Monday, April 01, 2002
Had a nice weekend in Chicago.
Went to an art show which my friend Aimee's photos were a part of. A lot of interesting art to take in. Went for Thai food afterwards - $6 for Pat Tai, compared with $.40 in Thailand. Well I guess the double sized portion they gave me should be $1. Went to two clubs.. the Lava Lounge and the Alumni Club. We stayed with Randy and Tonia in their nice house in Algonquin.
(pictured here) decides to throw up a gang sign, which none of us decided we wanted to join. A dislocated finger from some nice volleyball action.
Saturday, March 16, 2002
Alan Mears owns "arterial trumpcard
Saturday, March 09, 2002
Found my first "Googlewacker
" Term (with the help of Tacee): allegorical chuckwagon
. And Derek's first is: octagon sousaphones
Hey all, I am in Wisconsin right now. I went snowboarding as well. Just got my parents a new Sony Viao Desktop... Celron 1.2, 60 GB, 256k, dvd + CDR drives - win xp. $490 from ubid.com
. Now we are trying to sell the old one
Friday, February 15, 2002
Slashdot | .NETly News
".Net is such a masterpiece that there are no words to describe it- so I will make one up: Scrumtrilescent."
Friday, February 08, 2002
The relative quality of the US fighting man may be a matter of debate. America now accounts for 36 per cent of global defence spending – a share the historian Paul Kennedy, author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, has pointed out, is the largest portion of global defence spending seen by a single country. Not even the Roman Empire could claim so much.
Tuesday, February 05, 2002
Annan: Globalization may backfire
Annan called for a doubling of aid to $100 billion by rich governments, many of whom are still short of the U.N.-recognized goal of 0.7 percent of a nation’s gross national product to be given as aid. The United States donates about 0.1 percent of its $10 trillion economy on foreign aid, a lower per capita proportion than most other industrialized nations.
1 billion people are living on less than $1 a day.
Thursday, January 31, 2002
US-based Wal-Mart is by far the largest retailer in the world. It generated US$191 billion in sales revenue last year, nearly three times more than the world's next largest player, Carrefour.
Thursday, January 17, 2002
Ladies: Your date's salary divided by your own equals the base you should let him get to on the first date.
Wednesday, January 16, 2002
JAPAN -- January 17, 2002
You know... I am starting to realize how corrupt Asia is. Imagine a place where 50% of the economy is based on corruption and underworld gains, media is 50 % influence, and public servents are completely dependent on the money of gangsters, while gangsters are dependent on the power, influnce and legitimancy of police, miliary and politicans.
This issue INTELLIGENCE -- January 10, 2002
was banned in Thailand by the PM due to this article... Read it.
Thursday, January 10, 2002
"One person has never had more power to make a difference than today." - Me
Want to see see your online footprint? Go here and enter your email, phone #, SS#, address and of course - name.
Have a look at USENET - the start of the internet.
This is pretty funny about an upset spammer: | When Spammers Try To Sue You
In case you all missed it, everyone's favorite database engine, mysql is having the name the mySql dolphin contest, and everyone is invited. Nothing like a million suggestions to choose from to help them out.
Tuesday, January 08, 2002
You Can't Buy Love, but Euro Brings Cheaper Sex
A survey of around a dozen prostitutes by Rome's Il Messaggero newspaper found the majority planned to charge 150 euros for their services from New Year's Day rather than the current 300,000 lire (155 euros or $136).
Friday, January 04, 2002
Letter to Senator Daschle - "You can not stop us. We have this anthrax. You die now. Are you afraid? Death to America. Death to Israel. Allah is great."
So, if i am a terrorist, with access to anthrax... why not do a little research on Yahoo, and find out which people in US government most offend my cause - and target them. It's not like the US is one big collective brain. Targert the those whose beliefs you belive to be wrong, and then you would be actually sending a message.
Friday, December 21, 2001
Salon.com Life | Seeing the light
I saw the hand of God in everything, and I mean everything. Parking spots at a crowded mall were a gift of God. My daughter's earaches were a test from God. The Del Monte vegetables on sale at the market were a sign of God's provision. I called myself his handmaiden and I began each entry in my prayer journal with a plea to be "used by God."
The funniest joke ever? World's Funniest Joke Revealed After Internet Vote
Famed fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and his gruff assistant Doctor Watson pitch their tent while on a camping expedition, but in the middle of the night Holmes nudges Watson awake and questions him.
HOLMES: Watson, look up at the stars and tell me what you deduce.
WATSON: I see millions of stars, and if there are millions of stars, and if even a few of those have planets, it is quite likely there are some planets like earth, and if there are a few planets like earth out there there might also be life.
HOLMES: Watson, you idiot! Somebody stole our tent.
Thursday, December 20, 2001
IBM Takes Tiny Step in Advancing Quantum Computing
To put the size of the computer into perspective, Preskill explained that currently the fastest computers in existence, or supercomputers, could factor -- or find the smallest indivisible factors of -- a number that is 130 digits long in about a month. But they wouldn't be able to factor a 200-digit number.
Wednesday, December 19, 2001
Pat Tai was invented by dictator Plaek Pibolsonggram during the 1950s. By transforming Chinese noodle into a common, Thai-style dish, Plaek was promoting nationalism to resist what he considered Chinese encroachment.