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Prince's Guitar Gently Weeps

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Prince's Guitar Gently Weeps, as Dhani Harrison and the Travelling Wilburys play at George Harrison's induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (via.)

A Telecaster is a plank of wood with strings and pickups. To make it howl, scream and beg for mercy like that takes serious talent.

Who do I look Like?


pic of dave © Iain Face Recognition - determine who you look like. (Via.)

Apparently I look like:

So, out of 10 people, that's 0.5 Italians (Travolta), 1 Manx (Quayle), 1 Spaniard (Iglesias), 1 Englishman (Adams), 1 American (Goddard), 2 Irishmen (Ford, Travolta and Brosnan), and 3.5 Jews (Nini, Lubitsch, Curtis and Ford).

For someone with an ancestry which is just about 100% Irish with a little Norse from the 11th Century, that's kinda weird.

* - I say this, not out of any ill feeling towards Mr. Adams (peace be unto him), but he was a notoriously late writer. All of the Hitchiker's books were written either on the deadline or well past it. So he was an Author (someone who has written some good books), but not a Writer (someone who writes for a living). At the other extreme, Terry Pratchett is both and Author *and* a writer because he can churn out two books a year, and has done so for more than 20 years.

Energy Addiction


Here's an interesting diary on Energy Addiction, from Daily Kos.

Programming Resources


just some geeky stuff which came my way recently.

Microsoft Visual Studio Express for free! (Via.)

Charlie Stross' Free Perl Tutorial. (Via.)

Things I learn from my patients


Things I Learn From My Patients. Not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach.


Some links (US Politics)


Peter Daou notes that the Pro-Bush Media Bias Blowing Rightwing Minds. (Via.)

Furthermore, the fallacy undergirding the "liberal media" myth is that any negative coverage of the Bush administration is considered media "bias" despite the fact that with the administration's many screw-ups, it's amazing there's anything positive to say.

Bush Administration backs off Bush's vow to reduce Mideast oil imports (Via.)

WASHINGTON - One day after President Bush vowed to reduce America's dependence on Middle East oil by cutting imports from there 75 percent by 2025, his energy secretary and national economic adviser said Wednesday that the president didn't mean it literally.

Woman ejected from State Of The Union Address for wearing a t-shirt. Whatever happened to the First Amendment? (Via.)

I had just sat down and I was warm from climbing 3 flights of stairs back up from the bathroom so I unzipped my jacket. I turned to the right to take my left arm out, when the same officer saw my shirt and yelled; "Protester." He then ran over to me, hauled me out of my seat and roughly (with my hands behind my back) shoved me up the stairs. I said something like "I'm going, do you have to be so rough?"

MSNBC Report: Antiwar mom, representative's wife removed from State of the Union.

Arielle Gabrielle

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Huge fonts (and many of them), some tiny links, hopelessly busy site design, low quality pictures which are sized up with width and height attributes so that you can see the low quaity JPEG compression. Table based site deign with no CSS and spacer .GIF files. It's like looking at a refugee from the early days of the World Wide Web.

Some of her prose:

Though many of my Asian students think Canadians are a soft, spoilted people, though they may not express this thought directly, my family had its trials.

(Although you're missing the flourescent, eye-searing and huge fonts, which I'm not going to reproduce here.)

And you know what's really scary? She claims to be a publisher and an artist! Lady, there is no evidence of any graphic design or composition skills on your site at all.

UPDATE: even scarier; she's an actual English Teacher, who apparently gets fired a lot.

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