More Confirmations From Iraq

November 18, 2005 by

Well, more and more information keeps coming out, reaffirming Iraq’s connections to Al Qaida and their efforts to hide their WMDs.

New Documents Reveal Saddam Hid WMD, Was Tied to Al Qaida

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Breakthrough in Dye Chemisty

November 17, 2005 by

Tim Kehoe had a dream.  He wanted to create colored bubbles.  That’s right, colored bubbles.  Turns out it isn’t nearly as easy as it seems.  With the help of chemistRam Sabnis, one of very few people in the world with a dye-chemistry Ph.D., he finally succeeded.

As the story points out, colored bubbles are just the tip of the iceburg.  The new dyes Dr. Sabnis created are going to be huge in the next few years.

Here’s the full story, from Popular Science: The 11-Year Quest to Create Disappearing Colored Bubbles

Take the Religion Quiz

November 8, 2005 by

Go ahead, try it out. All the cool kids are doing it. Which religion is right for you?

Honestly, I’m not too surprised with the results:

Question MarkYou are an agnostic. Though it is generally taken that agnostics neither believe nor disbelieve in God, it is possible to be a theist or atheist in addition to an agnostic. Agnostics don’t believe it is possible to prove the existence of God (nor lack thereof).Agnosticism is a philosophy that God’s existence cannot be proven. Some say it is possible to be agnostic and follow a religion; however, one cannot be a devout believer if he or she does not truly believe.

agnosticism
 
88%
Islam
 
71%
Satanism
 
58%
Buddhism
 
54%
atheism
 
54%
Judaism
 
42%
Paganism
 
42%
Christianity
 
33%
Hinduism
 
29%

Test Draft

November 5, 2005 by

Test entry.  I’m just testing another feature of the Flock browser.  This time I’m using Flock to post a blog entry as a “Draft.”  Not being terribly familiar with WordPress, I’m not certain what is going to happen.  I’m assuming this entry will be saved in some non-public area of the WordPress admin pages, where I can publish it if I wish.  If you are reading this, I most likely did.

And now, by biggest gripe about Flock.  Keep in mind that this is a development version, 0.4.10 on OS X to be exact.  And, to be fair to the Flock developers, the issue is already listed in their bug tracker (bug #1392) with a severity of “blocker,” which is very severe.

That being said, my biggest gripe is when it starts lagging when I open links in new tabs.  The app will just kinda hang for several seconds. I haven’t made any attempt to analyze the problem in depth, as some did in the bug entry, but their accounts seem to include the symptoms I’ve been experiencing.

There is no Target Milestone set yet, but being a “blocker” I am guessing it will be sooner rather than later.  Despite this problem, I’m still using Flock as my primary browser, unless I can’t afford the delays, in which case I use either Firefox 1.5RC1 on Windows XP or Safari on OS X.

UPDATE: Well, I think I was wrong about how the “draft” version of this post was handled.  It now appears the draft was saved locally, as I couldn’t find any references to “drafts” in the administration pages of the blog software.

The only place I found it was on the Blog Topbar of the Blog Editor. A simple double-click and I was typing in this update.  Yay Flock!  Although, I just thought of a suggestion regarding the Blog Topbar: it would be nice if there was some visual indication that an entry is a draft.

As is, it would be easy to save a draft and then never publish it because I forgot to publish it and there are no visual clues to remind me.

Anyway, this post is much longer than I initially meant it to be.  So, I’ll wrap it up right now and try publishing it.

Another test from Flock

November 3, 2005 by

Ok, here we go again. Testing

  • Flock 0.4.10
  • Bullets
  • Proper indenting?

So far it looks better in the Flock editor. Now to see if it survives the trip to the server…

Update: Yay! The text survived intact.

Galloway and the Press Disgust Me

October 26, 2005 by

Remember the British MP that smugly blasted the U.S. and the war in Iraq?  He even volunteered to give testimony before the U.S. Senate denying allegations of being the recipient of money from Iraq’s Oil for Food program.

Remember the press falling all over him, calling him brave for speaking out against the U.S.?  Well, what do you know, he was lying the whole time.  I can only hope he ends up doing jail time for this.  You can read the article here:

Calling Galloway’s Bluff – The Senate uncovers a smoking gun. By Christopher Hitchens

United Nations Hides Truth

October 21, 2005 by

Found this over at LGF:

Someone at the United Nations apparently doctored the report on the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri—and was stupid enough to release a version of the MS Word document with the “Track Changes? feature enabled: UN office doctored report on murder of Hariri. (Hat tip: Michael.)Shades of Mary Mapes.

When are people going to wake up and realize the depth of the deception and corruption within the United Nations? Some of the significant changes were made after going through Kofi Annan.

Get Flocked

October 21, 2005 by

Hi! This post will actually serve two purposes:

  1. Testing the blogging functionality of the new Flock web browser
  2. Testing my brand-spankin’ new WordPress blog.

The GUI editor of the blog tool still needs a lot of work. I have no idea if my numbered list is going to work right, or if this third line will be after the numbering or be assigned “3.”

Anyways, I suggest you check out Flock, it has some cool features.

Update: Well, I was right. I had to do a bit of editing to fix the appearance. But, hey, what can you expect from a browser versioned at 0.5dev?

It looks like WordPress has really updated their software since last time I used it.

Rough Day