Archive for April, 2004


Credibility gap

Wednesday, April 14th, 2004

Dubya had his prime time news conference tonight, and what an impossibly unrelenting doofus he continues to be. Waffle waffle. Blather blather. Never wrong. Made no mistakes. We’re winning. We’re all better off.

I don’t feel better off yet, nor do I see it on the horizon. Do the Iraquis? Does the American public? Does the rest of the free world? Are there more or less people bent on the destruction of Western values since these developments?

Discuss amongst yourselves.

Oh yeah, and what a brilliant show of his speaking and thinking skills. Last of the great orators. Master debater.


New wireless toy

Thursday, April 1st, 2004

Toy time again. FactoryDirect sent a coupon to me (I subscribe to their monthly specials email) for two of these USB Ezonics802.11b/128Mb flash beasties for Cdn$99, so Tim and I got one each. There’s a switch on it that swaps it from being a memory key to being a WiFi adapter. It also comes with a 3ft extension cable.

The cool thing about a USB wireless network adapter is that you can use it on multiple machines, even on a machine you don’t usually use.

The bogus thing about a USB wireless network adapter is that to use it on a different machine, you have to carry around a damn CD to install the driver.

The really neato thing about this toy is that you put the driver install files on the memory key part of it, so you’ve got it with you when you need it.