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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Judge Bars Key Witness From Civilian Terrorism Trial -

Undoubtedly, conservatives - a group to whom I belong - will decry this decision by Judge Kaplan as liberal activism, and assert that the judge is ruling in favor of the suspect's rights over the rights of the victim.

In this case the judge is correct. A true conservative holds the Constitution above all else in law, and the 5th and 14th amendments are crystal clear in this case.


Judge Bars Key Witness From Civilian Terrorism Trial - "“The court has not reached this conclusion lightly,” Judge Kaplan said as he read his order from the bench. “It is acutely aware of the perilous nature of the world in which we live. But the Constitution is the rock upon which our nation rests. We must follow it not only when it is convenient, but when fear and danger beckon in a different direction. To do less would diminish us and undermine the foundation upon which we stand.”"

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Beauty has a name

And its name is: Rainmeter. A dear, dear cousin of mine turned me on to Rainmeter some while ago, and though I played around with it at the time, I didn't realize what all it can do. Here is my current desktop configuration, using Rainmeter, and her cousin Rainlendar (which took me forever to figure out was a portmanteau of Rainmeter and calendar). The ever-so-sexy application dock that looks similar to a Mac is a program called RocketDock.
Although you can't tell here, the ocean tide also breaks in a moving desktop sort of way, so the combined configuration takes a total of 40% CPU processing power on my little old Compaq laptop. It's pretty, but I don't know how long I will be able to sustain it. I guess beauty never lasts...

Friday, August 20, 2010

Why I Believe Printers Were Sent From Hell To Make Us Miserable - The Oatmeal

Why I Believe Printers Were Sent From Hell To Make Us Miserable - The Oatmeal

The above link is for a cute little cartoon that sums up the overall printer experience (big picture), but fails to depict my feelings of intense rage at KMart this morning when I paid 60, yes SIXTY, dollars for a print cartridge (specific instance). A replacement cartridge, I would like to point out, for ink that HP decided I was no longer able to use because I had owned the previous cartridge too long. So to HP and to KMart: a plague on both your houses.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Gregory Brothers

Usually when I find a video that is worth sharing, I simply share it, without taking the time to research its source. Notable exceptions include Professor Brothers, and BentTV's Star Wars Gangsta Rap. However, in this case, I really think the creators of the videos below might go places, so I am going to follow them, and possibly even contribute financially. The good brothers have taken the two latest internet memes: Antoine Dodson and Double Rainbow, and auto-tuned them into quite catchy songs, also available for download through iTunes. For the record, of the two original videos Double Rainbow is WAY funnier, and of the two songs, Double Rainbow is catchier.

Actually, now that I take time to think about, it was my good buddy from Texas that showed me all of the above. So, Good Buddy From Texas, perhaps you should start one of these "repository of cool and neat-o items" thingys, also.