Monthly Archives: November 2004

Eight Legged Weather Reporters

I have written before about the ubiquity of spiders near our house. The orb weavers are everywhere, and “little ‘uns” (and sometimes not so little) often quantum-tunnel through our walls to become cat toys. The latest omen is not so … Continue reading

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"Ahr yoo Marree, Queen of Skots?"

“Are you Yassar Arafat, head of Palestine?” “Yes.” (sound of bashing, crashing, lots of high-pitched screaming) “I think he’s dead.” (pause) “No, I’m not.” (sound of much more bashing, crashing and high-pitched screaming) “There, that’s got it.” (pause) “No it … Continue reading

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T-Bird mail client

I’ve been using Eudora for my private email for well over a decade, paying maybe $40 a year on the upgrade treadmill. It’s been a fine program, but the rate of innovation in the package has never really pleased me. … Continue reading

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Arafat

“Sources close to the Palestinian leadership told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that Arafat was not clinically dead, as some media have reported, but he is not registering things, is not recognizing people and is not speaking.” The distinction between the above … Continue reading

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More books

More books. I picked up Adam Nicolson’s God’s Secretaries, which is about the translation, writing and most of all the politics of the King James bible. While I’m no bible fanatic, I’ve always wondered how the heck the translation was … Continue reading

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WOW

Not “Wow,” but W.O.W. — apparently the street date for World of Warcraft is Nov 23rd. Frankly, if this had been a year ago, I probably would have snapped up a subscription. Now, who has the time? I’d prefer to … Continue reading

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Schism

This is worth stealing (from http://monad.com/jces/tmp/i2.jpg): Hey, if they don’t want us, we look pretty damned partitionable. Note that all of the Chinese goods headed to Wal-Mart have to pass through us. We’ll tariff the stupid cheap-ass plastic crap going … Continue reading

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F

The military term for this is: BOHICA. I have not been this negative about an election since Reagan’s first term. The Dems are not going to recover for a long, long time. (Okay, maybe an “interim, blame-taking” term or two…). … Continue reading

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Battery U

Get the most out of your batteries: Battery University.

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