Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Wow.

http://www.kartoo.com/

That's cool stuff. Enter a search term/phrase and see the relationships and relative validity of each result. Uses flash, which (for once) is cool (yes, I think flash is entirely over-used).

Bookmarked. Should be fun to watch this grow.



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Tuesday, March 09, 2004 7:02:40 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Monday, March 08, 2004

I'm not all that into public political discussion, unless there's an opportunity to have a meaningful (and preferably civil) two-way conversation, but I am a fan of humor. Well, the political comedy is heating up, and the Internet comedians are posting the latest versions of presidential candidate parodies.

You have to admit, both these sites (here and here) are pretty funny, and the fact of the matter is that people are going to try to find something funny to say this (early) election season, else we'll all go crazy listening to pundits taking themselves entirely too seriously on the same darn topics, over and over again, all day long.

It's going to be an interesting year politically. I find it interesting that on both sides of the fence, no one believes anything the other party's guy has to say. That should tell us something. The only question is, what?

I'll especially be interested to see if Bush takes the gloves off, and when. Kerry has already thrown some bare-knuckle punches, and so far Bush has not stooped to that level. But there will come a point where if he does not take a few swings of his own, he'll be too bloodied to stay in the ring.

Anyone have more humorous sites?

 



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Monday, March 08, 2004 7:11:37 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Sunday, March 07, 2004

Gonna be a busy week. I'll be in San Diego visiting a family friend starting on Thursday, and won't be coming back til Monday night. Looking forward to it - he joined the US Navy a while back, and he's stationed on a nuclear powered aircraft carrier (the USS John C. Stennis), so I will get to see what a floating city looks like on the inside. That will be fun. 5,000 crew on one ship - amazing!

I also have lots of planning to get done at work on a pretty big project we are trying to get wrapped up. Need to get that one done before the next ones start. Luckily, the next few won't be quite as monstrous, but one thing is for sure: There's more than enough on the horizon to keep all of us very busy for the foreseeable future. It will be nice to (hopefully) turn some of it down a notch, though. I'm ready for a bit of a break.

On top of that I am working on plans to extend a deck off my porch at home and to get a garden planted. My neighbors and I are going to work on the gardens together, it looks like, which will be fun. Gardens are certainly a lot of work, but that's the kind of work I don't mind doing - the kind that yields results you can actually (literally) get your hands around. the biggest risk is the deer that roam around here, so I am thinking some sort of fence is in order. I thought I might even try the human hair trick, although I have heard mixed reviews about whether it really works, and now I am doubtful. There's always technology to do the trick if need be. Apparently that one also works on Moose. Well, in that case I guess I need me one of those eh? Nothing like electricity to solve a problem. Or you can just spray.

Anyhow, I am looking forward to the trip to California, both because it will be good to see a friend and because I can certainly use the break in my hectic routine, which these days pretty much consists of work and church stuff and then more work. So - it will be nice.

Hmm. That was pretty random.



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Sunday, March 07, 2004 8:33:25 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Friday, March 05, 2004

Ten years ago, SPAM as we know it was born. Not sure it’s reason to celebrate, but this story is an interesting historic view. Spam ruined Usenet back in the day, and now it’s doing a lot of the same to email.

Happy birthday, you lame, no-good, dirty, rotten scoundrels. And thanks to my friend Mike for pointing this out to me.



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Friday, March 05, 2004 11:35:57 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Ok, so this is stupid and lame. I can accept that. But it's interesting.

Well, I suppose it should be comforting to know that my site (an thus me in turn?) is more good than evil. The results of this highly-scientific study are:

This site is certified 31% EVIL by the Gematriculator   This site is certified 64% GOOD by the Gematriculator



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Tuesday, March 02, 2004 6:45:07 AM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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 Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Bike? CHECK!!  Video Camera? CHECK!!  Sheer Cliff? CHECK!!  Parachute??? Uhhh...

Oh my my my my my.. It hurts sooo bad just to watch. Can't say I didn't warn you.

Note to self: Make sure parachute's properly rigged before riding off cliff.



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Tuesday, February 24, 2004 7:45:31 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
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