Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Helping Windows users.

I posted this in a thread on Slashdot, and I thought some who read my blog would find this interesting as well.

"I don't help friends with computer problems on Windows machines any more, and it has strained some of my friendships. I get calls that their computer is lousy with trojans and viruses and my NEW answer it to switch to Ubuntu, and I'll help. Helping a Windows user is like giving a crack head $10 bux. The same problem is only going to happen again. It is a waste of both of our time. I have found that it is actually a good test of friendship. They call me because they think I know "something about computers". When I tell them what I would do, they decide if they actually trust my judgment and load Linux, or they don't and just wanted some one to enable their mistake for free".


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Why Obama is having trouble with his health care bill.

A little reading of "The Prince" by Machiavelli before he started this would have helped. The quote that comes to mind is:

"And it ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. This coolness arises partly from fear of the opponents, who have the laws on their side, and partly from the incredulity of men, who do not readily believe in new things until they have had a long experience of them. Thus it happens that whenever those who are hostile have the opportunity to attack they do it like partisans, whilst the others defend lukewarmly, in such wise that the prince is endangered along with them. "


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Secret Code.

John has a long mustache. John has a long mustache. The chair is against the wall. The chair is against the wall.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My thoughts on "Tea Party" rallies.

I normally keep my blog a-political, but there was just one of these Fox News 'Tea Parties" held in New Lenox Illinois. The comment section in our local rag (paper) was so full of the most hateful comments, I found myself drawn into the argument. Here is what I wrote as a comment:

I feel sorry for these folks that follow this "Tea Bag" bus, rally, etc. Don't you know this is financed by Rupert Murdock, of Fox News? Any of you ever see 'Meet John Doe"? Well Murdock might as well be playing the part of D.B. Norton in that movie. I find it interesting that you all keep shouting "less government". Specifically what? to me you look like the same bunch that were giving away all our rights because you were frightened by fake "terrorists" made up by the Bush administration. Why do any of you defend the "rich" that control your lives? None of you are "rich". Why not reverse Reaganomics, tax the "rich" properly and shift some of this country's wealth back to you? Duh? That would be in your own interest. Nope, because you have just a tiny bit more money than those on welfare, all you can think of is keeping "them" from getting anything you make. While of course being ravaged by the "rich". It is sad to see TV and radio is so powerful to make the scared, and frightened come out to these 'Tea Parties" against your own interests. You don't need universal health care, because you haven't been devastated by the medical industrial complex yet. And, universal health care would mean less of a differentiation between you and the "poor". I really never though this many people were this gullible, and so easily used. Sad.

The link to the article is here:

Link to Herald News Article.

So there.