Presidential Orders

I don’t often agree with the shrub, but this memo, ostensibly leaked from the navel postgraduate school, seems to suggest a reasonable course of action. Note too that only the day, not the date, is specified, so this can be an ongoing campaign. Subject: Saturday afternoon activities The President of the United States, George W. … Read more

Open Source Update

Tim O’Reilly writes an interesting perspective piece regarding open source vendors, how s/w is actually used, and some finishing comments regarding the politicization of the whole process. O’Reilly Network: The Strange Case of the Disappearing Open Source Vendors [Jun. 28, 2002]

Now That You Mention It

I was reviewing David Hyatt’s site and found his comments regarding the season finale of The West Wing meshed almost exactly with mine. It’s pretty hard to engage in ‘suspension of belief’ with so many obvious plot holes. I hadn’t really thought about the bullet-proof vest before; the fact he appeared to assume there was … Read more

It’s the Space Between the Beat

This concept, lowercase sound, makes some sense to me. When I’m working I often am only barely aware of the music I’m listening to; I’m so involved in what I’m doing. Music that is barely there, so to speak, might be just the thing. or maybe not. Whisper the Songs of Silence

Some Say the Ads are the Best Part

I love this kind of stuff! When I was a young (right before & after learning to read) kid I used to spend hours looking at National Geographic magazines provided by my Aunt Mildred and Uncle Bernard. I was fascinated by the ads, and for some reason, the Union-Carbide ads were particularly appealing. This high … Read more

You Know You’re From Kansas

I’m sure this humorous list would be recogized by folks across the midwest, not just those in Kansas. But then I’m originally from Kansas, so what do I know? You Know You’re From Kansas 23 Sep. 2004 the link above is broken, but thanks to the Wayback machine, I’ve recovered a copy and posted it … Read more

Dry Rub For Beef

3/4 Cup packed brown sugar 1/2 Cup paprika 2 1/2 Tablespoons coarse salt 2 1/2 Tablespoons ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 Tablespoon onion powder Mix all of the ingredients together. Shake on the meat and let sit for at least 2 hours before cooking meat. ( Better if left on longer.) Store … Read more

Electronic Voices from the Twin Towers

This compelling story was too much for me to read at one sitting. The NYTimes is to be commended for writing such a difficult, yet ultimately necessary, both for the historical record and as a contribution to healing, article. Fighting to Live as the Towers Died