Archive for September, 2007

It would appear..

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

It would appear that once again, Kucinich is right down the middle for me. Unfortunately, that probably means he’s still unelectable.

At the risk of sounding like a arrogant asshole, I’m beginning to suspect I’m too good for this planet.. and I’m not very good.

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

This data is from Curious’s post, just formatted in a way I can grok better.

Issues Paul Gavel Kucinich Obama Me
TAXES Elimate IRS Eliminate IRS Tax rich more Tax rich more Eliminate IRS AND tax rich more!
HEALTH CARE State/personal issue not federal one Universal healthcare Universal healthcare National insurance pool Universal healthcare
ABORTION state/personal issue, not federal one Federally protected right Federally protected right Federally protected right Federally protected right
SAME SEX MARRIAGE State/personal issue, not federal Yes Yes Civil unions only Yes – and poly marriages, and any other way people want to hook up.
DRUGS State/personal issue, not federal one treatment instead of jail Decriminalization Not sure Decriminilization, and government sponsered treatment programs that are NOT NA/AA
GUNS: rated A by NRA Gun licensing rated F by NRA some gun controls, unclear Violent hardware should be restricted to video games

MSN, money, monitors, and more..

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

1) MSN movies got, I think, everything just about completely backwards. All the movies they hated I liked. Does this mean I’m atypical, or the reviewer is..

2) I’m temporarily in a cash crunch. It’s not a scary cash crunch (I’ve had far worse in the past two years), but it’s a little unnerving nonetheless. I’ve started to play the ‘no interest’ game of buying things on credit cards and then paying them off within 30 days.. we’ll see if it works out for me, or if I just end up with another stack of max’d credit cards.

3) After many faithful years of service, the Sceptre my parents gave me as a birthday present is being relegated to the garage to use as a monitor for the workbench, replaced by a 21″ diagonal Viewsonic LCD. It’s soooo pretty – and cost a pretty penny less than the sceptre did, too. Finally, more pixels – which, when doing Flex development, I really need – even having a desktop driving the sceptre and a 17″ laptop driving it’s own display wasn’t enough. I’m a li-itle bit worried about how well it’s going to work with my favorite video games, since it’s not 4:3, but hopefully it’ll be okay. If not, I think this graphics card supports multiple displays.. but unfortunately, my desk doesn’t. I suppose I could move the DJ mixer over to the far wall or something..

4) I continue to work on my proficiency with the XL-7. I’m seriously thinking of a WSHR broadcast, but I need to figure out a good time for all 3 of my listeners. Perhaps I will post a announcement in news on brig..

Settle this bet:

Saturday, September 1st, 2007

I was sad that no one took me up on my “pay it forward” response to Coriander, offering gifts to three people. I was thinking it was because my informational-in-nature gifts are perhaps not the most sought after chunks of data on the ‘net.

Kayti thinks that there were mitigating circumstances, and thusly we have a bet.

I have agreed to  double the potential gifts to six if six people (including her, so five others) will admit that they did want a gift from me, but didn’t post because they had already made the “pay it forward” offer in response to someone else, or refuse to post to live-journal as themselves, or didn’t want to commit with coming up with three gifts of their own, for any other reason that has nothing to do with not wanting a gift from me.

If six people including Kayti come forward saying that they want gifts from me now that the need to pay them forward is lifted, I will indeed make and give these gifts, which will again be informational in nature — stories or music or such-like — and send them to the email addresses these six people provide at some time during the next twelve months.   Send your requests as comments on my wordpress, on LJ, or as email.  You have two weeks from the timestamp on this post.