31 Jul 2003 @ 12:24 PM 

A Reuters story, Marriott Giving Free Web, Though Not at Top Hotels, says Marriott is planning to give away WiFi access in their mid-range hotels, but still charge extra for it in the expensive hotels. This reminds me of the strangeness in telecom I noticed while traveling on business the past few years.
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 30 Jul 2003 @ 1:55 PM 

According to ABC News, the TSA is planning to reduce the number of Air Marshals on flights, in order to save money.

According to CNN, though, that’s not true at all. I wonder if it was true until someone leaked it to the press and then it became untrue. wink wink
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 30 Jul 2003 @ 1:50 PM 

Employers are handing out the smallest raises since the mid-70s. I’m sure that is no indication of any economic trouble we’re in as a country, though.

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 29 Jul 2003 @ 3:21 PM 

White Teacher Should Not Teach Black History

Quote from the article: “The message is that we are not concerned about the importance of your historical background.”

No, the message is that we are more concerned with not offending people with astoundingly thin skins (of whatever color) than we are of informing the students of historical events.

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 28 Jul 2003 @ 10:30 PM 

Lysa mentioned smilies, so here are smilies.

:angry

:biggrin and stuff

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 25 Jul 2003 @ 4:48 PM 

One source I’m using to help me focus my writing says there should be 24 scenes in a normal length story. I’ve got 60, is that enough?

Now to actually organize my thoughts and write more than just the two scenes I’ve got semi-completed…

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Movie?

 
 25 Jul 2003 @ 12:02 PM 

The return of The Friday Five, after a long bout of lameness…

  1. If your life were a movie, what would the title be? I’m Not Old, Dammit!
  2. What songs would be on the soundtrack? A lot of 80s schlock and modern techno-esque stuff
  3. Would it be a live-action film or animated? Why? Live-action, because I’m not a cartoon
  4. Casting: Who would play you, members of your family, friends, etc? I’m gonna have to go with Keanu Reeves, just because I can’t imagine a less expressive actor and it amuses me. Family? Friends? Don’t make me think too hard.
  5. Describe the movie preview/trailer. Lots of hyperactive colors, cut-scenes of speeding cars and random flashes of military bases and three-legged dogs.
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 24 Jul 2003 @ 4:26 PM 

I modified my Movable Type setup to add category icons to my posts. I’m all Slashdot-looking and stuff now.

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 23 Jul 2003 @ 5:52 PM 

You're a Cardassian!
You’re a Cardassian! Intelligent and devious,
you’re a bit of an enigma to those around you
and scientific to the core.

What Star Trek Race Are You?
brought to you by Quizilla

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WASTE

 
 22 Jul 2003 @ 9:04 PM 

Just a reminder…

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 22 Jul 2003 @ 8:40 PM 

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Can you believe that this image got the cartoonist a visit from the Secret Service? What’s especially ironic is how intensely conservative the cartoonist is. He intended this homage to Vietnam War journalism to indict the media frenzy for turning this into an anti-Bush thing. (Not saying which side of the fence I fall on, since it’s irrelevant to this subject.)

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 22 Jul 2003 @ 2:53 PM 

I can’t believe I agree with Michael Jackson on something.

There apprently is a bill in the House that would make it a federal felony to download copyrighted music off the internet. So, is it a federal felony to steal a CD from the store? Didn’t think so.

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 22 Jul 2003 @ 2:50 PM 

When you look in on your child sleeping, and he looks so cute and angelic, do you ever feel like saying, “Liar! I know you’re a monster!”

Me neither. 🙂

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 21 Jul 2003 @ 8:39 AM 

From the Last Mile:

Top 11 Signs your ISP has given you up to the RIAA as a dangerous KaZaA user:
11. All the files in your favorite MP3 play list are now “Lars Ulrich sings ‘Feelings'”
10. Your KaZaA rating changes to “Defendant”
9. Eminem insults your mother in his next single
8. Recording Industry Association of America president Hillary Rosen sends you e-mail messages with embedded .wav files of heavy breathing
7. All the spam in your inbox is from Motion Picture Association CEO Jack Valenti
6. You get a bill retroactively charging you 99 cents per downloaded track. Total bill: $29,700
5. A Tommy Mottola screen saver suddenly pops up on your computer
4. Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer picket your home with signs that read, “Piracy don’t pay my bills”
3. You receive a request from someone using outdated hacker wannabe slang claiming a friend said you could “hook me up” with the latest Snoop Dogg album
2. You suddenly have numerous songs from someone named Avril Lavigne
1. CD-shaped crop circles appear in your backyard

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 19 Jul 2003 @ 9:54 AM 

Police called to Congress. Is our legislature turning into the Taiwan legislature, with fistfights coming soon?

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 17 Jul 2003 @ 10:32 PM 

Only in Las Vegas…

Naked ‘Bambi’ hunts spur outrage

It’s not illegal to hunt nekkid chicks who volunteer to run around the desert waiting to be hit with paintballs. The women are paid more money if they avoid getting hit, so they have kind of a double incentive to be difficult targets.

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 17 Jul 2003 @ 9:45 PM 

Just playing with the new version of w.bloggar. Maybe this one will stop giving me timeout errors. yeah, right. Hunh. Guess it works. That’s cool.

[Listening to: FM]) – (97X The Future of Rock and Roll [WOXY – (0:-1)]
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 16 Jul 2003 @ 3:23 PM 

Cafepress will soon let you publish books for free (free to the author). This is in contrast to other print-on-demand services such as Xlibris, which costs at least $500 to have your trade paperback or ebook published.
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 14 Jul 2003 @ 11:09 AM 

According to CNN, Rosarito horses wear diapers. Um, yeah. Gringo, any chance of getting a photo of this phenomenon?

Apparently Rosarito has grown insanely since they filmed Titanic there. I remember a sleepy little town with a few restaurants and a lot of empty beach. Now, they seem to have so many horses the sea is filling with manure. Yummy.

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 08 Jul 2003 @ 5:08 PM 

I was talking with someone at work today and discussed news. In particular, the change at work from CNN Headline News as the default channel in the breakroom two years ago contrasted with the default now of Fox News. I have a hard time not calling Fox News Faux News, considering how blatantly slanted their news is. My coworker mentioned the liberal bias of CNN, which I can certainly agree with. However, CNN Headline News doesn’t have the time to be blatantly biased, with their 30 minute recycle rate.
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