Thursday, April 24, 2003

Dixie Chicks 'get death threats'
This proves there are RedNecks everywhere.
Jeesh !
Right just so you get this I'll put in a bold and captials
FREE SPEECH

They are entitled to their views, just as you are entitled to yours.
Military Intelligence. An oxymoron if I ever heard one.
Can we trust the intelligence services? since they haven't found diddly squat (so far) in Iraq.
"They've got weapons of mass destruction"
"They are working on atomic weapons"
"Blah fucking blah fucking blah"
So you where lying to justify a war then ? Go on admit it now, you may as well.
But what happens after you're cried wolf too often. Will anyone listen then ?

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

A quick essay on why the Jakarta Commons Logging API instead of plain ol' Log4J is a bad idea. I'm not sure I buy this completely, but it is the way I've been trending over the past half-dozen web-apps I've delivered.

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Oh Drool...............

Valve's Doug Lombardi sent along the following:
Half-Life 2 will be shown at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo.
So all these wacky rumors should be cleared up by May 14th.

UPDATE: Gamer.nl has publicly leaked two bits of information: the first is that the magazine embargo ends on April 28th, so magazines can publish their Half-Life 2 articles after this date. It's already been shown to certain members of the press.

They also leaked the big news we hinted at before: Half-Life 2 will be released this year.

It should also be noted that this is pretty much the first official mention of Half-Life 2's existence from Valve.
Ummm ... can you say "conflict of interest" boys and girls? I sure can.

Monday, April 21, 2003

In my long-running quest to completely exhaust my meager savings and earnings by acquiring scads of nearly-worthless electronic junk .... I present the home laser cutting/etching tools. They even come in colors! CNC machining tools in my own goddamned basement!
Yet more consumer crap that I must now buy. I'm going to have to get a better-paying job if I plan to continue affording all this electronic junk, aren't I?
An easy one-page guide to properly using apostrophes in your writing.
Holy crap!!! I may have to revise my mental picture of what arbitrary and capricious means. Not only is the law (apparently) written far too broadly here, but it also suggests that a digital camera has an unforseen advantage over film: it doesn't allow the local busybodies-masquerading-as-retailers a chance to poke their noses into your business. Christ on a stick, I've got pictures of both of my daughters naked (in the bath, getting a diaper, running down the hall, etc) ... does that mean that I'd be considered a child pornographer in Texas?

Sunday, April 20, 2003

My wife also says "we never talk", when in fact our household is filled with talking from the instant the girls wake up until they go to bed. Rather a lot like this, in fact.