Monthly Archives: March 2009

Why I Didn't Watch the Press Conference

Look here: four lies from the President and one from a reporter laid out by the Annenberg Center’s FactCheck.org. (Which, without casting aspersions, I think we can all agree is hardly a bastion of the Rush Limbaugh right wing. Check … Continue reading

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Mongolian Beef

I don’t think I’ve posted any recipes here before, and I won’t start now. (Instead, I’ll link.) I cooked this Mongolian Beef recipe tonight, and it was oh so good. The fam doesn’t like it hot, so I held back … Continue reading

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I bought another PC…

And worst of all, it’s got Hasta La. That’s actually the reason I got it. There’s something I need to do. It requires either a couple of weeks of my spare time to get it working on a Mac or … Continue reading

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Star Trek (TOS) Plot Generator

This article nails it. When I was in college, I was in a team of three people that had to write an operating system. (One of us, Dan, who was clearly the most prolific and talented programmer among us, nearly … Continue reading

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Get Smart

I finished Get Smart (2008) last night. It was fair, but slightly better than I expected. It wasn’t a great spy movie, of course, but it wasn’t as funny as I expected. I was expecting nonstop slapstick, and this was … Continue reading

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Political advice from investors

Warren Buffett wants us all to line up behind the president. Buffett said he believes patriotic Republicans and Democrats will realize the nation is engaged in an economic war. “What is required is a commander in chief that’s looked at … Continue reading

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Welcome to the bigs

Good grief. The reason we insulted the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was because the President is all worn out from pushing socialized medicine and out-of-control spending. Barack Obama’s offhand approach to Gordon Brown’s Washington visit last week came … Continue reading

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A Gift for Explaining Things

xkcd explains correlation vs. causation. Not so easy, you might think, but here one is in just 3 panels and 22 words. Most impressive. Of course, this is nothing, compared to its amazingly clear and easy-to-understand explanation of a SQL … Continue reading

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Message to the President regarding School Choice

I’m glad I watched this video from recipients of school-choice scholarships in DC:

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Banning Barbie

Good grief. A legislator from some backwater where people like to elect [name that party]s wants to ban Barbie. Lileks nails it: Now and then it seems that banning is all they can do. It’s all they seem to want … Continue reading

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