Taking the Newtsicle to the vet tomorrow morn… I hope he gets a clean bill of health…I imagine he will. 🙂 Aside from that, my only real duty is laundry.

Online Company-Flamers: Beware

First a woman got fired because of something she said on her web site. Now people are getting sued for posting negative opinions of companies on message boards. What ever happened to free speech?

I’ve had issues with the current “money = justice” legal system since long before the O.J. thing. The whole concept of bogging people down under huge legal fees until they concede makes me think of schoolyard bullies wrestling smaller opponents to the ground and making them eat dirt until they say “uncle”. I also have serious, serious problems with cases where the defendant was not notified they were being sued, so they never showed up in court, and the plaintiff wins by default. It’s all rather Orwellian.

If there’s an issue in the 21st century that’s going to provoke people to start throwing tea into the harbor, this is it. Taxation without representation is nothing compared to litigation without representation.

Heaven help you if you make a comment critical of the media. Considering that a mere six companies (AOL/Time/Warner, Viacom, Newscorp, General Electric, Gannett and Tribune/Times Mirror ) control every major media outlet in the free world, and all of them would suffer major damage to their power base if a serious threat such as trust-busting a la Microsoft (for all the effect that had), they’re all going to band together to insure their power base, even while competing for your incredible shrinking attention span.

What I really want to know is, when did I start becoming a paranoid crackpot? when did this stuff start to really, really scare me and make me want to start lining my ballcap with tin foil? Some of this freaky weird fringe stuff is actually starting to make sense to me. I’m starting to be able to see the Fnords.

Ravage the land as never before.. total destruction from mountain to shore! – Gargamel

ugh… the program I’m working on is evil.

Ugly, craven, mutant code that shuns the light of day, spooks dogs and horses, and makes small children cry out in the dead of a moonless night. Villagers fork the evil eye at the code when they walk down the street, and some day the townsfolk will rally with torches and pitchforks and confront the code in its desolate lair, and drive it from the land of God-fearing folk forever.

But I’ll defeat it. pesky differences between .NET and VBA. bah, humbug.

Baby Llama! – Awwww…

Animal planet rocks… I love watching the tube with my sweetie in the morning.

Newtcam is on
wanna see?