Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sarah Palin vs the Spring Framework

Read this brilliant post by my friend Ramsey. His blog is full of such outstanding writing.  Just hilarious reading for any software developer and politics follower.  Well done, Ramsey!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Lou Dobbs for President?

Really?  Lou Dobbs?  Gah!!!!

I advise that everyone who likes their life and doesn't want it to get way worse needs to figure out how they can help to keep this from happening.  On the bright side, this guy would actually be accountable for once.  Instead of just spouting off about how everyone else is an idiot, he might have to propose a better idea, and I am NOT talking about building 50 foot high walls on our borders, Mr Dobbs...


Thursday, November 19, 2009

When News Really Isn't News

Just some quick snark:

I logged onto CNN today to check and make sure I wasn't missing any catastrophic after three hours of meetings in the morning.  Here is what I was met with:

Nicole Richie has pneumonia
Rift over Wal-Mart checkout scuffle

I can't really say I know much about the business of internet news, but really?  A fight at a Wal-Mart and a b-to-c-list celebrity who has a cold?  What's next?  Reporting the biggest loser competitors have athlete's foot? Not that great.  I think my Facebook feed has more insightful topics than this.  That is all.

Friday, November 13, 2009

On Public Transit

Today the train was one minute late. I actually felt like maybe I did something wrong because the train wasn't on time. Did I not check the schedule closely enough? Was my watch wrong? Then the train came at 7:20 instead of 7:19. I still got off at 7:46 like always. At some point between Pepsi Center and Belleview, the cosmos righted itself.

To compare, this is what I escaped. To quote, the Metro is:
just one big, damn, anonymous hurry
This article highlights much of what is wrong with the metro, but didn't even get into the DC subway system's frustrating inability to move people from one stop to another reliably. Just another reason I am happy we escaped.