An Experiment In Scotch

I write to discover what I believe

Month: December 2008 (page 1 of 2)

Definition Of Cache

Look, Plaxico Burress is a bloody idiot. Let’s get that out of the way right now. If you don’t know who he is, no worries, just know that he’s a football player who shot himself in the leg. Further proof of his below-average IQ is that he makes somewhere between a zillion and an assload of money and yet he didn’t pay his auto insurance premiums and thus had his policy canceled. Dumb, right?

OK, glad we got that out of the way. My problem is the idiotic media reporting of any incident that involves celebrities/athletes and guns. To wit, this ESPN story about Plax getting his house raided by the New Jersey police detailing the seizure of a “small cache of weapons and ammunition”. That sounds like he was hoarding guns getting ready for the apocalypse. Read a little farther into the story and you find out that they found 1 rifle, 1 pistol and ammunition that didn’t fit either weapon. Ahem. 2 guns and some ammo that don’t fit any guns in the house is not a cache. I have more guns than that in the spare bedroom, much less the house and I don’t have a cache. The media has to sensationalize anything related to celebrities/athletes and they make any story involving guns even worse.

Being stupid doesn’t relieve you of your 2nd Amendment rights. Of course, living in New Jersey does though that is pretty much voluntary. I find it hard to believe that owning unregistered guns even in New Jersey is illegal but then I suppose nothing should be surprising about New Jersey which has to be the armpit of America.

Let’s not forget that Sean Taylor was murdered last year in his home by thugs who knew where he lived and had broken in to steal from him. Professional athletes have good reason to be afraid for their safety. I have no problem with any of them carrying or owning guns. I just wish they weren’t represented so poorly by an idiot who shoots him self in the leg with his Glock and then gets his home searched 3 weeks later and still has guns around. Moron.

Free Programming Book

Data Structures and Algorithms with Object-Oriented Design Patterns in C#.

I can’t speak to its usefulness since I haven’t read it (the title alone sounds rather ambitious for one book) but hey, the price is right.

The Dumbest Interview Question

Yup:

Why are we playing this game? Is it just to make sure we are all “in” on the game? Is this the business world’s equivalent of a modem handshake? You just want to make sure I haven’t been living under a rock? Maybe we can replace this waste of time with some secret hand signals or something. You tap your foot three times, and I respond with two eye brow raises. It’ll save the time and communicate the same information. We both know the ritual.

Things That Make You Insane

There are a lot of them on the internet but this is the most insanest. Enjoy.

Programmer Porn

This sort of stuff is yummy. I would have to die and go to heaven to get that kind of set up. I bet his productivity is through the roof.

Don’t worry, it’s SFW. Well, it’s SFW but your head might explode in jealousy, depending on what your work situation is like.

What Happened To America

The SWAT team knocks down another door
in search of someone’s bag of pot.
The snitch gave them the wrong address.
No drugs were found
Just a sleeping family man
Pulls a gun to protect himself.
But it’s OK, only he got shot.

A little girl, orphan now
Daddy died before her eyes,
Protecting her but not so well.
His hand on her face was all she knew
and now she’s just a ward of state.

Same judge who signed the warrant
justifying the unjust raid
sends her off to foster care,
Smugly thinks she’s better off.
Now two lives are wasted
on a non-existent bag of pot.

The snitch gets off, the cop goes free,
the judge escapes reprimand
and we pretend not to see
that life is different than before.
When it can happen to anyone
innocent and free of blame,
we’ve lost our freedom, lost our way
and we’ve done it to ourselves.

To gain it back would be difficult,
we’ve grown accustomed to this tragedy.
It’s all around us every day,
like winter’s chill and blowing wind, we acclimate to it.
But without our freedom we cannot be
that shining light upon a hill.

We may not have the strength to change
after all, it did not happen to us or ours.
But if we don’t, we all have lost
our lives in that same way.

Anonymous

Is Selling Porn Worse Than Robbing People?

The Justice Department thinks so. Here, we have a police officer who bribed Hispanics to give him money in exchange for not arresting them. He gets 1 year of home arrest while a man selling tapes showing consenting adults having sex to consenting adults gets 33 months in prison. The police have one task and that is to protect citizens. We have a guy who definitely did not do that and he gets off with no jail time because he showed remorse. This is the America we live in today, one where “crimes” between consenting adults are considered worse than crimes committed by those who are supposed to protect us.

Google Loves Me

I’m number one on the Google search list for “team rooms suck“. My nefarious plans are slowly coming to fruition!

Camellia Blooms

Our transplanted Camellia bloomed this week, apparently in appreciation for bringing it in from the cold. We dug up two of them from a badly neglected part of our back yard bed and put them in pots. They seem to be doing OK but only this one is really going to put on blooms this year. They needed more acidic soil than we had them planted in and seem to enjoy the azalea mix in the pots.

Markets In Everything

Domestic Discipline Software

Yes it is what you think it is and yes it is SFW.

The Internet is crazy.

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