Archive for the ‘Current Events’ Category

Jesus: The Son of A Flying Spaghetti Monster?

Friday, August 19th, 2005

There has been a discussion going on over at Boing Boing about "Intelligent Design", or "ID", (see links below). If you are too lazy to click the link then I will give you the quick version: Intelligent Design is the belief that the universe and nature show signs that ...

5 Bucks For A Gallon of Gas in 2006

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

According to an article in the Chicago Sun-Times, "oil expert" Craig Smith sees a stark rise in the next year as we climb to the 5 dollar a gallon mark. It gets better: And if terrorists successfully strike a major Middle East oil field, Americans might end up paying $10 a gallon ...

Whats Happening on August 2nd?

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005

( Sub-Title: The Return of Quick Hits ) I haven't done this in a while, but there are lots of little topics flying around. Apple finally realized that people want a two button mouse. -- The Mighty Mouse The features I want in the PSP (Web Browser w/o a hack, email?, ...) are ...

Geek Holiday: Systems Administrator Day

Friday, July 29th, 2005

Today, July 29th, is "Systems Administrator Day". Make sure you give the guy that laughs at you, calls you dumb ,makes you get up out of your chair and then fixes your computer a pat on the back...or, if you work at my office, a crisp $20 bill. Look at ...

Hack-A-Day gets hacked

Sunday, July 17th, 2005

Ironically, the Hack-A-Day blog and several others in the Weblogs, Inc. group were hacked last night due to an old server with un-firewalled FTP ports. Whoops! This according to the blog of one Jason Calacanis...he would know, being he runs the whole Weblogs, Inc thing. Why am I reporting ...

Hollywood wins Internet piracy battle

Monday, June 27th, 2005

This sucks. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that software companies can be held liable for copyright infringement when individuals use their technology to download songs and movies illegally. "One who distributes a device with the object of promoting its use to infringe copyright ... is liable for the resulting acts of ...

Jackson won’t share bed with kids again

Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. What's funny is the tag in the RSS feed that appears on my company's website: "Basking in the jurors' decision to acquit his client of all counts, Michael Jackson's lawyer said today the singer will no longer share his bed with young boys." For some reason he ...

So I’m not the new Pope

Tuesday, April 19th, 2005

I would have looked totally badass in that outfit! In case you hadn't yet heard, today I lost the election for becoming the next Pope. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger beat me out this time, although I would imagine it was a pretty close election. Its too bad really. I ...

Support HR 1440

Monday, April 18th, 2005

All US citizens need to write your congressman and express your support for HR 1440. HR 1440 is a bill put into motion that will block the efforts by some members of the government to allow the FCC to control and censor things such as cable TV and the ...

Proposed Daylight Savings Time extension

Thursday, April 7th, 2005

According to SlashDot there has been an amendment to the Engery Bill going through congress now, which would call for the extension of Daylight Savings Time to be increased by 2 months. Lawmakers crafting energy legislation approved an amendment Wednesday to extend daylight-saving time by two months, having it start on ...