February 24, 2007

I am a gun geek.

For all those who can tear up when presented with the emotions of a cadre of men and women towards a beautiful, ungainly, lethal, graceful, clunky, distinctive, iconic metal bird...

...a farewell to the F-14 Tomcat, from some of those who knew them.

hat tip Defense Tech

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February 23, 2007

The fact that this is in 'GQ'...

...just shows the depths to which we've sunk. It should be in the New York Times, and it should be in Congress, damn it.

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February 20, 2007

George Takei.

SO the man.

via boingboing

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February 17, 2007


Heh. While taking The Superhero Quiz, I kept thinking to myself "Iron Man, i think, based on these..." Well, I wasn't that far off.

Spidey's cooler, though, so I'm stoked.

Your results:
You are Spider-Man

Iron Man
Green Lantern
The Flash
Wonder Woman
You are intelligent, witty,
a bit geeky and have great
power and responsibility.
Click here to take the Superhero Personality Quiz

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February 16, 2007

I am shocked, shocked!

"...to find out there is gambling going on here!"

Seriously, where were all these folks who seem surprised by this now? There were stories even then about political appointees from the Young Repubs with L.L. Bean backpacks getting off buses in Baghdad with no experience whatsoever save working on GOP campaigns and being handed responsibility for huge chunks of money and (more importantly) U.S. strategic interests and security.

I mean, come *on*.

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February 15, 2007

Bodies at rest don't quite always stay there

So, and so. It is time to move on. I realized I haven't actually yabbled about this here, but a fairly significant personal change has happened in my (work) life. I've resigned from Novell, effective 3/2. I'll be taking vacation starting this weekend through 3/2, however, and back that day (a Friday) to deal with exit paperwork and the like.

I've been fairly harsh on Novell in the past, and it would not surprise some folks (me included) if this were the opening to a diatribe about something or other couched as a 'reasons I left' post...but, actually, that's not it at all. I was offered four opportunities in one that I couldn't really pass up; the first, to work with and for a long-time and good friend, the second to work for a company I am an angel investor in (albeit several years ago) and hence put my skills where my money is. Third, it involves doing difficult things with Linux, and fourth, it involves (hooray!) moving back to New York City.

I'm not sure when I'll be relocating, since that will involve all manner of logistical puzzlesolving on both my part and my new employer's part. They need to get more or new office space in Manhattan - not for me, per se, but because they currently have something like 200 people in a 150 person space. Since they're in the early phases of that process (either moving or getting new space and splitting the office) I am able to relocate in a somewhat leisurely timeframe.

Of course, this doesn't prevent my having to spend nine days in corporate training in Edison, NJ. Whee!

Seriously, though, it's been a hell of a ride with Ximian and the monkeys. I look forward to darkening their doors, email addresses, public appearances, and general reputations in the years to come.

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February 12, 2007

Not wrong at all.

So, so right. My cousin made this for Baconfest last year. It was delicious (the white chocolate was the best, dark second, milk third in my opinion). We tried to get her to commercialize it, but she kept waving us off. Looks like we didn't try hard enough.

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February 9, 2007

I am weak.

I am a wretch. I am susceptible to memes. I am...I am...



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February 6, 2007

I can explain what?

You scored as Scientific Atheist. These guys rule. I'm not one of them myself, although I play one online. They know the rules of debate, the Laws of Thermodynamics, and can explain evolution in fifty words or less. More concerned with how things ARE than how they should be, these are the people who will bring us into the future.

Scientific Atheist


Apathetic Atheist


Spiritual Atheist






Angry Atheist


Militant Atheist


What kind of atheist are you?
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February 4, 2007

Fairly imbalanced

Murdoch admits the fix was in. Where are the rest of the media? Cowering in fear of being called 'the liberal MSM' for covering this?

hat tip Agonist

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February 1, 2007

Boston vs. the Mooninites, Round 3

Wait, wait, wait. I had thought it could not get any worse. That Boston could not look any stupider.

I was wrong.

So apparently there were simulated pipe bombs (as in, actual hoaxes - things designed to look like bombs) found that day. This might, in fact, go a long way towards explaining why law enforcement officials were on such edge during the actual event with the Mooninites.

Except for one important thing. The article, you'll note, indicates that the police have identified a man they believe planted the phony bombs. He, however, has not been charged.

I really, really, REALLY hope that's because they're just making sure they have an airtight case against the guy where, unlike the two gents who were HIRED TO PLACE LIGHT-BRITES, there was no CONTRACTUAL or, say, WEB PHOTOGRAPHIC evidence (or even - gasp - a confession!) that he'd placed the devices. Because if they end up charging those two, and not this guy that actually placed a hoax explosive, man, whatever faith I had in Boston governance goes right down the toilet.

By the way, if you're not planning on charging that guy yet, nice leaking, guys!

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These guys are my new heroes too.

...and "THAT IS NOT A HAIR QUESTION!" is going to be my stock answer for the next few weeks.

Thanks to Luis for pointing that link out to me.

Thank you metafilter and t3h intarwub

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I'd either smash Foamy with an ashtray, or buy him a beer.

I dunno which. The laughs are fun though.

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