By now everyone must have heard the big news of the day. (OK, the big news in my world.) Chicago will not be getting one of the retired Space Shuttles. Discovery will go to the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia, which is certainly reasonable. They already have the Enterprise (named after the Starship Enterprise after a successful campaign by fans of … [Read more...] about Chicago Doesn’t Get a Space Shuttle
Bitching and Moaning
Geez, every frickin' time I gotta hear about it! A snowstorm hits the east coast, and it's national news. You know why? Because that's where all the news organizations have their big offices--New York and Washington--and it's not really news until it happens to them. But you know what? North American weather patterns move from west to east, so every time you folks on the east … [Read more...] about Shut Up About Yer Damned Snow!
I just got my 2010 Census form in the mail. I assume some of you got one too. You may have noticed that the cover letter includes the following paragraph: This is your official 2010 Census form. We need your help to count everyone in the United States by providing basic information about all the people living in this house or apartment. Please complete and mail back the … [Read more...] about Census Form! Entrapment! Beware!
See update, below. Timmy Dolan isn't taking the disgrace of his deparment lying down; he's issued a stern memo decrying . . . . . . the criticism. Sigh. The Minnesota Metro Gang Strike Force scandal continues to unravel; hopefully some of the various coverups will, as well, sooner than later. Among the latest developments: Chief Tim Dolan of MPD … [Read more...] about The Silence of the Lames: MPD Edition (Updated)
A couple of weeks ago, my main computer started crashing. Sometimes Windows would just hang, not responding to the keyboard or mouse, and sometimes I'd walk in to find it sitting there displaying the Blue Screen of Death. This happened two or three times a day. I'm running a pair of Seagate Barracuda 500GB hard drives in a RAID 1 configuration. This means that the hard drive … [Read more...] about Stuck In Computer Limbo