Archives for: "January 2007"

Jan/26
2007

The Code Part Deux

Addendum to my previous rant Follow the Code Even if you maintain the rule of silence, it is unacceptable to stare at the person standing at the urinal next to you while you both do your business. I discourage looking around, but I can accept it.… more »
Jan/26
2007

Shall not be suspended

There are a lot of reasons people talk smack about the Bush administration. Some of them justified, others are just frustration. Alberto Gonzales is one of the former. He honestly sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee and said that the constitution… more »
Jan/25
2007

You can call me AL

Leaving a voice mail is not complicated. I know I've said this before, and I'm saying it again. Because it's an amazingly simple thing to do. There are three critical components to a voice mail message. Name. Contact info. Reason for calling. Now, you… more »
Jan/22
2007

Anthem

A small note to those singers attempting to sing the National Anthem: Please know the lyrics. When watching the intro to the Colts v Patriots game yesterday, the singer said that the flag "gave proof TO the night. Clearly 'To'. No TH sound in the word,… more »
Jan/17
2007

A Note on Implementation

We have a ticketing system here. Keeps track of work recorded for various clients, and the time spent completing said work. It's all made in house. That's generally good because it allows us flexibility for the more unusual types of items we need to… more »
Jan/17
2007

Legal Ethics

I mean to write this last week, but I was busy. Sue me. I'm pissed. I know I know... you're shocked. A senior Pentagon official, Charles D. Stimson, in charge of detainees made an interesting comment last week. He said that he was dismayed that lawyers… more »
Jan/17
2007

Pay the Man

Let me take you back. The year is 1989. The place is Prince William Sound Alaska. The Exxon Valdez tanker ran aground and spilled around 10 million gallons of crude oil all over the place. The immediate effect of it was the death of thousands of animals… more »
Jan/12
2007
One thing about driving is that it provides a terrific opportunity to mix with our peers. Getting in a car is a mixing, a blending of humanity that at once both exposes and reveals the best (but mostly the worst) of our fellow humans. What's more for… more »
Jan/12
2007

Semantics

Condi Rice was up on Capital Hill yesterday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. For the most part, she was presenting and defending El Presidente's plan for Iraq. Part of the Shrub's plan is to send twenty thousand more troops into Iraq to… more »
Jan/12
2007

24 Hour News Cycle

You know, I enjoy the internet. I can read it anytime of day and find out about just about anything at anytime. I enjoy getting my news on CNN or MSNBC all day long. In general I support doing just about anything 24 hours a day. All night diners, 24… more »
Jan/06
2007

Auld Lang Syn

Happy New Year. And welcome to another year of screaming into the ether. I went to a friends house for new years eve. A nice little party with some close friends. Have a few drinks, tell a few stories, and toast the new year. A wonderful plan. Something… more »