Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Season of giving
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
How many gallons in a dinosaur?
Mathematically-challenged Verizon CSRs
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
The Hero Initiative
Friday, November 17, 2006
Ask election victors to help fight poverty
Sending a signal back in time
Via Slashdot (where else do you get good geek news about reverse causality?).
Monday, November 06, 2006
No one was precisely sure where it had come from. Everyone knew precisely where it hit. It struck a marine who was peering out of the first vehicle’s gun turret. He collapsed.
With Skill, Prayer, and Fury (from the New York Times)
Friday, November 03, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Kerry misspeaks; Republicans freak
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Clearing the plate
I've been compiling links I've been meaning to blog about, so in order to clear the plate, here's all of them, with snarky comments:
A Life Worth Living - See, every now and again you need to remember what's important. It's not the job, though the job is an important vehicle to attain other goals. It's not about having more stuff than everyone else, either, though more and more people seem to believe that. It's faith, family, and happiness. It's living a good life. It's behaving with honor. It's doing good things for other people (quote I read today, likely paraphrased because of my memory, but anyway: The best way to forget about your problems is to help somebody else with theirs. Cool.). Anyway, this is a pretty good essay.
Cover the Uninsured week: There are currently over 46 million uninsured Americans, roughly one in six. You or I take going to the doctor for granted. Parents, there are public health programs for your children. Everyone else, find out what you can do.
Medical Guesswork: The proportion of medicine that actually works is 20-25%. Glad to see those increasing health care costs are being well spent.
Egg cooked via cell phone: If this is true, it's kinda scary. Like, way scary.
Social Security comic books from the 1950s and 60s: Scroll down a little. Cool.
What Would It Take: An essay by Chuck Gutenson asks how Christians can support the Bush administration. Interesting reading.
Lobbying has gotten out of hand. By the numbers.
Wikipedia's Timeline of fictional future events: This is just cool, in an SF geek kinda way.
10 ways to avoid outrageous hospital overcharges: Just like it says; good to know.
No, I don't remember where I got all of these links, so no linky credits. Sorry.
Monday, October 09, 2006
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Letter to the editor
If you want to help stop this plant, the next meeting of the STOP group is:
Monday, Sept. 18, 7 PM
Mahanoy Area High School, Mahanoy City
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Steely Dan - Scranton, PA - August 20, 2006
- Turtle Talk intro
- Time Out of Mind
- I Got the News
- Hey 19
- Chain Lightning
- Green Earrings
- Dirty Work
- -Band Intros-
- Show Biz Kids
- Do It Again
- Don't Take me Alive
- Kid Charlemagne
- My Old School
- Turtle Talk (?) reprise or Last Tango in Paris (?)
Scranton Times-Tribune review
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
More government madness
Anyway, today's tale of government excess involves a federal program providing legal aid for the poor, paid for with taxpayer dollars, that turns away half its applicants due to lack of resources, yet still manages to find money for lavishly furnished offices, pricey meals, foreign travel, and chauffeur-driven rides. All on your dime.
Via the Huffington Post.
Monday, August 14, 2006
State of the Union
And in New Hampshire, an activist member of a group whose main goal is to get people to move to New Hampshire (terrorists! fear, uncertainty, doubt! Actually, they view it as a state that is not overly dependent on the government, and a culture of individual responsibility, among other things) decided to go to the local IRS office with a flyer that asked the IRS employees to quit their jobs. Fairly harmless activism, right? Well, Homeland Security arrests him. Maximum security. No visitors. Take that, freedom of speech.
I would hope the press is all over this. Via Boing Boing.
Monday, July 17, 2006
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Tales from the Public Domain
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
$200 billion broadband scandal; exploiting foreign workers
- $200 billion broadband scandal. Evidently, telecom companies promised that they'd wire America in exchange for some financial incentives from the US government. They didn't deliver, but they profited greatly. (via digg)
- Companies are posting ads looking for "H-1B visa holders only." See, it's easier to exploit imported employees. This is why we need to increase our quotas for H-1B visas. Sigh.
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Ian Hunter - Taj Mahal, Atlantic City - May 13, 2006 setlist
- Once Bitten Twice Shy
- Death of a Nation
- Knees of My Heart
- Wash Us Away
- I Wish I was Your Mother
- American Spy
- Resurrection Mary
- Michael Picasso
- Central Park and West
- All the Young Dudes
- Roll Away the Stone
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Adobe releases Spry framework for Ajax
Matrix movie mashup
Saturday, May 06, 2006
Make a difference
Sunday, April 23, 2006
The letter W has officially been added to the Swedish language
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Snow flakes and snow crystals photographs
Monday, March 27, 2006
Drug company greed
Friday, March 10, 2006
Why do malformed URLs redirect to Microsoft?
Maybe black holes don't exist after all
Thursday, March 02, 2006
George Orwell would be proud
Sunday, February 26, 2006
That way lies madness
Monday, February 13, 2006
Got a Mac? Good luck on that grant application!
The US Government contracted out some web sites and the developer came back with applications that will only work on Windows. As a blogger cited in the Washington Post article points out, this is the same government that went after Microsoft for monopolistic practices and is now kind of forcing a Microsoft-only solution on people. Sigh. They say the apps will be Mac compatible in about a year. via Digg
Friday, February 10, 2006
Songs that make you feel young
- No Surrender - Bruce Springsteen
- Find Your Way Back - Jefferson Starship
- Ride a White Swan - T. Rex