Sunday, March 16, 2008

It Can't Be Said Better - Eh... XV?

Every now and then somebody says something in so pithy a way that it can't be said better. Today's topic is IEEE standards:

A proprietary undocumented text format as the de facto standard -- and that's what .doc is -- is a shame for all parties involved. It's like using a special patented ink that can only be read with special patented sun glasses. Who would want to use that for all their scientific, private and business documents? Probably nobody. Why they do so with computers is beyond me.
Mathias Ettrick, The KDE Man

Monday, March 10, 2008

I'm dyin' here.... ;op

The eight year old in the Clinton "3AM and the red phone is ringing" ad is now eighteen. Taken from stock footage purchased from Getty images, Casey Knowles is, and this is the best part, an Obama delegate to the Washington State legislative district caucus just like me. ;o)

Saturday, March 8, 2008


There's a scientist in Congress again! A real scientist! With a physics degree and everything!

Do you think it will make a difference?

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Money Matters

Obama set the one-month fund raising record for a presidential candidate with $55 million dollars in February, eclipsing John Kerry's one month record of $44 million set after winning the nomination on Super Tuesday, 2004. Clinton added another $34 million for a total Democratic Presidential Candidate take of $89 million dollars, actually doubling Kerry's record as the sole candidate....

John McCain has a campaign that has been in financial dire straits and so would be desperately seeking donations. As the acknowledged Republican nominee since Super Tuesday he raised $12 million in February. 89/12 = ?

I think even Republican donors must think the Democrat is going to win so why throw good money after bad. Does anybody really think he has a chance against either of them? Whoever wins, we will bury him.