So, Iowa is over. Romney came in second to Huckabee -- I know I didn't see that coming. The interesting thing, I think, is the dominance of Obama. I've seen references to both Huckabee and Edwards as being HueyLongish, but really Obama seems more like that to me. The whole, speaking truth to power, all while milking the powers that be for all they're worth, pretty much sums up Long. But what do I know?
Anyway, this just makes me think of Greenspun's
take on Obama. Of course, Greenspun later on went on to predict
an Obama victory and some effects following it. And it wouldn't surprise
me a bit if it all happens exactly like he says.
Interesting interview with some guy who wrote a Lincoln book. The part that I liked is about 3/4 of the way down:
I decided I would try and piece together this Lincoln Heritage Trail that my parents had taken me on when I was a kid. I tried to find a map. I looked on the Internet, asked everyone I could. Couldn't find anything about the Lincoln Heritage Trail.Yes, I live on the Lincoln Heritage Trail, thank you very much. I think I need to read this book now, too.
via Arts & Letters Daily, which if you are an
unrepentant web surfer like me, and you like to read more than the latest Fark
headline ("Guess the plot. Article contains the words 'Bowling,' 'Drunk,'
'Trailer,' 'Grandkids,' 'Shooting,' 'Leroy' and 'Dreads.' Difficulty: West
Virginia") you really should be checking regularly.
So, Fark tells me that there was a triple murder in Reno last weekend. One of the primary suspects turns out to be a former McQueen High School football player.
Why, oh why, must web companies force us into their latest and greatest crap? This morning I fire up my computer, and as usual iceweasel opens automatically to my home page of my.yahoo.com. What do I get?
Hmm... your browser is not officially supported.By the way, I am still using the old yahoo mail, because the new one is such a blasted resource hog/outlook clone. If I wanted outlook, I'd use outlook, OK? I don't want a big email client in my dang browser.
Of course, if you're a regular reader of this blog (hah, poor you) then you know that list of "supported browsers" is likely to throw me into conniptions, anyway; I'm sure you've noticed that there are no browsers supported in Linux. "Firefox 1.5 or higher (Windows and Mac)"
Anyway, just want to vent some irritation. I like the last caveat, too:
You can proceed to the My Yahoo! Beta. However, please note that we cannot provide technical support for your browser.Yeah, like yahoo is so outstanding with their technical support already -- not that I blame them, it's free for crying out loud, why should people expect tech support? I know, I know -- because people are idiots, that's why.
Posted in the morning, after first booting up [ /computers ]
I remember thinking in the past that I might not appreciate the song "Water" by The Who if I had my own little girl. Well, now I do, and I listened to the song again. It's impossible for me to consider the song as anything but silly -- so it is still cool.
My oldest son is now in Cub Scouts. He is there right now, in fact. My wife told me that earlier today, she took him around the block (which in itself is just sad -- when was it that an 8-year-old had to be accompanied around the block?) to sell the popcorn for his fundraiser. No one would buy any. Sure, we're not in the richest neighborhood, but still -- no one would buy any. Here I sit at the computer, and on the desk in front of me sit a half-dozen door hangers for the fundraiser, on each of which my son has written his name, and that he will be back on Friday to pick them up. They are all still sitting here.
OK, itunes just notified me that "an updated version" is available. So
I go ahead and click on the upgrade button. I just upgraded a few weeks
ago, but no big deal. But it brings up a blasted click-through license
agreement. Every time I upgrade I gotta read all this crap? That's it,
I'm through. Are there any good itunes alternatives out there? Any
thing as feature-rich as, say, amarok? I am stuck with Windows on this
computer, I'm afraid... And no, Windows Media Player is not an option I
will agree to, and I don't think Winamp has progressed that much in the
last few years.
So, Slate deems it necessary to explain to bloggers how to name their blogs, huh? Boy, I sure feel special, since I hit on Rule #1.
Boy, talk about a generic blog. What can I say, I'm not a design guy. My brother says he'll design a template for me if I want...
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Marvelous ways to waste an afternoon