January 2006

Moose

Moosey see. Moosey do.

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Snow

It snowed here today. Not totally unsurprising (seeing as it’s been an usually warm winter) and rather pretty from the fifth floor, but, all the same, I’m kinda pissed because I left my gloves at home today thinking: “It’s been really warm lately, do I really need these?” Oops. At least I wore my fleece (even if it was only because the AC seems to be stuck in the on position in the office).

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Sad sad day

Ogged of Unfogged (see blogroll) has unplugged his keyboard, so to speak. In his place are five other bloggers, but it’ll be different without Ogged there. Not better, not worse, just different. Well, maybe better, maybe worse, but definitely different.

I don’t remember how I got to unfogged, maybe it was from Pandagon. But of the old guard of blogs that I’ve kept on reading, Unfogged was/is the only one I still read regularly.

Fare thee well ogged.

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Good riddance

Jerry Vines retires.

He wasn’t what you would call tolerant.

Pluralists ”would have us to believe that Islam is just as good as Christianity, but I’m here to tell you, ladies and gentlemen, that Islam is not just as good as Christianity,” said Vines, who joined the church in 1982 as co-pastor and has led First Baptist since 2000.

Vines continued, with descriptions of the religion’s seventh century founder, Muhammad, and its supreme being, Allah.

”Islam was founded by Muhammad, a demon-possessed pedophile who had 12 wives — and his last one was a 9-year-old girl. And I will tell you Allah is not Jehovah either. Jehovah’s not going to turn you into a terrorist that’ll try to bomb people and take the lives of thousands and thousands of people.”

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The quickest way to a man’s rage

Is through his car.

According to Adam, the story goes like this: Motorist throws food out of window; Courier riding by picks up food and throws food back in car; Motorist dumps coffee on courier; Courier scratches car with key. And then the sequence of photos.

Also, the guy looks a bit like Joel.

(via Fark).

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Come out come out whoever you are #1

Ok, so for those of you who come to this blog fairly regularly, but never leave a comment, please do. Just want to know who it is who is reading this thing. Also, if you leave a comment, and leave a blog for me to link to, I will.

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Best. Protest. Sign. Ever.

GasPUTIN

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More than yesterday…

So I wanted to post an article/paper I had written on software patents. I had written this paper as an assignment for my senior year class of Information Technology and the Law. All I could find, unfortunately, was a draft version missing the last two sections of my analysis and the conclusion. Part of the reason I wanted to post this was to edit it. Maybe I’ll create a wiki and let other people edit it. But until I find the rest of it (which may require returning to Florida and getting the original printed version with comments from the (I think) TA), I’ll just post a link to this story about the CrackBerry and its patent troubles with NTP. This makes RIM seem a lot less like they are the ones being cheated here*.

*This is interesting, especially since The G&M is a Canadian paper, RIM is a Canadian company, and NTP is an American patent holding company.



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Match.bomb

Ah, match.com. You’ve gone and added Dr. Phil to your dating team. I’m not going to say you shouldn’t have, because he’s really famous and he’ll bring i n a lot of money for you, or at least you hope. But the guy is a total ass, and really isn’t all that great for the psychology profession. But I guess that sells.

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Once is an accident

Twice is a conspiracy.

Gas supplies to parts of Chechnya’s capital Grozny have been cut off after an accident damaged a gas pipeline running through the Russian region.

The accident came shortly before its energy-starved neighbour Georgia agreed a deal with Iran to get extra gas.

Most of Georgia still lacks power and heating after snow and wind knocked down its main power line and explosions ruptured a key Russian gas pipeline.

I don’t know who keeps on causing these accidents, but there’s one constant in all of them.

Update: Backstory on Georgia.

Update #2:  The Empire gets struck back at.

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