What if Noah Blogged

As seen on treymorgan.net about a post from the Whittenburg blog:

What if Noah Blogged…

  • Day 1 – Rain.
  • Day 2 – Rain.
  • Day 3 – Rain.
  • Day 4 – Rain.
  • Day 20 – I hesitate to write this down, but here goes. . . . I was working late last night when I felt something bite the back of my neck. Without thinking, I slapped it. Long story short, the new world might have to do without the zhingi-zhingi fly.
  • Day 25 – New Year’s Day. A few resolutions for this year:
    – Lose weight (let’s face it, I’m not 300 years old anymore)
    – Work out more
    – Read the entire Bible (there’s only four chapters in the whole thing, you think I would have done this one already)
    – After we land, once a week: date night with the missus.
  • Day 45 – Okay, so when God said he would make it rain forty days and forty nights, I assumed that we would be done after that. Apparently I was wrong.
  • Day 87 – Very, very wrong.

lowercase L

The lowercase L blog makes me laugh.

Ever notice hand-written signs with letters in all-caps, except for the letter L? It looks like an uppercase i … WHY DO PEOPlE WRITE lIKE THIS?

Not Showing Up For Work

The Washington Post has a page that shows which Senators have missed the most votes. And surprise, most of them are the ones who have been running for president.

John McCain has missed more than half of the 446 Senate votes. That’s irresponsible, no matter how many big-name bills he’s sponsored. Barack Obama has missed 38%, and Hillary Clinton has missed 24%. Seriously, how do they justify that? They’re simply not doing their job for the citizens of their states.

Jay Tea asks if either of the eventual party candidates will resign from the Senate to run their campaign. Bob Dole did, John Kerry didn’t. In the debates last night, both Clinton and Obama sounded confident they would win the November election. If they’re so confident, go ahead, resign from the Senate since you’re obviously not representing your state like you should be. John McCain should do the same. It’s called being a statesman.

US Navy Retires The F-14 Tomcat

It’s the end of an era for the United States Navy. One Wednesday, the last of the F-14 Tomcats were retired. Most civilians would be most familiar with them from seeing Top Gun. Most aerospace engineers would be familiar with them because of the adjustable wings.

The F/A-18 Hornets have been gradually replacing the F-14s as the Navy’s main fighter since the early 1990s. The F-14 was manufactured by Grumman Aerospace, which merged with Northrop Aircraft in 1994 to become Northrop Grumman.

The F-35C Lightning II will be the USN’s next fighter jet, but not for a while.

Don't Take My Cycles

I just installed SuSE 10.1 Beta8 on a spare partition this weekend. There were some bumps, but I finally got most everything settled in. My fonts got about twice as big (I’m using the same home partition as for my old Mandriva install), half the development libraries I needed didn’t get installed, and it takes forever and a day for yast to download updates.

But the main thing that’s irritating me now is this stupid beagle daemon. Can’t somebody figure out how to do data indexing without sucking up more than 50% of my CPU usage every 30 seconds? I turned of kat at soon as I installed Mandriva 2006 because of that problem, and now I need to turn off beagle for the same exact reason.

beagle top monitor

A Failure of the Press

William J. Bennett and Alan M. Dershowitz co-writing an article? Wow. What is the world coming to. And they even make a lot of sense!

To put it simply, radical Islamists have won a war of intimidation. They have cowed the major news media from showing these cartoons. The mainstream press has capitulated to the Islamists — their threats more than their sensibilities. One did not see Catholics claiming the right to mayhem in the wake of the republished depiction of the Virgin Mary covered in cow dung, any more than one saw a rejuvenated Jewish Defense League take to the street or blow up an office when Ariel Sharon was depicted as Hitler or when the Israeli army was depicted as murdering the baby Jesus.

A Failure of the Press