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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Do I really want to stay up to 3 AM?

I don't think so, although it is tempting.

Posted at: 6:49 PM
Categories: Diary, Physics in the news

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Newark Symphonic Winds

The name doesn't exact roll off the tongue, but names don't make musical groups, the musicians do! And this is one group I have high hopes for! I will let you know more (for example, whether they will keep me) after I attend the next rehearsal.

It is the season, by the way, for joining musical groups. Fortunately, there is a grand selection of groups in this area.

Posted at: 8:14 PM
Categories: Diary
What is more important than the health of our children?

Nothing, most people would say. A notable exception is the president, who wants to prevent states from expanding public spending on child health insurance. I guess the president is more worried about insurance company profits than poor children. After all, poor children don't vote.

Posted at: 8:09 PM
Categories: Biotechnology, Diary

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Disk space!

Well, okay, so I am a mac.com user, which is a huge hit against my geekiness rating. Well, so what? The service serves me well enough, and I don't have to worry about my e-mail and web hosting company vanishing anytime soon.

As ungeeky as this service is, there are some benefits to loyalty. I just noticed that my disk quote was increased from 500 megabytes to 5 gigabytes! Okay, its still puny, but, hey, I didn't pay anything for the upgrade.

Now the question I have is… am I at all tempted by the iweb blog service? I mean, I like Thingamablog and all, but, why aren't the words "okay," and "5" in the crummy spelling dictionary? Huh?

Posted at: 10:52 AM (Edited: August 18, 2007, 11:03 AM)
Categories: Diary
Where do poor people live?

When you think of poverty in the United States, what do you picture in your mind? Inner city ghettos? WRONG! (credit to digg.com)

Oh, by the way, I like to call the Republican Party (at least in its current form) the party of selfishness. Just compare this graph to recent presidential terms for an example.

Posted at: 10:37 AM
Categories: Diary