09 Feb 2005 @ 10:14 PM 

Important news for fellow BSG geeks. Now, to figure out how they’ll resolve those cliffhangers the first season ends with… Let the wild speculation and fanfic begin!

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Last Edit: 09 Feb 2005 @ 10:14 PM

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 09 Feb 2005 @ 5:02 PM 

Silly “where have you lived (not just visited)” meme…

La Puerta de Santa Maria, Cadiz, Spain
Long Beach, CA
Hayward, CA
Detroit Lakes, MN
Frazee, MN
Stockton, MN
Bellflower, CA
Anaheim, CA
Monterey, CA
San Angelo, TX
Ayer, MA
Tokori, DongDuCheon, Korea
Monterey again
Anjungri, PyongTaek, Korea
Tacoma, WA
Anjungri again
Monterey again
San Angelo again
Sierra Vista, AZ
San Angelo yet again

I purposely omitted Fort Leonard Wood, MO – where I had Basic Training – because that ain’t livin’. Eight weeks of bizarre hours and irritating Drill Sergeants. Yay.

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Last Edit: 09 Feb 2005 @ 05:02 PM

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 09 Feb 2005 @ 7:01 AM 

Finished downloading the BitTorrent of Eyes on the Prize this weekend, and just got around to looking at moving it to a DVD to watch on TV. I guess I should make that two DVDs – it’s over three hours long. Wow.

The genesis of the recent civil uprising against copyright law is interesting to me; too bad it hasn’t made any impact at all on the wholly owned subsidiary of the entertainment industry we call the U.S. Congress. Why in the world does it make sense for a movie to be considered legitimate for 20 years, and then suddenly it’s breaking the law? What twisted mentality takes “the most important civil rights film” and turns it into something that school children are not allowed to view without someone bootlegging it? It’s messed up.

Recently, a group of civil rights leaders posted an open letter supporting this civil disobedience masquerading as piracy. I find it disheartening that the estate of Martin Luther King, Jr is among those who object to distributing this movie. Way to honor his memory, guys.

Free your mind.

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Last Edit: 26 Jun 2006 @ 07:37 PM

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 08 Feb 2005 @ 4:46 PM 

At work today, one of my cow-orkers referred to Ellen Degenerate and the oh-so-amusing PIAPS(Pig in a pant suit) aka Senator Clinton, in the space of a few minutes. Why are the folks on the Right still feeling so marginalized that they lash out with such vitriol at the various people they believe personify the evil which is Liberalism? You know that a small cadre of pundits spends hours every day coming up with new slurs and epithets to hurl at the people of the Left, because the way that so many people suddenly come up with identical witticisms is a bit . . . hard to believe. I know the Ellen Degeneres slur came from Jerry Falwell, a man who is living in a glass house of his own. I presume the PIAPS moniker is from Rush (the drug abuser) or G Gordon Liddy (the convicted felon), but I’m not 100% certain of that.

Why does the GOP believe itself to be under siege? Why are Republicans convinced that they are the underdogs? They own a huge chunk of the American business landscape, and all three branches of the federal government. Hey, ya know what? When you run the country, you can stop pretending to be the minority. K? A’ight.

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Last Edit: 08 Feb 2005 @ 04:46 PM

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 07 Feb 2005 @ 11:48 AM 

Ya know, when I was in the Army, things like this never happened anywhere near me. Nobody ever invites me to these things!

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 01 Feb 2005 @ 6:39 PM 

After my post about trackback spam, I checked my email and got three junk faxes in my eFax account.

Didn’t junk faxes get ruled illegal some time in the Reagan administration? Why am I getting them now? I note that I have had this eFax account for years, and only since the CANSPAM(Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing) Act went into effect have I been getting junk faxes. This leads me to assume that CANSPAM did something that made the formerly illegal practice of junk faxing legal. Way to go. I read a recent article that showed that email spam has gone up quite a bit since CANSPAM went into effect, so it’s been proven emirically to be completely worthless and perhaps even counterproductive in the fight against spam. Go, Republican Congress!

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Last Edit: 01 Feb 2005 @ 06:42 PM

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 01 Feb 2005 @ 9:50 AM 

Since comment spam has become a well-known problem with well-known solutions, I guess it was inevitable that a new scourge has arisen – Trackback Spam. This morning, I have received no less than a dozen trackbacks from online gambling sites. Since I use WordPress, the trackbacks get sent into the same queue as comments and nobody but me sees them. But I still have to clear them out manually. It’s about time I got a spam-killer plugin for this thing…

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Last Edit: 01 Feb 2005 @ 09:50 AM

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