Monthly Archives: April 2006

Here we go again…

As if the military wasn’t stretched thin enough…

CNN/Reuters:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. administration is stepping up plans for a possible air strike on Iran, despite publicly pushing for a diplomatic solution to a dispute over its nuclear ambitions, according to a report by influential investigative journalist Seymour Hersh.

Hersh’s story in the April 17 issue of the New Yorker magazine, mostly citing unidentified current and former officials, says President George W. Bush views Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a “potential Adolf Hitler,” and sees “regime change” in Tehran as the ultimate goal.

I guess the question is: Will the American people, after the Iraq debacle and “Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive”, accept yet another war, which by all accounts could be far worse than Iraq has been? I’d like to think no, but with the apathy running rampant in this country I’m not so sure.

Reporting to Boot Camp

Apple product naming in the last several years has been fantastic. Their latest utility, Boot Camp, enables Windows XP to be installed on an Intel Mac alongside OS X with full driver support, and uses a boot menu. It’s available for a free download and will be an integral part of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (whew!).

This is pretty fantastic – no more hacking needed to put Windows XP on a Mac. That makes one of those machines that much more attractive now.

Padres win!

The San Diego Padres won their opener 6-1 behind a damn fine Opening Day start by Jake Peavy, Mike Piazza’s home run in his first at-bat as a Padre, Josh Barfield’s first major league hit, and Khalil Greene’s 2-run homer and RBI later in the game. The pitching was top-notch, the offense came from many different places, and defense was terrific. This is a great start for San Diego, and I hope they keep it up.

Padilla’s appeal denied

The Supreme Court has decided not to consider Jose Padilla’s case contesting his detention as an enemy combatant.

I’m not too thrilled – I would have liked to see the justices take this on, as I feel like there are a ton of constitutional questions to be answered here, especially when it deals with the indefinite detention of American citizens without counsel, charges, or a speedy trial, all things that I thought were guaranteed in the Constitution.

LOL. :)

I hope you guys enjoyed the variety of April Fool jokes around these parts. No, the site is not reverting to The Realm look, and no, I’m still a very happy Firefox user. :)

April 1 is so much fun. :)

Switching back to Internet Explorer

So I’m thinking I’m going to switch back to Internet Explorer. For all the problems it may have, ActiveX is still so amazingly convenient for plugins (plus additional free software, like BonziBUDDY, that really helps me through my day), I love scrolling marquees and background sounds (and have missed them terribly in Firefox), and, well, it’s the browser every Web person designs for ANYWAY.

Thoughts?