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… Continue reading Doctors Suck

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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… Continue reading Untitled

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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… Continue reading Journal Keeping

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… Continue reading Zimbabwe Election

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. 🙁

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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.

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FreeBSD

Going to install FreeBSD and some flavor of Linux on a workstation. Fun! This is to attempt to get closer to the environment in which this project I am working on was originally developed.