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Calm Before the Storm After the Storm Before the Calm

By | Posted at 14:34

I'm not quite sure what to do. This week has been a frantic mess trying to take care of several deadlines, desperate clients, and various other matters that I fell behind on last week. And now I'm done.

I can see the tidal wave that will probably be next week already on the horizon, but it is still too distant to worry about. So, I sit here enjoying a few minutes of peace and blogging. I must say I am very appreciative of this time today.

In other news, I sold off some of Asisaid.com to allow market pressure to play with the price a bit. Christopher already noticed this and bought some shares. Thanks Christopher!

Now if Blogshares would just correctly calculate incoming/outgoing links so that my blog wouldn't seem to be on the edge of being overvalued…

Ah, and other good news. MandrakeSoft shipped me a Mandrake Linux boxed set for review at Open for Business. Much to my surprise, they didn't ship the PowerPack edition I expected (7 CD's, $69). Instead, they sent me the ProPack (8 CD's, 1 DVD, $199). I had been wanting to have the opportunity to give that edition a review, but knowing Mandrake's current financial problems, I wasn't expecting to receive that. Thanks, Mandrake!

(The free Download Edition, which I am currently running, has been excellent so far in its 9.1 iteration, so I am sure the ProPack — which just has “more stuff” — ought to be quite good too. I highly recommend downloading a copy and then joining MandrakeClub if you like it.)

Sigh

By | Posted at 18:37

I was so busy today, I didn't even have a chance to check my BlogShares performance or read my Blogroll. :-( Maybe tomorrow…

A World Away

By | Posted at 17:51

Tonight my church had a farewell party to one of our members. Well actually, it was a small group giving the farewell party. My mom and dad have been going to a small group over at my Pastor's house for some time now, and one of the members is heading back to her home country this week.

I'm Mov'in on Up!

By | Posted at 18:38

Well, now that BlogShares is fully up and running, things seem to be going pretty well. I entered the “non-beta” version with a little over $4k in cash and I past $6k today. Woohoo! Today, a few blogs, tomorrow I shall rule the market!

Seriously, for being completely fake, BlogShares is quite entertaining. I might add that there is only a very limited quantity of asisaid.com shares left at a stunningly good price, so don't forget to get yours before supplies run out…

Update: Oops, sorry, I'm actually fresh out of asisaid.com shares. Put in your buy orders today so I can judge if I need to issue more shares (once I can). ;-)

Scientists vs. God

By | Posted at 18:28

Here is a piece of very serious information concerning scientific experiments with human life.

God is sitting in heaven when a scientist prays to Him. “God, we don't need you anymore. Science has finally figured out a way to create life out of nothing - in other words, we can now do what you did in the beginning.”

“Oh, is that so? Tell Me…” replies God.

“Well,” says the scientist, “we can take dirt and form it into the likeness of you and breath life into it, thus creating man.”

“Well, that's very interesting… Show Me.”

So the scientist bends down to the earth and starts to mold the soil into the shape of a man.

“No, no, no…” interrupts God, “Get your own dirt.”

Patriotism At the Peril of the Nation

By | Posted at 19:07

The USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 was created to protect our country from terrorism, instead many from both sides of the aisle have realized it really could be used to dismantle that which we aim to protect. With new threats that expand on the USA PATRIOT Act being considered right now, everyone should consider the serious nature of the USAPA. As such I have spent some time over the past few months assembling the key facts that should provide a cursory consideration of this serious threat. This post is kind of long, but please find the time to read this piece and consider it.

You might be a liberal if...

By | Posted at 8:03

[Shamelessly stolen from WIT.]

You think George W. Bush is a bigger threat to world peace than Saddam Hussein…

You think every problem is the direct result of the government not spending enough to solve it…

You think Fox News is a biased network, and Al Jazeera isn't…

You think suicide bombers and other terrorists are “militants”…

The answer to every problem in the Middle East is the end of Israel…

You think Castro is anything other than a petty dictator…

You think a tax cut is bad for, but a tax hike helps the poor…

You think the Dixie Chicks and Tim Robbins should say what they want, but O'reilly, Hannity, and Limbaugh should shut up…

You trust CNN for anything beyond the current temperature…

You think SUVs are supportive of terrorists, but houses with 19 car garages are AOK…

You think wanting the US to win a war is jingoistic…

You think the deaths of soldiers is preferrable to another term of GWB as President…

You liken the Perdue factory to a concentration camp…

You think Clinton was a paragon of ethics…

You think the 2000 election was “stolen”…

You think “choice” applies only to abortion…

You think Mumia is a political prisoner…

You think the word “unilateral” is defined as “without France, Germany, and Russia”…

You think that every misbehaving child has ADD or needs therapy…

You're still convinced there are no infidels in Baghdad…

Sick again.

By | Posted at 17:45

Well, I've been meaning to say something, but I've been under the weather (I think its the pollen getting to me) and haven't been motivated enough to actually say anything. Uhg… I'm not sure what I'm doing, but I've been bit by some kind of bug four times in only about six months. sigh Anyway, I am still here… I'll probably post something substantial tomorrow. In the mean time, take a look at this.

"Last" Friday Five

By | Posted at 18:27

1. What was the last TV show you watched? I Love Lucy on TV Land, about thirty minutes ago. Before that? I Love Lucy on TV Land, last night. Before that? Hmm… I think NewsNight with Aaron Brown during the same time slot as I Love Lucy, just on a different channel (needless to say).

2. What was the last thing you complained about? Linus Torvalds' use of non-Free (as in Freedom) software to develop the best Free Software operating system, GNU/Linux, even though he doesn't need to.

3. Who was the last person you complimented and what did you say? Jeff, a sportscaster in training, who I listened to a speech from this morning. He did such a good job, I enjoyed his presentation even though I'm not much of a sports guy.

4. What was the last thing you threw away? My bottle of Dasani water from yesterday.

5. What was the last website (besides this one) that you visited? I was at Pressed's web site. Before that I was at the site of one of my clients, doing some updates to that site — Drew Stevens.

Perpetually Behind

By | Posted at 18:00

Well, I've been so far behind I haven't had the time to post anything meaningful here for a little while. I'll shape up… I promise!


Saddam Hussein's son, Uday, comes home from shopping with everything in a
cardboard box.

Saddam says: “Why have you brought the shopping home in a cardboard box,
Uday ?” To which his son replies: “Because there's no Baghdad.”



Okay, now, if you're looking for something to do, go visit Pressed's site and read his interesting piece on Pluralism. This is a really important topic and one that faces every Christian today. I can't even begin to remember how many times people have used the arguments that Pressed discusses to argue against absolute truth — and as Pressed explains, these arguments fall apart by themselves.

G'night!

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