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Monday, December 25, 2006

Bombs, Bombs, and Baby Jesus

Wars and Rumors of Wars.

Warplanes in Somalia.

Jesus, come quick, forgive us all.

Merry Christmas to all the soldiers across the globe. I am praying for peace.

... in other news. My heart is broken.

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Friday, December 22, 2006

On being not spiritual.

This is a loverly picture of an orthodox cross.So here I am posting a link to a nice article. A refreshing drink of water if you will.

Read what William MacKinnon has to say here.

Then come back here and tell me what you think. Maybe if I am up to it, I will post a follow up with my input later. [via iMonk]

Also... in other... randomness... The SCP have a Christmas podcast up that is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit. If this podcast doesn't get your yuletide endorphins excited, you might be dead.

No, really, its pretty full of cussy-ness, so yeah, some of you will be offended if you listen to it. Yeah, in fact. Don't listen it if you consider 'crap' an offensive word, because you might crap your pants. And, if you do listen, and you get offended, don't say I didn't warn you! Do your worst Steve and Josh!

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Friday, December 15, 2006

Cologne to Brazil. The worlds getting smaller.

I thought this was pretty amazing!

Seriously... A security system that alerts his cell phone, so he logs on and sees this crook on his webcam, calls the wife who calls the police and gives them details like, where in the house the crook is... and they bust him, they catch him red handed.

Go read the article, I was impressed.


Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Secretary-General Kofi Annan

Its his goodbye speech. His final farewell so-to-speak. Where can Mr. Annan go from here? I don't think he has broader political agendas, so he is not going to hold anything back as he steps away.

He quoted Harry Truman to us as he was calling for action.

"As Harry Truman said, 'We all have to recognize, no matter how great our strength, that we must deny ourselves the license to do always as we please.' States need to play by the rules toward each other as well as toward their own citizens."

Read that again.

The first half is Truman, the second Annan. We must deny ourselves the license to do always as we please. We need to play by the rules.

The US is enthusiastic of the next SG Ban Ki-Moon, I would guess because he is from South Korea. We were enthusiastic of Annan 10 years ago. Is the US the one missing the point of the UN? Are we not doing enough to help this multi-national body protect our world? Nations, people, and environment?

What about Darfur? What about Africa? What about Iraq?

What do you think about all this? I'm simply hurt and confused.

oops: forgot the link to the whole story.


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Thursday, December 07, 2006

I made an edit - but...

I'm ready for my close up
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I value transparency in people's blogs. If you don't want people to read it, take the proper steps to make your blog private (there are plenty of other blogging services out there... like the new FREE Six Apart beauty vox. It will even let you set multiple levels of privacy, its super.)

So, with that in mind, I tell you. I have made an edit in a recent post. But, due to the nature of the edit, I cannot tell you what changed. Just so you know. Its nothing scandalous, actually it seems insignifigant to me. But, I understand that it has father reaching ripples then I can imagine. So, I made the edit and I am not telling you what changed. If you notice, super. You get a Gold Star, please don't post the correction in a comment below, or I will delete it. Thanks.

I wanted to tell you that I made the change though, becuase it bothers me when people post things on a public space, like a blog, then take it back. There are situations where one must resort to this (A close friend of mine recently had to close her entire blog because of the gossip that was spilling out into real life because of the posts she was making on her blog.), but it still bothers me. My word is the only real currency I have in the world (If you check my bank account... I'm pretty poor.), so if I take it back repeatedly, what do I have left?

I love you guys.

I've been contemplating a site redesign, even started coding one... but, due to lack of time, my interest in doing that has waned. Now, I am considering moving to a new blog site altogether. I have not really been happy with the new Beta Blogger. It seems like "blogger for kids" with changes to the code requiring a large learning curve for casual HTMLers like me. The middle of the road functionality of blogger is one reason I like it. But Beta is polarized between the "stupid simple" and the "crazy hard". I'm glad that blogger is finally implementing some changes that the community has been crying for, but they have been slow, and are being overtaken by a number of other blogging sites.

We'll see. Nothing would happen until the new year at the earliest. And coming back to an earlier note... I will never delete this blog. I may move the entries with me to a new server or service, but they will always be here. (I know that in your free time, you read my posts from two years ago!) ;)

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I've been in country for five months.

BAH! Craziness! Monday to This coming Sunday FFWD mode.

Back from Krasnodar. Saw James Bond. Experienced getting a friend's car back after having it get towed. Got taken for 1000 Rubles (about 40 dollars) to get the car back. Found out the real fine is only 150 Rubles (about 6 dollars). Got home at 4am. Sasha (the 8 month old I live with) hit his head because I wasn't paying attention. Went out for the night to Red Square and a cool mall. Read a lot. Met another American (a cool one). Talked on the skype until the wee hours the night with Carl and Tommy. Wrote a long email outlining my exit strategy choices from Russia. Wrote this blog entry. Got up on 4 hours worth of sleep for a team retreat (sort of, we don't actually go anywhere until Sat I think...). Had a heart attack (ok, hopefully that won't happen.)

Loved every minute of it. (except the ones with gas, or extreme cold.)

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