May 2004

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If you start playing with this, you won’t get any work done today.

I’m just sayin’

Vonnegut spilled some bile on the web a few weeks ago:

Cold Turkey

For some reason, the most vocal Christians among us never mention the Beatitudes. But, often with tears in their eyes, they demand that the Ten Commandments be posted in public buildings. And of course that’s Moses, not Jesus. I haven’t heard one of them demand that the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, be posted anywhere.

Good stuff. — George Will — George F. Will: Making the point with the right punctuation

Bad Karma

The article everybody’s talking about. The last paragraph nails the anxiety I’ve been feeling for a while about Rumsfeld’s approach.

The New Yorker

“In an odd way,” Kenneth Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, said, “the sexual abuses at Abu Ghraib have become a diversion for the prisoner abuse and the violation of the Geneva Conventions that is authorized.” Since September 11th, Roth added, the military has systematically used third-degree techniques around the world on detainees. “Some jags hate this and are horrified that the tolerance of mistreatment will come back and haunt us in the next war,” Roth told me. “We’re giving the world a ready-made excuse to ignore the Geneva Conventions. Rumsfeld has lowered the bar.”

Madeleine L’Engle interviewed on MSNBC. MSNBC – “I Dare You”

“I sometimes think God is a s–tóand he wouldnít be worth it otherwise. Heís much more interesting when heís a s–t.”

Spies and Ads

Wired News: Sick of Spam? Prepare for Adware

Almost everyone I know has ended up having to reformat their drive or something lately due to a spyware install or other virus situation.

I’m so glad I have a Mac. (*knocks aluminum*) – Info

The Iconfactory is pleased to announce a new service that brings you professional-quality, royalty-free icons at affordable prices.

I just discovered this new addition over at Iconfactory, some old buddies that I haven’t seen in a while. Mass manufacture of icons! They rock.