Archive for October, 2004


Monday, October 18th, 2004

William Gibson quotes John Cleese:

How many Bush administration officials does it take to change a light bulb?

None. There’s nothing wrong with that light bulb. There is no need to change anything. We made the right decision and nothing has happened to change our minds. People who criticize this light bulb now, just because it doesn’t work anymore, supported us when we first screwed it in, and when these flip-floppers insist on saying that it is burned out, they are merely giving aid and encouragement to the Forces of Darkness.


Surprise surprise

Friday, October 15th, 2004

With dubya’s drop in the polls, I’m betting this ever-so-opportune October Surprise will come to pass. Just you wait and see.

Is there any limit to the depths to which dubya’s campaign will stoop to get its way?


Cheney / Edwards debate

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004

I saw the Cheney/Edwards debate last night.

Although I anticipated Edwards to come off as a ineffective, a tingly-smile Ted McGinley with no chops, he did extremely well. He’s articulate and can think on his feet, and he didn’t shy from laying in the punches.

Cheney was as I expected – party line, on the attack on perceived weaknesses, lots of repetition.

One thing I haven’t seen anyone comment on is that as the debate went on, Cheney seemed to me to be making less and less eye contact with the camera, the moderator and his opponent. His body language appeared to me to be that of someone who knows he’s not giving the straight goods.


Interdepartmental communication via IM

Tuesday, October 5th, 2004

With IM you can get important stuff done and still have fun!

brent: What ho, matey.

beth: YO HO

beth: How's things?

brent: we missed International Talk Like A Pirate Day on the 19th


brent: I'm close to finishing the v2 updates. I need the proprietary language you want in the printout footer.

beth: ARGGG.... Can't believe we missed it matey!

brent: We'll have to keel-haul someone for not reminding us, that we will, argh.

beth: Ah... so this has a work twist to it ....OK- put that the scally wags can't take the treasured outcomes

brent: I figured you might want to put pirate speak in the footer. pirate, lawyer, same diff.

beth: Actually, put ...."Proprietary information and Exclusive Property of ..."

beth: I think that will do it... if they want it changed, I am sure they will tell me...arggh

brent: sure thing. no "Blistering Barnacles!" at the end?

beth: If they miss use the info- they will walk the plank!

brent: I'll hop right to it with my peg leg.

beth: I think I'll have to wear my patch today....

brent: oh yeah, great PR

beth: have a good one matey!

beth: thanks for the update!

brent: you too, argh. later.