Month: October 2002

  • Creature of Habit

    I keep a stash of dog biscuits in my car, and each morning, as I leave for work, each of my buddies gets a treat. This morning, I reached in and pulled out three biscuits, and my system needed a manual override to put the third back in the bag.

  • Umm … Was that Intentional?

    Speaking of Wired News, another of their headlines made me do a double take this morning. They had an interesting article about how Viagra has helped the endangered species population by reducing the demand for animal parts used in traditional aphrodisiac recipes. I was somewhat amused by their headline: \"Viagra Swells Scarce Animal Count\", along […]

  • All Wired Up With No Place to "Go"

    “Wardriving”, for those not up on the latest geek buzzwords, is a popular pursuit of wireless computing junkies. They drive around with their laptops, looking for insecure wireless networks that (usually unintentionally) provide free internet access, and possibly sensitive information, to the wardrivers. According to this Wired News article, participants in the WorldWide WarDrive discovered […]

  • Celebrity Endorsements

    Today I got a flyer in the mail from Charlton Heston, and a telephone message from \"NASCAR champion Darrell Waltrip.\" It\’s a good thing Darrell told me why he was famous, or I wouldn\’t have known. Anyway, both of my good buddies were urging me to vote for Mitch McConnell in the upcoming Senate election, […]

  • Farewell, Faithful Friend Frodo

    Two days of rain doesn’t make very good gravedigging conditions. But this morning, there was no doubt that it was time to say goodbye to Frodo. Although he had been showing minor signs of age for some time, he was still full of energy and life until last night, when he was having difficulty standing […]

  • Justice or Bloodthirst

    I see that prosecutors in VA, MD, AL, and the US DOJ are arguing over who gets to fry the DC snipers. I think this is a reflection of our violent, vengeful, vindictive society. Certainly these guys, especially the older one, need to do some serious time somewhere, maybe life (I don\’t support state-sanctioned killing). […]

  • Spooky Season

    I can’t help but wonder if somebody’s twisted sense of humor was the reason for Halloween and Election Day being so close together. There’s a lot to ponder this season. The news is full of the tragic death of Senator Paul Wellstone and several members of his family and staff. Everyone who knew anything about […]

  • It’s Monday morning, do you know where your horses are?

    As I pulled out of the driveway to go to work this morning, I noticed my three horses in a section of pasture where they didn’t belong. (I split up the pasture into smaller sections with electric polywire for rotation). There wasn’t really a problem with that, except if they weren’t smart enough to go […]

  • Doonesbury Does Blogs

    I guess I shouldn’t be surprised to see Doonesbury lampoon this fad right after I get sucked into it. Here’s Monday’s strip; I suspect we’re in for a week of this. I searched briefly for a forgotten quote from Hunter Thompson about Garry Trudeau (in reference to the Duke character), but couldn’t find it. That’s […]

  • Monday Morning Wonders

    Ah … what a way to start the week. A couple hours late to work, after dealing with an equine event at home that deserves its own chapter, when I get around to it. Don’t even get the office door unlocked before I get hit with the latest TSM problem. Nothing that needs immediate attention, […]