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 Monday, 28 February 2005
Monday, 28 February 2005 14:34:26 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
Anyone who moves against a person proclaiming their belief (or lack thereof) in good faith is simply un-American.
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Monday, 28 February 2005 10:24:49 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
In a recent post on social security reform I found this nugget in the analysis:
 
"To bring a little realism to the issue let's assume the taxpayer is an uneducated dock worker at LA -Long Beach Harbor and makes $120,000 a year. That his wife works as an administrative assistant who makes $60,000 a year."
Now I realize that the cost of living, and thus wages, are higher on the coasts than in the bulk of the US. But if uneducated dock workers are pulling down $120k then I think I wasted my time in college.
 
Recent salary surveys show that people in the IT and computer programming areas - even in LA - don't make anywhere near $120k. The average in LA is closer to $75K.
 
This means that uneducated dock workers are making an average of $45k more than a computer professional with a four year college degree.
 
My guess (just a guess mind you) is that the average dock worker doesn't actually pull down $120k. That the "realism" is just a touch less realistic than the author would like us to believe...
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 Saturday, 26 February 2005
Saturday, 26 February 2005 11:27:53 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
Joining the meme
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 Thursday, 24 February 2005
Thursday, 24 February 2005 20:09:52 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
If you are ever in the mood for really cool wallpapers check out digitalblasphemy.com. There are some free ones you can download and use, but it is worth the small fee to get a CD with everything they have created. Especially if you have multiple monitors, since they have wallpapers designed to span your monitors and that is really cool.
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Thursday, 24 February 2005 14:34:14 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
Here's an attempt to get a global distributed meeting on democracy to occur on March 11 (the anniversary of the horrible Madrid bombings).
 
While I am skeptical of any tangible results coming from something like this, I still think it is a very good idea. Anything that tries to get people thinking about the real trade-offs involved in the ongoing fights for freedom and against terrorism is right-minded.
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 Monday, 21 February 2005
Monday, 21 February 2005 14:38:07 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
As a long-time reader of Powerline I am very disappointed. I guess I thought they were something far, far different than they turned out to be...
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Monday, 21 February 2005 09:47:45 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
A doomed attempt at having a fun family outing...
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 Thursday, 17 February 2005
Thursday, 17 February 2005 20:12:36 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
I know some people going to Barcelona soon, so I thought I'd share some of my fond memories from a city I love!
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 Tuesday, 15 February 2005
Tuesday, 15 February 2005 17:58:50 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
The reason we have separation of church and state is to protect religion, not to destroy it!
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Tuesday, 15 February 2005 17:42:10 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
One of my more eccentric hobbies is that I seek out Ethiopian restaurants in all the cities I visit...
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Tuesday, 15 February 2005 08:34:52 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
The Adventures of Ruby are a series of modern radio plays produced by the ZBS Foundation. This is some of the best audio content you’ll ever find!
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 Friday, 11 February 2005
Friday, 11 February 2005 10:45:53 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )

Slashdot reports that Battlestar Galactica got renewed on SciFi for a second season!!

This is, hands down, the best sci fi program running right now, so I'm really happy to see it renewed!!

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Friday, 11 February 2005 09:59:45 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
A Ruby-inspired title for a summary of my last couple weeks
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 Thursday, 03 February 2005
Thursday, 03 February 2005 23:40:45 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) ( )
Just one step closer to the cyberpunk future.
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