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29Aug/020

Police Fire Beanbags at 81 - Year - Old. Police in Florida shoot beanbags and pepper spray at an old man in a wheelchair armed with (gasp!) a vase. Pure madness... Did anyone consider just throwing a blanket or sheet over the old coot? This sounds like a textbook example of excessive force.

Israeli tank gunfire kills four Palestinian civilians as they sleep. Where is the outcry...? I guess the anger of the Bushies is reserved strictly for the Palestinians.

"Nice duck." Indeed. I am very proud of my cute yellow duck handle umbrella. Everyone else should be so lucky to have one. 😉

26Aug/020

X and PPP dialup are now running, and I am so psyched! Who could have imagined that a fun weekend would consist of reading the FreeBSD Handbook and recompiling UNIX kernels? :-p

GEORGE W. BUSH HATES AMERICA. Too easy a target, but you know it's true.

Our Sandbox FF league finally drafted (almost a week late). Oh well, what can one expect for free? My team is just SICK.

21Aug/020

Just installed FreeBSD for the first time. Not as easy as I had hoped it would be, but I'm having fun with it... Once I get X running, I will be sitting pretty.

Count Zero (by William Gibson) is turning out to be a fantastic read. I am already looking forward to the last book in the Neuromancer series.

9Aug/020

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4Aug/020

The Israeli Army is destroying the homes of relatives of past suicide bombers in hopes that this will deter future suicide bombers. On the contrary, I believe this simply leaves some (justifiably) pissed-off and impoverished people with little else to lose but their lives.

Lightning storm killed the modem this weekend. What a pain. This cheapo ActionTec 56k modem seems to be doing the trick, but it is also a good example of getting what you paid for ($7 after mail-in rebate from Circuit City... YOW!). The instructions are vague, and the driver installation is certainly not "easy Plug-N-Play" by any means...

On a lighter note, watching the penguins at the Central Park Zoo was very soothing, especially after wallowing around in the oppressive heat this afternoon. Wahoo!

1Aug/020

U.N. Report Rejects Jenin Massacre Claim. Of course, Israel never allowed a U.N. commission to survey the area first-hand. Go figure.

Should Yahoo ever decide to start charging for its calendar offering, I will be prepared with my calendar export utility. In the Code section. :-p