i sure do bash bush a lot. easy target. like freezing ice. i was going to bash him again in this post. but decided to not.
when i show people my shiny new business cards they invariably ask the same question about my title, what's a technomancer? prometheus was a technomancer. he took technology from the gods and gave it to us primitive mortals.
bennett got a splinter in his hand yesterday. he was being very brave while mom dug it out with a needle. garrett on the other thought it was great fun to poke him, "howl bennett howl".
self censuring internet
a guy i know from school who's dumb enough to testify in congress against microsoft posted some thoughts on filtering internet content here
. it's a really elegant solution for blocking adult content at work, at public places, from children, etc. unfortunately, the only way to get the internet to police itself is to threaten it with legislation. and as soon as the the threat becomes real... so does the legislation. so much for policing oneself.
a recent news article was dissing japanese school children who said that the sun goes around the earth. the article asserted it's the earth that goes around the sun. but that's not right either. each travels in a mostly elliptical orbit around the system's center of gravity. just a pet peeve of mine. if you're going to correct someone, you'd better be damn sure you're right.
cat stevens deported
/begin sarcasm/ yay! hooray! we don't want no one promotin' peace here. we can't have any muslims stand up and say that terrorism is wrong. heavens no. that'd be awful. /end sarcasm/
i am a fan of neither basketball nor literature. finding forrester
was a good movie.
yesterday was my birthday. birthdays have changed a bit. they used to involve a lot more nudity. now there's more hand painted (literally) wrapping paper. i haven't unwrapped a present in years. i got a chair.
i went to the dmv yesterday to renew my license. i took my laptop and plenty of reading material. i didn't have an appointment because the first available anywhere in the bay area was after my license would expire. i got there just before the line formed. i sat around glancing at the monitor and listening to the computer voice waiting to hear my number. paid my $24. got my picture taken. and was out in under an hour. counting driving time it was 90 minutes start to finish. go dmv.
this season started off well. we played really well. we won 7-2. i scored. i elected not take a shot on a short handed give away break away with a few seconds left in the game. maybe that's why i'm in such a good mood this morning.
apparently the government has been cooking its books the same way enron and worldcom did. the advertised national debt is about $4 trillion dollars. which is about $15,000 per person. you owe the goverment your car. when one estimates the entire national debt it could be more like $53 trillion dollars. which is more than $200,000 per person. now you owe the government your house. enron and worldcom went bankrupt.
i predicted we'd see $3/gallon for gasoline this summer. it didn't happen. maybe i'm wrong. maybe there is an infinite amount of oil down there. maybe winged monkeys might fly out my backside.
a nice asshat chp officer wrote me up today for something so completely stupid it pisses me off to even think about it. alisa said, that was the rudist thing i've ever seen a police officer do. i'll write more later.
this great space western called firefly
had a nice seduction scene where the naked chick says something like, "i know the bible. on the eve of their wedding the woman shall open herself to the man and he shall take to her like a plow to the furrow." his reaction was, "good bible". so the next time alisa got romantic and wanted poetry i tried. really i did. but it came out something like this: "hey baby baby i wanna plow you like a field." needless to say i didn't get the same reaction as the movie's version. ah well. i was not born under a poetic planet.
terror case dismissal
the justice department dismissed terrorism charges against three detroit men because prosecutors were overzealous at best, criminal at worst. in the name of the father
in real life. again. it makes me wonder how many more non-terrorists are rotting in custody.
war on terror
bush is wrong. terrorism CAN be defeated. bush is right. terrorism cannot be defeated with war.
casey and andy
a friend of mine publishes a pretty good web comic strip
. this one
's also funny for the dnd crowd.
i came home from vacation a week earlier than alisa and the boys to "get work done." first thing i did was buy groceries: milk, carrots, grapes, cheese, chocolate, cookies, crackers, soda, pretzels.
hindu beef allergy
on the four hour flight home the guy next to me mentioned he was a true hindi and he was allergic to beef. hindi's don't eat cows. so i was understandably curious. the first thing he did when he got here was go to mcdonald's. hamburger is made from ground ham, right? so he ate big macs every day for a week. woke up one morning with a bright red skin rash. doctors quarantined him when they found out he was newly arrived from a foreign country with a strange unidentifiable disease. i guess if you're going to have a horrible allergy, it might as well be something you're not going to eat any way.