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Month: August 2010

Wedding ’65

Chelsey Clinton’s wedding was big news recently. Why, I’m not sure. But it was. And it dove-tailed with this post, started a while back when I came across a little […]

Email, browsing, and bugs

I’ve learned something new this week about Internet security and privacy. Web bugs. Also known as web beacons. If you already know about them, you’re wondering what rock I’ve been […]

Who do you trust?

This week BP finally got its oil-spewing hole in the Gulf of Mexico shut down. The final cementing via a relief well is still to come, but the flow has […]

Grandma’s tinted windows

Here’s a quick bit of unsolicited advice: Tint your car windows. For one thing, it looks cool. And in fact, it is cool. It will keep your car’s interior cooler. […]

Great news for wolves

I just received an email from Defenders of Wildlife, although I am not a member. It states, in part: As a result of a lawsuit brought in federal court by […]

Kagan confirmed

By a vote of 63-37, Elena Kagan has been confirmed as the newest U.S. Supreme Court justice. I’ve been meaning to say something about her since her nomination, but frankly […]

Mass media murdering mother tongue

English grammar, usage, and pronunciation as taught by the major news networks: Efforting: As in, “They are efforting to get people out of there before the flood waters rise any […]

Collar? I dint see no stinkin’ collar

I found this post lurking among my drafts. It was originally written April 24. I don’t know why I didn’t publish it then: The Anchorage Daily News reported last month that […]

California finally gets it right

Yesterday a California court overturned the state’s Proposition 8 banning gay marriage. A huge victory for equal rights, nondiscrimination, and tolerance. You do support equal rights, don’t you? You do […]

Best wishes, Tinkerhell

I’ve written before about how the gaming community can come together to support one of its own. More recently I’ve become aware of another such “coming together.” As some of […]

It’s just a mosque

New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission has voted not to grant protection to an old building in downtown Manhattan, thus clearing the way for construction of a new Muslim mosque […]

Another consumer rant

We’re into midsummer now and I’m still trying to judge the full impact of a rate increase from my power company, Xcel Energy. All their assurances that their new “tiered” […]