Saturday, December 17, 2005

Religion and Societies Problems

Here is paper from The Journal of Religion and Society about the connections between social problems and Religion. I have said for some time that the organisized religion (Specifically Christianity) will be the ruin of western society . Look at what is happening to our country now with an openly born again Christian at its helm. Anyway go read the paper ,it is a long one so set aside some time. The link below goes directly to the html version.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Man! our government is awesome............

Look out ! Baby terrorists,Granny Terrorists Senator terrorists. It seems you dont even have to be able to talk of stand up on your own to be a danger to national security go read this Reuters story on Cnet News

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Me Write Book



Well it is about time...
Bigfoot has finally gotten together with a writer and written his memoir. I know I will be picking it up . You should too. Here is a handy link .

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Dean Gray Tuesday

Today is Dean Gray Tuesday. The evil music industry just cant get it and are still trying to stifle creativity . GO download this mashup and if you can host it. Idont have much bandwitdth so I am just telling you about it and turning gray for the day. I did it for Danger mouse and I didnt even really like the Grey albun that much.Its only fair .

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Right wing way

Ahh, an excellent example of the thing about right wingers that pisses me off .They all seem to think that their way is the only way, their religion is the only religion, and everyone should bend and conform to suit what they want. Some ass emails this blogger who gives away content free, FREE, beacause he has to actually put an effort into getting the FREE stuff.
The effort is too read the opinion (or skip over) the opinion of the guy who gives him the FREE Stuff.
What is the matter with these people.

Watch What You Say George

Good ol' George slips up again and tells us what he really thinks about our country. Someone should explain to him that he is not king.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Helpful Hint for Cell Phone Users

Here is a handy hint to avoid pissing people off or hurting their feelings (Depending on the situation) . NEVER USE THE IGNORE FEATURE . Please axcuse the terrible all caps yealling . Just silence the ringer then the person calling will more likely think you dont have your phone handy or didnt hear it ring. If you hit the ignore button ,sending the caller directly to voicemail they know you looked at he screen saw their name and didnt want to talk to them. That sucks, Be Nice No one want to be snubbed.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Birthday ...oh boy

Yes today is my birthday.
I am 0011001100110110.
That is all I have to say about that.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Pat Robertson secret Slayer Fan


Pat robertson caught proving that he is secretly a Slayer fan. I bet he rocks God Hates Us All before every show.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Best RSS Experience Yet

If you read RSS feeds you should definately try google's Reader. This is beta but I wouldnt change a thing ,I have tried quite a few and this is the simplist and best i have used so far .It just puts all the new feed items along the side and you just click on them and read . N flders just all feed items frm all the sources you chooose and finding the feeds is as easy as a gogle search with a subscribe button. Google is Super

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Jonathan Coulton

After discovering ,as many have ,some thanks to me Jonathan Coulton's most excellent cover of Baby Got Back. I listened to some of his other music and liked it enough to pluck the feed and get a swell new song each week. You should do the same.

Windows Sucks

I am certain this is not breaking news to anyone but Windows sucks. It may be sort of my fault being I was messing with things Microsoft doesn't want you to ,but that doesn't make windows suck any less. I was going to use a different shell (Litestep) just for fun and it didn't work properly . This wouldn't be such a problem except I was working with nothing the shell didn't load at all and being I use WinME (why I do not know) and there is no option to go to command line at boot. I popped in a Knoppix Disk and edited the ini file so explorer would be the shell again but when I started windows up it is all 640x480 and no mouse at all . This is exactly the sort of thing I will never understand .I did nothing to anything that has anything to do with display or mouse . After slow and only sort of successful attempts at backing up my music ,photos etc. I began the search for a solution. Well I fought with this for a while reading numerous forum posts dug around the so called knowledge base and so on. Eventually I just went back to an older registry back up and everything was fine and then I experienced that which can only happen after computer frustration. Geek euphoria . I know, I didn't gain access to some secure database or break some new DRM but the feeling is similar on a lesser scale.
BTW Google is super.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Reincarnation

My dog Muni has been on the way out for a couple of weeks . He died the the other night . The next thing is to explain to my 3 year old .She had been pretty easy with the whole death thing having a pet rat and a couple of fish die. I was a bit afraid this one would be a little different. But she was completely cool about it and has given the best kid quote so far (if a little odd).When told that Muni had died she stated very a matter of factually "Well maybe he will come back as sunglasses."
I wonder what does one do in a previous existence to come back as sunglasses ?

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

A gallery of walls with stuff written on

Ok, Ok, I am doing it again but this is really worth looking at for some time.


A gallery of walls with stuff written on

Paige Pooler Illustration

Ok I know posting links to other people rather than writing something interesting is pretty lame but her work is really swell.

Paige Pooler Illustration

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Exactly what is wrong with everything

As I read a post on BoingBoing about the lawsuit The Internet Archive is involved in over the wayback machine. I fail to see and keep in mind this is the first thought that came to me as I read, how the pages stored there are any different than news papers on those wonderul microfisch at the library. If companies are allowed to have complete conteol over all advertising and information from there past with the ability to erase anything that might show them in a negative light whats to stop the them from rewriting history all together.

Boing Boing: Internet Archive sued over Wayback Machine

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Volkswagen People

I own a VW New Beetle . I was hesitant to buy one even though I like them (aside from the motor being at the wrong end) as they border on being one of those cars guys just cant drive. I found one that was lowered riding on big wheels with really dark tint so that made it OK . Anyway , I have always owned Volkswagens , my first car was a Karmann Ghia and it just went on from there numerous beetles ,busses and so on. There always was a camaraderie amongst VW owners . We would wave at each other talk at gas stations sort of the same thing as motorcycle people do. The sad thing I have noticed lately is that this apparently isn't the case with new generation VW owners (Water Pumpers) .I wave at other beetle owners and seldom even get a nod . So sad, maybe they just bought their VW like thinking it was just an ordinary car. I think VW needs to screen potential buyers or something .

Friday, June 03, 2005

Man reason is swell (Super Film for Geeks too)

A really intersting documentary and some insight into why. If everyone would just use their head so many problems would dissapear.
ASCII by Jason Scott: Why the BBS Documentary is Creative Commons

Monday, April 11, 2005

My poor understanding of macroeconomics. or Gas,Coke and Smoke ,America's precious commodities

It would seem that gasoline, Coca Cola, and cigarettes are the most important things in american life. I derive this statement from the fact that these are the three things that we tolerate daily swings in the price of ,with no obvious justification. I have been to the fuel pump two days in a row at the same place and paid 30 cents more the second day for a gallon of gasoline . I know, as so deftly explained by a much more business minded friend of mine , that this change is simple supply and demand and if one guy changes his price others will follow ,BlaBlaBla. This is exactly the issue. This sort of greed is exxactly the sort of behaviour that has american society in the state it is in . At risk of sounding communist, wouldn't it be better all around if suppliers only made enough profit for comfort ? admittedly this woyuld of course be up for interpretation ( one mans comfort etc). Greed and selfishness , greed and selfishness. Hereis my coompletely idealist point of view arguement : I know full well that would the tank truck at the gas station comes on a set day and that tank of gas cost a certain amount how is it that between trucks the rice can swing so greatly ? I know the answer is that the big company is just greedy and often times the little station owner is greedy as well. It doesn't have anything to do with who shot who in the middle east or how the vote in congress went as to drilling through the spotted owl's nest. It all really comes down to hey I want some more money. The big mystery is the same sort of thing goes on with Coke and cigarettes how is that are the coca nut barons and tobacco sheiks demanding more for their products too? Note: I don't smoke, I am just way too observant and probably looking for something else to rant about. Do you think you would tolerate this sort of price swing for other things you buy? I wonder how much gas would cost if the price was controlled by the actual cost to produce it? Maybe mexico has the right idea . The price may be high and government controlled but it is sure to be the same everywhere you go. Well I am going to go fill up and get a soda. I need to drive somewhere to buy something I don't really need at a store I could easily walk to.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Over 2 moths no posts

I am truly lame . Not a single post in over 2 months . Write something you sad fuck . Does that count I don't think so . Oh well at least there is a post now.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

We Really need to Leave

Our military is doing a great job killing civillians in Iraq apparently that freedom we want them to have doesnt include driving home after dark with the kids.
Aside from the fact that we shouldnt have been there in the first place, We are really starting to look like Vern in Stand by Me on guard duty . I wonder how many times "accidents like the one in this story happen when there is no one to report it. Newsday.com - World News

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Stumble

Lately I have been participating in a pretty keen community called stumble upon , it starts as a toolbar add-on for Firefox when you come across a cool site you can review it and this adds to your profile and other people wit the same interests can network with you ,swell huh. You can also click on the stumble button and be randomly redirected to sites that may interest you . The best thing is this has nothing to do with marketing.I am sure everyone wants to know what I do on the web ( or at least what I tell them I do).

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Dan Spills

I hate G4 for what they did to techtv and the people who work there. If you are geek enough to care go read Dan Huard's blog post .
Link