Monthly Archives: October 2007

Brinks Home Alarm Advertisement

Have y’all seen that Brinks ad for their home security system? It’s designed, of course, to sell alarm systems. I find a few things in it that should make you think: 1. When the bad guy kicks in the front … Continue reading

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Violent Crime in Gun Filled Zones

Isn’t it interesting how you never seem to hear about any sort of violent crime, murders, rapes or things like that – at shooting ranges? If you believed the anti-gun crowd, it looks like there would be murders and shoot-outs … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day #2

“Never try to teach a pig to sing – it wastes your time and annoys the pig.” – Lazarus Long, in Time Enough for Love by R.A. Heinlein

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Quote for the Day

“You know there’s no advantage to be gained by murdering idiots – it doesn’t teach the idiot anything and it might give onlookers the idea that you take them seriously…” – from Halting State by Charles Stross. Good book, so … Continue reading

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Macintosh Revisited

Howdy, friends; After about 11 months, I still love the Mac, and OS X. I can’t think of the last time I’ve had to fool around with it to get something to work the way it’s supposed to. Unlike Windows. … Continue reading

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Howdy, everybody. Found out yesterday that I have early stage cataracts. That means that, sometime in the next few years I will need to get lens replacements. That’s expensive. On the other hand, they now have multi-focus lenses to implant, … Continue reading

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Symptoms of a Church in Trouble

Some Symptoms of a Sick Church – in no particular order: The preacher becomes an automatic member of every committee and uses his influence to exert control. Committees tend to abdicate their power in favor of the preacher, taking his … Continue reading

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