Month: August 2004

  • A Week in Deutscheland

    In case you missed the last brief entry, my father and I are headed to Germany to drink beer and visit my brother Lockhart. It’s about 10 PM Friday at home, and 4 AM in our destination of Frankfurt. The in-flight display shows our location is somewhere over Newfoundland, so I’m guessing it’s probably 11 […]

  • Ein Bier, bitte

    A coworker of German extraction tells me that “Ein Bier, bitte” is all I need to know for the next week. My father and I are headed over to the land of serious beer to visit my brother. He’s been living there since December, and has planned an intersting tourist itinerary for us, from a […]

  • Quote of the Week

    Freudian slip or just typical bushism? Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people — and neither do we. – George W Bush, 8/5/2004 In the last few days, friends have sent me a few amusing Bush “quotations” that, […]

  • Bush on Drugs?

    This could be scary. Capitol Hill Blue, quoting “administration aides” and “White House Sources” in a July 28 story, reports that Bush is taking powerful anti-depressant drugs. So far, a Google News search only turns up the Capitol Hill Blue story and a few others that refer to it. According to the story: The prescription […]

  • Back in the fast lane

    Regular visitors to this site (if there are any left) may have noticed that, in the last couple of months, it was frequently excruciatingly slow to load. I noticed it, and had an initially fruitless email dialogue with my hosting service. When they realized ignoring me wouldn’t work, they committed the tactical error of telling […]

  • FreeBSD, Anybody?

    I know, I sound like a broken record on some topics, like FreeBSD vs Linux. But this morning’s email highlighted a couple of interesting articles in serendipitous juxtaposition. First was yet another story about SCO’s lawsuit against IBM for patent infringements in Linux. Linux-lovers believe SCO is full of baloney on this issue, and they […]

  • Political Irony

    I suppose anybody that dabbles in amateur political commentary should have something to say about the Democratic convention and John Kerry’s official coronation as the party’s candidate. But what’s left to say that hasn’t already been said? I could babble about my own mixed feelings about Kerry, but I think I’ve made that clear before. […]