March 21, 2003

No War

I just got a nice email from Shiny Blue Grashopper. If you run a blog and think war is just a bunch of crap, go on over and add your blog to the list and grab a button.

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I seem to be riding the short bus lately when it comes to keeping up on blogs out there. Check out Dear Raed.

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March 20, 2003

Endless Love

I have been trying to find it for a few days now after someone clued me into it. Finally there are some copies up that work. Go check one of them out.

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Wil "I only own one shirt" Wheaton says this. That's exactly what I have been trying to tell people.

However, I will go a step further: it is all about oil.

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Who is going to profit from the war?

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This is going a bit too far

According to Gannett news, if you leave your house under a Level Red terrorist alert, you will be considered a terrorist. Huh?

We've all read it, but it bears repeating:

"They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security." -Benjamin Franklin

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See what the Israelis do to people that disagree with them. (Warning: Extreme Graphic content, but this has to be seen)

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One word


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March 19, 2003

At least someone is sane today

Drilling has been defeated. President whiney cry baby can't let his oil buddies drill in Alaska. Let's all say it together: "Awwwwwwww!"

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March 18, 2003

Makes you go "hmmmmm"

Is this why the big cry baby pissed the rest of the world off? By the way, I really do love this man.

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By now we all know about goofball's speach last night. Like none of us saw this coming, eh?

His constituents are very happy with their purchase.

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March 17, 2003


From the NRDC:

The future of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge could be determined
in the next few days, when the U.S. Senate votes on a budget bill
that the Bush administration and the Senate leadership have
commandeered as a stealth vehicle for opening the refuge to oil
drilling. BioGems Defenders played a key role in the Senate's defeat
last April of an Arctic drilling measure, when we shored up the
opposition with more than a million messages to Congress. But last
month the Bush administration renewed its push to turn this critical
wildlife sanctuary into an oil field, padding the budget it submitted
to Congress for 2004 with estimated revenues from oil leases in the
refuge, even though leasing there is illegal. Senate leaders folded
these projections into a bill called the budget resolution, which
serves as a blueprint that members of Congress follow as they assign
funds for federal agencies and programs.

If the budget resolution passes as written, it will call on Congress
to rely on money that won't exist unless it also passes a law giving
oil companies access to the refuge. Democratic senators plan to
introduce an amendment to remove the Arctic leasing provision from
the budget resolution, but it must pass by a full 51-vote majority.

Please act immediately! Tell your senators to remove the Arctic
leasing provision from the budget resolution:"

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What a beautiful weekend it was. Even today is beautiful out. The sky is really hazy at the moment.

I have some film I need to get processed today. Will take that over during lunch. I also have to get some dupes made from some negatives Susan had. Would have done it a while ago but the dopes at Osco can't figure out how to cut negatives properly. Never ever take your film to Osco. Or Walgreen or Wal-Mart. They don't do film. Go to a real camera store.

I need to get some other things too, while I am there. Figure it would be a good time to buy a few rolls of medium format stuff.

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March 16, 2003

Scripts update

Well, I think I found something worthwhile to use. It is called Gallery. I had a few people give me their opinions last night and all seemed to like it. I do too.

Anyway, I will slowly be moving my photos over to the new system soon.

BTW, if you are using MT you will want to check out this tutorial on integrating Gallery. Very slick.

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March 15, 2003


I am looking at making a new photo gallery. I like the way phpix works, in general, but the overall presentation leaves a lot to be desired.

For one thing there is no way to add titles to the images, other than going in and renaming files. But you still end up with a file named "this is my vacation picture.jpg". That is not good.

There is also no easy way to add other informative things to the galleries. Nor is there a way to make an image be a default for the album folder.

So, I need something.

I am almost too lazy to do it myself, but it is looking like I need to do it myself. There just is not a lot of decent script out there. What is out there is overpriced crap in a lot of cases.

So, does anyone know of a script that I may have overlooked? It has to be free as in freedom and I want to get my hands on the source.

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March 14, 2003

Posters for Peace

Jessy reminded me to post this link to Print em out.

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We are *so* cool

I saw this whole Dr. Pepper blog thing a few weeks ago and really did not pay attention to it because the idea behind it is so stupid. Apparently a lot of you agree too. It is dumb.

I can just see some idiot "marketing guru" sitting in his office and being so proud of himself for coming up with this. Know what? He deserves for it to backfire on his ass.

Marketing is, pure and simple, dumb. It is a waste. Okay, it is one thing to have some folks come up with a clever ad campaign (anyone remember the Sunsweet Pitted Prunes ads from the early 80s? "Today the pits - tomorrow the wrinkles! Sunsweet marches on!"). But really - who in the hell is going to buy a product based on an obviously fake blog?

Now, I am the first to admit that I fell for the whole Lomo marketing hype. But there is a complete difference here. First, I know it is just that - hype. I knew that from the begining. I know that just because you have a Lomo does not mean you are going to take artsy fartsy pictures. I also know that I could buy one much cheaper on eBay - but had I done that I would not have had any support for it and probably would have gotten a camera made during the Soviet era - that is, not a single bit of quality control.

And if Dr. Pepper thinks for one second that the sheep of the world are going to buy their product and make them a bunch of money because of some fake blog, well... let's just say I wish them a lot of luck.

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More news

Cyberterror is all hype (as is all the other "terror" - well, except for what Bush and Ashcroft do). To paraphrase one of the local news channels, "We are where fearmongering comes first. The Pentagon sees no need for air, water. The guy this story is about is a complete and utter dickhead.

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Crappy cell phone kills 3

Holy crap! This is the strangest story I have ever seen.

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Um, is this good?

Found this over on BBSpot. I don't quite know what to make of it.

About me it says:
Which OS are You?
Which OS are You?

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Alan Ralsky is a big fat spammer

So, I go to /. last night and see that Mozilla has released version 1.3. That in itself is cool, but the coolest part is that it now does Bayesian spam filtering!

I just installed it and have been trying it. It actually seems to be working pretty well now that it has read a few emails. When I first set it up it blocked everything. Now it is starting to do much better as it reads them.

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Sol has appeared and it is getting warm.

Spring is here.

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