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Saturday, May 21, 2005
Thursday, May 19, 2005
it is fraud - but it's not "elections fraud", in that they were just doing it to cover their butts, not change the outcome of the election. The Republicans will whine and whine, but I don't think that Bridges will let this affect the outcome of the Elections Challenge.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Diet Coke with Splenda sitting on the shelves a couple of days ago!
Long story short - this is, hands down, the best diet soda I've found so far. It isn't quite regular old Classic Coke, but it's damn close! Worth giving it a try, if you're a diet drinker.
Thursday, May 12, 2005
The People for the American Way are offering to text message you as soon as Bill Frist invokes the nuclear option. This is a fantastic idea - it'll let you know the second the Republicans decide to undue over 200 years of Senate tradition to push Bush's extreme judician nominees - and it will give you instructions for you to take action (numbers to call, etc). If people call their Senator's office as soon as this assault begins, we should be able to nip this in the bud.
This is scary. How in god's name is selling the country out to the rich, and pulling the rug out from under the poor, doing "God's work"?
I'll be hard pressed not to rearend the first car I see with this magnet.
"High Quality DVDs". I guess I have to buy it now, since they've taken the time to print it on High Quality DVDs.
Friday, May 06, 2005
Churches have been getting more and more political lately, but this latest story of a Minister excommunicating members because they're Democrats is just WAY over the top. So far he's kicked out 9 members, and 40 other members have left in protest.
Frankly, I'm not religious myself, but I know many sane religious people who are able to be both liberal and Christian. The two aren't mutually exclusive. This blind devotion of fundamentalist Christians to Bush's agenda is near-sighted, at best. Which would Jesus really want: that new bankruptcy bill that passed last month (and screwed the working poor who are getting worked over by the credit card companies), or for us to really support our poor? Honestly, when you look at the Bible, and look at the big picture of Jesus's teaching (rather than nit pick out verses that support your homophobia, etc), you see a message of love, understanding and compassion - from that vantage, Bush is truly lacking.
Enough from me - your turn.
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Google's new Web Accelerator. I think the idea of them caching the web and acting as a proxy is great - and I do still trust Google - so I installed it and restarted Firefox, fully expecting an even quicker web experience.
As the Vancome Lady would say: "Unh-uh".
For a year or so, I've been using Mike's Ad-Blocker, which is a great little tool which makes almost all web advertising disappear. It essentially just tells your computer which servers host ads, and tells your computer to not show content from those servers. Quick, elegant, and best - free.
So, I install the Google Web Accelerator, and lo and behold, the ads are back. My best guess is that because the GWA works by making Google act as an intermediary between you and the internet, and the Google servers aren't listed in my list of blocked servers (and lord knows, I wouldn't want it to be), the images (and gawd-awful flash ads!) are back.
Oh, and the kicker is that because I'm now loading ads, my page loading is actually slower.
So, nice try Google, but I'll wait for your next release. You're smart, I'm sure you'll find a way to fix this soon.
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