Thursday, February 14, 2008

Lesse, a spysat that didnt' work is falling...shades of Skylab where is the guy with the bullseye on his shirt. Yes, it's very '70s

The upside is a LEO (lo earth orbit) sat makes for a good watch if you get the chance and you know where and when to look. News on that is likely from the local 'lectronic Max Headroom.

All that money and it's at best light entertainment and no pictures.


Nobody Here But Us...

Buck, buck, buck, buck, baCAAAW!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

A Sad Comment on the State of This Nation

In trying to build up a community to write to this blog, the biggest item of resistance that I am encountering boils down to one thing: Fear that the Federal government will, one day, start coming after bloggers for exercising their right of free speech.

I've heard variations of that from three people so far, and they span the political spectrum from conservative to liberal. They aren't afraid (yet) of being disappeared into a black-box of a gulag. They fear that the Feds will pressure their employer or take direct action against their job or, in one case, cancel their work visa and deport them.

That is a sad commentary on where we have wound up as a nation after the last six years of this "Global War on Terror", that people are afraid to speak up. And, if you have read my solo blog, you know who I blame.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Oy Vey Iz Mir

I think I accidentally killed Ted.

Ted is dead (as a contributor).

Monday, February 4, 2008

Oh joy whitespace.. just gotta fill it with noise.

First noise, sound of linksys router being used for small arms practice.
It's a pretty box but the first was a brick. The second was worth it
almost. Wait 56 minutes on their award winning help line for someone
to answer. Then 5 minutes telling first level that this is a hard case
and to kick it to second as I've been through the drill. Once we got him
and all the pleasentries like an email address. I'm glad used a spam dump
account, 20 minutes after that the new spam dump address got a spam..
humm " we keep it private" is not true. I hate being sired too. I
mentioned that to him as we were on the line for another hour plus as
the product shipped apparently without the router software installed!
Go through the fetch, download install process. After all that...

Spend 50 bucks on computer hardware,
Return it once as dead.
new one is lights on and nuttin happenin

Get the support guy in India to say "shit thats weird" .. that's priceless.

Success, but you have to ask about quality.

Hope that didn't cost him he really had to work for this one.


Hey, I'm Contemplating The Future, Here

What I am thinking of doing (and "thinking" is probably too grandiose a word), is opening this one up to some folks who have things to say, but who may not want to run their own blog. If I do that, expect that most folks will be sympathetic to my point of view, but I hope to get some not-too-die-hard liberals in here and maybe even a conservative or two.


I am not really sure what I am going to do here. I had the idea for the name of the blog, so I created it.

I'll think of something.