"Murphy was an optimist!"
From the mouths of babes August 31, 2006 10:09 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Amy, Daily Life, Family, From the mouths of babes
Amy: "I wish I could be drops of water."1 comment so far
Timeout! August 31, 2006 1:45 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Uncategorized
Ouch. Comcast internet connection just went away. Reason? Scheduled maintenance for 5 hours! I have 2 critical deadlines tonight!
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iMac OS X Photoshop 9.0.1 Updater August 30, 2006 9:53 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Software, Technology
If you find yourself screaming "Photoshop CS2 9.0.1 Updater for the Mac sucks!" then you aren’t alone. If the updater prompts you to locate the Photoshop application but the application is grayed out, then your version of Photoshop is up to date. Per Adobe support, the updater should not have allowed you to download 9.0.1. If the application cannot be selected then you are up to date.add a comment
New West Hills Interchange August 30, 2006 1:52 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Interest, Touchy Subjects, Transportation
Correction! That should have read east bound and only if you are using the access road behind the state trooper officeadd a comment
New West Hills Interchange August 30, 2006 1:49 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Interest, Touchy Subjects, Transportation
west east bound to morrell is smooth .
New West Hills Interchange August 30, 2006 1:27 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Interest, Touchy Subjects, Transportation
I should clarify. Avoid the new downtown west interchange at all costs. (Update: West bound)add a comment
New West Hills Interchange August 30, 2006 1:25 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Interest, Touchy Subjects, Transportation
sucks Update: In all fairness, they are still transitioning and do not have all the lanes open yet.
Get Entertained and Fight Cancer August 30, 2006 10:30 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Announcements, Health, Of Interest
Tonight is a good night to go out on the town. I heard on the radio and found details in the MetroPulse that musicians and artists will be performing at 10 different locations to raise money for the Thompson Cancer Survival Center.
If you go out ever, anywhere in Knoxville, chances are youâ€™ve seen Laith Keilany play his guitar. You heard him accompany the likes of Jodie Manross and the Mikel Grubb Band. Or, perhaps youâ€™ve had the unique pleasure of seeing Keilany play the oud, an 11-string middle eastern instrument. Heâ€™s played all over Knoxville, and around the Southeast and East Coast. And, itâ€™s not uncommon for Keilany to be playing for free. For years, Keilany (along with Manross) has been the go-to guy when a benefit or fundraiser is in need of a good musician with a good heart. So itâ€™s only fitting that the fourth annual Knoxville at Night will benefit the Thompson Cancer Survival Center and Keilany, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. [Source]
Starting next week Panera will be selling a pink, cherry flavored bagel in the shape of a ribbon to support the fight against breast cancer. A portion of the purchase of these bagels will be donated.1 comment so far
Hybrid Indoor Lighting with Sun, Flourescent and Fiber Optics August 30, 2006 10:13 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Interest, Technology
This is a really cool way to light a building with sunlight! I really like the first picture.add a comment
Senator Ted Stevens Technophobe – Outted! August 30, 2006 7:56 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Politics, Touchy Subjects
Just because you don’t understand it, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t embrace it!
Thereâ€™s a bipartisan Senate bill that would actually do something good for a change. S. 2590 would create a Google-style public database that would show who gets government money through contracts and grants. But a single anonymous senator has blocked the bill. [Source]
You guessed it! Looks like Senator Ted Stevens. You might recall Senator Ted Stevens as the guy who explained the Internet as "a series of tubes." He is in charge of regulating the Internet and Ted Stevens does not even get it!
It is worth noting that your government may not be living up to your expectations because the elected officials, the ones your vote or lack of vote put into office, are a bunch of old coots. And spare a minute and a half to see John McCain make Jon Stewart spew his coffee while discussing Ted Stevens. (The 3:35 version of the same interview.)
Redstate has further commentary regarding the Pork Busters legislation.
The legislation, also known as the “Federal Funding, Accountability, & Transparency Act”, would create an online, searchable database of federal earmarks. The database would list which member of congress obtained the earmark, how much the earmark is for, what the purpose is for, which local contractors are involved, etc. [Source]
Catching Worms August 30, 2006 3:09 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
Every day should begin at 3am!1 comment so far
Gaining Momentum August 29, 2006 8:39 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
Turning up the heat on my current project. Let’s ride the night!add a comment
In the public ear August 29, 2006 6:53 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : News, Of Interest
Another CNN open mic faux pas.add a comment
Feed the conspiracists August 29, 2006 6:46 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Conspiracy, Gadgets, Of Interest, Politics, Security, Technology, Touchy Subjects
Cathy likes to joke about my conspiracy-mindedness. I like to makeup conspiracy theories as jokes. Here is some fuel on rigged elections. The comments make some valid points about why this would be hard to do in practice such as the injected number of votes not matching the recorded number of voters.
I really like the comment that suggests we get a vote receipt like an atm receipt. When the polls close all votes are published on a website. You could then match your vote receipt to the published vote to see if it differed. If it differed then you could dispute it. This would not allow for changing votes because you are reporting that it is different than the information printed on the vote receipt, not that it is different from your memory.add a comment
Install buggy code for free! August 29, 2006 2:39 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Software, Technology
Microsoft is offering 100,000 free downloads of its new operating system Windows Vista. This is a beta 2 pre-release candidate 1. That means it should probably work with no problems but you could also end up with a disfuctional computer.4comments