Friday, February 13, 2004

Wacky Monotheists of the Day!
CNN.com - Teens promote abstinence with 'Day of Purity' - Feb. 13, 2004
Today is the "Day of Purity" during which young people are supposed to use peer pressure to convince their less-pure, inferior, hellbound classmates that all that sex they're having just isn't cool. Cause, you know... it's the kids that are cool in the eyes of "God" that are the really cool ones. And "God" hates it when people express love for each other. God wants you to be cold toward other people- rejecting them and telling them that their desires are dirty. Then "God" is happy and he will make the Sun shine every day and bring back the puppy that Dad accidentally ran over with the S.U.V. last Summer.

Bit Torrent
I may be late to the game, but I am highly impressed with bit torrent technology. It is a new download peer to peer system in which large files can be moved around in an incredibly user friendly manner. I am currently using it to grab the new UT2004 demo which came out a couple of days ago. I first heard about it monday when i was researching the incredible new Firefox (0.8) release. It has, however, caused my connection to slow for everything else (it doesn't seem to slow at all!) When I get the chance, I will post links so that you can grab this handy (open source) software for yourself. The client is tiny - like 376 kb or something. You could also just google "bit torrent" in the meantime.
here it is: http://www.halm.us/bthq/

Thursday, February 12, 2004

It's amazing how motivating hatred can be
Salon.com News | Mass. lawmakers continue to debate gay marriage
So many people find it so incredibly central to their existance to be considered "better" than other people. We're normal, they're abnormal. God prefers us. The law should be changed to ensure that we get more than other people. It's sad. It's sad that people are so unable to grasp the meanings of the simple truths that they've embraced, at least in a surface manner, since they were children. Things like... we are all created equal. Prejudice is wrong. Love thy neighbor. These people, arguing with all their might for amendments to their state and federal constitutions to ensconce gays as a lower caste, have lost their sense of fairness in a fundamantal way. It's so sad that I can't even muster up the obvious Wacky Monotheists of the Day award.

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Another one of my silly tests.

Salon translates the President's interview Sunday
Salon.com | George W. Bush, the doubleplusgood doublespeaker!
Sample: Tim Russert: On Friday, you announced a committee, commission, to look into intelligence failures regarding the Iraq War and our entire intelligence community. You have been reluctant to do that for some time. Why?

President Bush: Quack quack quack winning the war against the terrorists. Quack quack war against terrorists quack war quack hide in caves quack quack quack shadowy networks quack rogue nations. Quack good intelligence system. We need really good intelligence quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack quack fighting this war on terror.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Motercycles as penile replacements
WTF is up with these guys with really loud motercycles? How fucking small does your penis have to be to have your carbeurator open that wide? People are sleeping - this is a residential fucking street. I'm sorry your dick is so small, but we could all do without your noise, asshole.

Clark drops out
Excite News
After finishing third behind Kerry & Edwards in both Virginia & Tennessee, Clark calls it. The Presidential race is like a crazy game of Survivor, and Clark never really gained the buzz around his candidacy that could have bumped him toward the top. The party voters seem more and more to be saying, "we're comfortable with Kerry." I'm not sensing "Kerry's the best guy in the whole world!!" but we definitely are seeing widespread approval of the guy who was chosen in Iowa & New Hampshire.

Life update
Yesterday proved to be one of my worst ever days. I'd like to give the finger to the world. Okay, now that's done, and hopefully I can move on.

Monday, February 09, 2004

Explanation as to name change
link to firefox related blog
Well, Firebird became Firefox after a drawn out trademark legal battle and compromises. Reading the slashdot boards, it's obvious that this is not a popular switch. The change was necessary, though, and the community has done a solid job explaining why they did what they did.

Blog change
I booted the problematic clock, and replaced it with a button to get Firefox. It's free software people, and it's way better than ie. Switch, and you don't even have to send me a thankyou card.
Update: the Mozilla foundation has been beseiged with traffic, and the button may not show until their traffic mormalizes, since it's coming from their site.

Mozilla Upgrades!!
Mozilla Press Release
Yippie! The best peice of software in the world just got better, with a new release of Firebird... oh wait, they had to change the name it's now... "Firefox?" Huhwha? What the hell is a Firefox? Sometiomes, I wish the Open Source guys had a bit more marketing ability. Oh well. Thunderbird (the world's best mail software) also got an upgrade. Time to get downloadin'!

The best thing our military does
The Sky This Week
... is this page. (okay, mayhaps a slight exageration) It updates every Friday, and tells you what's going to be where. Too bad it's still cloudy out there. I can't be the only person who likes to check out the stars & planets while I'm outside, and if you do too - this is for you.

WMotD II
Salon.com Life | Same-sex marriage foes rally in Boston
The Boston Archdiocese, figuring they needed a new news angle, has seized upon the condemnation of other peoples' sexual practices! The rallying cry of "We're not pedophiles, we're just bigots!" is on their new Official Seal.

Wacky Monotheists of the Day!
Salon.com Life | American Airlines pilot plugs Christianity
This could be a busy news day for the Monotheists, but this story of an American Airlines Pilot telling his captive audience that the non-Christians on board should spend the flight conversing with the Christians on board about conversion, well... fucking frightening as hell. Several passengers feared for their lives, apparently, as the pilot had started calling non-Christians "crazy" and well, we all know what Wacky Monotheists like to do with airplanes to punish the unfaithful.
Here's a link to the CNN story on it (AP)

Sunday, February 08, 2004

Changed the wedding site info
July 17, Mt. Tabor Park
Please use this address as the current url for our wedding page. La included a nice little funny postcard on the page. It will get better, but it's at the new, handy address. Check it out!

The current state of the Christian Right
Conservatives Use Gay Union as Rallying Cry
The one issue that is uniting the people of the right-wing in this country is their hatred of gay people. That sounds to me like a movement that is desperate and on it's way out. This is the age of the last gasp explosion and subsequent burnout of puritanical, bigoted, hateful religion. They are mounting their own last stand. They are weak and pitiful creatures who have a keen understanding that their time is over. Christianity has ruled the Western world with an iron fist for a very long time now, and the secularists have won the hearts of the people.

Late Night
Don't ya just hate that feeling that someone's got something to tell you, but they aren't ready or willing to say it, and they just leave you hanging, not knowing if something's seriously wrong, or if they'll even ever get around to telling you before things get really bad and you lose all control of the situation?

Yeah, me too. Talk to me, babe