March 18, 2005

March Madness Part 1

I'm 14 for 16 in the first round of the NCAA tournament yesterday. Damn you Creighton!!

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March 04, 2005


Mozilla's Firefox browser got a security update yesterday. It addressed what I thought was an ingenious attempt at fraud by the hackers out there. Firefox didn't distinguish between letters from two different alphabet sets. So if you created a link called but used the "a" from the Cyrillic alphabet set instead of the Latin alphabet set, (because they look the same in both alphabets) you could send browsers to a totally different website. Who thinks of this stuff?

Frankly, I'm amazed that Firefox even differentiates seperate alphabet sets. Ironically, Microsoft's Internet Explorer is safe from this particular scam because it can't.

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Wow. Just.... Wow.

Here's a lovely news story. I think this quote says it all:

St. James Davis had severe facial injuries and would require extensive surgery in an attempt to reattach his nose, Dr. Maureen Martin of Kern Medical Center told KGET-TV of Bakersfield. His testicles and a foot also were severed...

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March 01, 2005

It never ends....

U.S. Senator Urges Indecency Rules for Cable-TV Shows

This drives me crazy. Does the government have to stick their noses into every facet of American life? Didn't the Republican party used to stand for less intrusive government? I want my Republican party to go back to being focused on capitalism and not morality. Can't we get a third party in the U.S. eventually? I'm no fan of the Democrats and I'm getting a little sick of the Republicans lately.

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January 18, 2005

Thinning the Herd

Just before she fell, she had called out to a friend, "Watch to see what I can still do,"


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January 15, 2005



Stinkin' Jets. Waahhhhh.

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January 07, 2005

That takes balls

Doug Mientkiewicz, backup 1st baseman for the Red Sox, is holding onto the baseball that recorded the final out in the World Series. He says it's his, but the Red Sox want it back.

I'm kind of split on this issue. Mientkiewicz comes across as an ass (alliteration, anyone?) based on the quotes in the linked article. But the issue of on the field ownership isn't really defined as far as I know. Who's to say it *isn't* his. It is kind of an unexplored area. There's already been some long drawn out court cases on ownership of baseballs that have left the field and entered the stands. But this one is kind of weird.

But I'd like to think that the *right* thing to do is to give the ball to the Red Sox or the Hall of Fame. But I don't think he's going to do the right thing. Baseball is already so mercenary with the way free agents jump from team to team. Mientkiewicz (besides having an unpronounceable last name) joined the team mid-season and was only used as a defensive utility play. Something he wasn't happy about. There are some guys who are concerned with the good of the game. They can see that they are part of a bigger whole that makes up "Baseball". Some guys can't. I'm putting Minky in the "Can't" category.

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