Who’s Gonna Stop Us?

John Perry Barlow, a well known electronic freedom fighter, takes a long, occasionally bordering on a rant, but always sensible look at the recent Congressional actions which will allow the shrub to unleash who knows what kind of unneccessary destruction on the planet

West Wing Watch

I don’t watch much TV, but West Wing caught my eye last year, and I’ve enjoyed it ever since. If you like the show, or are just curious about it, the West Wing Watch is a good place find reviews of past episodes, gossipy comments about the shows’ actors, and the gaffe watch, where errors … Read more

TIVO Upgraded; More Stuff I’ll Never Find Time to Watch

I just finished upgrading my TIVO. (Whoohoo! 🙂 It’s previous, default storage capacity was 9-30 hours, depending on the stored image quality. I can now record 40-150 hours after adding additional storage to the system. I added a 100Gb drive, 134$ at Fry’s, which brought the total capacity to 130Gb. All previously recorded programs and … Read more

Trust Us, We’re From the Government and We’re Here to Help

Associated Press writer Ted Bridis reports: FBI agents illegally videotaped suspects, intercepted e-mails without court permission and recorded the wrong phone conversations during sensitive terrorism and espionage investigations, according to an internal memorandum detailing serious lapses inside the FBI more than a year before the Sept. 11 attacks. Read the whole story at the politech … Read more

Ain’t Gonna Study War No More

“The bottom line is I don’t trust this president and his advisors. “ So stated California Democrat Rep. Pete Stark on the floor of the House recently. In a scathing, pull no punches response to the shrub’s continuing cries for war, (have you ever wondered why enron and related topics are no longer frontpage news?) … Read more

Escher, by Lego

No, really. Escher’s Ascending & Descending, rendered using LEGO colored blocks, shows what two creative minds, with too much time on their hands, are capable of unleashing on an unsuspecting world.

Random Quotes & Images

I’ve been displaying a random image at the top of this page for some time now. The image is changed each time the page is reloaded. Inititially this was implemented using client-side javascript, which had 2 problems. The first was that folks who had javascript turned off didn’t see the images. The second was that … Read more

To the Stars!

” Whether it happens in a hundred years or a thousand years or a million years, eventually our Sun will grow cold and go out. When that happens, it won’t just take us. It’ll take Marilyn Monroe and Lao-Tzu, Einstein, Morobuto, Buddy Holly, Aristophanes .. and all of this .. all of this was for … Read more

Microsoft Updates BSOD

Those annoying blue screens displayed by microsoft computers upon an unrecoverable system error, commonly known as the “blue screen of death” (BSOD), are in line for a major upgrade. Realizing an opportunity to both make more money as well as relieve some of the frustration felt by users who experience a bsod, microsoft will be … Read more

Above and Beyond

From memepool comes the story of an overzealous (and that’s being kind) service technician who took the customer’s car out for a test drive: “… DROVE A ’03 COBRA VERT TODAY THAT WAS IN THE SHOP, ME AND ANOTHER TECH TOOK IT OUT AND DROVE IT, DROVE HER HARD, 6 SPEED TRANNY, WE HIT 140 … Read more