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October 2008

Something to do this weekend….

Several of my friends and musicians I know have been working on a new project: They have assembled a traditional British-style brass band. The inaugural concert of the Silicon Valley Brass Band will be at Mission College this Sunday at 3 pm. The concert is free with donations greatly appreciated. I must stress that this […]

Well. Engaged to be married, but you get the idea.

Copy this sentence into your livejournal if you’re in a non-same-sex marriage, and you don’t want it “protected” by those who think that gay marriage hurts it somehow.

Damn it….

I feel I am trying to shake off a cold. This sucks. There are a pile of things I want to do. Music. Code. Stories. And I can’t concentrate on anything. Bleh.

Fog rolling in…

Man, it’s one of those early-winter fog days. You get one or two in the valley. It seems to screw with everyone’s head. This morning I am a bit slow, down, and idly depressed. I was even discouraged about going to music. I’ve got no reason to be that way. It’s just weather doldrums. I […]

As usual….

As usual, Mark Evanier lays writes it out simply and cleanly: His take on “Prop 8” and gay marriage: http://www.newsfromme.com/archives/2008_10_22.html#016076

What the?

From the “how f***ing old is that bug” department: A moderate severity security bugfix has been released for “ed.” That’s right. Ed. The command-line hard-copy-terminal capable editor. A heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in the way ed, the GNU line editor, processed long file names. An attacker could create a file with a specially-crafted name […]

Nit picking complaints…

I really hate the trend that some public bathrooms have only air-blast hand driers. My complaint is not that that half of them are usually broken or how they work. They do work ok for hands and such. But one of the things I will do, when tired or having worked hard, is I will […]


It has been proven time and again in both psych studies and general studies of curriculum and corresponding test scores that a well rounded education including arts and literature in addition to sports and hard sciences is one of the strongest development benefits you can offer children. That being said, our schools are rated most […]

Oh wow….

From triggur .. Ron Howard… suffering degradation… all to get the message across: Ron Howard's Call To Action from Ron Howard

Wohoo! I die!

Yay! I am dead: http://www.doemain.com/