Windows 8 Follow Up

Fickle geek that I am, I succumbed to Microsoft’s fiendishly clever marketing campaign and upgraded my Windows 7 Home Premium laptop to Windows 8 Pro last night. (Richard Stallman appeared in a flash of smoke as I clicked the Send button to finalize the $40 upgrade payment. I kept him from inflicting serious bodily harm upon my person but he did manage to pull all of the proprietary codecs off my CentOS desktop.) Continue reading

Forests And Trees

I got a little carried away this afternoon in looking at Romans 5 for our group Bible study tonight and wound up reading it to Dawn in five different translations. I was planning on only using a couple for comparison’s sake but verse 14 is just confusing in the New American Standard Bible (NASB) and that was the one I read first, “Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come.” Continue reading

Encore

Several months ago, I was thinking of jazz musicians back in the day who would lay down tracks in a studio or play in a club and the chemistry that they created. If you could just cut out small pieces of time to preserve those moments, you could preserve the feeling the musicians generated, the ambiance, the emotions of the moment. Recordings do this to an extent but you don’t always get the full picture, it’s like looking at individual paragraphs bereft of the whole story. I got a burst of inspiration and came up with the story that follows.

All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Continue reading

Somebody Get Them a Room

As a conservative, I expect a certain amount of liberal bias from the moderator in any given presidential or vice presidential debate. A Republican walking into a debate situation has to know from the outset that he or she will need to take on his/her opponent and the moderator in order to win. So when Candy Crowley gave Obama three minutes more time than Romney Continue reading

That Didn’t Take Long

A certain board member of the Conservative Arkansas political action committee tweated the following this morning:

https://twitter.com/Conservative_AR/status/226311090932441089

Not long after that, leftists on Twitter started posting stuff like this. We should rename tactics like these the Rahm Emanuel doctrine.