Thursday, September 13, 2007

I get back from Vail to discover one of the light bulbs in my ceiling fan has burned out. Was it the incandescent bulb I have been waiting six months to replace? Nope. Is it one of the florescent that last longer, leave a smaller carbon footprint, and cost three times as much as a regular bulb? Oh, yeah! It's the expensive, better for the planet bulb that burns out in half the time.

Global Warminig (Praise Gaia and her anointed Profits [sic] the Goreacle and Tom Brokaw. Hah-men!) was invented by the light bulb companies and Archer Daniels Midland corporation who have been raking in record profits growing corn for a fuel that takes more energy to make than it produces, drives up food prices because corn is being diverted from food, fields are being converted from grains or other food crops into corn, and is as bad for Gaia as fossil fuels.

Global Warming isn't about saving the planet, it's about corporate bottom lines. And the Global Warming faithful have fallen for it.


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

How did they not get their ass kicked?

Monday, September 10, 2007

I'm in Vail, Colorado, this week at a conference organized by our software vendor, Resort Data Processing. I'm learning about the upgrades to their product, and what that will mean for us, and how long we can delay upgrading to Vista, which in turns probably means an upgrade to the latest version of Pervasive. On the one hand, the customer conference is deadly dull, and aimed at the lowest common denominator of their customer base. On the other hand, Colorado has a great brewing culture, and I have been exploring some brewpubs in the vicinity. So last weeks Sunday Luann strip is particularly poignant.

All in all, I'd rather be here than in the office listening to some nitwit complain that they saw a cricket and they want their money back; or they brought extra people and don't want to pay for them; or it's raining and they need a discount, 'cause they could have stayed at home in the rain.