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or anyplace with more trees and less concrete

Archive for April, 2008

A Bad Day Gardening Is Better Than….

Monday, April 28th, 2008

…just about anything, and yesterday wasn’t a bad day, neither. Here’s what the front patio looks like after a few hours’ sprucing-up on Sunday.

Whenever I Complain About My Past Three Landlords…

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

I’ll remind myself of this.

Hell to the Chief

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Bush’s disapproval rating worst of any president in 70 years

Quest Redux

Monday, April 21st, 2008

“Give him enough rope…”

The Most Annoying Name in News Allegedly Caught with Methamphetamine and Sex Toy After Curfew in NYC’s Central Park

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Ordinarily I’d ignore sordid stuff like this, but Richard Quest is the most annoying person on CNN– and for a network that employs Nancy Grace, Glenn Beck and Larry King, that’s quite a ranking.

“An open letter to Charlie Gibson and George Stephanapoulos”

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

I was going to post a shorter rant along the same lines, but this guy says it so much better. Crux: As a journalist, you appeared to confirm all of the worst qualities that cause people to hold our profession in such low esteem, especially your obsession with cornering the candidates with lame “trick” questions [...]

Speakeasy is Sucking

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

I’ve been using Speakeasy for DSL, email and various other things since 1999. Last year they were bought by Best Buy. I shuddered, and braced for Speakeasy to begin sucking. At work we use them for T1 and hosting our website. All our employees depend on Speakeasy for email. Tonight at 5:15 my email client [...]

The First Warm Weekend of the Year

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Obama Refuses to Bribe Philadelphia Ward Bosses and other Party Hacks

Friday, April 11th, 2008

“Street Money” is denied.

Google Rethinks That Whole “Don’t Be Evil” Thing

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Employees fired after they sign non-compete agreements