Archive for January, 2007

I don’t know why I do it

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

I listened to the president’s speech tonight on the radio and then on the television when I got home.  I don’t know why I do it.  Listening to the president makes my ears want to explode, my eyes want to pop out of my head and my foot want to go through the television. As […]

Copyright advocacy

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

I had lunch yesterday with our scholarly communications officer – basically, copyright guru. We were meeting because I (and apparently a few other people in IT) had commented that we were looking for the scholarly communications officer to take the lead in positioning the university on different copyright issues. He thought that was interesting because […]

another example of not getting by in America

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

If you’ve read Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed, it’ll be pretty obvious why Walmart’s continued quest for efficiency is bad for employees and workers.  The latest example?  High-tech scheduling software designed to dynamically tune employee schedules to meet real-time fluctuations in the number of customers.  The result will be low wage workers on-call to meet […]

Pat Robertson

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

Pat Robertson’s almost 77 years old.  Unfortunately, I don’t think the lord will call him home any time soon because it’s just too much fun to lie to him. Although this range is no more than what most of us experience in the course of a year’s time going from summer to winter, UNEP refers […]

bah! – updated

Monday, January 1st, 2007

so Saturday night around 11:30pm, the acid neutralizer I just installed, exploded. Okay, it didn’t really explode, but the top popped off again. Spoke to the customer support, looked around a bit more and it seems that the threads on the tank were stripped. I’ll call tomorrow and see about getting a replacement tank 🙁 […]