a view into the sordid life i lead

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Indians "Deeply Love" Bush

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Obama and McCain are negative, but the devil's in the details

I'm pissed that Obama's going negative.

The "media" has recently been given to saying that Obama runs 77% negative ads vs. McCain's 56%. Given that the last few emails I've received from the Obama campaign have been pretty damn idiotic (using Karl Rove as an information source?!) I tended to agree that Obama's been having dinner with Cheney and Co.

Turns out the truth is far more interesting:
Op Ad: Obama More Negative Than McCain?

The really annoying thing here is that it took me 30 minutes of research to figure out whether there's anything real to the 77% number. This US politics thing really is a PITA!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Ay-rab's are takin over Mayricuh

I'm not sure if that should come first or this:

Monday, September 22, 2008

MD5's and OSX

Sucks that I have to keep looking this one up, so here's the one-liner:

$ md5 file-name | grep md5sum

If the checksum is returned in the next line, things are good. Otherwise not so much.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Constructive sentences

Le Shrub proved that there's no reason to be able to construct a coherent sentence to get the job of ruling the morons free world US.

But Sarah Palin takes the cake. She's able to construct sentences, but it's sentences that are made by the construction company which decided that you can use caulk and duct-tape and nails and a compressor and a few rebars and zipties and a heat gun and a nail-screwer-thingie and a battery operated whizziewhig to build a sky-scraper. It's exactly like building with a diablo or lego set, but just a bit more sturdy.

It's impressive that she remembered words from talks (Abraham Lincoln?!) and managed to string them together in grammatically correct sentences. Too bad they still make no sense.