Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

Month: March 2002

  • Chinese beat Columbus and Magellan

    Even the Chinese beat Columbus and Magellan. Zhang He sailed around the world about 1421 according to historian Menzies. I will have to pick up his book when it is published. I’ve never been a fan of Columbus Day. I think the Norse beat him across the Atlantic centuries earlier.  

  • Doctors Suck

    I really think that the reason I do not get sick is force of will. Doctors suck. Nurses are kewl. Pharmecies suck (no offense Ellen). No matter how bad any of those are, insurance companies must go away. I really don’t think socialized medicine would be much better so that is no alternative. Still, one…

  • I really think that the reason I do not get sick is force of will. Doctors suck. Nurses are kewl. Pharmecies suck (no offense Ellen). No matter how bad any of those are, insurance companies must go away. I really don’t think socialized medicine would be much better so that is no alternative. Still, one…

  • Journal Keeping

    A while back I was listening to a show on journal keeping. Some of the guests were concerned that people who keep an electronic journal might lose those precious memories fairly easily. While I agree that it is much easier to lose things on the computer it is also easy to lose a paper journal…

  • Zimbabwe Election

    This election mess in Zimbabwe got even messier. The president of that country has been kicking out international observers and foreign news media. The observers were kicked out because they would not agree to help him swing the election. The news media because they published or produced some critical pieces about his treatment of the…

  • Computer Books

    Bought some computer books. Felt dirty after. Maybe it is cause I told myself earlier this morning that I would not buy any books?

  • Fasting

    Fasting is hard. Not supposed to eat between sunrise and sunset. I think it has made me a little irritable. Well, only 11 more days. 🙁

  • Attrition As Strategy

    Realized while playing Warcraft that I play it like I play Risk. My usual strategy is to design a protective area where my forces can quickly react to threats. Once that is established, I will amass my forces to strike. My attack strategy is to cut the enemy’s supply line. When the enemy cannot amass…

  • Fasting is hard. Not supposed to eat between sunrise and sunset. I think it has made me a little irritable. Well, only 11 more days.