Well, this is just cute. It’s a little muffled, but the story is good if you can hear it.
Archive for May, 2003
Well, it’s good to know that the Red Planet is smiling back at us. Pesky aliens!
This is a brief history of HIV that I found interesting. I wonder who patient 0 was.
I was wondering how long it would be before self destructing DVDs would start to appear. Looks like Disney is the first major company to try it. Since it’s a chemical reaction and not a software based solution, it looks like it might be a better solution for companies then other (hackable) technologies.
I gotta admit this was very well done. I have to wonder if the company actually sponsored it or if it was an independent production.
I’m a big fan of Apple’s OSX, mostly because I like the slick interface on a *nix foundation. The biggest stumbling block for me has be the justification to purchase a Apple machine. I can’t warrant the cost to what I would get back versus expanding my x86 machine. So when I hear stories of Apple porting OSX to the x86 architecture, I get excited. Do I think it will happen anytime soon? No. But then I hear a store like this one in which the author proposes breaking Apple into two companies (software and hardware), I get more excited because this seems more of a possibility then porting.
Okay, only 6 chimps, and not Shakesphere, instead the primates defecated and destroyed the machine, but not after producing couple of pages of text consisting mostly of the letter ‘s’. Of course, I’ve got to wonder why they did this “experiment”. First, it’s a danger to the chimps, especially when the alpha through a rock at the screen, exposing the animals to broken glass and electrical dangers. Gotta love researchers.
It’s sad when a zoo isn’t taken care of . I don’t blame the Iraqi people or the military for the desolation that is in the zoo of Baghdad, but I hope that organizations can get in there and help the remaining animals (like the blind bear). On thing I found relatively amusing is when they called a porcupine a formidable animal.
Okay, so how do you explain to people that you are not killing your dog when said dog is yapping in his highest pitch bark repeatedly? Answer, you can’t. You just smile and wave at them, then pet the dog gently.
So Sherri and I decide to take the pups for a walk. Nothing unusual. We’d done it dozens of times before without any real incident. Dash tends to be a little more excitable when he’s with his sister, but otherwise relatively controllable. Well, for some reason he snapped. Not at in he attacked anyone, but he started barking at the top of his high-pitched voice at everything and nothing. In and of itself, maybe not a bad thing except he kept doing it. Continuously. For the entire walk around the park. People were looking at us and no matter how I tried to calm him, he wouldn’t shut up. At one point people had come out into their back yard to wee who was “abusing” this poor, vocal dog. I just had to smile and wave at them and hope they didn’t call animal control. Stupid dog. Bad owner for not being able to control his bark. Looks like he gets to walk with the bark collar.
Okay, I’m not sure about the goodness of this. Don’t get me wrong, I read in the bathroom like any good American male (and some females), but I draw the line at certain things, like surfing the web. Further, I’m not sure about the potential sanitary disadvantages of using a keyboard that a dozen other people used right after wiping their ass. Go figure.