Sunday, August 28, 2005

Wistful thinking

Friday's Pibgorn made me bust a gut. I don't think I would ever condone actually shooting useless politicians, if we were successful it would wipe out the species. Aside from the damage to the ecology when you cause an extinction, there are still a few politicians I think are worth saving...

Nevertheless, When you have serving politicos more concerned with obstruction and perversion of the nation's business for political gain cartoonists like Brooke McEldowney really give me a warm feeling...

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Can you hear me now? (reprint)

Thanks Roger, for posting it first. I really like what Sondra K had to say too.

History proves appeasement doesn't work. We're never never never never going to 'NICE' the bad guys into peaceful co-existence.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

comment spam

Got my first comment spam today. Is there any way to find these people and deal with them?

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Zoom all the way in...

While I was away, Google introduced something neat to it's GoogleMaps service. In honor of the July 20th anniversary of the first lunar landing they've gone and given us Google Moon. Try it out.

Friday, August 05, 2005

firefox popups

This is so damn good I have to repeat it here. Hate popups? Didja switch to Firefox because it blocks them? Notice it doesn't always work, anymore? Those nasty bastards who make popups found a way to get around firefox's blocking by using a flash plugin. Pete Blevin has the answer... (found it at Roger's)

  1. Type about:config into the Firefox location bar.
  2. Right-click on the page and select New and then Integer.
  3. Name it privacy.popups.disable_from_plugins
  4. Set the value to 2.

The possible values are:

  • 0: Allow all popups from plugins.
  • 1: Allow popups, but limit them to dom.popup_maximum.
  • 2: Block popups from plugins.
  • 3: Block popups from plugins, even on whitelisted sites.

hmmm. I've found a site where the popups still appear. Oh well. Zonealarm Pro still blocks them all.

Back from holidays, What's been happening?

I’m just back from holidays, and I’ve been scanning the last month’s news. What the hell has been going on? The IRA swears off violence? Wow. There’s one for the ‘Holy shit!’ category.

On the other side of the ledger however, the old insanity continues. In England terrorists blow up a number of bombs in the London transit system, and in North America the NYPD begins random searches of subway rider’s backpacks in reaction. So naturally the damned ACLU-types launch a court challenge of those searches.


On Lars Larson’s nationally syndicated radio talk show today, one ACLU-symp actually tried suggesting random searches for terrorists would be ok so long as police can’t prosecute if they find evidence of OTHER criminal activity.

The NYPD is looking to protect the public from terrorist subway bombers, and the New York Civil Liberties people are looking to protect… who? Just who the hell is their constituency anyway? Lets think about this for a moment. Who have they protected in the past? Oh yes, child pornographers, drug dealers, and pro jihad terrorist sympathizers in the education system...

Based on their history, I think the ACLU could be declared a terrorist criminal organization.

Enough said, eh?

In other news… Oh, in Israel yesterday Palestinian terrorists bravely killed or injured a number of Palestinian children. The terrorists were actually firing rockets at an Israelis Protest. I think the death of anyone’s child is tragic. Given the historical Palestinian propensity for dressing their children in semtex and sending them out to suicide bomb public places I’m sure those idiots with the rockets only regret those kids wasted deaths. Hopefully they manage to rocket themselves next time.