So, where have i been

For the 5 of you who used to come here November has been a very busy month.

I can’t go into too much detail, but in short the month has sucked, and been good. I hope to have more I can write in December. But for now one-liners on twitter is about all i’ve written.

Work sucks.

I like it…

Okay, day late dollar short, whatever. The latest Facebook steaming pile…

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Rick Sanchez fired

I made a post about a way I agreed with one thing Rick Sanchez, formerly of CNN, said and now he’s gone and gotten himself fired for :

  1. Calling Jon Stewart a bigot, and
  2. Saying he does not think Jewish people significantly suffer from discrimination in the US and control parts of the media

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Heroine trafficking

This is horrible.

10 people have been busted as part of a heroine trafficking ring.

What is the matter with these people. There are enough heroines to go around, why would they even imagine a black, or even grey, market could exist for heroine.

Wait, they meant heroin. Ahh never mind.

Spell check can be a bitch.

Tony Curtis has passed on

Okay, now I just want to go home and watch old movies. Serendipity that google had a Flintstone’s image up?

Looking to the heavens

So, was bored out of my head the other day, grabbed one of the digital cameras, a 70-300mm lens and took a 2 second exposure of Jupiter. If you have a set of semi-decent binoculars you can see Jupiter and some of its moons from your house probably. In the phot below you can see what I saw, the largeish white-ish dot (Jupiter) and three smaller dots. These smaller dots are (working from Jupiter and heading towards the left) Europa, Callisto, and Ganymede. 

Jupiter and Three moons

So, why would I do this, because I think people need to have a sense of wonder and scale. Looking at this tiny white dot in the sky, knowing it is immensely huge reminds me of just how tiny we are. In 100 years Jupiter will still be there and I’ll be long-buried (probably), in a 1,000 years my name will probably have been long forgotten, but Jupiter will remain, and in 1,000,000 years all of mankind will very likely be gone (if for no other reason than evolution), but Jupiter will likely remain. 

Jupiter will remain, just as it has for the dinosaurs, the Roman Empire, Charlemagne, both World Wars, the Cold War, and will outlive us all.Perhaps then what we think is so terribly important isn’t quite such a big deal in the grand scheme of things and I was wrong to make such a big deal of not getting extra foam with my latte today.

Oh well, live and learn.

Interesting bit of stuff

Was browsing around the web and through following a few links I came upon this blog post by a Jessica Watson.

She is writing in respect to an Op-Ed from the WSJ.

I agree with 99% of her comments (telling a child they are doing something wrong won’t stop them, they will learn to hide it from you).

On the substance I only wish to add the following comments:

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