|Tuesday, December 6th, 2011|
|Friday, February 26th, 2010|
|Saturday, February 6th, 2010|
|Friday, January 22nd, 2010|
People I might not agree with can run campaign ads within 30 days of an election, now!
It is the Night of the Long Knives...
|Wednesday, January 20th, 2010|
|Stating the obvious on Haiti
All of the aid and money being sent Haiti's way aren't going to do a thing to make the country a better place. Just as it went from miserable hellhole to hellish disaster zone overnight, it'll simply revert to being a miserable hellhole, at best, once the goods have been handed out, the soldiers are gone, and the media has long since moved on to other stories.
Haiti's problem isn't that it lacks wealth and resources, but rather that it lacks the security, rule of law and institutions to enable, create and sustain them. And given the almost complete absence of progress the country has made in its 200+ year history toward those ends, it's difficult to see why sending even more aid would change that. "Fixing" Haiti would require a far longer and in-depth effort than anyone is talking about; namely, occupying it and imposing security militarily, further imposing a body of laws and property rights conducive toward attracting investment and development, and sticking around for probably several generations as guarantor of physical and legal stability until the country has developed the institutional and human capacity to maintain itself.
No one is interested in taking up that task.
That was a rather short-lived supermajority...
|Saturday, January 2nd, 2010|
|Things I will miss about Korea
The ubiquitous availability of alcohol and the freedom to get drunk as fuck almost anywhere
, any time of the day, any day of the week.
Being able to smoke almost everywhere.
Brass knuckles and buttefly knives and switchblades sold nonchalantly at street vendors.
Police who couldn't give a rats ass about all manner of traffic violations. No harm, no foul.
The delightful seediness of Hooker Hill.
No rae bang girls.
Being paid over $2000 a month for working about 15 - 20 hours a week. ;)
Lots of great friends.
Ah, hell. Still two months to go. Easy to focus on the positive, now.
|Wednesday, December 30th, 2009|
T-minus 9 weeks and counting.
|Monday, December 28th, 2009|
|Here's a great article
Going to America
A Ponzi scheme that works
Dec 17th 2009 | ANNANDALE, VIRGINIA AND DALLAS, TEXAS
From The Economist print edition
The greatest strength of America is that people want to live there
AT ONE of the many Korean restaurants in Annandale, Virginia, a waitress cracks a raw egg into a sizzling tofu-and-oyster stew. Tables buckle under heaps of chili-, garlic- and cabbage-themed side dishes. Every customer is of Korean origin. Is this a sign that Korean immigrants are failing to assimilate in America?
Far from it. A mother addresses her college-age daughter in Korean; the daughter replies in English. A muscular man with a buzz cut reads a Korean newspaper; his T-shirt proclaims, in English: “Support our Troops”.
Across the highway, in a building that houses several Korean businesses, Joshua Lee sits on a sofa and explains why he likes living in America. He grew up poor: his father was a day labourer. He did his military service on an American base in Seoul, where he polished his English and learned to like hot dogs. He moved to America in 1990, when he was 27, to study theology in Kentucky. He painted houses to support himself.
Give it a read.
|Thursday, December 24th, 2009|
|Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009|
|Monday, December 21st, 2009|
|Thursday, December 10th, 2009|
Just a few more weeks...
Just a few more weeks...
Just a few more weeks...
|Sunday, December 6th, 2009|
|Saturday, December 5th, 2009|
Am I alone in detesting yahoo's new layout? Myriad pop-up windows EVERYWHERE triggered just by moving your mouse about? Fuck that.
|Thursday, December 3rd, 2009|
Give this a read
Coincidentally enough, I was using something similar to this idea as an argument against the slated healthcare reform with a friend last month. I had no idea it was already happening.
|Friday, November 20th, 2009|
Is it really expecting too much of 7 year-olds to think they'd have enough sense to KEEP THE FUCKING DOOR CLOSED on a freezing day?
Apparently, it is.
FUCK I hate children.
|Monday, November 16th, 2009|
I can already say at this point that playing Gears of War 2 on high definition with a good set of speakers is an entirely
different experience than with the ancient tv.
|Sunday, November 15th, 2009|
|Calling all geeks...
I have some electronics queries....
I bought a Samsung SyncMaster 2333 LCD HDTV/monitor this weekend. I've managed to get my Xbox 360 all hooked up and working fine on it, but I'm unable to get my cable tv to function. Coming from my cable box are three jacks; red, yellow and white. However, the tv only has receptacles for green, blue and red, plus a red and white pair that is labeled as audio. I tried various configurations, but the best I can get is a black and white picture with no audio. What can I do?
Back in early 2008, my computer broke down. It was working fine up until I turned it off, disassembled it, and shipped it across town to a new apartment. When I hooked it all back up, there was no image on the monitor. I tried again with a different monitor, same problem. I dusted everything off tonight and hooked it up to the new set, but still the monitor gets no signal. My best guess, based on very limited knowledge, is that my video card must be shot...or could it be something else?
Any input is greatly appreciated.
|Monday, November 2nd, 2009|
I will take this moment to thank Swine Flu hysteria for causing my principal to close my school, giving me a week off.
Here's to you, pigs!