Saturday, April 08, 2006

You Are 60% Abnormal
You are at medium risk for being a psychopath. It is somewhat likely that you have no soul. You are at medium risk for having a borderline personality. It is somewhat likely that you are a chaotic mess. You are at medium risk for having a narcissistic personality. It is somewhat likely that you are in love with your own reflection. You are at high risk for having a social phobia. It is very likely that you feel most comfortable in your mom's basement. You are at medium risk for obsessive compulsive disorder. It is somewhat likely that you are addicted to hand sanitizer.

Just how much stock do you put in Internet quizzes, eh?

Friday, April 07, 2006

Let's see if I understand the state of things, here in Jesusistan. People are offended if Barbie's married friend Midge turns up pregnant at Wal-Mart. Jon Stewart can't sell his book in Wal-Mart because of the fake photo of the naked Supreme Court justices. 'Kay! Got the moral climate of Wal-Mart covered!

Except that they're selling Brokeback Mountain! Can't have a married, pregnant doll! But gay cowboys? Come on in folks!

I don't think I'll ever figure out the rules.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Desmond T. Doss, Sr.

I would like to honor the passing of Desmond T. Doss, Sr. Doss is the only conscientious objector to receive a Medal of Honor in World War II. Doss never carried a gun, and served as a medic. He earned his Medal of Honor on Okinawa. According to the news story:

While under enemy fire on the island of Okinawa, Doss carried 75 wounded soldiers to the edge of a 400-foot cliff and lowered them to safety, according to his citation.

During a later attack, he was seriously wounded in the legs by a grenade. According to the citation, as he was being carried to safety, he saw a more critically injured man and crawled off his stretcher, directing the medics to help the other wounded man.

Doss' body was carried to the Chattanooga National Cemetery by a horse drawn hearse. The flag covered casket was buried with a 21 gun salute as military helicopters flew in formation overhead.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

I am taking a few days off from work. The last time I used vacation days, I had just broken my leg, and I spent 2 weeks of vacation with my leg in a cast. This time, I'm doing whatever strikes my fancy. That means less blog writing and more writing writing.

I am working on a somewhat pornographic story about a former coworker. Now that she's a coworker, I can safely put those thoughts on paper, and, hopefully, out of my system.

I am also putting together something about a family member who is very close to the end. That piece will be posted on my family blog.

So while we're waiting for the bad news, I'm trying not to start anything too important, which was the original plan.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Well, the great Linux experiment is over. I bought a $250 PIII laptop without an operating system, and installed Linux. I spent three weeks screwing around with ndiswrapper, and I spent days browsing the Ubuntu forums, and I could never get wireless to work. And what, after all, is the point of a laptop without wireless? Nothing!

So I purchased an OEM version of Windows from VioSoftware. I popped the disk into the CD-Rom drive, and twenty mnutes later, I'm surfing the Internet.

I still have Linux on my old Compaq computer. I have a USB Wireless adapter hooked up to it, but wireless don't work on it either. Until Linux natively supports wireless cards, I think I'll stick to Windows.