They are converting to wordpress

Since slashcode was, er, stagnating. The packages on debian (even debian-unstable) were ancient, and trying to upgrade caused a major problem with posting.

WordPress puts out nice valid HTML, uses CSS extensively, has many fantastic plugins, and is much faster and less memory-intense. So far, they like it!

Downside? If you had an account before, it’s gone now. As are stock and zip codes. They aren’t going to be a portal anymore, but don’t worry — your information will not be sold. They still fully respect your privacy!

They are sick and tied of being demonized for politics

They are trying so hard not to be evil.

They never were even accepted into the Axis of Evilâ„¢. Perhaps it is because they don’t have any weapons of mass destruction. Perhaps it is because they are always disgusted by acts of terrorism instead of supporting them. Oh, and they never received an application form, not that they would have filled it out.

They have even tried the evil patch. OK, they were going to try it, but it looks too much like a pirate eye patch, and they don’t like parrots that much.

But that’s not the important thing. They are just like you, except for your deepest, darkest secrets. They do not have secrets anymore. Not that they ever really did…

They watched “Se7en” again, and have some thoughts…

This is one of those DVD’s best watched at home, snuggled up with a nice warm bowl of homemade soup and a loved one or two.

Of course, they watched it alone, late at night, on the coldest night so far this year

Oddly enough, this is the first time they have watched this film since they became parents. They now think the breakfast scene between Tracy and Somerset is much more poignant.

Merry – uh – something…

From: Gary Johnston (via the Interesting people mailing list)

Hi –

I wanted to send out some sort of holiday greeting to my friends, but it is so difficult in today’s world to know exactly what to say without offending someone. So I met with my attorney today, and on his advice (and after $299 in attorneys fees) I wish to say the following:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, nonaddictive gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.

I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2004, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great (not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country or is the only “AMERICA” in the western hemisphere), and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, or sexual preference of the wishes.

By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms: This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher…


No trees were harmed in the sending of this message, however, a significant number of electrons were inconvenienced.

Another stinking pile of an act of congress…

Spam News

  • Politicians want to spam you.
  • Their media consultants want to spam you.
  • Throughout years of abuse of their constituencies, the house and senate did what they do best: nothing.
  • When lawmakers in California finally got the message, and drew up a spam-fighting law with some teeth, however, congress finally lept into action:
  • They overruled it, so that they (and their buddies) can contintue to spam you.

They say: Anyone who votes for an incumbent is an idiot.