Conceived above a saloon, delivered into this world by a masked man identified by his heavily sedated mother as Captain Video, raised by a kindly West Virginian woman, a mild-mannered former reporter with modest delusions of grandeur and no tolerance of idiots and the intellectually dishonest.
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The sordid details...
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Saturday, November 08, 2008
On auxiliary power...
The move is more or less complete- as far as transferring stuff goes- but communications (phones) and sensors (televisions) aren't up yet, and the Internet connection is jury-rigged like a Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
As for my office... remember how the bridge of the Reliant looked after the second attack in Star Trek II? Sorta like that. But with seven shelties and two cats wandering aimlessly amidst the wreckage.
At least Khan didn't have to worry about litter boxes.
Friday, November 07, 2008
Off the air
The major part of the move is complete, but there is still a ton of stuff to transfer and set up. Check back on Monday; and have a great weekend!
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Photo of the day
Shelties are smart dogs...
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Quote of the day
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a
nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by
the content of their character.
-Martin Luther King, Jr (1929-68) speech, Washington, DC (Aug 28, 1963)
Help me, Obi-Wan... er.. Wolf
CNN's "hologram" technology.
Respect where it's due
In his gracious concession speech, Senator McCain demonstrated that he is, indeed, a man of honor:
"My friends, we have- we have come to the end of a long journey. The American people have spoken, and they have spoken clearly.
"A little while ago, I had the honor of calling Senator Barack Obama to congratulate him.
"To congratulate him on being elected the next president of the country that we both love.
"In a contest as long and difficult as this campaign has been, his success alone commands my respect for his ability and perseverance. But that he managed to do so by inspiring the hopes of so many millions of Americans who had once wrongly believed that they had little at stake or little influence in the election of an American president is something I deeply admire and commend him for achieving.
"This is an historic election, and I recognize the special significance it has for African-Americans and for the special pride that must be theirs tonight.
"I've always believed that America offers opportunities to all who have the industry and will to seize it. Senator Obama believes that, too.
"But we both recognize that, though we have come a long way from the old injustices that once stained our nation's reputation and denied some Americans the full blessings of American citizenship, the memory of them still had the power to wound.
"A century ago, President Theodore Roosevelt's invitation of Booker T. Washington to dine at the White House was taken as an outrage in many quarters.
"America today is a world away from the cruel and frightful bigotry of that time. There is no better evidence of this than the election of an African-American to the presidency of the United States.
"Let there be no reason now for any American to fail to cherish their citizenship in this, the greatest nation on Earth.
"Senator Obama has achieved a great thing for himself and for his country. I applaud him for it, and offer him my sincere sympathy that his beloved grandmother did not live to see this day. Though our faith assures us she is at rest in the presence of her creator and so very proud of the good man she helped raise.
"Senator Obama and I have had and argued our differences, and he has prevailed. No doubt many of those differences remain.
"These are difficult times for our country. And I pledge to him tonight to do all in my power to help him lead us through the many challenges we face.
"I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him, but offering our next president our good will and earnest effort to find ways to come together to find the necessary compromises to bridge our differences and help restore our prosperity, defend our security in a dangerous world, and leave our children and grandchildren a stronger, better country than we inherited.
"Whatever our differences, we are fellow Americans. And please believe me when I say no association has ever meant more to me than that.
"It is natural. It's natural, tonight, to feel some disappointment. But tomorrow, we must move beyond it and work together to get our country moving again.
"This campaign was and will remain the great honor of my life, and my heart is filled with nothing but gratitude for the experience and to the American people for giving me a fair hearing before deciding that Senator Obama and my old friend Senator Joe Biden should have the honor of leading us for the next four years.
"I would not- I would not be an American worthy of the name should I regret a fate that has allowed me the extraordinary privilege of serving this country for a half a century.
"Today, I was a candidate for the highest office in the country I love so much. And tonight, I remain her servant. That is blessing enough for anyone, and I thank the people of Arizona for it.
"Tonight- tonight, more than any night, I hold in my heart nothing but love for this country and for all its citizens, whether they supported me or Senator Obama.
"I wish Godspeed to the man who was my former opponent and will be my president. And I call on all Americans, as I have often in this campaign, to not despair of our present difficulties, but to believe, always, in the promise and greatness of America, because nothing is inevitable here.
"Americans never quit. We never surrender.
"We never hide from history. We make history.
"Thank you, and God bless you, and God bless America. Thank you all very much."
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Bumper sticker of the day
No, you can't
(Thanks to Rafal Sulejman for the link.)
Quote of the day
If a nation cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
-John F. Kennedy
Yes, we can
Monday, November 03, 2008
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Quote of the day
Screwed? We're way beyond screwed. The light from screwed will take years to reach us.
-Roseanne Barr (b. 11/03/1952)
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Shirley, you must be kidding...
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The firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address is now something other than email@example.com saga.
kgbreport.com used to be kgb.com until December, 2007 when the domain name broker Trout Zimmer made an offer I couldn't refuse. Giving up kgb.com and adopting kgbreport.com created a significant problem, however. I had acquired the kgb.com domain name in 1993, and had since that time used firstname.lastname@example.org as my sole e-mail address. How to let people know that email@example.com was no longer firstname.lastname@example.org but rather email@example.com which is longer than firstname.lastname@example.org and more letters to type than email@example.com and somehow less aesthetically pleasing than firstname.lastname@example.org but actually just as functional as email@example.com? I sent e-mails from the firstname.lastname@example.org address to just about everybody I knew who had used email@example.com in the past decade and a half but noticed that some people just didn't seem to get the word about the firstname.lastname@example.org change. So it occurred to me that if I were generate some literate, valid text in which email@example.com was repeated numerous times and posted it on a bunch of different pages- say, a blog indexed by Google- that someone looking for firstname.lastname@example.org would notice this paragraph repeated in hundreds of locations, would read it, and figure out that email@example.com no longer is the firstname.lastname@example.org they thought it was. That's the theory, anyway. email@example.com. Ok, I'm done. Move along. Nothing to see here...
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