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January 29, 2009


Parking place drove us straight to the terminal. Checked our luggage curbside. Flight was noisy but OK–excellent seats (emergency exit seat with empty space in front of me), only two and a half hours. At Jacksonville airport our luggage was on the conveyor belt when we arrived, and Alamo upgraded us to a Chrysler 300. […]

Assertiveness quiz

January 25, 2009


You Are Assertive You assert yourself whenever it’s necessary, but you’re always polite and appropriate about it. You’re not a bully, a manipulator, or a nag. You just state what you need quickly and honestly. You’ve been assertive for so long that it just comes naturally to you. You’re definitely not shy. People wonder why […]

Political Spectrum Quiz (thanks, )

January 24, 2009


My Political ViewsI am a far-left social libertarianLeft: 8.21, Libertarian: 6.73Political Spectrum Quiz My Foreign Policy ViewsScore: -5.47Political Spectrum Quiz My Culture War StanceScore: -8.85Political Spectrum Quiz

OSX updates stall during installation (x-posted in my own LJ and appropriate communities)

January 23, 2009


Lately when I attempt to install OSX updates the installation stalls at the “configuring installation” stage. Does anyone know why that would be happening and what I should do to remedy the problem so I can keep my software up to date?

anti-gay marriage parody (thanks )

January 22, 2009


condom couples (tx,

January 21, 2009


various inauguration day links (tx to serveral people I’m following on Twitter)

January 20, 2009


Before & After: SF changes Bush St to Obama St text of President Obama’s inaugural speech in cloud form

NYT: US Airways Jet Being Lifted from River at night (tx, @mashable)

January 19, 2009


photos of US Airways jet being lifted from river at night Notice the ice chunks in the river–gives you an idea of how cold the water was on the day of the forced landing.

this LJ is now on MyBlogLog

January 17, 2009


A.B. Yehoshua’s open letter to Gideon Levy – Haaretz – Israel News

January 16, 2009


An open letter to Gideon Levy – Haaretz – Israel News The doleful thought sometimes crosses my mind that it is not the children of Gaza or of Israel that you are pining for, but only for your own private conscience. Because if you are truly concerned about the death of our children and theirs, […]