There’s a digital infrared thermometer for sale for the amazing low price of $38, and I haven’t bought it! It’s surprising really.
- Robert Kaplan on private military contractors
- John Robb on private military contractors – one thing he doesn’t mention (and I don’t think he has mentioned it before) is that there could be many, many problems with highly trained combat forces under no particular command, they would make quiet a crime crew. It’s unlikely with the current stock of PMCs, but it might be with the next generation.
- Solar Power is becoming a vested interest
- For some reason validator callout extenders won’t work with a custom validator with the standard Visual Studio code, but it works with this code.
- Nazi War Criminal was found in Metro Atlanta. Why must events like these be the only time Atlanta makes national news?
- Building a tree fort as an exercise in project management
- DNI on leaving Iraq
- A client of mine was in the AJC today, I did the Atlanta Arrangements site late last year.
- Secret Geek has a nice post on the Principles of Scale
- Tyler Cowen on income inequality. I wonder if anyone is actually worried about this. No one seems to be, but everyone thinks everyone else is scared stiff. One thing to bear in mind is that the bottom is fixed at zero
If you’re getting strange ASP.net errors like “Padding is invalid and cannot be removed”, check out this entry on CodingHorror.com.
I have a perfectly good scanner and laser printer (black and white) which, alas, are not Vista compatible. Does anyone in the Atlanta area either of them?
Sorry for the light blogging, work and the house hunting process have been quite draining on me.
Anyway, Here is your recommended reading for today
- The Economist has a great read Iraqi Kurdistan, or as it will soon be known, Kurdistan.
- The absolute minimum you should know about Character sets and Unicode
- Russia Tests “Dad of All Bombs“. It’s good they’re keeping themselves busy. Money Quote: ” Unlike a nuclear weapon, the bomb doesn’t hurt the environment”
- Megan McArdle on why we haven’t been attacked since 9/11. Personally I think it’s a lack of talent/money/motivation on their part, plus a host of supporting factors
- The view from the top of the world
- I’m surprised this hasn’t come back to life among the many Bush conspiracies.
- There’s this from Craigs List
Sushi Model: Willing to act as display showcase as sushi is displayed placed on body for patrons to eat off of.
• Model preferable of Asian ethnicity
• Height requirement: 5’6” to 5’11”
• Slim built; clean and body shaven
• Will wear bottom with pasty/string bikini top or topless
• Compensation: $200/3 hours
- Don’t you just love it when support for Microsoft Products is done using commands only they know? Check this out (which did work for me)
- Hardcore Troubadours – a bio of the Old Crow Medicine Show
- Catalogs of Data Visualization on Coding Horror
- Minorities become the majority in 10 percent of U.S. counties – which has the interesting quote
In northern Virginia, Teresita Jacinto said she feels less welcome today than when she first arrived 30 years ago, when she was one of few Hispanics in the area.
“Not only are we feeling less welcome, we are feeling threatened,” said Jacinto, a teacher in Woodbridge, Virginia, about 20 miles southwest of Washington.
“I think across the board all of us feel like we’re not welcome,” said Jacinto, who was born in the U.S. and volunteers for an advocacy group called Mexicans Without Borders.
Perhaps it’s because she’s feeling unwelcome because she’s advocating an unpopular cause?
- The Old Crow Medicine Show on AT & T Blueroom
- Green Fakers on Radar. The celebrity excuses are funny.
I’m thinking of getting a Blackberry 8700G. Does anyone know anything about this phone? I would like to use it as a secondary internet connection as well as a phone/pda.
Check out this article in Forbes.
- Meaningful advances in battery technology
- A 24 inch monitor for $229. My, how the prices have fallen
- China executes ex-drug chief for graft
China executed a former drug and food safety chief on Tuesday for corruption in an unusually swift sentence which will serve as a warning amid a series of health scandals that have stained the “made in China” brand.
Can you imagine that happening in the US? I can’t.