Archive for April, 2008

I told you so

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Fifteen months and $3000. But then, most of the stolen documents have been recovered.

I wrote about this a year ago.

The weather has been nice this week

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

So I was planning to do some garden work today. I’ve got flower beds that need weeding and watering, my lawn needs edging and watering, and there are too many dandelions coming up.

I think I’ll postpone all that, though … it’s snowing.


Friday, April 25th, 2008

I don’t know how long this link will be good (it looks like the link will be for the entire trip … ANZAC Day is Day 5 of the trip), but we have Colorado representation Down Under for ANZAC Day.

Here’s a song that was written about it – Eric Bogle’s The Band Played Waltzing Mathilda.

Global Warming?

Friday, April 25th, 2008

How hot is it?

What global warming?

How cold is it?

Note: Both of these photos come from a column written by Jack Ganssle for Embedded Systems Design magazine on programmers being insufficiently paranoid about how their code handles errors.

This is wrong.

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Not merely wrong, but horribly wrong. It’s one of those “What made them think this is a good idea?” things.

Behold – Manterns.

An accident? Not as far as I’m concerned

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Mexican embassy official steals Blackberries during meeting with President Bush.

Have we at least declared the spy persona non grata? Do we know that we got them all back, and that we got the right ones back? If I were going to do something like this, I’d make sure I had purchased some off of Ebay in advance. Give those back if I were stopped, and try to make it out with the others.

Then again, how long does it take to unload a Blackberry? Do they have easily-removable memory cards? I don’t know – my cellphone was neither newly-introduced nor top-of-the-line when I got it about 3 years ago.

SFX Library

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Check it out.

I was checking my email … really

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Why don’t you believe me?

Too funny (II)

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Tom Waits on Fernwood Tonight:

Found at Tacky Raccoons.

Too funny

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Hitman Monkey

Found at The Lawdog Files, via Atomic Nerds.