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December 30, 2008

The new face of Gaza

by @ 6:18 am. Filed under Politics, Religion

I’m tired of tit-for-tat violence, anywhere, by anyone.

Everyone loses, especially the innocent.

December 27, 2008

Tethering trials

by @ 6:55 am. Filed under Business, Personal

Well, I finally got tethering to work between my Moto Q9m phone and my Ubuntu 8.10 Aspire One.

(For you non-techs that means I can get to the internet from my notebook computer using my wireless phone’s internet connection)

Speed isn’t awesome, but it’s not dialup:

December 25, 2008

Christmas

by @ 5:05 am. Filed under Business

Do enjoy the holiday, brought to you by capitalism and the hyped need for massive materialism.

Don’t forget, spend, spend, spend if you want to be a good little American.

The real “Free Market”

by @ 5:01 am. Filed under Business, Politics


Free Market Pain


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December 22, 2008

Bush and security

by @ 2:23 pm. Filed under Politics

I keep hearing how Bush’s policies have saved the USA from terrorism. But when anyone asks how we have been saved we get something akin to “We can’t tell you, then the terrorists would know we know”.

To me this sounds like the old joke:

A: Why are you blowing that whistle?
B: To keep away elephants.
A: There are no elephants around here.
B: See, it’s working.

If we don’t have any evidence of how a policy is working we cannot just take no information as proof that a policy is required.

The snow must go on

by @ 8:00 am. Filed under Uncategorized

The road was blocked this morning by a bus that slid sideways into a parked car. Thankfully not my car.

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December 20, 2008

So much for stimulating banks to lend

by @ 9:17 pm. Filed under Business, Personal

So today I got a letter in the mail from one of the banks I have a credit card with.

This letter is in reference to your credit card issued by Barclay’s Bank Delaware.

In a recent review of your account, we noticed that you have not used your Mastercard account for a long time. To help you better manage your credit accounts, we have closed your account.

Please destroy any credit card(s) associated with this account as well as any convenience checks you may have in your possession, as they are no longer valid.

Sincerely,

Barclays

Now I have *perfect* credit. I had not used the card in about 6 months, which does not seem like an overly long time to me.

They are owned by the Barclay Group out of London, so they were not part of the TARP program at all, but cutting off lines of credit to people that are extremely low risk does not seem like what any market needs right now.

December 18, 2008

Snow time like the present

by @ 11:06 am. Filed under Personal

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A picture of what was falling from the sky outside my office this morning.

December 16, 2008

Christmas Crush

by @ 6:24 am. Filed under Personal

Well, all the gifts I need to buy have been bought, packed and mailed off.

Now I get to sit back and wait another year before I have to go through that again. (Can you tell I just LOVE christmas, heh.

I need to plan ahead better.

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