).

The Governor is going to have final say, but public opinion counts, so click on the link below and vote (as often as you would like).

If you are looking for a little insight...#2 is lovely and a perfectly acceptable choice, but check out #3 and see the subject line for the one that I am pulling for... save the whales, people.

http://www.governor.wa.gov/quarter/


Please vote for #2 or #3! I went for #3... as did 67% of everybody else.

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Saturday, April 08, 2006

Neato

A time waster... you might need to run it in IE, though:
Desktop Blues

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Reminder

Just a note to self that I need to buy plane tickets to Miami for May 19th through 21st.... that's soon!

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Bush Lies!

Liberals rejoice! The end is nigh for these dirtbags in the Whitehouse and the Senate. Delay resigns and Bush and his press secretary get caught in bold face lies. They'll spin their way out of this by Wednesday next week at lunchtime, but it's nice to see them squirm a bit now and then.

(soon to be ex)-President Bush in September, 2003 [lies in bold]:
"I don't know of anybody in my administration who leaked classified information. If somebody did leak classified information, I'd like to know it, and we'll take appropriate action."

From the NYT:

For months, Mr. Bush and his top aides have campaigned against leaks of classified information as a danger to the nation and as criminal acts. A Washington Post report on secret overseas jails run by the C.I.A. and a New York Times report on domestic eavesdropping by the National Security Agency have led to criminal investigations, and scores of intelligence officers have been ordered to take polygraph tests.

In that context, the report that the president was himself approving a leak may do serious political damage, said Mr. Shenkman, who has a blog on presidential politics. "It does give the public such a powerful example of hypocrisy that I think it might linger for a while," he said.


McClellan Lies!
From CNN.com:
Scott McClellan argued Friday that the president staunchly opposes releasing classified information that could affect U.S. security. And he pointed out that the president reserves the right to declassify material.

Looking at the specific 2003 case, McClellan said, "Because of the public debate that was going on and some of the wild accusations that were flying around at the time, we felt it was very much in the public interest that what information could be declassified be declassified, and that's exactly what we did."

But the court documents show that Bush approved the release of the information 10 days before the White House said the information was declassified.

The information was released on July 8, 2003, according to the documents.

On July 18 of that year, McClellan told reporters "this information was just, as of today, officially declassified."


Another gem from McClellan: "There is a difference between providing declassified information to the public when it's in the public interest and leaking classified information that involved sensitive national intelligence regarding our security."

More good news! Because these "Disclosures Are Called Unrelated To Plame Case" (or so says Libby's lawyer) that means that they're unrelated to the old "ongoing investigation" saw the and Administration should be able to allow itself to talk this issue to death. That is, unless the President asks the DOJ to start an investigation of himself.

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Friday, April 07, 2006

Bush Launches DOJ Investigatoin on Self

Or at least he should: Bush Authorized Secrets' Release, Libby Testified

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A Car Story

From my brother J about his coworker: Things that Suck

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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

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Just got back from work at 11:30pm. Booooo.
Reviewing the Washington Post. Yay!
The lady basketball players at my alma mater beat Duke. Yay.
Tom Delay, like the snake he is, resigns. Double Yay.
His soul, unfortunately, will live on. Boooo.
A jury decides its a good idea to allow Moussaoui to become a martyr. Nothing says "stop killing" like more killing. Boooo.
Away messages tell people what you're doing while you're away. Duh.
and finally Congress has to deal with the issue that doesn't break along party lines (immigration) and its non-partisan nature is the biggest news since Katrina. Duh?

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Sunday, April 02, 2006

America Hates Atheists

Not so surprising articulo

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Saturday, April 01, 2006

Blog Neglect

I have to admit it, I've been neglecting this thing; using it as more of a link repository than anything else. I see something interesting, don't have time to comment on it and instead just click on the nifty little in the Google Toolbar. It's handy. I'm lazy. Enough said.
I'll blame work for taking up most of my time and not allowing me to sit around writing about what I think.... probably because I only have time to think about settlement distributions, loadfiles and queries (if that's not sad...).
R and I went to visit the GPs out in CO for four days last week. It was gorgeous. The lakes are still frozen over and allow for plenty of snowball fights and picture taking. My mom, brother and sister were all out there as well, so plenty of family time was spent. This was quite a nice change from the work, work, work all the time that's been going on here in DC. With R on a different schedule that has her leaving pretty early and working most weekends we don't see eachother during the day very much.
There is a cat on my lap. I think she purposely start to slide off onto the floor when she's falling asleep so that I'll pull her back up and pet her a bit when she's about to slip. Crafty bastard.
Big news is that R and I are going to New Delhi in July to put our tax return to good use. Won't Bush be pissed when he learns that we're spending the money we saved due to his tax cuts on an Italian airline to fly to a foreign country. "Trickle-down" my ass. HA!
On Wednesday night we went to the 930 club to see Editors and StellaStar. Both were excellent.
This evening we went to the Spring Stock party at a store in Georgetown that sells Thai and Indonesian furniture, hand woven hats, artsy purses and hand-made jewelry, among other thigs. One of our neighbors is friends with the owner and we all went out after meeting at the store to have dinner.
Now I'm back home, very sleepy and sorry that I can't write any more. Maybe tomorrow I'll actually pick a topic and really write about it. Doubtful... but it could happen.
Tomorrow night we're off to see She Wants Revenge at the Black Cat. I've never heard their music, but am assured that if I like good music, I'll like this show. The pressure is unbearable. Of course, based on this review of their album by Pitchfork... I might be dissappointed in another Interpol/Joy Division copy cat like the Killers/Bravery/Editors/etc. Then again, those bands aren't shabby and can certainly play and sing better than I.
To bed!
R and J engaged in a snowball fight. R hits. Runs.

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