Borked

I often use a term “borked” to mean to fail in a spectacular fashion. (The official definition is: obstruct (someone, especially a candidate for public office) through systematic defamation or vilification.) The “fake” news about President Trump wanting to end Mueller’s investigation in the Russia connection reminds me of origin of this word. President Nixon… Continue reading Borked

Constitution Day

Apparently September 17th is Constitution Day. This is the day in 1787 when the document was signed. (July 4th is for the Declaration of Independence.) Schools receiving Federal funding are supposed to spend part of the day teaching about the Constitution. I wonder how many people have a copy of it? If you have an… Continue reading Constitution Day

SOPA Blackout

January 18th and 23rd are planned blackout days for a number of web sites in protest to passing the Stop Online Piracy Act. Existing legislation like the Digital Millennium Copyright Act already reveal copyright owners ask to shut down web sites even when there is no infringing material. Granting them more power seems like a bad… Continue reading SOPA Blackout

Network

One of those Facebook poll things had a list of American Film Institute top 100 movies. Fortunately for me, Netflix Watch Instantly has several of the ones I wanted to see. Network was one of them. The scene where Beale, the news announcer breaks down in the rant, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not… Continue reading Network

Splat

Splat Originally uploaded by sneezypb. One of the reasons I like Flickr is its use of Creative Commons. I got this yesterday because I use the Attribution license, others are required under that license to ask how I would like my work used. So, Sean at the University of Florida is going to use this… Continue reading Splat